It's been done in a tiida, a few tiidas. Not in a street car though.
MR16ddt in the juke. The juke is a tiny car. But I think I know what you mean.Engine swaps in washington state are not illegal and my cars registered in kitsap county so I never have to pass emissions. I had a 85 gsl-se with a s5 peripheral port for my first car god I miss that car. But back to the versa Ill just need a donor engine and trans then..kinda sucks nissans have turned into such turds...i can't believe they dont even make a turbo 4 cylinder for there small cars..
You do realize renault if famous for their turbo charged engines right? And you do realize the mr16ddt gets more hp per liter then the chevy's 1.4?I know but the mr16ddt isnt worth mentioning 188hp out of a 1.6t is sad chevy gets 144hp out of a 1.4t. Honestly I think nissan messed up when they went to renault. They were making 245hp with the sr20 before they canned it. They should have went with a smaller displacement turbo like the cruz or the 1.0t in the fiesta that makes 125hp and 35+mpg. Nissan fell off the technology truck except for the r35 but that not even a skyline anymore....
dont get me wrong i like the car it just feels 10years old already
I agree with this post totally. A good friend of mine has a 2013 Focus ST. That hatch has sooooo much pep, and if he wants, he can still get 30mpg. If only Nissan came out with a nismo Versa....You seem to have a distaste for Renault. I'm not a big fan myself but blaming them for nissan's demise is just plain silly. Fact of the matter is nissan wouldn't even be here today if not for them. They were on the verge of bankruptcy in the late 90's early 00's. The same time when everyone said they made good cars. The problem is none of us actually bought them. Hopefully since nissan is actually making profits now they can get back to some of the roots and make more stuff we like. The gtr is good, I'm a fan of the 370z as well. The juke is also my cup of tea. The gas sipper in me is quite impressed with the mpg of the new CVT altima. All the reviewers are getting in the 40's on the highway. But we are missing a small sporty car. Either a hot fwd hatch or a rwd coupe. Sure it won't sell a ton but I think they can make it profitable.
That Mercedes right there is amazing. That engine is really tuned in and I look forward to reading more about it. The next q50 is suppose to come out with a 2.0t base model with an engine borrowed from Merc. Maybe it will get a version of that.