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Renault Energy F1 to power Caterham F1 Team from 2014
Renault Sport F1 and Caterham F1 Team are delighted to confirm the extension of their partnership in the FIA Formula One World Championship for a further three years.
Caterham will use the Renault Energy F1 Power Unit, the V6 turbocharged engine equipped with potent energy recovery systems
From next year, Caterham F1 Team will be equipped with the Renault Energy F1, a cutting edge power plant designed for the radical new 2014 technical regulations.
The Energy F1 unites a V6 turbocharged direct injection internal combustion engine with two motor generator units that harvest energy dissipated in the exhaust gasses and brakes and deploy as both electrical and mechanical power.
When combined the energy systems and engine will produce more power than the current V8 engines, however will be more than 35% more energy efficient thanks to technical and sporting regulations that prescribe a fuel flow limit of 100kg/h and maximum quantity of 100kg permitted per race.
The extended partnership will see Renault and Caterham F1 Team work together for a further three years in F1
The Anglo-Malaysian team and the French manufacturer first teamed up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, with the Renault RS27 V8 engine powering the team in subsequent seasons.
Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal, Caterham F1 Team added: ‘This announcement is obviously very good news for our F1 team and is a reflection of the deep bonds that have been created between our two businesses since 2011, particularly with the roadcar project we launched in 2012 between Caterham and Alpine, which is now at an advanced stage in development.
Please see the video : “The 2014 Renault Energy F1 engine : new technology for a new era”
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The Dacia Duster is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) developed by the Romanian automaker Dacia.
Based on the Nissan B0 platform, the Duster measures 4.31 metres (169.7 in) in length, 1.82 metres (71.7 in) in width and has 210 mm (8.3 in) of ground clearance. Its luggage space has a volume of up to 475 litres (16.8 cu ft), while with the rear benchseat folded and tipped forward, its carrying ability can exceed 1,600 litres (57 cu ft).
The Duster is offered with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The 4×4 variants make use of Nissan’s all-wheel drive system which allows the driver to choose from three different driving modes: Auto, in which the rear-wheel drive is engaged automatically in case the front wheels loose grip, Lock, whereby 50 per cent of torque is consistently fed through the rear axle, and 2WD where the transmission is locked into front-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency.
Renault Duster Petrol RxE This is the base petrol variant powered by a 1.6-litre, 8 valve, 105 PS engine . The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The SUV comes with black fabric upholstery with chrome gear knob and other standard features.
Renault Duster Petrol RxL This is the top-end petrol variant, it comes with the standard safety features like engine immobilizer, door open warning lamp, central locking and engine productive under guard. The SUV has a power air-conditioning system with heater and pollen filter.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxE This is the base diesel variant of the Duster, powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cyl. in-line engine that is capable to produce an output of 85PS at 3750rpm. This variant returns a fuel efficiency of 20.46kmpl with a CRDi fuel supply system. The Duster RxE Diesel has ABS along with EBD and Brake assistance.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL This is the mid-variant of the vehicle, which comes with the same 1.5-litre dCI diesel engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The variant comes with Key-less entry, passenger vanity mirror, front map lamp, 2 cup holder, front and rear reading lamp, which are some of the standard features.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Pack This is similar to the Duster 85PS RxL variant but with additional features including dual airbags for the front row passengers. The safety features on offer are the ABS with EBD and brake assist system,speed sensing door locks, impact sensing door unlock, reverse parking sensors, etc.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Optional with Nav The Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Optional with Nav variant is the same 85PS RxL variant, but it comes with other advanced features like emergency brake assist, Anti-Lock Braking System, stability control and of course the Optional Navigation feature.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxL This is the better tuned diesel variant of the Duster, which is powered by the 1.5 dCi engine that can produce an output of 110 PS at 3900 rpm. This engine is matted to a 6- speed manual transmission gearbox. It has ABS with EBD and Brake assist as standard safety features. The SUV comes with body coloured outside door mirrors, stylish roof rails, door side sills, steel wheels, rear glass wiper and washer. Trendy beige coloured seat fabrics with a glossy piano black floor console gives the cabin a luxurious feel.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ The RxZ is the top-end variant of Duster and it come with even plusher features like alloy wheels and steering mounted controls, besides the features of 110 PS RxL. Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Pack
It is the same Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ variant but it is bestowed with leather pack apart from the features seen in diesel RxZ variant. The interiors of this model are plush with leather fabric upholstery, leather gear knob finish and chrome door handle finish. The centre fascia,floor console,door trim decorative strip and door handles add more appeal to the car.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RXZ Optional with Nav This is the most expensive variant in the Duster line-up and is fully loaded with features like leather upholstery, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Navigation system and more. A slightly tweaked version of the 1.5-litre, in-line 4-cylinder engine is housed under the hood that produces the maximum power output of 110 PS
You’ll never forget the first time you saw the New Renault Clio.
They were both released onto youtube at the same time.
Model shown: New Clio Dynamique Medianav dCi 90 Stop & Start with optional 17″ Desire alloy wheels.
Interesting to note the one with sexy girls in it has nearly 1.9 million views and the one with sexy guys has only 450,000 views 😉
Renault ZOE Electric Vehicle Test Drive
Renault ZOE Preview provides a realistic glimpse of the forthcoming mass-market Renault electric car of the same name. This Clio-sized car features Renault’s new brand identity, including the new front-end signature.
The vehicle on display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is a near-definitive representation (90 per cent) of the vehicle that will be manufactured at Renault’s Flins plant, France. Its launch is scheduled for 2012.
ZOE Preview is evidence that “zero-emission” cars can combine sensuous, reassuring, sculpted styling with the promise of real driving enjoyment.The forward position of its windscreen and the teardrop form of its rear end emphasise the impression of fluidity, while its specific electric-car architecture permit a blunt bonnet and an intake-free front-end which contribute to its compact footprint and efficient aerodynamics.
It stands at just 4.10 metres in length and is powered by a 60kW (80hp) motor with torque of 222Nm that enables it to zip silently through city traffic. ZOE Preview is also ideal for out-of-town journeys thanks to its 19-inch wheels and reassuring, profiled flanks.
Renault ZOE Preview’s battery can be charged in one of three ways: standard charge (between 6 and 8 hours depending on the available electric power), quick charge (37 miles range in less than 10 minutes or 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes) or “quickdrop” (a 3-minute battery exchange).