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Friday, January 02, 2009
Nissan Note - Fuel Efficiency
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2009 Nissan Note Delivers The Fuel Efficiency - 4.2 L/100 km Highway

Nissan Motors recently released details about the new 2009 Nissan Note and from the perspective of fuel efficiency, Nissan has made some significant strides in getting the best utilisation of petrol or diesel fuel from the 2009 model. The 2009 Nissan Note is a 5 passenger vehicle that is available in three engine configurations: 1.4 L and 1.6 L petrol (gasoline), 1.5 L dCi diesel engine.

In this article, we cover the Nissan Note's two most fuel efficient engines: the 1.5 L dCi diesel and the 1.4 L petrol (gasoline) engine. For equipment and trim, the 2009 Nissan Note can be ordered in three different category levels from the base Visia through to the Acenta and the fully appointed Tekna trim/equipment levels. Even the base level Visia is fitted with standard equipment items such as anti-lock brakes, 4 airbags, CD player, front electric windows, remote central locking, Isofix child seat mounting points, and a rear sliding seat.

The most fuel efficient engine in the Nissan Note is the 1.5 L (1461 cc) 86 hp (65 kW) dCi diesel engine with 200 Nm maximum torque. The dCi diesel engine is designed and manufactured by Renault, and it is a highly balanced powerplant with very low diesel engine vibrations. The diesel motor delivers 4.2 L/100 km (56.0 U.S. MPG / 67.3 Imp MPG) on the highway and up to 5.1 L/100 km (46.1 U.S. MPG / 55.4 Imp MPG) in 100% urban conditions. The combined city/highway consumption rating is 4.5 L/100 km (52.3 U.S. MPG / 62.8 Imp MPG). The CO2 emissions output of the diesel is 119 g/km.

The 1.4 L petrol (gasoline) engine in the Note delivers up to 5.1 L/100 km (46.1 U.S. MPG / 55.4 Imp MPG) in pure highway condistions, and 7.3 L/100 km (32.2 U.S. MPG / 38.7 Imp MPG) in pure city driving, with a combined city/highway fuel consumption rating of 5.9 L/100 km (39.9 U.S. MPG / 47.9 Imp MPG). The CO2 emissions of the 1.4 L engine are 139 g/km of CO2, which is slightly high in relation to the benchmark of close to 100 g/km or lower for best in class emissions performance.

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