Renault Talisman S-Edition Has A New Megane RS-Sourced 1.8 Turbo
With 225 hp, this is the most powerful Talisman in the range.
Mar 06, 2018 at 2:37am ET
By: Angel Sergeev
Renault has finally expanded the Talisman range with a sportier version to answer the Skoda Superb SportLine, Ford Mondeo ST Line, and the likes on the European D-segment market. The Talisman S-Edition is making its official debut in Geneva, where’s it’s bringing a new 1.8-liter turbo gas engine.
It’s the same unit that works under the hood of the Megane RS and Alpine A110, but in this application is detuned to deliver 225 horsepower (165 kilowatts) and 221 pound-feet (300 Newton-meters) of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which sends the power to the front wheels. Renault is not providing acceleration and max speed numbers, but claims the “powerplant provides enhanced driving enjoyment.”
In addition to the new 1.8 turbo motor, the Talisman S-Edition comes with Renault’s 4Control (rear steering wheels) and Electronic Damper Control (adaptive suspension) systems. They are both included in the standard equipment and provide “impeccably smooth ride.” Also part of the standard features list are the full-LED smart headlights, 19-inch wheels, tinted rear windows, S-Edition badging, and black side mirror caps.
Inside the cabin, the sporty atmosphere continues with black full-leather interior with red contrasting stitching for the seats and dashboard, grey and red carpet mats with embroidered S-Edition motif, aluminum sport pedal caps, and other aluminum accents.
“With S-Edition, Talisman adds the sporty touch waited for our customers in the range,” Sandra Gomez, D-segment Program Director at the French company, comments. “The new 1.8-liter 225-hp engine blends power with refinement to deliver even greater driving enjoyment.”
Renault is currently displaying the new Talisman S-Edition in Geneva as an estate model, and will have it on sale across Europe from September this year. Depending on the market, it will be available with other turbo gas or diesel engines with pricing to be revealed at a later date.
The Renault Talisman line-up has been extended with the addition of an exclusive, racier S-Edition version which debuts the new 1.8 TCe 225 petrol engine. Sporty interior featuring black trim with red top-stitching and a focus on comfort. 4Control Pack, Electronic Damper Control and new 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. Available in Europe from September 2018. Thanks to its refined, elegant styling, superior ride and handling, comfortable interior and outstanding performance, Renault Talisman lost no time emerging as one of the market’s most popular touring cars. The model returns to the limelight at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with Talisman S-Edition, an even sportier limited-edition version. Based on the extensively equipped Intens equipment level (ADAS Pack and Vision System, Multi-Sense, massaging seats, etc.), Talisman S-Edition combines sporty styling with exclusive appointments, plus the 4Control Pack and Electronic Damper Control as standard features for an impeccably smooth ride.The S-Edition version’s elegant, exclusive exterior styling is rounded out by the fitment of black Alizarine 19-inch wheels and, for extra privacy, extra-tinted rear glass. The model also comes with Pure Vision Full LED head lights, embossed chrome door sills, S-Edition badging on the wings and Etoilé Black door mirror housings to make refinement even more part of the car’s DNA. The interior of Talisman S-Edition remains subdued despite the addition of such openly sporty features as black leather and red top-stitching for the upholstery and dashboard (plus matching leather-trimmed steering wheel, gear lever bellows and door inserts), grey and red carpet mats with embroidered S-Edition motif, aluminium pedal caps and other ‘aluminium’ finish appointments. The black roof lining brings an additional touch of premium sports appeal. Talisman S-Edition comes with the same spacious cabin, innovative technology and high-quality finish that helped to forge the model’s reputation for excellence. Available with a wide choice of diesel engines, Talisman can now also be ordered with the new TCe 225 petrol engine mated to seven-speed EDC automatic transmission. The new powerplant provides enhanced driving enjoyment thanks to its brisk acceleration and pick-up performance, courtesy of its 225 horsepower (165kW) and 300Nm torque. Talisman S-Edition is due to go on sale in Europe from September 2018 and, depending on market, will be available with other engines. Prices will be released at a later date. The estate version of Talisman S-Edition will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show until March 18.