New 1.6-litre Energy dCi 165 engine available for Mégane Hatchback and Estate: power and driving enjoyment
New 1.6-litre Energy dCi 165 EDC powertrain now available for Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Estate.
This Renault Sport-developed engine packs technologies that combine enhanced pleasure behind the wheel with fuel consumption efficiency.
Mégane Hatchback dCi 165 EDC and Mégane Estate Energy dCi 165 EDC on sale now in France.
High performance from the Energy dCi 165 EDC powertrain
The twin-turbo Energy dCi 165 benefits from specific development work by Renault Sport. Compared with the version already available for Espace and Talisman, maximum power output has been upped by five horsepower, while peak torque of 380Nm is available from 1,750rpm.
It is directly derived from the engine that powers Mégane GT and features the same driveability and punch under the bonnet of Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Estate.
The driving pleasure delivered by the ENERGY dCi 165 has not been achieved to the detriment of efficiency, however, since its NEDC combine-cycle fuel consumption stands at 4.6 litres/100km, equivalent to 120g of CO2/km.
The six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to which it is mated ensures faster, smoother gear shifts and ensures that the selected gear and engine speed are optimised as a function of the vehicle’s travelling speed and the chosen driving mode (Eco, Comfort, Neutral or Sport).
This gearbox’s ‘wet clutch’ design provides enhanced gear shift consistency over time and at different temperatures.
Prices (in France)
Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Estate Energy dCi 165 EDC are on sale in France now, with prices starting respectively from €31,700 and €32,600.
About Groupe Renault:
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.2 million vehicles in 127 countries in 2016, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 120,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan. With a new team in Formula 1 and a strong commitment to Formula E, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.