The Renault Nissan Alliance Enveil Their New Engine | Part Two

Concerning Renault, it is already available on Laguna Coupe, and will soon be offered on Renault Laguna Hatch and Renault Laguna Sport Tourer, in early 2009.

Concerning Nissan, it will be available on the new version of Maxima in the US and on Pathfinder and Navara, in Europe. It will also be available on Infiniti EX, FX and M models in Europe.

Renault's Diesel engines, known as dCi, such as the 1.5 dCi (K9K) the 1.9 dCi (F9Q) or the 2.0 dCi (M9R), are praised for their performances, fuel and CO² efficiency, silence, and lack of vibrations. They are perfect for everyday driving, as they are environmentally friendly, reliable and durable, as well as dynamic.

Nissan's V6 engines are references in their segment. Each year, Nissan produces more than a million V6 engines, making it the biggest V6 producer in the world. The 3.5L petrol engine fitted in vehicles such as the Nissan 350Z has won many prizes. Nissan's V6 engines have been ranked among the World's Ten best engines for 14 years. Its new twin-turbo 3.8 litre V6 fitted in the Nissan GT-R is one of the world's most performance-oriented powertrains, as it has outperformed most sports cars on the Nurburgring racetrack, with an astonishing 7'29" laptime.

The new V6 diesel engine is a technological, high displacement, multi-valve V powertrain, which means it offers a high level of performance and driving pleasure. The new powertrain has the highest level of torque in the Renault line-up with 450Nm. It therefore allows very quick acceleration from 0 to 62mph in just 7.3 seconds. Additionally, in Renault Laguna Coupe, the new diesel V6 achieves 235hp, which makes it Renault's second most powerful engine, after the 3.5 litre petrol engine (240hp). Further versions of this engine will be commercialised with more power and more torque, as it can generate up to 265hp and 550Nm when put longitudinally on a car.

The new V6 dCi engine derives from the 4-cylinder in-line 2.0 dCi launched in 2005. They share components, but the combustion chamber design has been optimised to improve the trade-off between emission levels and fuel efficiency. The Renault Laguna Coupe V6 dCi emits 192g/km of CO², which is in line with most of the best German engine manufacturers. Of course, the new V6 will be fitted with particle filters and a SCR, to make it one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world. Very low noise levels are the result of a joint optimisation of powertrain engine base, injection and tuning strategies.

Published : 20/11/08 Author : Staff

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