Renault Reveals The 2006 Megane | Part Three

The 150hp 2.0 dCi: Flagship of a new generation of diesel engines

New Mégane's facelift coincides with a revised range of power plants, all of which are now Euro 4-compliant. The diesel range sees the introduction of the brand's new flagship, the 150hp 2.0 dCi, the inclusion of a periodic regeneration particulate filter for the 1.9 dCi - the power output of which has been increased to 130hp - and a 5hp gain for the 1.5 dCi engines.

The new 2.0 dCi features the latest diesel technologies. Powerful, quiet-running, economical and clean, it is one of the most efficient engines in its category, delivering 150hp at 4,000rpm with torque of 340Nm at 2,000rpm. Combined with a new manual 6-speed gearbox, it offers a particularly wide speed range and a level of dynamic and sports performance rarely seen in its segment, while careful attention has also been paid to acoustic comfort. The engine accelerates from a standing start to 100kph in a best-in-class time of 8.7 seconds. The 150hp 2.0 dCi-powered New Mégane is the most fuel-efficient car in its segment with consumption of just 5.4l/100km (combined cycle), which also represents the segment's lowest CO2 emission value (144g/km).

The range of 1.9 dCi engines has been extended to include a new version whose power output has been increased to 130hp and which is now equipped with a periodic regeneration particulate filter. As an alternative to the 6-speed manual gearbox, it can also be coupled to Renault's flick-shift, proactive 4-speed automatic transmission.

The Euro 4-compliant version of the 100hp 1.5 dCi diesel engine now delivers 105hp, while torque has been increased by 20% to 240Nm at 2,000rpm. Combined with 6-speed manual transmission, its fuel consumption is 4.7l/100km (combined cycle) with CO2 emissions of just 120g/km. The switch to Euro 4 compliance has also seen the power output of the 80hp 1.5 dCi increase by 5hp to 85hp.

The list of petrol power plants features five engines which are available in the different body types: 1.4 16V (100hp), 1.6 16V (110hp), 2.0 16V (135hp), 2.0T 16V (165hp) and Renaultsport 2.0T 16V (225hp) version.

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Published 29 December 2005 Melanie Carter

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