Expert Review of Renault Fluence
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Renault Fluence sedan is a very fuel efficient car, be it the petrol variant or the diesel ones. As per company, the 2.0 litre of petrol engine in Renault sedan is capable of delivering a decent mileage of 13.4 km per litre, while the new Renault Fluence E4D is powered with 1.5 litre of DCi diesel engine, which is coupled with six speed manual transmission. This helps the car to give out 20.4 kmpl of mileage on the Indian roads. The third variant of Renault Fluence called Renault Fluence E2 is quite fuel efficient as well and manages to deliver 21.8 km per litre of mileage.
Renault Fluence sedan is offered to the consumers in very attractive and elegant range of colors. These colors comprise of Pearl Black, Ash Beige, Blue Ecume and Glacier White.
Acceleration and Pick up
The new Renault Fluence E4D has great pick up and acceleration. The car zooms away with a top speed of 190 km per hour. It merely takes 14 seconds to touch the 100 km per hour of speed mark, which is remarkable. On the other hand, the 1.5 litre of diesel powered Renault Fluence E2 variant has a top speed of 180 kmph and consumes only 15 seconds to reach 100kmph. Finally the Renault Fluence E4 powered by 2.0 litre of petrol motor has a great acceleration and pick-up as well. The awesome performance is the result of 6 speed CVT II. This variant takes up about 14 seconds to touch 100kmph mark and has a top speed of 185 kmph.
Renault Fluence sedan looks great, which gives you a feel of luxury on wheels. The body of the car has been carved with utmost care and the nice rounded look given to the nose of Renault Fluence is very appealing. The elongated headlamps on the front have been properly stretched back whereas the front bumper has been provided with a narrow grille with chrome finishing. Chrome line also surrounds the fog lamps on the front, while the bonnet features soft and elegant contoured lines that blend flawlessly with the body. The rear and side profile of the sedan is as stunning as the front fascia of Renault Fluence. The body colored doors add more charm to the look and appearance of the sedan.
The Renault Fluence sedan is certainly the best example of luxury on wheels, when talking about affordable sedans. The interiors of the sedan have been done tastefully. The use of beige and black color make the interior cabins look much sophisticated and classy. The LCD screen has been placed in the center of the dashboard. This screen comprise of many options such as Bluetooth connection, radio station, music track, etc. the air conditioning vents have been positioned smartly. The high quality fabric upholstery is used to cover up the seats, while the Renault Fluence E4D comprise of pure leather upholstery. Furthermore, the new Renault Fluence E4D comprise of numerous comfort features, which include music system with four speakers, Aux-in, Bluetooth and USB support, electrically foldable ORVMs, smart access card entry, rain and light sensors, cruise control, rear parking sensors and rear sun-blinds.
Renault Fluence sedan is an epitome of luxury. The sedan has been designed with impressive proportions. The car stretches out to 4618 mm in length, with a Width of 1813 mm and Height of 1488 mm. In addition, the wheel base of the car is 2703mm while the ground clearance of 170mm.
Renault Fluence is a well-equipped car, which has been blessed with both diesel and petrol engines. The sedan is offered in 3 variants, comprising of one petrol and 2 diesel. The petrol variant of Renault Fluence, (E4) has been powered with 2.0 litre of engine, which produces peak power of 137 PS at the rate of 6000 rpm along with peak torque of 190 Nm at the rate of 3700 rpm. On the other hand, the diesel variant, called Renault Fluence E2 come powered with 1.5 litre of dynamic diesel motor that is capable of churning out 106 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm with 240 Nm of maximum torque at 2000 rpm. The newly launched Renault E4D comes with 1.5 litre of DCi (K9K) diesel engine that generates 110 PS of power and about 240 Nm of peak torque. Both the diesel engines have been smartly coupled with six speed manual transmission, which further enhance the driving experience for the owner, however, the sole petrol engine is coupled to advanced CVT II with 6 speed manual mode.
Renault Fluence sedan features stunning wheel arches, which beautifully fit in 6.5 X J16 of Alloy wheels with 16 inch 205/60 Tubeless Radial tyres. These tyres ensure a very smooth and safe ride even on the rough and bumpy Indian topography.
Renault Fluence Sedan has a very effective and impressive suspension system. The suspension system of this premium sedan comprise of McPherson type with coil spring, stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorber on the front, while Trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber is present at the rear. Furthermore, the braking system of this sedan is also strong enough. The front brakes comprise of ventilated disc brakes whereas the rear come has customary disc brakes. This braking system of Renault Fluence has been accompanied with Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution System (EBD) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Brake Assist.
Handling and Control
For smooth handling of Renault Fluence sedan, the company has blessed this car with Power Steering (Electric Variable Type (EPS) - Speed Proportional) along with Tilt-Telescopic Steering. It is very exciting to drive the car with such well-enhanced features. But, in case of controlling the sedan, the ABS with EBD and ESP and Brake Assist features come in as handy.
Advanced features, spacious interiors and attractive mileage.
Less innovation in design.