Renault Clio 0.9 Tce 90 Dynamique S Medianav Energy 5Dr Petrol Hatchback
Body: Hatchback Year: 14/14
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 0MH-508490
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- Insurance Group10E
- Performance (BHP)90
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)105
- Road Tax£20
|Front wipers with intermittent delay|
|Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch|
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Hill start assist|
|ESP + Traction control + Understeer control|
|Bluetooth + USB|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Electric folding door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable door mirrors|
|Black interior trim|
|Instrument dials in chrome surround|
|Gloss black centre console|
|Gloss black dashboard inserts|
|Gloss black air vent surround|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Chrome side window surrounds|
|Chrome strip on lower grille|
|Chrome window surround|
|Gloss black front bumper insert with chrome surround|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Chrome surround for front fog lights|
|Black rear diffuser|
|Gloss black door handles|
|Gloss black finish B pillar|
|Body colour door handles|
|Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers|
|Front fog lamps|
|Daytime running lights|
|Air recirculation control|
|Auto climate control|
|Chrome gear knob insert|
|Gloss black door handle surrounds|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Front centre armrest with storage compartment|
|12V Accessory socket|
|Chrome interior door handles|
|Design cloth upholstery|
|Driver/front passenger side airbags|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Height adjustable driver's seatbelt|
|3 point rear seatbelts x3|
|Front lateral airbags|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|3 rear height adjustable headrests|
|60/40 split rear seats|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Driver's seat height adjustment|
|Isofix system on outer rear seats|
|Folding front passenger seat|
|Remote central locking with key card|
|Thatcham Cat 2 engine immobiliser|
|Child lock control of rear doors and windows|
|Locking fuel filler cap|
|Anti-drill door locks|
|RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)|
|Remote central locking|
|Hands free Renault card|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Less is more is a phrase that applies very well to the latest Renault Clio, most specifically the models powered by the three-cylinder 899cc TCe petrol unit. While this might sound like not enough engine, the 90hp powerplant is characterful and will make better financial sense than the diesels for many.
In this country at least, we've almost become brainwashed into thinking that if we want to cut down on the costs of running a car, we need a diesel engine. You'll have seen the astronomical fuel consumption figures that seem to promise a whole week's driving before you need to fill the tank again, but as with many things that seem too good to be true, there are often holes in the story. And so it is with diesel engines, especially when they're fitted to small cars like the Renault Clio. The fact of the matter is that if you bought and ran a Clio for, say, three years, we'd be willing to wager that unless you covered huge mileages, you'd be far better off with an engine like the three-cylinder TCe 899cc unit that we're looking at here. The bonus? It makes the Clio even better fun to drive.
Renault isn't alone in offering a downsized petrol engine. Many of its rivals are at it and you can get a sub-litre engine in the Peugeot 208 and the Ford Fiesta: very good they are too. Of the three though, it's hard to look past the Renault Clio Tce. For a start, it makes 90hp, which is way better than the base Peugeot 208 1.0's 68hp and also beats the base Ford Fiesta 1.0's 80hp power output. It's a fun engine to drive as well, due in no small part to the fact that it weighs so little. The front of the car is so eager to turn into a corner. You've just got to learn to trust the quick but slightly arcade game steering feel. The first three-cylinder powerplant ever produced by Renault, this turbocharged engine features an ultra low-inertia turbo that whistles into action from low engine speeds, developing 135Nm at just 2000rpm. In fact, fully 90 per cent of peak torque is available from 1,650rpm to 5,000rpm. It'll get to 62mph in just 12.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 113mph but you'll need to work the gear stick to manage that.
Design and Build
Since there's still no three-door model, it's just as well that the five-door does a good impression of one, coupe-like styling emphasised by hidden rear door handles. Design-wise, this current version gets a smart nose, with an eye-catching full-LED lighting signature, including C-shaped daytime running lights in the case of certain versions. Inside, this Clio benefits from the use of finishing materials previously reserved for Renault's higher-end models. Out back, there's a decent sized 300-litre boot while at the wheel, we've yet another dash that's been sculpted in the shape of an aircraft wing on which is mounted an overtly confident chrome-surrounded instrument cluster dominated by the kind of digital speedo that not everyone will like. Equally eye-catching is the consumer electronic-fest that dominates the gloss black-trimmed centre console of all but base models in the form of a tablet-like display that is the 7-inch R-Link colour touchscreen.
Market and Model
The 0.9 TCe engine is offered with 'Play', 'Iconic' and 'GT Line' trim levels. Prices start at around £14,000, which undercuts several key rivals, despite the Clio being a larger car than many. As for equipment, virtually all models get alloy wheels, air conditioning and front foglights. And absolutely all of them get daytime running lights, cruise control with a speed limiter, a trip computer, a height-adjustable driver's seat, power front windows and mirrors, Bluetooth 'phone compatibility, a decent quality USB-compatible CD stereo with punchy Renault 'Bass Reflex' speakers and fingertip control, plus Hill Start Assist to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. To provide customers with a range of options, this Clio comes with three different connected multimedia systems, namely Media Nav Evolution, Renault R-Link Evolution and the new, smart R&GO system which is available on entry trim levels. This is also the first B-segment Renault to be available with a BOSE audio system. In addition to its reverse parking sensor, and depending on the version, this Clio offers a front parking sensor and a reverse parking camera. Available for higher-end versions, Handsfree Parking allows the driver to fully delegate the completion of parking manoeuvres. Four new body colours have been added and there's a more extensive personalisation programme.
Cost of Ownership
The TCe petrol engine makes some very interesting figures. This model will return 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 105g/km of CO2, But what of the alternative dCi 90 diesel model? That gets 85.6mpg and 85g/km, so it has to be a better buy, right? Not necessarily. In order to recoup this diesel variant's higher asking price back in terms of fuel economy, you'd need to drive a heck of a long way. By our calculations, if you drove 10,000 miles per year - which is a lot for a supermini - you'd need to keep your Clio for over 7 years to make the more expensive diesel model pay for itself back. A driving style monitor (green, yellow or orange) and a Gear Change Indicator (GCI) on the dashboard help drivers improve their driving style to reduce their fuel consumption. The Driving eco?? app available through Renault R-Link provides drivers with information, helping them to analyse their driving style and take corrective measures in order to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Bluetooth + USB, Variable PAS, Trip computer, Electric folding door mirrors, Black interior trim, 4 speakers, Chrome side window surrounds...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||90|
|Engine Power - KW||66|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||100|
|Engine Torque - MKG||13.8|
|Engine Torque - NM||135|
|Engine Torque - RPM||2500|
|CO2 (g/km)||105 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||62.7|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||72.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||50.4|
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