Formula 1 Technology
Competition is the perfect laboratory.
Whenever Renault enters a competition, the winning technologies are applied to production vehicles so that customers can benefit from improved performance, reliability, and efficiency.
Motorsport competition has always been a part of Renault’s DNA, and they have made these competitions into showcases of the brand’s technological expertise and its teams driving passion. Motorsports are a source of pride and motivation for all of the Group’s customers and associates because they promote positive values like sharing and the pursuit of excellence
Energy TCe 130
Developing 130 hp at 5,500 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, this latest-generation direct-injection 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine just eats up the road. It offers the performance of a two-litre aspirated engine with a generous 90 per cent of torque available at 1,500 rpm.
Using Energy technology, some of it derived from Renault’s F1 experience, the Energy TCe 130 offers a 20-per-cent reduction in fuel consumption compared to the engine it replaces and depending on the model. This represents a saving of more than one litre per 100 kilometres.
Energy TCe 115
Renault's first turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engine – the Energy 1.2-litre TCe 115 – is particularly responsive. Thanks to peak torque of 190 Nm, a figure worthy of a two-litre power train and available from as low as 1,750 rpm, the Energy TCe 115 delivers the acceleration and mid-range response expected of a 1.6-litre engine.
This has been made possible thanks to a range of new technologies, some of which come from the world of F1: 'Square' engine architecture: takes up less space yet delivers the same performance.
Energy TCe 90
The Energy TCe 90 engine is the first three-cylinder turbo petrol engine developed by Renault. It boasts the best driving enjoyment/fuel economy equation on the market and its user cost is reduced. The Energy TCe 90 will be launched in the future Clio and will gradually replace the current TCe 100, without sacrificing driving pleasure despite its 25 per cent reduction in cubic capacity.
Our engineers took full advantage of the new three cylinder engine architecture to achieve an optimum air-fuel ratio on the Energy TCe 90 unit, even at peak power (from 2,000 to 4,000rpm), in order to bring down fuel consumption in all driving conditions.
Energy dCi 160 twin turbo
This 1,598cc block delivers 160 hp and a generous 380 Nm of torque, which catapults it into the domain of 2-litre engines in terms of performance.
The use of 'Twin Turbo' technology for this diesel engine ensures a blend of low-end torque and high power at higher revs, the obvious knock-on effect of which is enhanced driving enjoyment. This important breakthrough also provides fuel consumption and CO2 emission savings of 25%.
Energy dCi 130
The Energy dCi 130 is a combination of technology derived from Renault’s Formula 1 experience. It is the highest-performing 1.6-litre diesel engine in its category, making the Scénic and Grand Scénic the most economical people carriers on the market, achieving record-low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
This 1.6-litre engine, developed as part of Renault’s alliance with Nissan, has comparable performance to that of its predecessor, the 1.9-litre dCi 130, delivering 130 hp/96kW and 320 Nm of torque.
Energy dCi 110
Renault's mid-range engine, the 1.5 dCi, powers one in three of the brand's vehicles and is a real jewel of technological brilliance. Its evolutions compared to the 1.5 dCi engine are: a turbo charger architecture, an individualised spray cone angle and reduced friction, as well as a carryover of the Energy dCi 130's 'technology package'.
The more precise spray pattern significantly improves combustion performance (15 percent less unburned fuel), which in turn has a beneficial effect on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions*.
Energy SCe 70
Made for the city, this 70 hp petrol engine’s torque is very responsive, for a drive which is simultaneously lively, flexible and comfortable.
There is also a variant which includes Stop & Start for improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.