A range of modern powerplants
Logan MCV is available with the same range of engines that have contributed to the success of the saloon version and which have already proved themselves on numerous vehicles of the Renault range.
Based on a choice of three petrol engines (the 1.4 MPI, the 1.6 MPI and the 1.6 16V), plus the benchmark 1.5 dCi diesel, the Logan MCV range offers a broad selection of powertrains tailored to meet the needs of its different markets and customers. 1.4 MPI and 1.6 MPI: two powerplants ideally suited to Loganâ€™s positioning
The 1.4 and 1.6 eight-valve engines correspond perfectly with the criteria of cost, strength and ease of maintenance that are a characteristic of all Logans.
Both these engines stand out by their high torque which is available from low revs and across a broad rev band that extends from 3,000 to 4,500rpm. Despite the modelâ€™s volumes, careful attention has been paid to keeping the weight of Logan MCV to a minimum and the entry level version tips the scales at just 1,165kg.
The resulting package favours both performance and fuel consumption which are of the same standard as the other vehicles produced by the Renault Group. The 1.4-litre engine delivers a power output of 55kW (75hp) at 5,500rpm and maximum torque of 112Nm at 3,000rpm, while the 1.6 engine boasts maximum power of 64kW (90hp) at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 128Nm at 3,000rpm. Both are coupled to the manual five-speed gearbox that equips Laguna II and MÃ©gane II.
In the case of both engines, the first three gear ratios are short to ensure good pull-away and acceleration response from low revs and to facilitate the carrying of heavy loads. Meanwhile, the longer two final gears favour fuel consumption and acoustic performance and help position Logan MCV amongst the best in its class when it comes to fuel efficiency, as testified by the 1.4 75hp versionâ€™s combined cycle fuel consumption of 7.6 litres/100km. 1.6 16V: unmatched dynamic performance Recently introduced for the saloon version, the 1.6 16V engine ensures unrivalled performance. With top power of 105hp (77kW) at 5,750rpm and maximum torque of 148Nm at 3,750rpm, Logan MCV 1.6 16V accelerates from standstill to 100kph in 11.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 174kph.
Price for price, estate cars offering such a high level of dynamic performance are few and far between. However, it is notably for its flexibility and driving pleasure that the 1.6 16V was chosen to power Logan MCV. With 90 per cent of maximum torque available from as low as 2,000rpm, this engine offers smooth acceleration response with no flat spots at either low or medium revs. This hasnâ€™t been achieved to the detriment of fuel efficiency however, since the combined cycle fuel consumption of this 16-valve version of the 1.6-litre engine is just 7.5 litres/100km. The 1.6 16V is coupled to a Type JR five-speed gearbox with enhanced synchronization and cable-controlled gear shift which combine to ensure reduced travel, extra gearshift precision and therefore greater driving pleasure. Oil change intervals for all the petrol engines that power Logan MCV are just 30,000km. 1.5 dCi 70hp: a benchmark diesel engine A true benchmark in the world of diesel engines, the 1.5 dCi also comes from the Renault powerplant range. It is situated at the leading edge of powertrain technology and its secondgeneration common rail direct injection guarantees both high performance and very low fuel consumption which, at just 5.3 litres/100km (equivalent to 140g of CO2/km), puts Logan MCV 1.5 dCi in a very strong position compared with the other diesel-powered estates available on the market. In running order, the compact 1.5 dCi tips the scales at a low 127kg and combines comfort and flexibility thanks to its low inertia, low lag turbocharger. Its maximum power output is 50kW (70hp) at 4,000rpm, while its peak torque of 160Nm is available at 1,700rpm and 85 per cent is available between 1,500 and 3,500rpm.
The manual five-speed gearbox is lubricated for life and benefits from the use of longer gear ratios in order to make the very most of the 1.5 dCiâ€™s torque, as well as further enhance fuel consumption and acoustic performance without sacrificing dynamic performance. Even when the vehicle is carrying heavy loads, getaways and re-acceleration response are particularly punchy.
The combination of this engineâ€™s low fuel consumption and 50-litre fuel tank gives Logan MCV a benchmark range of almost 1,000km. Inexpensive to run, Logan MCV 1.5 dCi contributes to facilitating the life of its users thanks its low maintenance costs.Comments (12)
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