Renault-Nissan And Mercedes Unveil New 1.3-liter Turbo Petrol Engine

Renault has introduced a new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, available in a choice of three power levels, that was developed with the help of their Nissan and Mercedes partners.

The unit will first hit the market next year on Scenic and Grand Scenic models, in TCe 115 manual, plus TCe 140 and TCe 160 manual or EDC automatic form. Later in the year, it will be progressively introduced in other Renault models.

“Compared with the Energy TCe 130, the new Energy TCe 140 delivers 35 Nm additional peak torque which is available across a broader rev band, from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm,” said Alliance Global’s, Philippe Brunet.

Thanks to several Alliance-developed innovations, the new engine features Bore Spray Coating, a cylinder coating technology from the Nissan GT-R, which is said to improve efficiency by “reducing friction and optimizing heat transfer”. It also has increased direct fuel injection pressure and a specific combustion chamber design for improved fuel/air mix.

Renault claims this power unit not only offers more torque at low revs but also more linear torque at high revs, thus increasing driving comfort and offering a better mid-range response, which should aid overtaking maneuvers.


  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s so cute. I wish it was going into a tiny sports car – like some sort of modern Midget.

  • jsz00

    Probably a new Nissan Versa engine

    • :/ Yurr

      It needs to be cause that car is slowww…

  • Toss

    Engine for next base A-Class range.

  • BobV12

    Aaaaaand we continue with the redneck-style incest across the car brands chess board…

  • brn

    So this is a less powerful version of the existing (now aging) Ford 1.5L turbo? Nothing wrong with that, but not newsworthy.

    • this is a 1.3 turbo, not 1.5 turbo, which is a large 200 CC difference in displacement,coming close to a 170 HP is quite impressive, for 1.3 liter turbo, and if you are an engineering you should now a larger displacement equal more power, right , so way are you comparing a small displacement with less power to a large displacement which by any standard would have given more power, the honda 1.5 turbo is what you should be comparing to your aging Ford.

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