New Renault Arkana engines

New Renault Arkana engines

04.03.2021: A unique hybrid offer in the segment The New Arkana boasts the E-TECH Hybrid 145 hp technology as well as the high-performance TCe 140 and 160 engines in their 12-volt micro-hybrid version for greater efficiency, responsiveness and driving pleasure.


A unique hybrid offer in the segment


The New Arkana boasts the E-TECH Hybrid 145 hp technology as well as the high-performance TCe 140 and 160 engines in their 12-volt micro-hybrid version for greater efficiency, responsiveness and driving pleasure.


 

E-TECH Hybrid 145, the beginnings of electric driving


Following in the tyre-tracks of Clio, Captur and New Mégane, Renault is using the same strategy for the New Arkana and integrating its innovative E-TECH hybrid technology. The full-hybrid engine can already be found in the Clio E-TECH Hybrid.


The hybrid technology is based on a revolutionary solution that has been the subject of more than 150 patents and draws on Renault's expertise in Formula 1 racing, particularly in terms of energy


recovery and regeneration. The E-TECH Hybrid engine is based on hybrid architecture called ‘series-parallel’. It brings multiple advantages: it offers the maximum number of operating combinations between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor and maximises the reduction of CO2 emissions.


The 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid engine is made up of a new-generation 4-cylinder 1.6 petrol engine from the Alliance. It is adapted to hybrid technology and is equipped with a particulate filter to limit pollutant emissions. Its power output is 69 kW (91 hp) and it is backed by two electric motors – an ‘e-engine’ (36 kW) and a 15 kW HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) type high-voltage starter.


An innovative, clutchless multi-mode dogbox transmission completes the powertrain. The revolutionary combination of the electric motors and dogbox transmission optimises and smooths gear shifts. This architecture is synonymous with improved fuel efficiency and is also the result of Renault's experiment in Formula 1 racing.



With its 1.2 kWh (230V) lithium-ion battery located in the boot, this E-TECH Hybrid engine ensures a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It is thereby possible to obtain up to 80% of urban driving time in 100% electric mode, for a 40% reduction in fuel consumption in the city, compared to a traditional combustion engine. The New Arkana E-TECH Hybrid boasts a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 111 g/km (WLTP values).



As with an electric vehicle, the battery regenerates during deceleration and braking. It can also be recharged via the internal combustion engine by using the extra thermal power not used to drive the car when the engine is running at its optimum speed. To that effect, this technology delivers quiet and comfortable operation while limiting energy losses.



In all-electric mode, the New Arkana E-TECH Hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 75 kph.



This 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid engine is available for all versions of the New Arkana, including the R.S. Line finish. This mixed offer allows the driver to benefit from a dynamic, racy style while enjoying technology that ensures maximum efficiency and versatility.



Micro-hybridisation with the TCe 140 and TCe 160: economy, flexibility, and convenience



The New Arkana is also available on all finishes in a micro-hybrid version based on the 4-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection 1.3 TCe petrol engine. Micro-hybridisation is achieved by adding a starter-alternator system coupled to a 12V lithium-ion battery placed under the passenger seat.



Economical and high-performance, this micro-hybrid petrol engine ensures real driving pleasure while meeting the highest requirements in terms of reliability and durability. Combined with a 7-speed EDC double-clutch automatic transmission, it is available in two versions: 140 hp (at launch) and 160 hp (as of the fourth quarter of 2021).



The 12V micro-hybridisation technology in the New Arkana improves Stop & Start and ensures energy regeneration during deceleration phases. It also enables the internal combustion engine to shut down during braking phases. The starter-alternator and the battery also assist the engine in its most energy-consuming phases, during starting or acceleration. Micro-hybridisation reduces fuel consumption by up to 8% and CO2 emissions by up to 8.5%, while ensuring smoother restarts and greater driving comfort.



This micro-hybrid 1.3 TCe petrol engine is also equipped with a particulate filter that removes particles from the exhaust gases by capturing them in a microporous, honeycombed structure that regenerates itself automatically at regular intervals.



In the TCe 140 micro-hybrid version, the New Arkana has a torque of 260 Nm from 1,750 to 3,500 rpm. This represents +10 hp and +20 Nm compared to the old 1.3 TCe 130 engine. The New Arkana thus brilliantly combines economy, flexibility and driving pleasure, with combined fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 131 g/km (WLTP values).



For anyone looking for more dynamism, the New Arkana will also come with the micro-hybrid 1.3 TCe engine in a 160 hp version. It will offer pleasing responsiveness and driving pleasure, while keeping fuel consumption and emissions under control. This version will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.





-VINCENT FRAPPREAU  photos Thibaud CHEVALLIER / PLANIMONTEUR

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