Dacia has introduced a new 1.6-liter Euro 6-compliant petrol engine for the Duster SUV

Dacia has introduced a new 1.6-liter Euro 6-compliant petrol engine for the Duster SUV.

The Romanian manufacturer explains this is a brand new unit that is not “simply an EU6 version of the petrol engine previously fitted to the Duster.” The naturally aspirated mill develops 10 PS more than its predecessor at 5,500 rpm for a total output of 115 PS (85 kW). It also has an extra 8 Nm (6 lb-ft) of torque – now 156 Nm (116 lb-ft) at 4,000rpm.

Equipped with this 1.6 engine, the Duster 4x2 runs from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62mph) in 11.0 seconds, while the 4x4 model needs 12.0 seconds. CO2 emissions fall by up to 30 g/km to 155 g/km (4x4) and 145 g/km (4x2). The unit is mated to a 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox, while engine start and stop is standard.

In other related news, the 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine of the model now has received a 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) torque boost.

More details are available at the press release section below.

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