Renault is introducing a new 1.6-liter Energy dCi twin turbodiesel engine which will power upcoming D- and E-segment models wearing the diamond logo.

Renault is introducing a new 1.6-liter Energy dCi twin turbodiesel engine which will power upcoming D- and E-segment models wearing the diamond logo.

The four-cylinder engine has a 1,598cc block and generates 160 HP (118 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque which according to Renault are output levels that you get on a 2.0-liter engine but thanks to the smaller displacement the new dCi motor has 25 percent less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

It benefits from a twin turbocharged system encompassing a low inertia turbo that offers high low-end torque as 90 percent of the torque is available from just 1,500 rpm. The second turbo is in charge at the higher-end and offers a smooth and linear acceleration.

Renault says the engine was developed by implementing the knowledge obtained during the research for the 1.6-liter turbocharged Formula 1 engine. Friction has been diminished by using a DLC (diamond-like carbon) finish of the cam, while a more efficient cooling has been achieved by mounting a transverse water flow system.

Additional details are available in the press release section.

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Renault reveals 1.6-liter Energy dCi twin-turbo engine with 160 HP