The 2011 Renault Laguna will only be released with advanced diesel engine options because of the very few sales of the petrol versions in past year’s models.  These high performance cars are all turbocharged and comply with the Euro 5 emissions legislation.  They will come with a cleaner 1.5-liter dCi 110HP diesel engine emitting 120g/km of CO2, while Renault’s 4Control four-wheel steering system is now available on the core range dCi 130HP and dCi 150HP diesel engines versions.

The dCi engines: outstanding enjoyment, reliability and economy

Versions of New Renault Laguna equipped with the dCi 110hp (81kW) engine benefit from record low emissions for a saloon of this size and class. Its score of 120g of CO2/km is equivalent to combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.7 litres/100km and represents a 16g/km saving over Laguna III at the time of its launch in 2007. Even so, such versions combine the characteristics expected of a modern touring car (240Nm of torque available from 2,000rpm) with contained overall running costs, making it perfectly suited to high-mileage drivers.

Versions powered by the M9R engine deliver superior performance and driving pleasure, and are available in a choice of four power outputs: 130hp, 150hp, 175hp (mated to automatic transmission) and 180hp (96kW, 110kW, 127kW and 131kW respectively). These engines are particularly ideally matched to the performance of New Laguna’s chassis. Peak torque stands at between 320Nm and 400Nm, and all four engines accelerate crisply and smoothly up to 5,200rpm.

Depending on version, fuel consumption ranges from 5.2 to 5.7 litres/100km (6.2 litres/100km with automatic transmission). Low CO2 emissions of between 136 and 163g/km ensure that each one of these engines is respectful of the environment for its specification and for the segment.

An increasing number of auto manufacturers are making this decision as they prepare for the looming shortages of petroleum and the migration to greater blend percentages of biodiesel.  At the typical B5-B10 biodiesel blends now mandated in European nations, this particular vehicle with multiple engine options is past 50MPPG (Miles Per Petroleum Gallon).