A tad pricey, but still neat looking, the new Renault Laguna Coupe Black Edition has been introduced.

Renault has sent out information on another new trim for the Laguna. The French automaker hopes their Renault Laguna Coupe Black Edition will bank off the success of the Hatch and Estate Black Editions.

The loaded edition includes mainly cosmetic upgrades. Customers have a chooice of three metallic paints, including Pearlescent Black, Cassiopee Grey and Platine Grey. You will also notice exterior upgrades, like the 17-inch Talisman aluminum alloys, and twin chrome exhaust pipes. Bi-Xenon adaptive lighting is included, as well as the hands-free Renault Card automatic door lock/unlock and engine start-up system. Once inside, driver and passengers are taken care of by the six airbags, while being kept comfortable thanks to the air quality sensing dual-zone climate control. A 140W 3D sound system, built by Arkamys, includes Bluetooth, CD, MP3, and an audio connection box. The driver also gets the benefit of rear parking sensors, and a speed limiting cruise control.

If you want power along with the added luxury, you may have to look to the aftermarket for engine tuning. This new edition can only be ordered with the 2.0-liter dCi engine, that delivers 150 horsepower. Although thrifty on fuel consumption (it uses 6.0-liters of fuel per 100 km), the vehicle has an approximate 0-100 km/h time of 9.5 seconds. A top speed of 210 km/h can be achieved, but we bet it takes a long time to get there. Still, if it is fuel efficiency in a nice ride, this may be the car for you.

At €29,500 for the Renault Laguna Coupe Black Edition, the company claims customers will get an overall saving of €4,250. However, this does still seem a bit pricey to us. Try negotiating the price down when you visit the dealership. The vehicle will be available for order in France beginning later this month.


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