Engine Nissan MR16DDT

The 1.6-liter Nissan MR16DDT (or MR16 for short) or 1.6 DIG-T engine was first introduced in 2010 and has since been installed on charged versions of many popular concern models. This power unit is actively installed on Renault cars under its own index M5Mt.

The MR family includes internal combustion engines: MR15DDT, MR18DE, MRA8DE, MR20DE and MR20DD.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Altima 5 (L33) in 2013 – 2018;
  • Nissan Juke 1 (F15) in 2010 – 2019;
  • Nissan Pulsar 6 (C13) in 2014 – …;
  • Nissan Sentra 7 (B17) in 2016 – …;
  • Nissan Sylphy B17 in 2015 – …;
  • Nissan X-Trail 3 (T32) in 2014 – 2019.


Production years 2010-…
Displacement, cc 1618
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 163 – 218
Torque output, Nm 240 – 280
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.7
Piston stroke, mm 81.1
Compression ratio 9.5 – 10.5
Features EGR, ECCS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Twin CVTC
Turbocharging single TF035HL8
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Juke 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 137

Disadvantages of the MR16DDT engine

  • Most of the complaints on the forums are related to all sorts of noises or knocks;
  • Often the mass air flow sensor is buggy, which leads to twitching;
  • Troit the motor due to the fault of the ignition coils, the speed floats due to dirt on the throttle;
  • On the electrical side, the boost pressure sensor most often fails;
  • In frost, the crankcase exhaust line freezes and presses oil through the dipstick;
  • There have been many cases of timing chain stretching on a run of up to 100 thousand km.

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