The order books are now open for the new Renault Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy which has gone on sale priced from £21,780. The first cars will be with UK customers in August 2015.
Power comes from a Euro-6 compliant 1.6-litre petrol direct-injection turbo engine outputting 220hp @ 6,050 rpm with 260Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm. The 220 Trophy features an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox which has been remapped to provide up to 50 per cent faster shifts than lesser models. It is also equipped with the R.S. Drive system with Normal, Sport and Race modes plus launch control.
Which all equates to 0-62 mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph with Co2 emissions of 135 g/km and an NEDC combine figure of 47.9 mpg.
Being a Trophy model the dampers are firmer with the rear springs 40 per cent stiffer than standard editions. Riding on Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40R18 tyres suspension rides 20mm lower at the front and 10mm at the rear than a normal – with other Clio Renaultsport models only 3mm lower than a standard Clio.
Standard Equipment includes Renault R-Link system featuring a connected multimedia tablet, 7-inch touch-screen, voice control, TomTom LIVE satellite navigation, a DAB radio with 2 x 35W speakers, Bluetooth music streaming and hands-free telephone operation, 3D sound by Arkamys, vehicle and web connections, USB and AUX sockets and a rear parking camera with sensors. A hands-free keycard with automatic door locking, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, speed limiter, front and rear electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated folding door mirrors and a height-adjustable driver’s seat
Options include heated leather ‘Trophy’ sports seats with integrated headrests at £1,600, Renaultsport Monitor V2 on-board telemetry system, which includes a setting that gives the driver five different levels of throttle pedal sensitivity for an additional £295.
There is a choice of Glacier White, Deep Black, Flame Red and Liquid Yellow paint finishes plus an exclusive Frost White matt option.
Clio Renaultsport 200 model
The Clio Renaultsport 200 models - both the 200 and 200 Lux – have seen some revisions with an increase in torque, lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions with the introduction of an EU6-compliant version of the 1.6-litre direct-injection turbocharged 200hp engine featuring Stop&Start and optimised engine software calibration.
Torque rises to 260Nm @ 2,000 rpm, equalling that of the 220 Trophy, fuel consumption is improved on the combine cycle from 44.8mpg to 47.9mpg (6.9 per cent), while emissions drop from 144g/km to 133g/km.
Renault Clio Renaultsport Prices
|Clio Renaultsport 200||£19,130|
|Clio Renaultsport 200 Lux||£20,280|
|Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy||£21,780|
(hp @ rpm)
(Nm @ rpm)
|Clio Renaultsport 200 and 200 Lux||200@6,050||260@2,000||6.7||143|
|Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy||220@6,050||260@2,000
(280@2,000 in 4th and 5th)
|VED (band)||Insurance group|
|Clio Renaultsport 200 and 200 Lux||47.9||133||21%||E||29E|
|Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy||47.9||135||22%||E||TBC|