The French based automaker Renault has recently launched an eco-friendly version of the Clio with the 1.5 dCi engine on the local auto market, where the model is burning 3.4 liters every 100 km in an average cycle while emitting just 89 grams of CO2 per km.
According to the manufacturer, the Renault Clio with the 1.5 dCi engine is still developing 90 horsepower but some elements have been optimized in order to gain the impressive fuel consumption (3.4 liters / 100 km in an average cycle) and CO2 emissions (89 g/km).
Renault says that the “eco-friendly” Clio has received a new catalyst, the front grille has a new shape, the rear window has been modified and the ECU has been reprogrammed in order to benefit from the optimizations.
The result after doing all of these things is actually better than the Twingo dCi’s which is emitting 90 grams per km of CO even if its engine is developing 75 horsepower and is lighter.
Thanks to the “new” engine, the Renault Clio dCi 90 comes with a government bonus of 800 euros in France if the model is bought this year and starting from 2012, the bonus is cut in half at 400 EUR.