Dacia Duster features new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine
Dacia’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder will quickly utterly change the Duster’s naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder SCe 115 unit – though the 2 stay on sale collectively for now. The brand new unit has much less energy than the outgoing engine (99bhp versus 113bhp), however torque is up 66 per cent to 260Nm. It may well solely be had with front-wheel drive and a five-speed guide gearbox.
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Regardless of its elevated torque, the Duster’s new TCe 100 engine doesn’t beat the previous SCe 115 unit in efficiency phrases. Its 0–62mph time stands at 12.5 seconds and high pace is 104mph – 0.6 seconds and 3mph slower than the previous engine. Nevertheless, because of that additional torque, Dacia claims the brand new engine is extra responsive on the transfer.
To offset the lowered efficiency, Dacia’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol gives improved economic system and decrease emissions than its predecessor. Dacia claims economic system of 48.7mpg and emissions of 126g/km of CO2, in comparison with the previous 1.6-litre engine’s 43.5mpg and 149g/km.
The Duster’s turbocharged TCe 130 and TCe 150 1.3-litre four-cylinder engines will stay on sale priced from £14,995 and £16,895 respectively. Dacia can even retain the Duster’s turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine at its present beginning value of £13,700.
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