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French manufacturer Renault had been recently attacked in France for excessive delocalization, so it doesn't exactly come as a surprise that the marque is going to build its all-new diesels close to home. Specifically, in Cléon, in the Northwest of France. The new engine, a 1.6-liter, is set to replace the current 1.9 dCi that produces 130 HP, starting in 2011, for both Renault and Nissan cars. Renault claims the new dCi engine produces 30 g/km less CO2 emissions and gets 20 percent bette

Although it was first announced during the latest Paris Motor Show, Renault has just unveiled new details of its all-new V6 engine. The engine,based on the 2.0-liter 4-cylinders, was developed in-house at the Rueil-Malmaison location in France, although it's going to be built in the Cléon, France plant. It is going to be seen first in the Laguna coupé engine bay, where its performances will be quite good: 3.0-liter, 235hp and 450 Nm of torque (about 260 lb-ft). When the new V6 is i

If you happen to live in Japan, your choices for buying a diesel car are quite meager. Until a new model goes on sale on September 18, there is only one diesel car available: the Mercedes E320 CDI. The model in question is a Nissan X-Trail GT20, codenamed M9R, which gets a Renault-derived 2.0-liter dCi diesel engine, which was announced last year and was used for the G8 summit last June. This engine gets 30 percent better mileage than the standard 2.5-liter gasoline version while offering the sa

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