Engine Nissan MR20DD

The 2.0-liter Nissan MR20DD engine has been assembled since 2010 at the company’s Japanese plant and is installed on the Serena minibus, as well as the Qashqai and X-trail mid-size crossovers. This gasoline unit is very often used as part of a hybrid power plant. In 2016, it entered Renault’s lineup in the Koleos II as the M5R, where it generates 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp).

The MR family: MR15DDT, MR16DDT, MR18DE, MRA8DE, MR20DE, MR20DD.


Production years since 2010
Displacement, cc 1997
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 140 – 150
Torque output, Nm 200 – 210
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90.1
Compression ratio 11.2 – 12.5
Features EGR
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan X-Trail 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 121

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Qashqai 2 (J11) since 2013;
  • Nissan Serena C26 in 2010 – 2016;
  • Nissan Serena 5 (C27) since 2016;
  • Nissan X-Trail 3 (T32) since 2013.

Disadvantages of the MR20DD engine

  • It is necessary to be careful when tightening the bolts and candles, the cylinder head cracks easily here;
  • Like all direct injection units, this engine cokes pretty quickly;
  • Closer to 150,000 km, noise from the timing chain often appears, which indicates its stretching;
  • Due to the fault of the throttle valve contamination, the engine speed at idle floats;
  • After 200,000 km of run, almost all owners are faced with an oil burner.

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