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Renault announces prices for new petrol-engined Scenics

Date: 18 December 2017   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Renault has today announced UK prices for the first cars to be equipped with its new petrol engine.

As revealed last week, Renault is introducing the new direct injection turbocharged Energy TCe engine in the Scenic and Grand Scenic, before rolling it out to other models during 2018. Prices for the new engine in the Scenic line-up start from £22,005 on the road.

Orders for the Scenic and Grand Scenic with 115bhp and 140bhp versions of the new engine open on 1 January, with the first customer deliveries expected during February.

The 1.3-litre engine is available only with manual transmission in the less powerful version, and with a choice of manual or EDC automatic transmissions at 140bhp.

Scenic prices with the engine rise from £22,005 for the entry-level Expression+ TCe 115 to £28,505 for the top-line Signature Nav TCe 140 Auto EDC, while Grand Scenic prices for the same trim levels go from £23,505 to £30,305.

For both versions of the engine, Renault has quoted a CO2 output for the Scenic of 122g/km, and fuel economy of 52.2mpg. For the Grand Scenic, these figures change to 125g/km for both versions of the engine; 51.4mpg for the 140bhp engine and 50.4mpg for the 115bhp engine.

Renault says these figures mean a reduction in CO2 emissions of 7g for the Scenic and 11g for the Grand Scenic. Renault says the new engine, developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with Daimler, offers increased torque at lower revs and more available torque at higher revs, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Renault says the engine includes innovations such as bore spray coating, a cylinder-coating technology from the Nissan GTR's engine that improves efficiency. Direct fuel injection pressure has been raised by 250 bar, and a specific combustion chamber design is said to optimise the mix of fuel and air.

Renault also says the engine's dual variable timing camshaft technology controls the intake and exhaust valves according to engine loads.