French auto maker Renault has unveiled a new direct injection 1.3 turbocharged petrol engine, which has been co-developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. This newly developed petrol engine will now be available on the Scénic and Grand Scénic, and will soon be making its way into the rest of the Renault models from next year. As per Renault, this new petrol engine is capable of offering more torque at low rpm and better and constant availability at high rpm. At the same time, the engine will also be more fuel efficient as well as emit lower CO2 levels.
While speaking on the new petrol engine, the Alliance Global VP of Powertrain & Electric Vehicles, Philippe Brunet said that that the new petrol engine represents all the expertise of the Groupe Renault's engineers, the Alliance and its partner Daimler. The newly developed engine meets the quality standards of the Alliance as well as Daimler, and has been perfected with over 40,000 hours of rigorous testing. As compared against the Energy TCe 130 unit, the new Energy TCe 140 mill has the capability to offer 35 Nm of extra peak torque that is also available across a larger rev range from 1,500 rpm - 3,500 rpm.