Renault And Mercedes Unveil New Turbocharged 1.Three-Liter Engine


The Renault-Nissan Alliance is presenting a newly developed 1.Three-liter gasoline engine that has come to life on account of a partnership with Daimler. Obtainable with each guide and dual-clutch computerized gearboxes, the four-cylinder unit with a displacement of 1,330cc is making its debut within the Scenic and Grand Scenic duo of MPVs, with different fashions carrying the diamond brand to get the brand new Vitality TCe unit in 2018.

It will likely be obtainable in three totally different configurations, beginning off with the bottom Vitality TCe 115 taste set to provide 115 horsepower (85 kilowatts) at four,500 rpm and a most 162 pound-feet (220 Newton-meters) of torque that may kick in from 1,500 rpm. It is best to know that this entry-level model will probably be teamed up completely with a six-speed guide gearbox whereas the opposite two will probably be optionally obtainable with a seven-speed EDC.

The midrange Vitality TCe 140 provides 140 hp (103 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) from 1,600 rpm no matter gearbox choice. For these in want of extra energy, the Vitality TCe 160 delivers 160 hp (120 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) from 1,750 Nm when hooked as much as the guide transmission. Go for the EDC and also you’ll get an additional eight lb-ft (10 Nm) for a complete of 200 lb-ft (270 Nm) that will probably be attainable barely later within the rpm vary, at 1,800 rpm.

An attention-grabbing truth concerning the three-in-one TCe gasoline engine is represented by its cylinder coating know-how borrowed from the Nissan GT-R’s engine. In keeping with Renault, it has boosted effectivity by diminishing friction and optimizing warmth switch. Not solely that, however the four-cylinder boasts one thing known as Twin Variable Timing Camshaft, which improves low-end torque and grants a extra linear torque supply at increased rpms.

With Mercedes being concerned within the undertaking, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to imagine the engine goes to be provided within the firm’s subsequent era of compact automobiles. We must always have a solution in only a few months when the brand new A-Class will make its official debut.

Supply: Renault

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Renault launches a brand new era petrol engine, first to market on Scénic and Grand Scénic

  • Renault introduces a brand new petrol engine co-developed as a part of the partnership between the Alliance and Daimler

  • Driving pleasure has been considerably improved, whereas decreasing gasoline consumption and CO2 emissions

  • The brand new petrol engine is already obtainable for Scénic and Grand Scénic with a selection of three energy ranges: the Vitality TCe 115 in guide transmission, the Vitality TCe 140 and Vitality TCe 160 in guide or EDC computerized transmission

  • The brand new engine will probably be progressively launched in different Renault fashions all through 2018


Boulogne-Billancourt, December 7, 2017 – Renault at this time launched a brand new direct injection turbocharged 1.Three petrol engine co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler. Inaugurated on the Scénic and Grand Scénic will probably be progressively provided within the Renault vary starting in 2018. This new engine provides vital enchancment in driving pleasure, with higher torque at low rpm and larger and fixed availability at excessive rpm, whereas decreasing gasoline consumption and CO2 emissions.

“Our new petrol engine embodies all of the experience of Groupe Renault’s engineers, the Alliance and our associate Daimler. It meets the standard requirements of each the Alliance and Daimler, with greater than 40,000 hours of testing. In contrast with the Vitality TCe 130, the brand new Vitality TCe 140 delivers 35Nm extra peak torque which is on the market throughout a broader rev band, from 1,500rpm to three,500rpm,” mentioned Philippe Brunet, Alliance International VP – Powertrain & Electrical Automobiles.

This new petrol engine block, coupled with guide gearboxes and EDC dual-clutch computerized transmissions, is on the market in a wide range of energy rankings from 115 hp to 160 hp. It incorporates a number of latest Alliance-developed improvements, together with Bore Spray Coating, a cylinder coating know-how from the Nissan GT-R engine, which improves effectivity, by decreasing friction and optimising warmth switch. Different applied sciences improve driving enjoyment and scale back gasoline consumption and CO2 emissions:  the strain of the direct gasoline injection has been raised by 250 bar and a particular combustion chamber design optimises the gasoline/air combine. As well as, ‘Twin Variable Timing Camshaft’ know-how controls the consumption and exhaust valves based on engine masses. The result’s extra torque at low revs and extra linear torque obtainable linearly at excessive revs, for vital profit for our clients when it comes to driving consolation with higher mid-range response.


Opening of orders for Scénic and Grand Scénic with the brand new engine

The Scénic and Grand Scénic are the primary Renault fashions to profit from this new petrol engine produced on the Renault manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain. The Vitality TCe 160 engine provides a most torque of 260 Nm in guide gearbox and 270 Nm in EDC gearbox when reaching most energy. This most torque is reached from 1750 rpm and as much as 3700 rpm. Orders in France and Europe at the moment are open and deliveries to clients are scheduled for mid-January 2018.