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A new 123bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine will power the new Dacia Duster 4x4 when it arrives in 2016

Dacia chose the Geneva Motor Show to announce that the new Duster will come with a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

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The 125 TCe engine delivers 123bhp and is a development of the engine currently used in parent company Renault's Clio.

Insiders claim the 1.2-litre unit will offer comparable performance to a normally aspirated 2.0-litre engine. The model promises to be efficient, too, with stop/start and deceleration energy recovery fitted as standard.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/dacia/duster/90681/new-engine-for-the-new-2016-dacia-duster
 

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Dacia car registrations down this year in Germany and France

New Dacia car registrations in Germany dropped by 11.2 percent in the first two months of this year against the same period in 2014, to 6,616 units, on a market up by 4.6 percent.

According to official data quoted by Mediafax, at the end of February, Dacia market share in Germany stood at 1.5 percent.

Dacia sales decreased by 16.2 percent to 2,878 units in February compared to the same month of 2014.

On the other hand, the German car market saw a 4.6 percent increase in the first two months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, to 434,591 units.

Germany is the second largest market for Dacia, after France. New Dacia car sales in Germany rose by 7.5 percent last year compared to 2013, to 48,907 units.

In France, Dacia car registrations fell by 15.8 percent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period last year, to 15,199 units, the Romanian brand having a market share of 5.42 percent, lower compared to last year's.

Source: http://business-review.eu/featured/dacia-car-registrations-down-this-year-in-germany-and-france-77147
 

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A new 123bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine will power the new Dacia Duster 4x4 when it arrives in 2016

Dacia chose the Geneva Motor Show to announce that the new Duster will come with a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

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The 125 TCe engine delivers 123bhp and is a development of the engine currently used in parent company Renault's Clio.

Insiders claim the 1.2-litre unit will offer comparable performance to a normally aspirated 2.0-litre engine. The model promises to be efficient, too, with stop/start and deceleration energy recovery fitted as standard.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/dacia/duster/90681/new-engine-for-the-new-2016-dacia-duster
It'll be interesting to see if this is offered only on the Access trim, or used to expand the powertrain options further up the scale. Given some of the recent guff to come from our beloved government, I can see a time in the not too distant future where diesels are being taxed off the road.... :angry:
 

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Is that the new lights finally coming to the UK version then?

Has anyone got any experince with these little turbo engines? I'm sure they're great about town in smaller cars but I would think something the size of the Duster would result in pretty terrible fuel economy on the motorways.
 

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CCarrera, as usual it all depends.

The good bits

Small engines are easier to manage both mechanically and electronically, they will heat up quicker and hence should get their optimum operating condition quicker and run efficiently.

The Bad Bits

They have to be made to fine tolerances to meet the specification any deviation could be catastrophic in terms of reliability and performance. All the good bits rely on no bad bits - no bad fuel, wrong lub oil is not allowed and low voltages cause havoc and most important a driver that understands how to drive the car to best out of it. Most people can drive for performance few can drive for economy.

That said yes they do have to be revved to get the performance and although they do perform adequately at low rpm the tendency is for drivers to use more rpm than needed and fuel consumption suffers as a result. To combat this manufacturers put a light on dash board to tell you when to change gear.

Just noticed the new Ford Mondeo has a 1ltr turbo engine fitted in the engine bay by a 2 yr old with tweezers by all accounts :wacko:
 

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Yes Honest John says:

The new engine makes a useful 205Nm of torque from 2000rpm, so should prove tractable and responsive on the road.

It is available linked to Dacia's four-wheel drive system and incorporates a short ratio first gear for dealing with steep hills and rough terrain. The manual transmission has six gear ratios in total, with a tall final gear for quiet, economical motorway cruising.

The 1.2 TCe petrol already appears in the Nissan Qashqai as the DIG-T. In that car it delivers economy of 50.4mpg and emissions of 129g/km thanks in part to a stop/start system, so you can expect similar figures for the Duster - though they are to be confirmed.

Also to be confirmed is an on-sale date and a price, though we don't imagine you'll have to wait all that long or pay that much of a premium. We estimate a cost of around £13,000.
 

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It'll be interesting to see if this is offered only on the Access trim, or used to expand the powertrain options further up the scale. Given some of the recent guff to come from our beloved government, I can see a time in the not too distant future where diesels are being taxed off the road.... :angry:
I can't see them holding it to the basic model only, I'm sure Dusters elsewhere are already available with a 1.2ltr engine across the range.
 

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2 year necro-post, but 1.2 TCe is a great engine. It has plenty of torque, almost diesel-like. Plenty of power in any gear and the fact that the engine is much quieter than diesel, it feels more effortless. 0-60 in 10 seconds is very quick for a car of this size, especially given the engine size. In the UK, turbo petrols are going to be in high demand as the government forces out diesels and bans them in cities. Make the switch before it is too late!
 

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2 year necro-post, but 1.2 TCe is a great engine. It has plenty of torque, almost diesel-like. Plenty of power in any gear and the fact that the engine is much quieter than diesel, it feels more effortless. 0-60 in 10 seconds is very quick for a car of this size, especially given the engine size. In the UK, turbo petrols are going to be in high demand as the government forces out diesels and bans them in cities. Make the switch before it is too late!
Yes but you can't fit a boost box! But isn't it strange that after about six months the advocates of the easy power boost and increased fuel efficiency stop giving updates about these wonderful devices!
 

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Yes but you can't fit a boost box! But isn't it strange that after about six months the advocates of the easy power boost and increased fuel efficiency stop giving updates about these wonderful devices!
No. There isn't much more to say other than the initial posts. Mine is still working fine on the TCe90, 50+ mpg at the moment.
 

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2 year necro-post, but 1.2 TCe is a great engine. It has plenty of torque, almost diesel-like. Plenty of power in any gear and the fact that the engine is much quieter than diesel, it feels more effortless. 0-60 in 10 seconds is very quick for a car of this size, especially given the engine size. In the UK, turbo petrols are going to be in high demand as the government forces out diesels and bans them in cities. Make the switch before it is too late!
Real world testing will be forcing out lots of engines - and the small turbocharged petrols won't emerged unscathed. Where diesels have their real world NOx dirty secret, small turbo petrols have their unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide dirty secret...
 

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turbopetro-gate coming?
Likely.

Smaller engines can easily meet today's emissions targets because these tests involve a gentle drive on a flat rolling road at 25 degrees C. Real-world testing that involves rare and unusual conditions like "keeping up with traffic", "going up a hill" or "cold starts under 20 degrees" push smaller engines into working very hard and they start spewing out all kinds of rubbish.
 

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There's a move towards normally aspirated mild-hybrids., a sort of interim stop-gap between tiny-turbos and the end of dinosaur juice as we know it. The battery pack gives a torque boost when needed, the new Suzuki Ignis is such.

Renault are investing heavily in hybrid tech, and building a 'power station' which will recycle automotive batteries for power grid use. The back story is that we'll see new Renault/Nissan small hybrids as 'next-gen' light vehicles.

The current Dacias already have smart-alternator re-gen charging although the recovered energy isn't used for traction.

As to diesel v. petrol, there is a new generation of cleaner light vehicle diesels coming from Renault with urea additive tech, which will have fewer NOX and CO2 emissions (per kilometre) than the current petrols. The downside is the additional cost for buyers which is likely to be +€1000 for the diesel tech, and +€800 for the urea systems.
 

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There's a move towards normally aspirated mild-hybrids., a sort of interim stop-gap between tiny-turbos and the end of dinosaur juice as we know it. The battery pack gives a torque boost when needed, the new Suzuki Ignis is such.

Renault are investing heavily in hybrid tech, and building a 'power station' which will recycle automotive batteries for power grid use. The back story is that we'll see new Renault/Nissan small hybrids as 'next-gen' light vehicles.

The current Dacias already have smart-alternator re-gen charging although the recovered energy isn't used for traction.

As to diesel v. petrol, there is a new generation of cleaner light vehicle diesels coming from Renault with urea additive tech, which will have fewer NOX and CO2 emissions (per kilometre) than the current petrols. The downside is the additional cost for buyers which is likely to be +€1000 for the diesel tech, and +€800 for the urea systems.
As I live in London, there is a lot of very prominent talk about banning diesels entirely so this makes a big difference regardless of the real stats. The fact that used diesel prices have plummeted does not help. "The people" are annoyed of course because the government forced everyone to buy diesels for years and now they are evil. Normally I would not mind, but if they actually place a ban, then that would be sad - so a 1.2 petrol will probably be relatively unscathed for being small and not a diesel :)
 
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