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18th of January 2018

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Renault adds Daimler co-developed engine

Renault has introduced a new petrol engine co-developed as part of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler.

The new 1.3-litre petrol engine is now available on Scénic and Grand Scénic in the UK with a choice of two power outputs: the Energy TCe 115 in manual transmission, and the Energy TCe 140 in either manual or EDC automatic transmission.

The Scénic and Grand Scénic are the first Renault models to benefit from this new petrol engine produced at the Renault factory in Valladolid, Spain.

The new engine will be progressively introduced in other Renault models throughout 2018 and beyond.

Renault says the new engine offers a significant improvement in driving pleasure, with increased torque at low revs and greater and constant availability at high revs, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The new 1.3-litre petrol engine, coupled with manual and EDC dual-clutch automatic transmissions, incorporates several recent Alliance-developed innovations, including Bore Spray Coating which improves efficiency by reducing friction and optimising heat transfer. Other technologies enhance driving enjoyment and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: the pressure of the direct fuel injection has been raised to 250 bar and a specific combustion chamber design optimises the fuel/air mix. In addition, 'Dual Variable Timing Camshaft' technology controls the intake and exhaust valves according to engine loads. The result, Renault says, is increased torque at low revs with more available linearly at high revs, for a significant benefit in driving comfort and better mid-range response.

The Energy TCe 140 engine has a CO2 output of 122g/km (125g/km for Grand Scénic) and achieves 52.3mpg (NEDC combined cycle) (51.4mpg for Grand Scénic). The TCe 140 engine receives 240Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. Meanwhile, the Energy TCe 115 – available in manual transmission only – has 220Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm with CO2 emissions of 122g/km (125g/km for Grand Scénic) and achieves 52.3mpg (NEDC combined) (50.4mpg for Grand Scénic). These figures result in a reduction in CO2 by 7 grams on Scénic and 11 grams on Grand Scénic compared to the previous petrol units.

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