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Spyshots: Dacia Logan Sport Model Spotted Testing

Our spy photographers were a bit puzzled when they came across this camouflaged Dacia Logan prototype earlier today, especially since the second generation of the budget sedan came to the market in 2012. This means it’s too early to talk about a facelift, as we are about two years away from the mid-life revamp. Nonetheless, we can discuss engines.
Dacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 Engines 7 photos
Dacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 EnginesDacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 EnginesDacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 EnginesDacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 EnginesDacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 EnginesDacia Logan Prototype Spied Testing New Euro 6 Engines
First of all, we'd like to remind you Dacia has yet to move into Euro 6 territory. The current Dacia Logan engine line-up starts with a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter 75 hp mill that can also run on natural gas. This is followed by the 0.9 TCe three-cylinder turbo delivering 90 hp. On the diesel side of the range, we find the 1.5 dCi powerplant, in the 75 and 90 hp output versions.

It’s hard to tell what exact changes will be made in the process of switching to Euro 6 units. However, the previous-generation Logan (facelift) saw the car being gifted with a 1.6-liter 16V petrol unit delivering 105 hp, so we could expect a successor, if we can call it so. The Logan Sport... well, sort of
The rumor mill sees the 1.2 TCe unit, which offers 125 hp, as the most likely candidate. Then again, the 0.9 TCe will be taken past the 90 hp mark for the upcoming Twingo GT, but the development isn't completed yet. Either way, the Logan is set to receive a more lively model. One clue for this lies in the disc brakes of the spied prototype, a feature not present on the current models.

While the old Logan 1.6 16V claimed to take 11.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h, the new turbo model could be noticeably faster. A 2014 Megane TCe 130 will take 9.7 seconds to reach the magic number, so we could be looking at the first sub-10s production Dacia model ever.The design for the Logan facelift has not bee finalized yet
Like we said, the current Logan II has been on the market for only two years now. This means the final design for the facelift probably hasn’t been approved yet. In fact, the front fascia of the car you see here doesn’t even belong to a Dacia.

This is the face of the Renault version - the Logan is also sold as a Renault and a Lada. All the clues are here, front the bumper and the grille to the foglights. Sure, there’s a Dacia logo on the back, but don’t let yourselves fooled by that.

Despite straying from the original promise of the 5,000 euro car, the Logan has enjoyed tremendous success, on an incredibly high number of markets, Germany included.

Renault isn’t going to overlook any detail here - for instance, the Logan offers a hood strut, a feature lacking from Renault’s current D-segment car, the Laguna. This all goes to show just how careful the French are when it comes to this model, so you should expect practical things for the future.

 
 
 
 
 

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