Renault Clio Bio-Fuel

  • Renault sold 25% of all vehicles emitting less than 120g/km CO2 in Europe in 2005
  • Target to sell 1 million cars annually emitting less than 140g/km CO2 by 2008

Following its recent international debut at the 2006 Paris International Agricultural Show, Renault launched a new bio-fuel car, the Hi-Flex Clio available with either a 1.0 or 1.6-litre 16v engine. Based on the Clio II, the new range has been developed for the Brazilian market and features Renault-developed ‘Flex Fuel’ technology, with a highly versatile engine that can run on petrol and ethanol in any proportion (0-100% of either).

Available in three and five-door hatchback or Clio Sedan form, the new Flex Fuel models replace all of the previous petrol versions and cost an average of just 1% more, with prices starting at 26,570 R$ (Brazilian Real

In Europe, biofuel is one of the most promising solutions for bringing down CO2 emission levels. Under Renault Commitment 2009, Renault has made several commitments to environment issues, including engine adaptation to biofuels. By 2009, 50% of petrol-engined Renaults offered for sale in Europe will be able to run on fuels containing up to 85% of ethanol and all Renault diesel cars will run on fuel containing up to 30% of diester.

Version

1.0 16V Hi-Flex

1.6 16V Hi-Flex

Dimensions

Overall length (mm)

4191

4191

Wheelbase (mm)

2472

2472

Overall width (mm)

1639

1639

Unladen height (mm)

1417

1417

Unladen kerb weight (kg)

1025

1025

Engine

Fuel

Petrol/Ethanol

Petrol/Ethanol

Induction capacity (cc)

999

1598

Max power (hp, petrol-ethanol) rpm

76 -77 / 6000

110 -115 / 5750

Performance

Max speed (km/h, petrol-ethanol)

166 -167

192 – 194

0-100 km/h (sec, petrol-ethanol)

14.1 -14.3

9.7 – 9.8

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