Renault's low-cost Dacia brand has just introduced a new LPG-fueled version of the Logan sedan in France. The Logan is powered by the same 75 hp 1.4-liter engine used in the Sandero that debuted in March. The Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG has a starting price of just €8,700 but it is eligible for a €2,000 French eco-bonus plus a €1,000 state rebate for cars that emit less than 160 g/km of when trading in a 10 year old car. That brings the price, including taxes, to just €5,700.

The LPG Logan is rated at 135 g/km of CO2 emissions and is 95 percent recyclable at end of life. Like most LPG vehicles, the Logan also retains the standard gasoline fuel system allowing it to run on either fuel depending on availability. The driver can select the fuel source with a button the dash. The press release is after the jump.

[Source: Renault]

PRESS RELEASE:

LOGAN LPG ON SALE IN FRANCE FROM €6,700

Following the successful introduction of Sandero 1.4 MPI 75 LPG in France in March 2009, Dacia is now making available Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG which sells at a tax-paid price of €6,700, with the country's €2,000 'eco-bonus'
taken into account.

• Dacia's family sedan Logan is to be released in LPG form at unbeatable prices, with order books opening across the network on June 12, 2009.
o Tax-paid catalogue prices for Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG start from €8,700:



o Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG emits just 135g of CO2/km and consequently qualifies for the
€2,000 eco-bonus scheme for LPG vehicles that emit 135g or less of CO2/km.
o Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG is also eligible for the €1,000 state rebate awarded when
purchasing a new vehicle which emits less than 160g of CO2/km and trading in a vehicle
aged 10 years or more for scrap purposes.
o This means that Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG can be bought for a tax-paid price of just
€5,700 with the eco-bonus and the trade-in-for scrap schemes both taken into account.

• Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG is more ecologically-friendly – it qualifies for the Dacia eco² signature,
economical and reliable:

o More ecologically friendly: it emits just 135g of CO2/km, is manufactured in Dacia's ISO 14001
Sandero Ambiance Lauréate
1.4 MPI 75 LPG €8,700 €9,300 €10,250
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certified factory in Pitesti, Romania, and is 95 per cent recoverable by weight at the end of
its useful life, while more than five per cent of the plastics it contains are sourced from
recycling. It consequently qualifies for the Dacia eco² signature.
o Economical to buy and run. As of June 11, the average price of LPG in France was €0.62/litre.
o Reliable: the LPG tank incorporates several safety features: anti-return valve, fill restrictor (80
per cent), safety valve, etc.

• Like all Dacias, Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty, depending on
which threshold is reached first.






DACIA LOGAN 1.4 MPI 75 LPG: MORE ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY, ECONOMICAL AND
RELIABLE


Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG rounds off Dacia's line-up of Dacia eco² versions. This new version comes in
addition to Sandero and Logan dCi 70 and dCi 85 (120g of CO2/km), Sandero and Logan 1.2 16V (139g of
CO2/km) and Sandero 1.4 MPI 75 LPG, introduced in March 2009.

With CO2 emissions of just 135g/km, Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG is a vehicle which contributes to the
respect of the environment. LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is respectful of the environment. In the case of a
1.4-litre engine, using LPG fuel results in a CO2 emissions saving of almost 20 per cent compared with exclusive
use of petrol. LPG contains neither sulphur, lead nor benzene, and its combustion does not produce any
particulates.

Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG is economical, both to buy and run. The pump price of LPG is particularly
competitive, and is the cheapest fuel in France at an average price of €0.62/litre. It is also available across the
country in 1,780 service stations. LPG vehicles qualify for generous tax incentives, too: Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75
LPG emits 135g of CO2/km and is consequently eligible for the country's €2,000 eco-bonus. On top of that,
registration documents for LPG vehicles are either entirely or partially tax-free in many of France's
departments.
It is also worth noting that Dacia Logan is a dual-mode vehicle with separate tanks for petrol and LPG. Dacia
Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG thus offers fuel-flexibility – the driver selects the fuel type thanks to a button
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located at the bottom of the gearbox – along with record range. Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG can cover
more than 1,200km on full tanks of petrol (tank capacity of 50 liters) and LPG (tank capacity of 42 liters).

Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI LPG is a reliable and safe vehicle. The LPG hardware was designed by the world's
leading specialist, Landi Renzo and is fitted at the Pitesti plant in Romania. Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG
complies fully with the group's exacting safety standards, as well as with the appropriate European safety
standards (ECE 67-01). The steel fuel tank is extremely strong and, in keeping with European legislation, is
equipped with a long list of safety equipment: anti-return valve, fill limiter (80 per cent), flow restrictor and solenoid
safety valve.
The LPG tank has been fitted to keep the boot capacity (510 dm3 VDA) of the Dacia Logan, confirming the
unbeatable price/equipment/roominess ratio of the vehicle.

Last but by no means least, the 1.4 engine (K7J) is robust, as it has demonstrated under the bonnet of numerous
other Renault and Dacia models. To enable it to run on LPG, it has undergone specific modifications (specially
treated valves and valve seats).
The 1.4 engine complies fully with the criteria of cost, robustness and ease of servicing which characterize all
Dacias. Its maximum power output is 55kW (75hp) at 5,500rpm, while peak torque stands at 112Nm at 3,000rpm.
As is the case with all the group's petrol engines, the servicing interval for the 1.4 engine is every
30,000km or every two years, irrespective of the type of fuel employed (petrol or LPG). The car's first
scheduled service is after its first 15,000km on the road.

Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty, depending on which
threshold is reached first.
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DACIA LOGAN 1.4 MPI 75 LPG COMES IN A CHOICE OF THREE EQUIPMENT LEVELS

Standard equipment, LOGAN version:
• ABS + emergency brake assist
• Driver's side front airbag
• Front passenger front airbag (disconnectable)
• Cigarette lighter
• Coded immobilizer
• Three height-adjustable rear headrests
• 'Comma'-type middle rear headrest
• Front door stowage bins
• Push-button boot lock
• Black grille
• Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts front and rear
• Four-speed fan and heater
• Rev-counter
• Black centre console
• Three-speed windscreen-wipers
• 15-inch steel wheels with medium-size wheeltrims
• Defrosting rear screen and rear wiper
• Black exterior door handles
• Black exterior mirrors manually adjustable from the inside
• Tinted glass

Options
• Metallic paint € 400
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AMBIANCE equipment level = Logan equipment level, plus:
• Black side protective mouldings
• Body colour front and rear bumpers
• Chrome upper grille trim
• Three-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
• Removable ashtray
• Chrome instrument surrounds
• Central locking
• Boot lighting
• 15-inch steel wheels with full wheeltrims
• Front passenger sun visors with vanity mirror
• Air recirculation

Options
• Front lateral thorax-protection airbags € 300
• Manual climate control € 900
• Power steering € 420
• Electric Pack € 250
(electric front windows and radio frequency remote central locking)
• Metallic paint € 400
• Foglamp € 200
• 2x15W radio-CD € 290


LAURÉATE equipment level = Ambiance equipment level, plus:
• Body colour side protective mouldings
• Chrome air-vent surrounds
• Satin-finish chrome centre console
• Hydraulic power steering
• Glovebox light
• Door sill trims
• Cloth-trimmed door panels
• Five-function trip computer
• Electric Pack (electric front windows and radio frequency remote central locking)
• Gradually-dimming ceiling light
• Map pockets on backs of front seats
• Body colour exterior door handles and exterior mirrors
• Foglamps
• Stowage in lower part of centre console
• Electric, defrosting exterior mirrors
• Height-adjustable driver's seat
• 'Door open' warning
• Height-adjustable steeringwheel

Options
• Front lateral thorax-protection airbags € 300
• Manual climate control € 900
• 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels € 500
• Electric rear windows € 150
• Metallic paint € 400
• 4x15W radio-CD € 320
• 4x15W radio-CD with MP3 playback € 390


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