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Brand New Renault Clio 1.6T 16V Renaultsport 200 5dr EDC

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From £19,773
£279 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterRenault MediaNav with 7" touch screen and Navteq Nav 'n' Go Satellite Navigation
Trip computerVariable PAS

Entertainment

4x20W Arkamys radio with bluetooth handsfree and USBUSB connection

Exterior Features

Anthracite rear diffuserBlack headlamp surrounds
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured lower front bumperBody coloured rear spoiler
Body coloured side skirtsDaytime running lights
Electric adjustable door mirrorsElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric rear windowsExtra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
Front wipers with intermittent delayRear wiper
Tinted windowsTwin chromed exhaust pipes

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 split rear seatsAir recirculation control
Aluminium foot pedalsChrome interior door handles
Driver's seat height adjustmentFolding front passenger seat
Front cupholderGear shift indicator
GloveboxHeight adjustable front headrests
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knob with satin chrome insertPassenger dashboard tray
Pollen filterRenaultsport leather steering wheel with stitched red centre band

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsESP + Traction control + Understeer control
Front passenger airbag deactivationHeight adjustable driver's seatbelt
Hill start assistSeatbelt warning

Security

Anti-drill door locksChild lock control of rear doors and windows
Deadlocking systemHands free Renault card
Locking fuel filler capRAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)
Remote central lockingThatcham Cat 2 engine immobiliser

Trim

Black air vent surroundChrome instrument dial surround
Dark carbon soft touch dashboardGloss black centre console
Gloss black dashboard inserts 

Wheels

Tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)144Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1618Compression Ratio9.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.7Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.1
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)44.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)34.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power200
Coin DescriptionT 16V 200Coin SeriesRenaultsport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %88
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %99
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years4Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP200
Engine Power - KW147Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24.5Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMERCURYWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1448Length4063
Wheelbase2589Width1732
Width (including mirrors)1945 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1711
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1146Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)300
Max. Loading Weight507Minimum Kerbweight1204
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Clio Renaultsport

The improved Renaultsport Clio hot hatch gets a sleeker look with smarter LED lighting technology. Otherwise, things are much as before. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The latest Clio Renaultsport hot hatch model gets an upgrade in keeping with the changes lately made to lesser Clio derivatives. Here, it means the installation of a clever 'R.S. Vision' LED lighting system and a sleeker front end. Otherwise, it's as you were - which means that the French brand continues to offer this shopping rocket only with paddleshift automatic transmission. There's a choice of variants though - either the standard 200bhp model or the more focused 220bhp 'Trophy' version for real track fiends.

Background

If you had to name two performance cars which are plugged right into the psyche of the modern car enthusiast, it would be hard to do better than Renaultsport's Clio and Porsche's 911 GT3. Both are focused go-faster performance models that have long been recognised as being at the top of their respective games. Go to any track day and you'll see these cars in abundance and despite their wildly divergent price tags, ownership of these models sends a common message. The owners get it. They understand what makes a purposeful, practical yet frill-free fast set of wheels. These cars also have something else in common as well. Neither of the latest generation versions has a clutch pedal these days. We're looking at an improved version of Renault's offering here and while we could lament at length at the death of the manual gearshift and bemoan that it's just one more way in which the nuanced interaction between a driver and a vehicle has been erased, let's park that thought for a moment and consider this. Renaultsport and Porsche have been over this decision at length. They understand the details better than we do. They understand the technology better than we do. And this is their answer. A short drive in the Clio Renaultsport might well be enough to convince you that the French company, at the very least, has that decision right.

Driving Experience

There aren't really any dynamic changes made to this facelifted Clio Renaultsport, though its improved 'R.S. Vision' LED lighting system is significant in that it's said to improve night-time visibility by up to 40%. Otherwise, things are as before - which means you get 200bhp in the standard model or 220bhp in the uprated 'Trophy' version. Both derivatives feature a twin clutch paddleshift auto gearbox and around 240Nm of torque on tap from the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine on offer. As before, there's an 'RS Drive' driving modes system that gives you 'Sport' and 'Race' options - both of which are needed to activate the standard Launch Control set-up. Each setting sees tweaks made to throttle response, engine pitch, steering feel and gearshift times, as well as a progressive loosening of the standard stability and traction aids. In fact, that electronic safety net doesn't exist at all in a 'Race' mode that requires entirely manual gear selection and reduces shift times by 25% to just 150ms. Better though perhaps, if you're away from the race track, to leave the thing in 'Sport' where a bit of slide is still on offer without the potential for ultimate embarrassment. Are there issues? A few. The gearbox is occasionally a little dull-witted and even in manual mode will occasionally override a gear selection request if it deems it opportune. If you want the ultimate small hatch, you might be disappointed. If you want a hatch that can take apart a twisty road at devastating pace and then switch to a relaxed pace without breaking sweat, it's hard to think of a much better option.

Design and Build

The styling changes to this improved Renaultsport Clio model are subtle. There's a restyled front end, complete with 'R.S. Vision' LED headlights. Plus there are smarter 18-inch wheels and specific sills. At the rear there is a spoiler, functional diffuser and twin exhaust tail pipes, while the rear lights carry over a slick C-shaped lighting signature. The Renault Sport (R.S.) logo appears underneath the Renault badge at the front of the car, on the wheels and at the rear. As before, the exhaust tail pipes form a fully integrated part of the diffuser and also feature a rectangular surround. Inside, the interior is detailed in red, with the seatbelts and instrument needles, visible stitching, the sports steering wheel's 'straight ahead' position marker, the air-vent surrounds and door panel beading all finished in this colour. The anthracite gearshift paddles are fixed behind the steering wheel, and are the same items found in the Nissan GT-R. The black gloss centre console houses the 7" touchscreen with R-Link and integrated TomTom navigation. Out back, there's a 300-litres boot that's one of the very largest in the class and about 15-20-litres bigger than most of the obvious competition. Push forward the 60/40 split-folding backrest and you can extend it to as much as 1,146-litres, which again is far more space than most rivals can offer.

Market and Model

What about pricing? Well, you're looking at around £19,500 for the standard version or just over £22,000 if you want the more focused 220bhp 'Trophy' version. Before we go any further, I'd like to introduce a feature on the Clio Renaultsport that some might find nerdy or childish but will surprise and delight many. Well, it did with me. Delve into the menus on the R-Link tablet, and you'll find an application called R-SOUND EFFECT. This reproduces the sound of several high-performance engines and plays them back via the car's own loud speakers. A choice of seven sounds is available, including the Alpine A110, R8 Gordini and Nissan GT-R. A sound-management algorithm takes into account the engine speed, accelerator pedal position and speed. They tend to get a bit arcade-gamey when you really accelerate up the rev range, but it's good fun to change the sound of the car. Normally engine sound is piped back into the car via a hose with a diaphragm, rather than a specific artificial sound symposer, but here you can play to your heart's content. Other gear as standard includes launch control, a steering wheel that's adjustable for reach and rake, heated electric mirrors, touchscreen satellite navigation, hands-free kit, Bluetooth, USB socket, Bass Reflex speaker system, cruise control, speed limiter, auto windscreen wipers, climate control, body coloured rear parking sensors and fold-flat rear seat with 60/40 split. Considering you get that lot with a twin clutch gearbox and you have to wonder how Renault are making any profit at all on the money they charge for this car.

Cost of Ownership

One of the benefits of switching from a relatively large normally-aspirated engine (the 2.0-litre unit used on the previous generation version of this model) to the smaller capacity 1.6-litre turbocharged powerplant used in this current car is that far better economy and emissions figures can be delivered. To whit 47.9mpg and 133g/km. The previous generation 2.0-litre Clio 200 Cup could manage only 34.5mpg and 190g/km, so you'll appreciate that this is not some marginally incremental improvement. It's a huge step change. An attractive asking price, big demand from a huge owner community already excited by the tuning potential of this car and improved build quality can only ensure that residual values stack up even better than the last generation of hot Clios, which is good news for owners.

Summary

Motorsport, they say, improves the breed. It's just that on most small sporting cars, that isn't immediately obvious. This one's different. The paddleshift transmission, the launch control, the hydraulic damping, the circuit telemetry system: it all comes straight from the track to your driveway. Which, you'd think, ought to be what Renaultsport products should be all about. So why has this one aroused such controversy in the motoring media? Probably because it's so different from its much-loved predecessor. You won't jump in and scare yourself in the first 50 yards - but then, maybe that's a good thing. Could it be better? Of course it could and Renaultsport's development history suggests that one day it will be. In the meantime, there's no longer a shopping rocket division between hi-tech hot hatches and properly involving ones. This car can be both. Which is why if you're shopping in this segment, you need to drive it.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
90%
Equipment
90%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)48
Cash price£19,773
Arnold Clark deposit£1650
Credit amount£17,844
Arrangement fee£378
Completion fee£149
Guaranteed future value£7194
Total amount payable£21,392
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
APRFixed 5.91% APR representative

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