Renault and Daimler co-develop a new 1.3L turbo petrol engine


Renault and Daimler has co-developed a new 1.3 turbo petrol engine, that has made its debut in the Scenic and Grand Scenic MPVs. The new engine will be progressively offered in the Renault range beginning in 2018.


The new 1.3-litre (1,330 cc) 4-cylinder turbo petrol will replace the current 1.2-litre (1,190 cc) 4-cylinder unit in the Scenic.

Renault said, the new engine offers significant improvement in driving pleasure, with better torque at low rpm and greater and constant availability at high rpm, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The engine can be coupled with manual gearboxes and dual-clutch automatic transmissions, and is available in a variety of power ratings from 115 hp to 160 hp.

The engine incorporates several recent Alliance-developed innovations, including Bore Spray Coating, a cylinder coating technology from the Nissan GT-R engine, which improves efficiency, by reducing friction and optimizing heat transfer. The pressure of the direct fuel injection has been raised by 250 bar and a specific combustion chamber design optimizes the fuel/air mix. In addition, ‘Dual Variable Timing Camshaft’ technology controls the intake and exhaust valves according to engine loads. The result is more torque at low revs and more linear torque available linearly at high revs, for significant benefit for our customers in terms of driving comfort with better mid-range response, the company said.

“Our new petrol engine embodies all the expertise of Groupe Renault’s engineers, the Alliance and our partner Daimler. It meets the quality standards of both the Alliance and Daimler, with more than 40,000 hours of testing. Compared with the Energy TCe 130, the new Energy TCe 140 delivers 35 Nm additional peak torque which is available across a broader rev band, from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm,” said Philippe Brunet, Alliance Global VP – Powertrain & Electric Vehicles.

Available tunes:

  • Energy TCe 115 – 115 hp @ 4,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque @ 1,500 rpm, paired to a 6-speed manual
  • Energy TCe 140 – 140 hp @ 5,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque @ 1,600 rpm, paired to a 6-speed manual
  • Energy TCe 140 EDC – 140 hp @ 5,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque @ 1,600 rpm, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Energy TCe 160 – 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 260 Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm, paired to a 6-speed manual
  • Energy TCe 160 EDC – 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 270 Nm of torque @ 1,800 rpm, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

In France, the new engine-equipped 5-seater Scenic starts at €24,700 while the 7-seater Grand Scenic starts at €25,300.

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