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Renault reveals new 1.6-liter twin-turbo diesel engine

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Renault reveals new 1.6-liter twin-turbo diesel engine

The French based automaker Renault has recently revealed a brand new diesel engine, which will make its way onto the company’s models quite soon.

Just when we thought Renault can’t surprise us anymore with an economical diesel engine, as I personally enjoy the current 1.6 liter dCi, which can be found in a lot of Renault vehicles, but also in some Nissan models, the French based automaker has stepped forward and revealed yet another 1.6 liter diesel unit. This is a twin-turbo diesel engine whose first turbo is providing high low-end torque for crisp pull-away, with 90 percent of the torque coming in at 1,500 rpm, and the second one is providing dependable acceleration at up to maximum revs.

The 1.6 liter twin turbo diesel engine produced by Renault is currently developing a total output of 160 HP (118 kW) and it has a peak torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). The current 1.6 liter diesel which is the class leader is the 136 HP unit from the Astra, being followed by the 1.6 dCi with 130 HP from Renault and Nissan. Additional details on the brand new 1.6 liter twin turbo diesel engine signed by Renault are limited for the moment and will probably be announced once the unit will make its way onto a vehicle.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, February 20th, 2014 - filed under News, Renault, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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