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Renault sets fuel record

2012-02-23 08:55

Renault’s Kangoo has set a fuel consumption record with a revised range of Energy turbodiesel engines.

Following on the introduction of the Kangoo ZE, an electric version of Renault’s light van launched in Europe at the end of 2011, the new Energy dCi 90 and 75 deliver fuel consumption of 4.4 litres/100km. Their CO2 emissions equate to 115g/km.

Along with a claimed 16% fuel saving, oil change intervals have been extended to every 40 000km or two years, instead of the previous engine’s 30 000km or two years intervals in what the automaker says is the longest in this engine class.

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The Energy dCi 90 and 75 are said to bring Renault’s Formula 1 technology to its road vehicles. The current 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, in its two states of tune, is now packed with advanced technology, including the use of Diamond Like Carbon coating for the cam followers to reduce friction and improve energy efficiency.

It also comes with ESM (Energy Smart Management) braking/deceleration energy recovery and the latest-generation Stop&Start system.

The Energy dCi 75 produces 56kW and 180Nm of torque at 1750rpm.

A 67kW/200Nm Kangoo Energy dCi 90 with will be on display at the upcoming Geneva auto show before going on sale in France.

Comments
  • Stefan - 2012-02-23 10:05

    I don't see any records... 4.4l/100 is more than what I average with my 2004 Polo 1.9 TDI. My avarage for the last year is 4.1l/100. Both the Polo and Golf BlueMotion derivatives will achieve this figure without much effort.

      Fredster - 2012-02-23 13:29

      How many turbos have you replaced?

      Stefan - 2012-02-23 13:54

      No turbos replaced. Still on original turbo, original clutch, rear brake disks and pads. Only stuff replaced are maintenance like cambelt. Car is on 180000km.

      Fredster - 2012-02-23 14:27

      You must be travelling long distances, and low speeds, and you bought one of the few good ones...

  • Gary - 2012-02-23 13:08

    So oil changes for the renault is at the same time as a clutch replacment. I'm sorry, but french cars are crap.....fullstop.

      Lourens - 2012-02-23 19:25

      Now if they can only do the same on reliability and parts availability!!!

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