New 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.