Renault Clio LOW Fuel Consumption







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: September 13, 2012
Categories: Renault, Renault Clio

Showing The WAY Forward In Terms OF LOW Fuel Consumption, LOW CO2 Emissions… AND Driving Enjoyment

Renault Clio Engine

record low fuel consumption and driving enjoyment are just two of the New renault Clio range's strong points following the introduction of new petrol and diesel engines, eDC (efficient Dual Clutch) transmission and 'eco' driving aids which showcase the savoir-faire of renault's engine specialists.

To combine low fuel consumption and driving enjoyment, the New Two New Energy Engines: Advanced Technology Renault Clio line-up features an extensively renewed range of petrol For Everyday Use and diesel engines. The new energy tCe 90 and tCe 120 eDC petrol

New energy tCe 90 petrol engine engines combine particularly low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions turbocharged Energy TCe 90 engine. This engine is the first three with punchy response.The latest-generation energy dCi diesel engines cylinder engine to be produced by renault and combines driving have also been extensively revised and permit New Renault Clio to enjoyment with remarkable fuel efficiency.

Challenge for fuel efficiency records while still contributing to driving pleasure.

  • An 898cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine equipped with stop&start which delivers the performance of a 1.4-litre normallyaspirated engine.
  • 90 horsepower at 5,250rpm.
  • A very low inertia turbo for response at low engine speeds: 135Nm at 2,500rpm (90 percent of this figure available from 1,650rpm).
  • An optimised version with taller gear ratios for fuel consumption of 4.3 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 99g/km, a saving of 21 percent compared with the TCe 100 engine it supersedes. New energy dCi 90 diesel engine

The Energy family of engines has been extended with the introduction of a new 90-horsepower version of the 1.5 dCi which is equipped with stop&start:

  • A four-cylinder 1.5-litre engine with peak torque of 220Nm available from as low as 1,750rpm (a gain of 20Nm compared with the current dCi 90).
  • 90 horsepower at 4,000rpm.
  • An optimised version with taller gear ratios qualifies for the Renault eco² signature thanks to fuel consumption of just 3.2 litres/100km, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 83g/km. A new tCe 120 engine mated to six-speed eDC dual clutch automatic transmission A first for Renault in the b segment: New Renault Clio will be available with the new, particularly responsive tCe 120 engine mated to a sixspeed eDC (efficient Dual Clutch) gearbox:
  • A four-cylinder petrol 1.2-litre engine which delivers performance equivalent to that of a 1.6-litre normally-aspirated engine.
  • Direct fuel-injection and turbocharging for maximum power of 120hp and peak torque of 190Nm at 2,000rpm. This engine will become available during the first half of 2013 and will figure among the most efficient and most powerful powerplants in its class. The availability of the responsive and fuel-efficient eDC dual clutch gearbox for the dCi 90 engine from the first half of 2013 will see the New Renault Clio range bring the pleasure and driving comfort associated with this sort of automatic transmission to a wider audience.

Ultralow rolling resistance tyres: Depending on market and version, New Clio will be fitted with ultra-low rolling resistance tyres. Thanks to their specific compound, these tyres contribute to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Tools Designed To Promote Eco-Driving

New Renault Clio also comes with a range of efficient solutions designed to help drivers reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions:

  • An 'eco' mode can be activated at the push of a button to modify the vehicle's performance characteristics and reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent.
  • The dashboard display's Driving style indicator (green, yellow, orange) and Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) help drivers adjust their driving style with a view to achieving fuel consumption savings.
  • The Driving eco² function built into Renault R-Link provides a range of data aimed at helping drivers to analyse the way they drive and take corrective measures to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. reNAULt eCO2: A siGNAtUre tHAt stANDs FOr reDUCeD CO2 eMissiONs Renault has marketed vehicles which qualify for the renault eco2 signature since 2007. In May 2011, Renault made the conditions that must be met to achieve this signature even harsher. To qualify, vehicles must now:
  • be made in an ISO 14001-certified factory (unchanged).
  • be 95 percent recyclable (compared with 85 percent before- hand), while more than seven percent (instead of five percent) of the plastic they contain must be sourced from recycling.
  • emit less than 120g of CO2/km (compared with 140g/km previously) or run on agro fuels. Thanks to their extremely low CO2 emissions, the TCe 90 petrol engine and dCi 75 and dCi 90 diesel engines available for New Renault Clio qualify for the Renault eco² signature. These engines will account for the bulk of New Clio sales worldwide. 05

Robust, Agile AND Comfortable

throughout its lifetime, renault Clio has delivered qualities usually associated only with larger cars. Based on the renault-Nissan Alliance's B platform, New Clio offers levels of comfort, cabin space and low noise that are unmatched within its segment. Not only is it more agile than before, but it is also an average 100kg lighter than its forebear.

A Proven, Quality Chassis enhanced road manners New Clio's suspension combines driving precision with reduced Like Clio III, New Clio is built on the b platform that has underpinned noise and vibration levels. stability and road holding have both been almost 20 other models in the Alliance portfolio.

This chassis' abilities enhanced by the extended wheelbase (+14mm, to 2,589mm) and have already been widely praised, but it has now been fine-tuned wider track (+34-36mm). with a longer wheelbase and wider track, as well as an in-depth weight reduction programme.

The Macpherson-type front suspension is linked to a right-angled triangular lower wishbone with twin bushes. This configuration blends sharp handling with excellent comfort and minimises the effect of longitudinal and transverse loads. A high level of transverse torsional stiffness also benefits road holding without compromising the car's ability to soak up longitudinal shocks, which is vital for the comfort of occupants.

The rigid sub-frame guarantees responsive handling and also improves steering precision. The rear suspension comprises a programmed-deflection torsion beam with coil springs. To optimise cornering stability, an anti-roll bar is incorporated as part of the set-up and effective shock absorption is assisted by bump stops that are now made from polyurethane. These are more progressive than older designs and add further to the comfort delivered by New Renault Clio.

The optimised calibration of the electrically-assisted power steering enables drivers to feel immediately at one with New Clio. It is more direct than before, thanks to a quicker steering rack (now 2.71 turns lock to lock) and the car is both more manoeuvrable and nicer to drive – especially in town. It has a 10.6-metre turning circle. The gearshift action has also been improved, thanks to the use of pendulum weights and carbon synchromesh rings that ensure faster, smoother changes.

Generous dimensions and cabin space

New Clio measures 4,062mm in length, 1,732mm in width and has a 2,589mm wheelbase. Front and rear track are wider than those on Clio III, by 34 and 36mm, while the lower centre of gravity provides further handling refinement. The generously proportioned cabin includes a facility to adjust the height of the driver's seat by up to 70mm, which underlines the attention that has been paid to maximising comfort. The steering wheel can also be adjusted for both height and reach. Luggage can be stowed in the spacious boot, rated at 300dm3 (VDA) which is a 12dm3 improvement over Clio III.

the 100kg diet plan New Clio is approximately 100kg lighter than previous-generation models, thanks to optimisation work in several areas, including:

  • The use of very high elastic limit (VHEL) steel for the body's superstructure.
  • The introduction, on certain models, of a tailgate made entirely of thermoplastic (polypropylene), which saves approximately 3kg and benefits fuel consumption.
  • A smaller fuel tank, the capacity of which has been reduced from 55 to 45 litres. The loss of 10 litres will have no impact on fuel range, thanks to the economy gains that have been made.
  • Other components to have had their weight optimised (without affecting their performance), include the wheels, exhaust system, engine mountings, door stops, dashboard cross member, floor pan, braking system, anti-roll bar (now hollow), drive shafts and dashboard insulation (now featuring three layers of material).

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