Renault Car Engines, Twingo engine, Safrane, Vel Satis

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Renault is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks and excellent car engines. The company is well known for numerous revolutionary designs, security technologies and motor racing. Renault is committed to helping the environment: combined with FAP, our new generation engines have all been designed to meet or exceed the stringent Euro IV standards for pollutant emissions.

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Renault was the first manufacturer to pursue a policy of combining respect for the environment with improvements in vehicle performance. Renault has introduced a reduction of CO2 levels and noise emissions, 100% traceability of substances and materials, vehicles that are 95% recyclable at the lowest cost, a reduction in the use of non-renewable resources and the monitoring of the effect of factories on the natural environment.

Renault has imposed its demands and expertise at all stages of the environmental chain. With mould-breaking innovations such as direct injection Commonrail diesels and robotised gearboxes, Renault has consistently demonstrated that care for the environment can be compatible with real technical progress.

Diesel Engines

The new 2.0 dCi unit launched by Renault redefines diesel engine standards. This 1995cc unit jointly developed by Renault and Nissan – dubbed M9R – provides the highest efficiency in its class regardless of power.

It’s available in the 150hp (110kW) version in New Mégane and New Laguna, and in the 175hp (127kW) version with particulate filter in New Laguna.

Powerful, flexible and responsive
The 150hp version provides one of the highest efficiencies in its segment. Its maximum power is achieved at 4,000rpm and torque is 340Nm at 2,000rpm.
The 175hp version also becomes the benchmark in the 2.0-litre diesel family car class.

It is the only model to offer an engine with such a specific power output. Maximum power is achieved at 3,750rpm and torque of 360Nm is available from 1,750rpm. For example, New Laguna reaches 100kph in 8.4sec.

Control of noise levels was a priority during the design of this engine. The design of the bottom end, with an aluminium bearing ladder, allows better absorption of vibration.

The 2.0L dCi has one of the lowest fuel consumption in its category.
New Laguna 2.0 dCi 150 versus competition with other makes like VW Passat 2.0 TDi 140hp, Peugeot 407 HDi 135hp and Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D 148hp.

Environmental friendly
The 2.0 dCi engine in all its versions complies with the Euro 4 standards for exhaust emissions. The precisely controlled fuel injection, and the various systems allowing emissions to be reduced at source, result in a notable reduction of polluting emissions (NOx, CO, hydrocarbons and particulates). The 150hp (110kW) New MĂ©gane and New Laguna respectively emit 144g/km and 154g/km of CO2 and the 175hp (127kW) version of New Laguna 2.0 dCi emits 159g/km of CO2.

Petrol Engines
Spotlight on Renault’s new 2.0-litre Petrol engine:
Following the 2005 launch of the Diesel 2.0-litre engine, Renault presented a new 2.0-litre petrol engine (the M4R) at the Geneva motor show in 2006.
The result of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the M4R boasts 140 hp at 6,000 rpm and torque of 194Nm at 4,000 rpm. It provides the driving pleasure of a car with a much bigger engine with reserve torque and power starting at low speeds.

A continuously variable transmission (CVT) enables optimal fuelling and smooth running at all speeds. To obtain this level of performance and ensure fuel efficiency, the M4R was put through a major weight-optimisation programme resulting in cylinder castings made from aluminium, other parts in composite materials and lightened piston rods, valves and pistons.

The M4R has an engine weight identical to that of a 1.6-litre engine. It is also equipped with a double cooling circuit to enable a quick temperature increase, reducing friction and fuel consumption.
The engine is also fitted with balancing shafts and a double acting damper, which act to reduce vibration at all speeds.
This engine will make its debut in the Clio in the near future.

Some Other Renault cars are:
Modern: Twingo, Safrane, Vel Satis, Kangoo, Modus, Scénic, Espace, Avantime, Koleos, Logan, Campus
Supermini: Super 5 Clio I, II, Thalia Clio III
Small family: 9, 11, 19 MĂ©gane I, II
Large family: 18, 21, Laguna I, II, III
Executive: 25 Safrane Vel Satis
Leisure: Kangoo
Mini MPV: Modus
Compact MPV: Scénic I, II
Large MPV: Espace I, II, III, IV, Avantime
Coupé: Fuego
Roadster: Spider

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥


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