The future generation of the Renault Clio RS hot hatch will get a new 1.6 turbocharged engine which will develop a total output of 197 BHP.
Downsizing is the key in the nearby future for most automakers and thanks to turbocharging and new technologies, smaller engines can produce more horsepower than the current ones. This is the case of the future generation of the French hot hatch, the Renault Clio RS, which will get a downsized 1.6 liter turbocharged engine. According to the guys at autocar.co.uk, the upcoming Clio RS’ unit will generate a total output of 197 BHP from a modified version of the engine found on the Nissan Juke.
The new Renault Clio RS will be based on a new platform and it will gain width and length, hitting the market in a five-door body style only. The source mentioned above is also saying that the rear door handles will be hidden in the C-pillar in an attempt to make the vehicle look like a coupe. As a quick reminder, the Renault Clio RS has been in production since 1999 and the current model is powered by a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated engine, which is producing 203 horsepower, allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).