Engine Nissan HR12DDR

The 1.2-liter Nissan HR12DDR or 1.2 DIG-S engine was assembled in Japan from 2011 to 2020 and installed on charged modifications of such popular models as Micra or Note. This engine operates on the Miller economy cycle and is equipped with an Eaton R410 compressor.

The HR family includes: HR10DDT, HRA2DDT, HR12DE, HR13DDT, HR15DE, HR16DE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Micra 4 (K13) in 2011 – 2017;
  • Nissan Note 2 (E12) in 2012 – 2020.


Production years 2011-2020
Displacement, cc 1198
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 98
Torque output, Nm 143
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 83.6
Compression ratio 12.0 – 13.0
Features Miller Cycle
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging Eaton R410
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Note 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 91

Disadvantages of the HR12DDR engine

  • This is a reliable motor and the main complaints on the forums are related to noise and vibrations;
  • The compressor runs for a long time if the lubricant is changed in it, but sometimes its pipe bursts;
  • Like all direct-injection engines, intake valves quickly overgrow with soot;
  • The weak points of the unit also include the ignition unit relay, catalyst and mass air flow sensor;
  • Do not forget about adjusting the thermal clearance of the valves, there are no hydraulic lifters here.

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