Renault Megane Gains New TCe 165 Gasoline Engine

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Accessible completely with the seven-speed, dual-clutch computerized gearbox.

After including a robust diesel possibility for the Megane GT on the finish of final yr, Renault is as soon as once more giving patrons extra selection by introducing a brand new gasoline engine. Generally known as the “Vitality TCe 165,” the turbocharged four-cylinder unit has a displacement of 1.6 liters and develops 163 horsepower (121 kilowatts) at 6,000 rpm. The utmost torque of 184 pound-feet (250 Newton-meters) kicks in at 2,500 rpm.

The newly added engine is mainly a detuned model of the one you’ll be able to have within the sporty Megane GT the place it pumps out 202 hp, or an additional 39 hp. The GT additionally has extra torque because the 1.6 TCe in that mannequin is rated at 206 lb-ft (280 Nm). Very similar to within the sportier model, the decrease specification of the engine is out there solely with a seven-speed, dual-clutch computerized gearbox recognized in Renault’s vocabulary because the EDC. It advantages from a moist clutch know-how promising to ship improved gear-shift stability.

So far as the engine’s performances are involved, the Megane will do the Zero-62 mph (Zero-100 kph) dash in an honest eight.2 seconds earlier than topping out at 134 mph (215 kph). That makes it 1.1 seconds slower within the dash than the warmer GT, which has a better most velocity by with the ability to attain 145 mph (233 kph). As a aspect observe, Renault is saying the TCe 165-equipped Megane will cowl one kilometer (Zero.6 miles) after 29.1 seconds.

When you’re questioning in regards to the gasoline effectivity numbers, the TCe 165 contained in the Renault Megane sips 6 liters / 100 km on common with corresponding CO2 emissions of 134 g/km.

Renault is already accepting orders at dwelling in France for the Megane fitted with this engine and accessible in each hatchback and wagon physique kinds. Least expensive model cash should purchase will set you again €29,100 whereas the most costly one prices €30,900.

Do you have to be prepared to pay significantly greater than that, the range-topping RS will land subsequent yr when will probably be joined by a spicy Trophy model by late 2018.

Supply: Renault

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New Vitality TCe 165 engine mated to seven-speed EDC transmission joins Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Property catalogues

  • The excellent record of highly effective engines accessible for Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Property has been prolonged to incorporate the Vitality TCe 165 alongside the Vitality dCi 165.

  • This Renault Sport-developed powerplant combines driving pleasure with gasoline effectivity.

  • Order books for Mégane Hatchback and Mégane Property powered by the Vitality TCe 165 engine open in France immediately.

The Vitality TCe 165 present responsive efficiency from low revs, with most torque of 250Nm accessible from 2,500rpm. Derived from the TCe 205 unit that powers Mégane GT (developed by Renault Sport engineers) however tuned to ship 165 horsepower, the Vitality TCe 165 combines the GT model’s hallmark driving enjoyment and dynamics with clean acceleration all the way in which as much as peak energy (121kW at 6,000rpm).

On the identical time, because of thermal administration know-how, NEDC combined-cycle gasoline consumption and CO2 emissions stand at simply 6 litres/100km and 134g/km respectively. Electrical management of the cooling circuit hastens engine warm-up to contribute to gasoline financial savings, whereas ESM (Vitality Good Administration) permits the alternator to cost the battery utilizing power that’s in any other case wasted when decelerating.

For added pleasure behind the wheel, the Vitality TCe 165 drives by way of a seven-speed EDC dual-clutch computerized gearbox for sooner, smoother gear shifts, with engine velocity optimised as a operate of the chosen gear and driving mode (Eco, Consolation, Impartial, Sport). On the identical time, the EDC transmission options new moist clutch know-how for better gear-shift stability over time and when working at totally different temperatures.

Costs (in France)

• Mégane Hatchback INTENS Vitality TCe 165 EDC…….………………..…………………….€29,100
• Mégane Hatchback AKAJU Vitality TCe 165 EDC ……..……………………..……………….€30,900
• Mégane Property INTENS Vitality TCe 165 EDC …………………………………………..…….€30,000


French fiscal score9
Displacement (cc)1,618
Most energy (hp) at (rpm)165 / 6,000
Most torque (Nm) at (rpm)250 / 2,400
Variety of ahead speeds7
High velocity (kph)215
1,000m standing begin (s)29.1
Zero-100kph (s)eight.2
NEDC combined-cycle gasoline consumption (litres/100km)6
NEDC mixed COemissions (g/km) 134

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