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The scooper of cars procured a shot of what looks to be the Nissan Sentra SE-R ahead of it's unveiling at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. Bathed in "look-at-me" yellow and donning NISMO-grade 17-inch rollers, the SE-R looks the biz for its segment.

Power is expected to come from a 2.5-liter inline four, which should be producing something in the neighborhood of 190+ HP. No word yet on suspension, braking or transmission options, but we'd suspect that everything will get a through tweaking to justify its SE-R designation.

More info will be forthcoming on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

[Source: Car Scoop]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Someone stole some Ford Fusion headlights...

      This car just looks lame, almost like someone took an existing Sentra and slapped a new body kit on it. Oh wait...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its a pity Nissan decided to stick with its C-platform for the Sentra - which includes a beam axle in the rear. No matter how advanced Nissan makes the linkage points for its beam axle (the previous gen Max probably had the most sophisticated beam axle in a production car), its still not comparable to an independent setup.

      I would have preferred to see a turbocharged small displacement engine for the SE-R instead of the QR25.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is also a SE-R SPEC V with more horse power than SE-R
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an 04 SE-R Spec V and in no way is it a crap car. My car is the Skyline GT-R's cousin.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let's hope they don't burn more oil than gas and eat their pre-cats like the last generation did.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like this SE-R will continue the last one's legacy: big torque in an ugly wrapper.

      Even the outgoing SE-R, though, had a lower, sportier bearing than the one pictured above. If the blurb hadn't mentioned the 17" wheels, I would have thought they were 14s, judging by the massive fender gap and awkwardly tall body.

      I always liked the prev-gen SE-R, especially in NISMO S-tune trim. Guess this one's off my wish list...
      • 8 Years Ago
      How much under 3000 lbs?
      Maybe those are smaller [but marginally wider] diameter wheels 215/45 17 when keeping the stock diameter would be 225/45 17

      No VQ25HR, 215 JIN ps, not bad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice! Perfect timing too. Anyone sense a comparison test coming up? Too bad for this car, the Civic SI Sedan will slap it silly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Those tires need some Black Magic on them. You would figure since this is load in the vehicles would be clean and ready to go.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i drive an '02 SE-R Spec-V [ see: http://www.seriousv.com ] and as i agree with the styling cues 100%.

      the sentra excels in its gobs of low-end torque. which also brings with it torque steer but thats nothing $50 worth of motor mount inserts doesnt cure.

      i agree on the turbo comment. wouldve/couldve been.. but alas.. no.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Huh, I could've sworn that the last couple of years that the SE-R came standard with the slushbox and you had to bump to the SpecV for a manual tranny. In fact, a quick glance at Edmunds shows the '05 version to be exactly that way (http://www.edmunds.com/used/2005/nissan/sentra/100456707/standard.html). I too am hoping that somehow, somewhere, Nissan has the Sport Concept up their sleeve. Unlike most concepts, that one seemed to be too close to production ready and lacking the silly stuff that most concepts seem to have that never make it to production. Maybe Detroit or Chicago? If not, I think they will be in for a rude awakening.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You had me going for a second, Ruggels.

      Let's just say there is a reason portly people don't wear bright yellow. Same should apply to portly car designs.
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