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Renault to offer twin-turbo diesel engines

Published 10 April 2014

Renault has confirmed it will add a new twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel to the Megane range from 2015. The new engine should produce 160PS and 360Nm of torque, coupled with low emissions and frugal fuel economy.

The engine will be based on the current 1.6-litre Energy dCi diesel offered in the Megane range, but its single, variable geometry turbocharger will be replaced with a twin-turbo system. A small turbocharger will produce torque at low revs while the larger turbocharger will kicks in to improve performance and economy at higher engine speeds.

The engine is making its debut in the upcoming all-new Renault Trafic, but with less power and torque. However it is expected to have around 160PS in the Megane from 2015.

The Megane is currently offered in tourer, hatchback and coupe form, with the sportier two-door model seemingly a good fit for the new engine.

Comments

apdriver1    on 10 April 2014

Didn't BMW go down this road and then revert to a single turbo design?

Honestjohn    on 10 April 2014

The BMW 2.0 litre diesel has a twin scroll turbo, not two turbos. But the 6-cylinder diesels actually have up to three turbos.

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