The more here, the more automotive manufacturers realize that they can not survive on their own, at least so. So that alliances, joint ventures, and cooperation in any field are now mushrooming among global automotive brands. And now a product of the cooperation of global automotive brands is again present, which is a Turbo engine initiated by the alliance Renault-Nissan and Mercedes Benz.
This machine is not just a regular Turbo engine, because there are several technologies provided in this machine. And the machine that has a cubication of 1.300cc itself has three levels of power. The 1,300cc Direct Injection Turbo engine of the Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz workloads will enter the production line from next year, and the Renault Scenic and Renault Grand Scenic are the first lucky products to get this new turbo engine, and there will be other models from Renault who will be using a similar machine. For Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic will get all three engine levels, which will be divided into five variants.
The first engine level named Energy TCe 115, which has the maximum power is similar to its name, which is 115 hp with maximum torque of 220 Nm. This machine will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission with a maximum speed that can be achieved quite varied, which is 182 km / h for the Renault Scenic, and 179 km / h for the Renault Grand Scenic. Acceleration figures were in the numbers 11.3 to 11.7 seconds to travel from 0-100 km / h. Next is the Energy TCe 140 engine, which will be paired with two transmission models, the 6 speed manual, and the EDC Automatic 7 Acceleration.
This second engine variant has the same maximum power as its name, which is 140 hp, with torque slightly superior to Energy TCe 115, which is 240 Nm. Of course the maximum speed of the Energy TCe 140 engine is higher than the lower version, which for Renault Scenic can reach 195 km / h, and Renault Grand Scenic recorded 192 km / hour. For acceleration, the Energy TCe engine recorded a good enough correction, where the acceleration range is in the numbers of 10.1 to 10.5 seconds for 0-100 km / h. And the tangled variant is the same energy TCe 160 variant as the bottom variant, offered with a choice of 6 speed manual transmission and 7 acceleration EDC.
For Energy TCe 160, the power generated is 160 hp with torque extends at 260 Nm for manual variants and 270 Nm for EDC variants. Energy TCe 160 engine in Renault Scenic capable of making the car reaches a maximum speed of 200 km / h, while the Renault Grand Scenic is only 197 km / h, but also tight. As for acceleration, the Energy TCe 160 engine has the fastest record at 9.1 seconds for Renault Scenic EDC, up to 10.5 seconds for the Renault Grand Scenic 7 Seater manual. Then how the 1.330cc engine can carve the power? The answer is inside the machine itself.
Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz successfully applied Bore Spray Coating technology on the cylinder in this machine. The technology is taken directly from Nissan GT-R which is famous for toned. With such technology, the efficiency of the Energy TCe Series engine can increase, because friction inside the engine can be reduced, while the engine heat transfer can be optimized. In addition, other effects are the pressure from direct fuel injection has increased, and fuel / air mix can also increase thanks to the specific design of its combustion chamber. Renault itself claims that the Energy TCe engine is not only provide abundant torque at low engine speed, but also can keep the torque remains linear in high rotation.
The Energy TCe machine itself is one of the most exciting assets for the Renault-Nissan alliance. The question is, will Mercedes-Benz will later use this machine? Interesting to see the development later. What if you think?