Engine Nissan MR15DDT

The 1.5-liter Nissan MR15DDT (or MR15 for short) or 1.5 e-Power engine has been produced by the concern since 2022 and is installed only on hybrid modifications of the third-generation Qashqai crossover. Such an engine is used as a generator to charge the battery and has no direct connection to the wheels.

The MR family includes internal combustion engines: MR16DDT, MR18DE, MRA8DE, MR20DE and MR20DD.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Qashqai 3 (J12) in 2022 – …


Production years 2022-…
Displacement, cc 1461
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 190 (with electric motor)
Torque output, Nm 330 (with electric motor)
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.7
Piston stroke, mm 81.1
Compression ratio 12.0
Features Hybrid
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Qashqai 2022)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the MR15DDT engine

  • This hybrid engine has just been introduced and there is no information about its reliability;
  • The e-Power system has been used by the concern for many years and does not cause much trouble;
  • Owners are more likely to complain about problems with the transmission than with the power unit;
  • As with all direct injection engines, intake valves will become overgrown with soot.

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