Road Test

Road Test: 2011 Nissan Navara 3.0 V6 dCi Double Cab

One of our favorite pick-ups, Nissan Navara got a little update last year. The biggest news was the all new and technically advanced 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. The new direct injection V6 turbodiesel has been developed by the Renault Nissan Alliance to deliver high levels of performance. The V6 diesel has the peak power output of 231 hp. The peak torque output is 550 Nm which it is available between 1700-2500rpm. The engine uses the latest generation of Bosch common-rail fuel injection with piezo injectors that operates at 1800 bar. To create all this power, there is also a comparatively large turbocharger and the intercooler. The turbocharger is mounted within the vee of the engine. With the new 3.0 V6 dCi engine, the navara can accelerate from zero to hundred km/h in 9.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 195 km/h. The new engine is coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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