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Renault expands diesel line-up in SA

2005-06-08 10:08

Diesel power for populare Megane CC

The 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine has a power output of 88 kW at 4 000 r/min while torque is 300 Nm at 2 000 r/min. Its combined fuel consumption is 5.5 litres/100 km.

The newcomer is priced at R285 000 and has the exact same specification level as it 2.0 litre petrol-engined stable mate, right down to the six speed manual gearbox (though ratios are different) and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Automatic air conditioning, full leather upholstery, trip computer, cruise control, electric windows front and rear, and tuner/CD are standard.

A sextet of airbags, impact tensioning seatbelts on all four seats and the Megane's carefully engineered platform have ensured that the Coupe-Cabriolet follows the Renault tradition of scoring the maximum of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The folding glass roof, developed for Renault by Karmann, was designed so as not to compromise structural safety, while the use of special 3.15 mm thick glass means that refinement is in keeping with the upmarket positioning of the car.

The newcomer's price includes a 3 year/60 000 km maintenance plan, and like other dCi Renaults, service intervals are set at 10 000 km.

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