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Renault Fluence Diesel, Petrol 2012 Price, Specification, Interior and Exterior


The new Renault Fluence wastes no time in taking your breath away. Stylish and fluid contours give it a seamless and uninterrupted flow that's difficult to replicate. A distinctive character line flows towards the rear from the rounded front wings before emphasizing the car's solid rear body. The windscreen wipers are hidden behind the bonnet's upper edge to complement the aesthetics of the car and to improve its aerodynamics.

If the exterior is mesmerizing, the interior is inviting. The integrated upper dashboard cowling has a soft-touch finish, yet it is also resistant to everyday weathering. The cabin comforts and interior refinement are meticulously crafted to please the eye and soothe the senses.


Renault Fluence is a D segment luxury sedan car that seats five members in comfort. The company boasts that it takes no time in taking one’s breath away. Chic as well as fluidic contours on it render it a seamless flow. Not just its exteriors, but the interiors are inviting. The cabin comfort and interior refinement are meticulously crafted to please eyes. Being user-friendly, Renault Fluence offers the best of technology on-board.

Renault India was established in 2005 and entered in to collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra to manufacture the popular Logan sedan. In April, 2010 Renault decided to go solo in the Indian market and in May, 2011 introduced its first product, the premium Executive sedan Fluence. Renault cars are manufactured in the Alliance plant located on the outskirts of Chennai in Oragadam with a capacity of 200,000 units per annum.

Renault Fluence is available in both petrol and diesel engine variants. The diesel variant is coupled to with Manual Type transmission with 6 forward, 1Reverse gear, whereas the petrol variant of this beautiful sedan is added with Advanced CVT II transmission including 6 speed automatic gear and Manual Mode, if required. Also, it is very efficient in terms of suspension, brakes and the steering. The sedan comes fitted with advanced suspension system in which front suspension is a MacPherson type with coil spring, stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorber and rear one comes fitted with a trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber. The car uses rigid chassis that ensures comfortable, enjoyable and efficient riding experience on Indian roads. Apart from this, Renault Fluence is also fitted with ventilated discs brakes.



As far as exterior and interior design is concerned, the car can be termed as one of the most beautiful cars currently running on Indian roads and is definitely a head turner. The Renault Fluence has a dynamic yet sober front view which comprises of a sleek and rectangular upper grille in box design added with the company emblem. The lower grille spreads across the full front view or the nose. Front fog lamps rest there and deliver an elegant look. There is nothing special about the headlamp cluster as it comes in ordinary design but incorporates broad outlines. The ORVMs and door handles also matches the body color for uniform appearance. Side skirts are kept bold and beautiful for the sake of sporty image of the Renault Fluence. The rear side view of the car is bolder than its front view. The tail lights are more than long that cover most of the space at rear and side. The car has boot with a sleek spoiler. Rear bumper comes in black that houses the exhaust pipe tip peeping out from it.

As per Renault Fluence review by experts, the interiors of the Renault Fluence are quite exquisite just like the exterior. The reason is the front cabin which incorporates Soft Touch Dashboard fitted with extraordinary features including Electric variable type (EPS) - speed proportional power steering, high definition multimedia, AC and display board. The cabin has newly designed Auto Bi Zone Climate Control and Rear AC Vents added with an illuminated glove box at the front. The steering wheel of the Renault Fluence sports mounted control for easy multimedia handling besides other high-tech features. The seats are covered with Premium Fabric Upholstery and blended with hand rests and head restraints. Digital loud speakers are fitted at all sides of the car including rear passenger seat row.
The New Renault Fluence is equipped with ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP (Electronic stability program) & ASR. It is equipped with an array of occupant protection features like, dual front airbags and side airbags for Driver & front Passenger, load limiters.

On top of that, the company is offering its customers “Renault Complete Care” service package; offering customers with a host of facilities including a 4 years/80,000 km warranty, labour free service at 2,000, 10,000 and 20,000 km with 24/7 Roadside Assistance through a dedicated customer helpline, a valet service to pick-up, service & drop off the car, concierge services to help navigate & find hotels, and dinning options. The cars would be serviced by COTECH technicians who have been specially trained at the Renault facility in France.





Fast Facts About Renault Fluence
- Is available in three variants: E2 Diesel, E4 Diesel & E4 Petrol
- Is available in both petrol and diesel
- Deliveries will commence from 22nd June, 2011
- Petrol engine: 135 Bhp power with 190 Nm torque
- Diesel engine: 105 Bhp (E2 Diesel), 108 Bhp (E4 Diesel) power with 240 Nm torque
- Is fully loaded with host of comfort and safety features
- Both variants features sixteen inch 7 spoke alloy wheels
- Is available in four shades: White, Black, Beige and Blue


Main Features of Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence is fully loaded with following features:

- Four SRS airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
- ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
- Dash integrated music system with 4 speakers
- USB/AUX support (Petrol version only)
- All leather interiors (Petrol version only)
- 6 speed automatic transmission (Petrol version only)
- Keyless entry and push button engine start
- Dual zone climate control (Petrol version only)
- Rear AC vents (Petrol version only)
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Rear window blinds (Petrol version only)
- 16 inch 7-spoke alloy wheels
- Cruise control (Petrol version only)
- Parking sensors (Petrol version only)
- Front passenger central arm-rest
- Digital Speedo and trip computer
- Automatic headlamps and wipers (Petrol version only)
- Power windows, power steering and remote central locking

Shades Available in Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence is available in four attractive shades:
- Pearl Black
- Blue Ecume
- Glacier White
- Ash Beige


Safety Features of Renault Fluence
- 4 SRS airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
- ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
- Rear parking sensors
- Traction control
- Cruise control
- Front ventilated and rear disc brakes

Renault Fluence comes with host of safety features like 4 SRS airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). Renault Fluence also features fog lamps, automatic headlamps, automatic rain sensing wipers, traction control, cruise control, front ventilated and rear disc brakes and rear parking sensors.


Engine Options in Renault Fluence
- 1997cc 135 Bhp Petrol
- 1461cc 105 Bhp Diesel (E4)
- 1461cc 108 Bhp Diesel (E4)


Renault Fluence Models

Renault Fluence Petrol Models

Renault Fluence 2.0 This model is plied by the 1997 cc petrol engine that can belt out 137 Ps of power and 190 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to 6 speed manual transmission with advanced CVT II. It comes with chrome package on window sill and trunk lid. Front wipers with rain sensing and rear parking sensors, plush leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, Rear AC vents, Side chest level airbag, Bluetooth connectivity, USB socket, Electrically heated and folded ORVMs, automatic headlamps, cruise control and speed limiter.

 

Renault Fluence Diesel Models

Renault Fluence Advantage Edition This model is packed with a frugal diesel engine with 1461 cc delivering 21.8 kmpl of mileage and 106 bhp of power. It is comparatively a low-end model with relatively less features than the petrol model. Still it is equipped with advanced features like smart access card entry, engine start/stop button, follow me home lamps, ASR, ESP, ABS, airbags,etc.
Renault Fluence E4 D This is the newly launched variant of Renault Fluence India, which is powered by 1.5 litre of DCi diesel engine conveniently churns out 110 PS of power and 240 NM of Torque. The engine has been coupled with six speed manual gearbox that in turn aids the car to deliver a splendid mileage of 20.4 kmpl. Besides being technically sound, the sedan is well-resourced with abundant advanced features, which make the car more comfortable and chic. The interiors of Renault Fluence E4D have been well-planned out and boasts extreme lavish feel. The sedan could adjust 5 adults with ease and comfort and comes with advanced air conditioning system with dual zone auto climate control facility. The rear seats have been provided with separate AC vents. Also, the new Renault Fluence E4D will be accompanied with electrically foldable ORVMs, rain and light sensors, smart access card entry, music system with 4 speaks, Aux-in an Bluetooth feature, cruise control, high class leather upholstery for the seats, music controls mounted on the steering wheels, rear sun-blinds, 60:40 rear seat split and engine start-stop button.




Renault Fluence Exteriors

The Renault Fluence is a mid-size sedan that possesses simple but distinctive appearance. Overall appearance looks like a dream toy car that has long but compact nose and upswept rear with arch-shaped roof. The sedan has pleasing shaped nose that consists of automatic headlamps and aggressive grille boxes. Also, the positioning of lamps in the headlamp cluster is quite impressive. If you notice the large rectangular lower grille attached with round front fog lamps, it will look like a smiling face of a human being. Adequate space for number plate is left between small upper grille and lower grille. Unlike most cars, the Renault Fluence has the same design for upper and lower grille but shapes are altogether different. The company emblem finds its place at the tip of the nose that seems like an ultra modern nose ring.

CHROME FINISHThe window-sill, boot deck lid and fog lamp rims all come with a chrome finish for a classy and stylish look.



The sedan Renault Fluence is equipped with electric powered ORVMs in body color and silver finish door handles. The doors have embossed waistlines and ensures wide opening to assist in comfortable entry and exit. As already discussed, the roof of the car is arch shaped and improves the dynamic image of the sedan. The rear side view of the Renault Fluence is more aggressive than the front one with large tail light cluster and appealing boot gate. The tail lamp cluster is split across the tail side and trunk gate; the lights slots are in leaf shape that looks amazing and with Turn Signal Lamp on outside rear view mirror and rear glass electric defrosting, riding this beautiful car is much safer. The rear side is adorned by a compact roof antenna just above the rear glass. The car has chrome tipped single exhaust pipe. Furthermore, the petrol variant of car is fitted with 2 Speed, Intermittent variable (Rain Sensing) front wipers. Last but not the least, the alloy wheels give the required sporty look to the Renault beauty.


BODYStreamlined headlights merge into the elegant waistline which sweeps seamlessly along Fluence's sides to the boot.

Exterior Measurements


The mid-size sedan by Renault, Renault Fluence, can accommodate five passengers at a time including the driver. The overall measurements of the sedan might be like this: Length: 4618 mm, Width: 1813 mm and Height: 1488 mm. Furthermore, the wheel base of the car is 2703mm and ground clearance of 170mm.


 WIPERSThe windscreen wipers are tucked away behind the bonnet's upper edge for asthetic reasons and to reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamic efficiency.
 

 

Renault Fluence Interior


The best thing in the Renault Fluence is the interiors which have an array of designer features to woo any car lover. The front cabin of the car is packed with premium fabric upholstery and handsome Electric Variable type (EPS) - speed proportional power steering having tilt and telescopic features. The steering comes with mounted controls, central console with most of the desired features and impressive instrument panel with dazzling backlight. Ample storage space is ensured at the dashboard and the cabin; it has illuminated glove box just in front of the front passenger, and front arm rest with storage box & cup holder. Auto Bi Zone climate control and rear AC Vents works perfectly well at the middle of the dashboard and at both the ends. The inside environment temperature control will be taken care of by this system. The electric powered steering wheel will come in four spokes along with mounted controls and a compact and handy gear shifter.
As far as the seating and comfort are concerned, the Renault Fluence is to come with five seat arrangement with all the supporting comfort features. The car encompasses driver lumbar support, rear arm rest with cup holder. The second seat row is quite roomy just as there is enough head and legroom at the front. There are head restraints for two passengers but flat backrest is also there for the middle passenger. However, seatbelts for all the seats would be a standard feature. In the same way, hand rest at each door will be there along with a digital speaker. The leather seat covers deserve special mentioning. The second seat row seems roomier than the front one, the initial pictures suggest. The Renault Fluence has a boot as third cabin in which you can carry your luggage easily.


DASHBOARD
The integrated upper dashboard has a 4 layered soft-touch finish, yet it is resistant to everyday knocks and exposure to direct sunlight. Perfect for Indian driving conditions


 

Interior Comfort

The Renault Fluence ensures ample space for leg, shoulder, head, and hip room. Even after accommodating five passengers in one go, there would be pretty good space for all to feel comfortable inside. The door openings are designed in a way to give hassle-free entry for all. As per the news reports, the car will be equipped with advanced AC system with vents at the front and rear. Power steering with mounted controls, hand gear shifter and impressive meters would further enhance the comfort level.


LEATHER SEATING (Front & back)
The plush seats, made from natural leather, provide both comfort and hygiene. While the front seats providw excellent support for the driver and co-passenger, the rear redefines comfort with A/C vents and central arm rests. And the 27 degree angle of the seat back is tested for optional comfort.






Renault Fluence Engine and Performance

Renault Fluence is available in both diesel and petrol engine options, so as to suit different customers’ needs. Renault Fluence petrol has a displacement of 1997 cc and offers mileage of 13.4 kmpl. This petrol motor with 4 cylinders in line and spark ignition, multipoint injection. This out-of-the-world engine churns out 137 Ps of power and 190 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an advanced CVT II (Continuously Variable Transmission) with 6 speed manual mode. Furthermore, the E2 diesel variant of car has a displacement of 1461cc and delivers a mileage of 21.8 kmpl, which offers relaxation to the owner’s wallet. The 106 Ps-240 Nm Direct Injection diesel engine consists of 4 cylinders arranged in-line. The company also has another upgraded diesel engine in the name of Fluence Diesel E4. This is again packed with the same 1.5 litre dCi engine, however, the mighty motor belts out 110 Ps of max power and 24 Nm of max torque. The new engine proffers reduced load losses, courtesy all new Variable Geometric Turbo. The air intake path has been eased down to pull off more efficient turbo performance sans increasing much fuel consumption. Moreover, a low inertia turbo improves response at low engine speeds making hassle-free for city drivability. The Piezo injector appreciably perks up combustion performance with more precise spray pattern, which in return heightens the engine power. Fluence diesel has the lowest emission standards in its category.

Braking and Handling

Renault Fluence DashBoard
This C-segment sedan “Renault Fluence” is equipped with renowned MacPherson type with coil spring, stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorber front suspension system and the rear suspension system is a Trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber. The wheels are fitted with large disc brakes for enhanced handling and safety. As per the industry standards, the brakes accompany with ABS, EBD and ESP system. The suspension system of the Renault Fluence is not to be questioned for sure. The suspension does solve dual purpose; one is to ensure smooth riding and second is to give support to the chassis. With power steering and controls on it, handling is surely a fun activity.

Handling & Safety

Renault Fluence Safety
The Renault Fluence is assembled with best and standard safety features which include airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and Brake Assist and anti-rust warranty of 5years/100000km. The car is added with side -chest level airbags (Front Seats) four airbags; two at the front cabin and two at the rear. Moreover, all the seats of the sedan are pre-installed with seatbelts and head restraints for advanced security and safety. Presence of Front fog lamps, disc brakes, central locking further enhances the safety of passengers and the car itself.


 Stereo & Accessories in Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence Accessories
Fluence brings with it good news for music lovers! The Renault Fluence is gifted with advanced music system along with digital speakers. The audio system comprises of CD/MP3 player/Radio with 4 speakers, steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and central display. The cabin's environment is managed by AC with climate control. AC vents will be seen at front cabin as well as the rear cabin.


ALLOY WHEELS

The Renault Fluence comes with 16" alloy wheels tested to withstand the driving conditions in India. They also add to the car's stability and style.



Renault Fluence Mileage

Renault Fluence TachoMeter
Renault Fluence comes in two engine options viz. petrol and diesel. The D segment luxurious saloon comes with the new dual clutch transmission in its petrol avtaar. The company claims that both the engines (petrol and diesel) are capable of delivering class-leading fuel efficiency. While Renault Fluence Petrol E4 with 1997 cc in-line shells out a mileage 13.4 kmpl, the Diesel E2 fitted with 1461 cc mated to 6 speed manual transmission delivers 21.8 kmpl. Renault India has also launched an upgraded version of Fluence Diesel E4 which carries a Step 2 CRDi engine with Variable Geometry Turbo. The 110 Ps-240 Nm diesel motor is capable to churn out a mileage of 20.4 kmpl.

Price Renault Fluence

Rs. 13,59,000 - Rs. 16,00,000
* Mumbai. May vary.

Renault Fluence Variants

  • PFluence E4 Petrol
    2000cc
    Rs. 15,27,000
  • DFluence E2 Diesel
    1500cc
    Rs. 13,59,000
  • DFluence E4 Diesel
    1500cc
    Rs. 15,20,000
  • DFluence Advantage Edition
    1500cc
    Rs. 15,20,000
  • DFluence Black Edition
    1500cc
    Rs. 16,00,000

Pros & Cons

Renault Fluence Pros :
Unmatched features with advanced options. Good room inside and of course mileage are the fascinating features that are capable of attracting people.

Renault Fluence Cons :
Very simple appearance, people would find it hard to switch to Renault Fluence.

 

Renault Fluence Specifications

Renault Fluence Variants
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
CityHighway
2.0 (Petrol) Manual 1997cc
4 Cylinder 64 Valve
8.2 12.5 101 kW @ 6000 rpm / 137 PS @ 6 Standard Standard Standard
1.5 (Diesel) Manual 1461cc
4 Cylinder 64 Valve
18.2 21.8 78 kW @ 4000 rpm Standard Standard Standard
E4 D (Diesel) Manual 1461cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
17.2 20.4 110 PS @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard

 

Renault Fluence Price

Renault Fluence Variants Price

Renault Fluence prices were updated on 15 Jun 2012
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
1.5 (Diesel) 13,60,000 13,60,000 13,59,760 13,84,200 13,56,687 13,74,200 13,68,454
2.0 (Petrol) 15,27,000 15,37,027 15,27,687 15,54,147 15,24,404 15,45,318 15,63,034

 

VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:
Fluence
Model:
E4 Petrol
Car Body Type:
Sedan
Segment:
D+ Segment
Warranty:
2+2 year or 80,000 km

 

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Specification

Renault Fluence E4

Engine
TypeSpark ignition, multipoint injection

No. of Cylinders4 in line

Displacement 1997

Max. Engine Output137 PS @ 6000 rpm/101 kW @ 6000 rpm

Max. Torque190 Nm @ 3700 rpm

Fuel Efficiency13.4 kpl

Transmission
TypeAdvanced CVT II with 6 speed Manual Mode

Suspension
FrontMac Pherson type with coil spring, stabiliser bar and double acting shock absorber

Rear Trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber

Brake
FrontVentilated Disc

RearDisc

Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Rim Size6.5 X J16 , Alloy

Tyres205/60 R16 Tubeless Radials

Dimensions
Wheel Base2703 mm

Width1813 mm

Length4618 mm

Height1488 mm

Ground Clearance170 mm


Renault Fluence Diesel E2

Engine
TypeDirect Injection Diesel Engine

No. of Cylinders4 in line

Displacement 1461

Max. Engine Output110 PS @ 4000 rpm/81 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max. Torque240 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Fuel Efficiency20.4 km/l

Transmission
TypeManual Type, 6 Forward, 1 Reverse

Suspension
FrontMac Pherson type with coil spring, stabiliser bar and double acting shock absorber

Rear Trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber

Brake
FrontVentilated Disc

RearDisc

Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Rim Size6.5 X J16, Alloy

Tyres205/60 R16 Tubeless Radials

Dimensions
Wheel Base2703 mm

Width1813 mm

Length4618 mm

Height1488 mm

Ground Clearance170 mm



Renault Fluence Diesel E4



Engine
TypeDirect Injection Diesel Engine

No. of Cylinders4 in line

Displacement 1461

Max. Engine Output110 PS @ 4000 rpm/81 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max. Torque240 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Fuel Efficiency20.4 km/l

Transmission
TypeManual Type, 6 Forward, 1 Reverse

Suspension
FrontMac Pherson type with coil spring, stabiliser bar and double acting shock absorber

Rear Trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber

Brake
FrontVentilated Disc

RearDisc

Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Rim Size6.5 X J16 , Alloy

Tyres205/60 R16 Tubeless Radials

Dimensions
Wheel Base2703 mm

Width1813 mm

Length4618 mm

Height1488 mm

Ground Clearance170 mm

Renault Fluence 2012 Road Test



1 comment:

  1. Very amazing a car of the 21st century. It out competes most admirable sedans. How do I get another acces smart card to start or stop the car if I lost one of the 2 that came with it when it was brand new? send reply to josekag@ymail.com I will be grateful

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