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2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo adds some much needed fun

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The current Nissan Sentra has lost most of the "fun factor" that it had during the days of the Sentra SE-R. Nissan hopes to change that with the debut of the 2017 Sentra SR Turbo, which is powered by a new 188-hp turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine.

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With 50 percent more horsepower than the Sentra's standard 1.8L engine, the 1.6L should make a few more people happy with its 188-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The new SR Turbo engine offers 64 more horsepower and 52 more lb-ft of torque than non-turbo 2017 Sentra models. Other updates include an enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes, new 6-speed manual or Xtronic transmission with manual mode and unique suspension tuning.

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"The Sentra SR Turbo is designed for buyers who want all the attributes of traditional compact sedans but also desire some serious turbo performance," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "The SR Turbo builds upon the redesigned Sentra and adds 50 percent more horsepower and more than 40 percent more torque, as well as the upgrades where drivers will feel them. It's truly the complete package for compact car buyers and enthusiasts alike."

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The Sentra SR will stand out from other Sentra models with its standard LED headlights, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler, a chrome exhaust finisher and unique 17-inch alloy wheels.

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Source: Nissan

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