Renault and Daimler launch new 1.3-liter turbo engine

Power figures range from 115 to 160 PS

Renault has just launched and detailed an all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine which it developed in collaboration with Daimler.

The new force-fed four-cylinder features direct injection and promises a “significant improvement in driving pleasure, with better torque at low rpm and greater and constant availability at high rpm, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”

Three power outputs will be made available: Energy TCe 115, Energy TCe 140 and Energy TCe 160 and they are meant to replace Renault’s current TCe 130 and TCe 140. Renault will offer the new engines coupled to either a six-speed manual gearbox or its own EDC dual-clutch.

In terms of driving experience, Renault says that with its ‘Dual Variable Timing Camshaft’, the engine has “more torque at low revs and more linear torque available linearly at high revs, for significant benefit for our customers in terms of driving comfort with better mid-range response.”

The engine is already available in the Scenic and Grand Scenic and it will continue to be rolled out across the Renault range through 2018

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