It may still be a year away from its official launch but that isn’t stopping the media from trying to find out what it will be like.
We are talking about the final production version of the Renault Alpine which, according to a recent report, it is believed to make use of the same engine found in the next generation of the Megane but the model in question might also make use of a 1.6 liter unit, capable of putting down a total of 250 HP (185 kW). Automotivpress is also stating that the 1.8 liter turbo, a new engine, might also be found under the hood of the Alpine.
This particular unit is expected to be based on the current 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol burner found on the Clio RS and it should come in three outputs, with 250 HP (185 kW), with 275 HP (205 kW) and with 300 HP (220 kW). Some of the components of the 1.8 TCe will be shared with the 1.6 TCe and these will include the cylinder head, the new cooling system or the revised computer. The engine will be connected to an improved automatic transmission with a twin clutch. The final production form of the Renault Alpine is expected to be based on the A110-50 and on the Celebration. Rumor has it that it will be called the AS1 (Alpine Sport 1) and it should be introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, in March.