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Renault Begins dCi 130 Diesel Engine - 20% Lower Fuel Consumption
In brief: Renault has begun production of the new energy dCi 130 diesel engine, which will be the flagship of the company's new high-efficiency powertrain lines.
The Renault-Nissan design will be the first of several in the "Energy" family. It's officially the 1.6L Energy dCi 130 (R9M) and will replace the old 1.9L dCi 130 currently in use (it will be phased out). Fuel consumption and emissions are 20% better than the predecessor's.
The R9M dCi 130 delivers 130hp at 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque. It includes a stop-start system, regenerative braking, and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system.
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When faced with their goals, engineers at Renault began in 2006 with the idea that building from scratch would be cheaper in the long run that refitting existing engine technologies in the Renault line.
Photo credits: Renault
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