New Renault Clio R.S. 200 EDC : sporty performance can also be energy-efficient


Renault ClioNew Clio R.S. 200 EDC will also significantly reduce its impact on the environment thanks to new technologies which stem from the ongoing quest for energy efficiency seen in motorsport:

Downsizing + EDC = a 25 percent fall in CO2 emissions compared with Clio III R.S. In concrete terms, Renault Sport’s application of the downsizing principle to performance engines means that the 1.6 T Renault Sport 200 engine will use two litres/100km less fuel for an equivalent power output, plus 25Nm of extra torque compared with Clio III R.S.’s normally-aspirated 2.0 (F4R) powerplant.

Although the new turbocharged 1.6-litre engine uses less fuel, it also delivers higher performance and extra enjoyment than the normally-aspirated 2.0.

The technologies employed for New Clio R.S. 200 EDC underscore the talent of Renault’s engine specialists: direct fuel-injection, DLC cam followers (a technology derived from F1), braking energy recovery (ESM), reduced friction, Variable Valve Timing.

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