PARIS – Renault has begun production of a new 130-hp diesel at its main engine plant in Cleon, France, with an initial capacity of 150,000 units a year and a potential of 240,000. The new engine, codenamed R9M, is a 1.6L that will replace in the lineup the 1.9L F9Q diesel also made at Cleon. The new downsized diesel consumes 20% less fuel and will allow a Renault Scenic to limit carbon-dioxide emissions to 117 g/km. The engine, financed by Renault and partner Nissan, will be installed ...

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