The start of 2011 has seen Renault unveil its new range of "Energy" engines which stand out as an eloquent illustration of the brand's mechanical excellence and uncompromising quality. They combine performance, driving enjoyment and fuel economy, and the first to reach the market is the Energy dCi 130. Packed with new technologies covered by some 15 registered patents, this 130hp 1.6-litre diesel is the most powerful on the market for its size, while peak torque stands at 320Nm (at 1,500rpm). Combined with eco-technologies such as Stop and Start and regenerative braking, it cuts fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent, while running costs are also much lower.
Scenic and Grand Scenic are the first Renault models to be equipped with the Energy dCi 130. These Renault MPVs are consequently alone in combing such a high level of performance with CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km (115g/km, equivalent to combined-cycle fuel consumption of 4.4 litres/100km).
Scenic and Grand Scenic Energy dCi 130 tax-paid prices (French market)
|French fiscal rating||Price|
|SCENIC||Expression Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ0006||7||€27350|
|Exception Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ0006||7||€29550|
|Jade Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ0006||7||€31750|
|SL Bose Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ0006||7||€29350|
|Business Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ0006||7||€27780|
|GRAND SCENIC (5 SEATS)||Expression Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00A6||7||€27350|
|Exception Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00A6||7||€29550|
|Jade Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00A6||7||€31750|
|SL Bose Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00A6||7||€29350|
|GRAND SCENIC (7 SEATS)||Expression Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00B6||7||€28050|
|Exception Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00B6||7||€30250|
|Jade Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00B6||7||€32450|
|SL Bose Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00B6||7||€30050|
|Business Energy dCi 130 eco²||117||JZ00B6||7||€28970|
Renault Energy Engines
Within the framework of its eco² environmental drive, Renault is targeting to become the number one manufacturer in terms of low CO2 emissions thanks not only to its electric range, but also to the efficiency of its internal combustion engines. This is the mission facing the new Energy range of engines which benefit from the latest-generation downsizing breakthroughs. These powerplants pack the latest CO2 technologies in order to minimise emissions and fuel consumption, while at the same time enhancing everyday motoring enjoyment. Thanks to these innovations, Renault's European range should soon reach the 137g/km mark and this figure is expected to be less than 120g/km by 2013, before passing beneath the 100g/km threshold by 2016 as the brand's electric vehicle market expands.