Nissan MR engine

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Nissan MR engine
ManufacturerNissan Motors
Fuel systemFuel injection
Fuel typeGasoline (all except M9R / M9T)
Diesel (M9R / M9T)

The MR is a family of straight-4 all-aluminium automobile engines with variable valve timing co-developed by Renault and Nissan. Renault calls it the M engine. Other noteworthy features of this engine family include acoustically equal runner lengths and a tumble control valve for the intake manifold, a "silent" timing chain, mirror finished crankshaft and camshaft journals, and offset cylinder placement for an attempt in increased efficiency.

The MR engine family features 'under stress' manufacture, meaning while the block is being bored, a torque plate puts the block under stress. The block becomes temporarily distorted until the head is torqued onto it, at which point the block is pulled into the correct shape.


The MR16DDT is a 1.6 L (1,618 cc) DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline-Turbocharged) inline-four engine, with a bore x stroke of 79.7 mm × 81.1 mm (3.14 in × 3.19 in). It was first introduced in the Nissan Juke small SUV in the autumn of 2010. Output is 188 bhp (191 PS; 140 kW) and 240 N⋅m (177 lbf⋅ft). The 2014 Juke RS NISMO produced 215 bhp (218 PS; 160 kW) and 285 N⋅m (210 lbf⋅ft).in 2015 Nissan Teana use 1.6 Turbo as replacement of the old 2.0 engine.


Some of the pertinent features of the MR16DDT are:

  • Twin variable valve timing control (CVTCS on intake and exhaust valves)
  • Turbo-charged and intercooled
  • Compression ratio of 9.5:1
  • Light weight design and reduced frictions



The MR18DE is a 1.8 L (1797 cc) version, bore is 84.0 mm (3.31 in) and stroke is 81.1 mm (3.19 in). It produces 130 hp (97 kW) .

In America the output is 122 hp (91 kW) at 5500 rpm and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) at 4800 rpm.

On July 6, 2006 this engine is also fitted to Nissan Livina Geniss for China version and Nissan GRAND LIVINA for Indonesia and Malaysia version. Output is 126 hp (94 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm.

For Brazil, this engine is fitted to the Tiida and Livina ranges, with Flex-fuel capability.




The MRA8DE is a 1.8 L (1797 cc) engine, different from the MR18DE as it has a twin variable valve timing system on both the intake and exhaust valves and uses a diamond-like carbon coating. Bore is 79.7 mm (3.14 in) and stroke is 90.1 mm (3.55 in). It produces 130 hp (97 kW) at 6,000rpm and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) at 3,600rpm, and has a compression ratio of 9.9:1.



MR20DE installed (as an M4R) in a Renault Clio III

The MR20DE, a 2.0 L (1997 cc) engine was the first MR series engine developed by Nissan as a replacement for the QR20DE. It is an undersquare engine, its bore being 84.0 mm (3.31 in) and stroke 90.1 mm (3.55 in). It was first introduced in the Lafesta and Serena MPVs and Renault Samsung SM5 in early 2005. In November 2006, it entered Renault's lineup in the Clio III as the M4R, where it generates 138 PS (101 kW; 136 hp).

This engine is available with Nissan's XTRONIC CVT continuously variable transmission in several applications.

A detuned version, with 133 PS (98 kW) instead of 137 PS (101 kW; 135 hp), was added to the new Bluebird Sylphy in late 2006. In the new Nissan X-Trail, Qashqai and C-Platform Sentra the MR20DE produces 139.36 hp (104 kW) at 5100 rpm and 193 N⋅m (142 lb⋅ft) at 4800 rpm. Middle East version of the MR20DE engine that goes in the Nissan Qashqai produces 136.88 hp (102 kW) at 5200 rpm and 198 N⋅m (146 lb⋅ft) at 4400 rpm.



MR20DD Engine

The MR20DD is a 2.0 L (1997 cc) engine developed by Nissan with direct injection and twin variable valve timing control. The MR20DD engine is "SU-LEV" certified in Japan, and produces 147 hp (110 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 155 lb⋅ft (210 N⋅m) of torque at 4,400 rpm.[2] [Export markets: 136.88 hp (102 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 147 lb⋅ft (199 N⋅m) at 4,400 rpm]

The Australian & New Zealand markets Nissan Qashqai ST and Ti models use a variant of the MR20DD which achieves 106 kW at 6000rpm and 200Nm at 4400rpm.[3][4]


M9 Diesel[edit]

The M9R and M9T are a family of straight-4 automobile Diesel engines co-developed by Nissan and Renault, the latter call them the M engines. Following Renault's designation plan the last letter (M9R resp. M9T) is to indicate the swept volume of 2.0 l resp. 2.3 litres. Although its similar names, the diesels are only loosely related to the MR gasoline engines.

Features of the diesel engines include a cast-iron block, aluminium alloy cylinder head with double overhead camshafts, 16-valve layout and a bushes timing chain. The M9T is directed to heavier vehicles like the Nissan Navara or the Renault Master. It features 85 mm bore, 101.3 mm stroke and 2299 cc, balancer shafts,[5] typical speeds are 3500 rpm for maximum power and 1250 rpm for maximum torque.

Low output versions of the M9R for the Renault Trafic II at 66 and 85 kW had been replaced by the Renault R engine with the introduction of the Trafic III, while versions starting from 96 kW include VNT chargers. The top version of the Navara utilizes the M9T with twin turbo chargers and 140 kW. During production period engines had been updated up to Euro6 (in early 2017).

M9R dCi[edit]

M9R Turbo Diesel Engine
Nissan M9R engine
Nissan M9R Engine 02.JPG
Also called2.0 dCi
Displacement1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)
Cylinder bore84.0mm
Piston stroke90.0mm
Cylinder block alloycast iron
ValvetrainDOHC/4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio15.6:1
Fuel systemCommon rail Direct Injection
Fuel typeDiesel
Power output130.19–179.78 PS (95.75–132.23 kW; 128.41–177.32 hp)
Torque output320–400 N⋅m (240–300 lb⋅ft)

The M9R is available in the 149.82 PS (110 kW) tune in Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail, Renault Mégane, Renault Koleos and Renault Laguna models. In this trim the engine achieves maximum power at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque (340 N⋅m (250 lb⋅ft)) at 2,000 rpm. A 175.7 PS (129 kW) form with particulate filter is available in Renault Laguna and Nissan X-Trail models. A 179.78 PS (132 kW) variant is also available on the Laguna GT. In both engines maximum power is achieved at 3,750 rpm and maximum torque is available from 1,750rpm.

In order to reduce vibrations, balance shafts are included in some versions of the engine. The 2.0 dCi engine in all its versions complies with the Euro 4 and 5 standards for exhaust emissions. The 149.82 PS (110 kW) New Mégane and New Laguna respectively emitted 144 g/km and 154 g/km of CO2 and the 175 hp (129 kW) version of New Laguna 2.0 dCi emits 159 g/km of CO2; they all comply with the Euro 5 standards for exhaust emissions.

In 2011 the 96 kW (130 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS) M9R engines has been updated with an optional package to lower exhaust emissions (Euro5) and fuel consumption. These engines are tagged "2.0 Energy dCi 130" resp. "2.0 Energy dCi 150", typically maximum power is available at 3750 rpm and maximum torque at a minimum of 1750 rpm. The package comprises:

  • Stop & Start
  • Active thermal management
  • Smart electrical management
  • Variable capacity oil pump

The CO2 values were thus reduced to 118 g/km for the Laguna both the 2.0 Energy dCi 130 and 2.0 Energy dCi 150.

The engine is fitted to the following vehicles:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Nissan X-Trail spec and engine details". March 5, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "NISSAN | Nissan Releases All-New Serena Minivan". November 8, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "All-New Nissan Qashqai Now on Sale in Audtralia". July 14, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Nissan Qashqai Specifications Retrieved September 28, 2017.
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