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Renault introduces Energy dCi 130 diesel

7 April 2011

Renault is unveiling its new range of “Energy” engines, combining performance, driving enjoyment and fuel economy; the first to reach the market is the Energy dCi 130. Featuring new technologies covered by some 15 registered patents, this 130 hp (97 kW) 1.6-litre diesel is the most powerful on the market for its size, while peak torque stands at 320 N·m (236 lb-ft) at 1,500 pm.

Combined with eco-technologies such as Stop and Start and regenerative braking, it cuts fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%, while running costs are also much lower.

Scenic and Grand Scenic are the first Renault models to be equipped with the Energy dCi 130, resulting in CO2 emissions of 117g/km, equivalent to combined-cycle fuel consumption of 4.5 liters/100km (52.3 mpg US).

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a: Very impressive
b: Note that they are using regenerative braking without hybridisation - they must just be charging the battery to give the alternator a break.

It would still be nice to be able to do low speed driving on electric, but I assume it adds too much to the cost and complexity.

Something like 52.3 mpg on a rather large vehicle is impressive. Should CAFE be up-dated?

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