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Latest model: Nissan Sentra SE-R 2007
Nissan Sentra SE-R 2007The 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R, which marks the return of Nissan's legendary sport compact sedan, provides more performance, performance and technology than any SE-R that has come before. It is available in two models - Nissan Sentra SE-R and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, every utilizing an advanced 2. 5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder motor developed specifically for the SE-R.

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Special emphasis was placed on the SE-R Spec V's new high output version of the QR25DE 4-cylinder motor, with extensive modifications to the top end of the motor that help the SE-R Spec V achieve 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Among the original Spec V motor features are use of a original resin intake manifold and dual branch exhaust manifold; updated piston crown shape to support a higher compression ratio (10. 5:1); iridium tipped spark plugs for enhanced combustion characteristics; and a updated cam shaft profile, reinforced connecting rods and 8-counterweight crankshaft to achieve a higher redline limit of 6800, rpm. The SE-R Spec V is available only with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

In the space of chassis, handling and braking performance, the SE-R Spec V is equipped with higher rate springs, shocks and bushings; 225/45WR17 uni-directional high performance tires; high capacity front disc brakes with 12. 6-inch rotors; and a updated cowl top structure and a original cargo mounted V brace, both utilized for increased body rigidity.

The SE-R model provides fun-to-drive performance and aggressive, sporty look to those who want the comfort of an automatic transmission. The QR25DE motor is tuned to deliver 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque (on regular unleaded fuel).