Renault Clio R. S. 18, the commemorative version of the manufacturer of the Diamond that mark its relationship with the maximum competition
The fifth generation of one of the best selling models Renault has already begun and we have had occasion to see him as a prototype for testing. The Clio will hit the market in the spring of 2019 as a completely new model, since that will be developed on the modular platform CMF-B.
This base will allow you to give a qualitative leap very important in front of his rivals, but is also a database that will allow you to welcome mechanical to more sophisticated and powerful ensuring a dynamic behavior of the first category, especially when the specialists at Renault Sport made hands to the work to develop a new generation of the most sporty, the Clio RS.
This version top of the range is expected to hit the market in the second half of 2019, closer to 2020, since we have to take into account that conventional versions will go on sale at the beginning of the spring of 2019 and prior step by the Paris Salon which is held this fall, dates and deadlines will be kept, if the plans of Renault have no changes.
The fifth generation of the Renault Clio as wheel as a prototype
But talking about the Clio RS of new generation, the model will be a before and an after, compared to the current model. The manufacturer wants to give a twist to the model and will leave the current block of four-cylinder turbo and a 1.6-liter TCe betting on the same that is mounted in the new Alpine A110 and on the Mégane RS, the gasoline engine 1.8 Tbi, an information confirmed by Philippe Brunet, vice president of engineering, thermal engines and electric for the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
Are only 200 cubic inches more but that resulted in figures of horse power and is very significant, because the current 1.6-litre engine Tec offers between 150 and 220 HP, figures covered by the new propellant gas 1.3 Tec premiered at the Scénic from 115 to 160 HP, and the sporty 1.8-liter TCe that extends from 225 to 300 horsepower, with declines of 252 and 280 horses.
This propellant, at its most basic 225 HP is available in the Espace and Talisman, but in the case of the new Clio RS there are different possibilities. Taking as a reference the Renault Clio R. S. 18 -the most powerful version for sale in the current generation – the new model could from perfectly of 220 horses, a figure already high in a model of its segment, but that could be expanded the offer with a version lightened up and with a configuration more radical reaching up to 250 HP marking a limit to which many of its immediate competitors would not dare to reach. Precisely, desired by the brand name of Diamond.