Although it was planned for next season, there will be delay with arrival of 2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop fans in trying to find more details about vehicle. Sentra is very popular sedan by itself, and now Nismo model upgrades it. Not only exterior, but also mechanical stuff is boosted. However, more power is expected from Sentra Nismo. We could compare this vehicle with Nissan SE-R, but it was discontinued four years ago. Now, changes and innovations are all over the car, so not so many parts could be compared.
2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo redesign
Base model of Sentra is very attractive, but Nismo line is there for drivers looking for more excitement. The 2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo is not only more powerful than regular car, but is also visually more interesting. It is tuned to be aggressive, and many credits go to redesigned grille. Nevertheless, headlights are tuned, as well as hood and side panels. Interior is modified. However, it is still very elegant and functional. Entire platform which is used for new Sentra Nismo is Energetic Flow. Boomerang shape taillights and 17-inch wheels are highlight of it. Other unique details are custom body colors and special spoiler.
2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo engine
Naturally aspirated 1.8-l 4-banger engine is powering 2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo. Although its power is not too high, more power is coming than for regular model. Numbers are 130 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. However, engineers have enough time to boost it even more. New Sentra Nismo can go up to 150 horsepower. Transmission is the CVT. Some other Nissan vehicles are using this gearbox, that sends power to front wheels. Estimated acceleration to 60 mph is 9 seconds. Turbocharger is an option for now, but we still don’t know if it is going to be developed. On the other hand, manual transmission is not likely. Experts think that Sentra Nismo with turbocharger can make over 250 hp. Without it, mileage is around 27 mpg combined.
2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo price
Price of the 2018 Nissan Sentra Nismo largely depends on turbocharger and other parts. Price of base unit is more predictable, and it will be around $30,000. It is higher than some competitors, but Nissan can make it up with wide choice of features.