Renault has released full details about the engine lineup for its all-new Talisman sedan, as well as a massive photo gallery.
The brand’s flagship sedan will be available with three diesel engines and two petrol units, ranging from 110PS (108hp) to 200PS (197hp). The diesel lineup begins with the 1.5-liter Energy dCi 110, which offers 110PS (108hp) and 260Nm (192lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 rpm. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, this is the most economical engine of the range, with a combined fuel economy of just 3.6 l/100 km (78.4 mpg UK or 65.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 95 g/km. The Talisman Energy dCi 110 reaches a top speed 190 km/h (118 mph).
The next choice is the 1.6-liter Energy dCi 130, which is rated at 130PS (128hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque available from 1,750 rpm. For now it is only offered with a six-speed manual gearbox, with a six-speed EDC to be offered at a later date. Combined fuel consumption is 3.9 l/100 km (72.4 mpg UK or 60.3 mpg US), equivalent to 102 g/km of CO2.
The most powerful diesel engine on offer is the 1.6-liter Energy dCi 160 Twin Turbo, which delivers 160PS (158hp) and a 380Nm (280lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 rpm. Renault says the very low inertia turbo enables crisp pullaway and immediate response at low revs, while the second turbo delivers brisk acceleration at higher revs.
Linked to an six-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, the Talisman Energy dCi 160 Twin Turbo averages 4.4 l/100km (64.2 mpg UK or 53.4 mpg US), equivalent to CO2 emissions of 115g/km. All of the diesel engines available for the Talisman are equipped with NOx traps and particulate filters. Their Lean NOx Trap (LNT technology) is maintenance-free.
The entry-level gasoline engine is the 1.6-liter Energy TCe 150 EDC, which delivers 150PS (148hp) and 220Nm (162lb-ft) of torque available from 2,500 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, the engine averages 5.6 l/100 km (50.4 mpg UK or 42 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 127 g/km. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) takes 9.6 seconds, while top speed is 215 km/h (133 mph).
Finally, the most powerful engine is the Energy TCe 200 EDC, rated at 200PS (197hp) and 260Nm (192lb-ft) of torque available from 2,500 rpm. Derived from Renault Sport’s direct-injection turbo engine, the 1.6-liter unit allows the Renault Talisman to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds. Mated to the 7-speed EDC dual-clutch gearbox, it returns 5.6 l/100km (50.4 mpg UK or 42 mpg US), while CO2 emissions stand at 127g/km).