Because of the Perodua range of vehicle, there are quite a number of driver like to play on 3 cylinder turbo engine modified on their vehicle, and how about you think on this Renault new Energy TCE 90 engine?
The Energy TCe 90 engine is the first three-cylinder turbo petrol engine developed by Renault. It boasts the best driving enjoyment/fuel economy equation on the market and its user cost is reduced. The Energy TCe 90 will be launched in the future Clio and will gradually replace the current TCe 100, without sacrificing driving pleasure despite its 25 per cent reduction in cubic capacity.
Renault's first three-cylinder turbo engine
First three-cylinder engine by Renault, the Energy TCe 90 is the product of a brand-new Renault design. This 899cc turbo petrol engine is all-aluminium.
Featuring a very low inertia turbo (the lowest on the market) combined with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), the Energy TCe 90 boasts the best driving enjoyment/fuel economy equation on the market.
The new engine develops 90hp at 5,000rpm and torque of 135Nm available across a broad rev-band, guaranteeing all the driving enjoyment of a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated engine. With 90 per cent of torque available from 1,650rpm, it delivers smooth response from low engine speeds. Driving is smoother with less frequent gear-changes in built-up areas. Peak torque of the sprightly, free-revving Energy TCe 90 is 5,500rpm.
The Energy TCe 90 delivers the market’s fastest airflow ‘tumble’ effect inside the cylinders. Combustion is virtually instantaneous and takes full advantage of the downsizing to three cylinders:
- downsizing is a technique which involves reducing the cubic capacity of an engine in order to reduce fuel consumption, while maintaining performance thanks to turbocharging. The resulting saving in fuel consumption is estimated to be five per cent ;
- removing a cylinder reduces friction by 20 per cent compared with a four-cylinder engine architecture of the same cubic capacity, leading to a four per cent saving in fuel consumption ;
- the three-cylinder pulse, combined with a longer exhaust phase, is twice as powerful as that of an equivalent four-cylinder engine. This natural turbocharging means that less demand is made of the turbo which is in turn more efficient, directly benefiting fuel consumption.
The Energy TCe 90 will be launched in the future Clio and will gradually replace the current TCe 100, without sacrificing driving pleasure despite its 25 per cent reduction in cubic capacity.
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