By Stewart Smith on 2017-12-18 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Renault reveals new
The French company claim this new engine offers a significant improvement in driving quality with increased torque at low revs and greater and constant availability at high revs, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2emissions.
The new Energy TCe engine will be offered in other Renault models from next year and pricing for the new engine in the Scenic line-up starts from £22,005 on-the-road - a similar price to the current 1.2-litre petrol models.
The new 1.3-litre petrol engine, coupled with manual and EDC dual-clutch automatic transmissions, incorporates several new features including bore spray coating which improves efficiency by reducing friction and optimising heat transfer.
Other technologies reduce fuel consumption and CO2emissions.
As far as power goes the Energy TCe 140 engine has a CO2output of 122g/km and achieves a claimed 52.3mpg - some four mpg better than the 1.2.
The Energy TCe 115 - available in manual transmission only - has 220Nm of torque at 1,500rpm and delivers the same fuel economy as the more powerful engine.
The new petrol engine is produced at the Renault factory in Valladolid, Spain.
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