The basic distinguishing characteristic of a NISMO models is increased result through the 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo. The regular Juke builds 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, output ample to tow a 2011 Juke SL we tested to 60 mph on 7.5 secs via a quarter-mile in 15.7 at 91 mph. Those certainly aren’t face-distorting amounts, however the car’s acceleration was enhanced by energetic dynamics which we identified, precisely, as “fun.” And as you’d wish, which characterization gets a capital F on the RS.
A output of the NISMO 1.6-liter varies from NISMO up to NISMO RS, plus the fact of the RS, according to whether the Juke is packing front- or all-wheel drive. On the Juke NISMO, both front- and all-wheel-drive models are graded on 197 horses and 184 lb-ft. NISMO RS versions together with AWD pack 211 hp and 184 lb-ft, as the front-drive RS steams together with 215 ponies plus 210 lb-ft of twist.
In the RS, the restricting factor could be transmission selection. Opting for AWD limits the user on the Xtronic continuously adjustable automatic, that has torque-capacity limitations. Front-drive types come entirely with a six-speed manual that could deal with extra muscle. A manual gearbox inside our NISMO RS test vehicle suffered from the scratchy 1-2 adjust, however, when past that, it had become extremely crisp and precise, allowing us to rapidly snick with the gears.
Taking out extra ability to the RS entails utilizing a freer-flowing exhaust mechanism, adjustments towards the European, plus heftier connecting rods. The NISMO techs have additionally revised the RS manual transmission’s inside gearing along with chosen a rather shorter final-drive proportion. What all of this leads to is zero-to-60 inside 6.7 secs and also the quarter-mile on 15.2 in 95, with a top speed of 135 mph - pretty good for a vehicle using the streamlined shape of the croaker.
Higher output usually implies lower mpg. Yet that’s not the case in this article. Built with the six-speed manual transmission, the fundamental Juke, Juke NISMO, and Juke NISMO RS every obtain twenty five - miles per gallon city and 31 - mpg freeway Environmental protection agency ratings. We averaged 22 miles per gallon on enthusiastic driving.