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Renault Clio Featuring 1.4 16v and 1.9dTi

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Download Incidentally, that Renaultsport 172 deserves a special mention, because it looks as though it could well be the new king of the hot hatches, thanks to the blistering performance provided by its 172bhp, two-litre, 16-valve engine and lowered chassis. We’ve driven it and will be reporting on it in due This new twin-cam unit is already used in the Megane and Scenic and certainly deserves this wider application because it’s a real little sweetie, whose “warm hatch” performance belies its capacity – curious that Renault insists that size matters! While happy to tip-toe through traffic, it really comes alive out on the open road. Not only is it smooth and quiet, but take it beyond 3000rpm and it’s a decidedly swift performer that loves to rev yet still manages to remain mechanically refined. Complementing the new engine are the deft gearchange and nicely weighted clutch that give added driving pleasure. Such is the way that the powertrain is mounted, however, that the gear lever gives an unseemly lurch forward as you back off the accelerator