Dacia Duster Gets New Euro V E85 and Diesel Engines

Renault’s Dacia brand has expanded its offer, as the company’s SUV, the Duster, has received two new engines for the French market. The new powerplants, which meet the Euro V emissions standard are the 1.6 16V 105 hp E85 and the 1.5 liter dCi 90 hp DPF (diesel particulate filter) unit.

The 1.6 liter 16V 105 hp ethanol engine is only offered is France, but the powerplant should also reach other markets in the future. In addition to that, the engine is only available in the 4x2 configuration (the gasoline-only 1.6 16V can also come with four wheel drive). The engine can run on other petrol-bio-ethanol combinations and exclusively on 98 octane petrol.

The Dacia Duster 1.6 16V E85 4x2 replaces the petrol-only version of the SUV and has a starting price of EUR 11,900. The vehicle emits 160 grams of CO2 per km for E85 fuel and 165 grams per km, for petrol. The well-to-wheel emissions of the model sit at 96 grams per km.

The 1.5 liter dCi 90hp DPF 4x2 model replaces the 1.5 dCi 85hp 4x2 one and starts at EUR 14,700. The engine is equipped with a self-regenerating particulate filter that allows it to emit 130 grams of CO2 per km and offers a combined cycle fuel consumption of 5 liters/100 km.

The order books for the new versions of the low cost SUV are already open. Both models are manufactured at Dacia’s Mioveni plant in Romania. The models follow the sustainable development principle, qualifying for the Dacia eco2 signature. This means that they offer low emissions, use over 5 percent recycled plastic and are 95 percent end-of-life recoverable.

autoevolution has tested the Dacia Duster. You can check out the review here.
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