Continuing the renewal of its range of downsized engines, Renault welcomes its ninth Energy engine. Designated Energy TCe 130, this petrol new engine is a more powerful derivative of the Renault Energy TCe 115 and takes over from the former 1.4-litre TCe 130. It is available on New Mégane, New Scénic and New Grand Scénic.

Energy TCe 130: a 1.2 turbo petrol engine tailored for the open road 

With a power output of 130hp at 5,000rpm and peak torque of 205Nm at as low as 2,000rpm, this 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is equipped with latest-generation direct injection and offers the performance of a normally-aspirated two-litre powerplant, making it ideal for use on major roads.


Thanks to the Energy technologies it employs, some of which are

derived from Renault’s F1 experience, its fuel consumption represents a saving of between 15 and 20 per cent – depending on models - compared with the engine it replaces, which equates to more than one litre saved for every 100km covered.


This responsive and extremely smooth new engine picks up eagerly from low revs, making it a pleasure to drive. At the same time, it is easy to forget thanks to its silent operation and unobtrusive ultra-rapid Stop&Start system.

Fuel savings of more than 1L/100 km and CO2 emissions reduced by up to 20% 

In addition to standing out as the market’s highest-performing 1.2 litre petrol engine, the Renault Energy TCe 130 also shines when it comes to making savings at the pump thanks to a reduction in fuel consumption of 20%* compared with the TCe 130. The Energy TCe 130 version of New Scénic Xmod returns combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 6.2 litres/100km*, while that of New Mégane Hatchback with the same engine is 5.4 litres/100km*, an improvement of more than 1 L for every 100km travelled. That equates to CO2 emissions of only 124g/km* for New Mégane Hatchback (down 29g/km) and 140g/km* in the case of Scénic Xmod.


Running costs have consequently been reduced significantly, while the lower CO2 emissions allow customers in some countries to benefit from state subsidies or tax incentives. At the same time, servicing has been facilitated by an oil-change interval of 30,000km (with ecological oil filter) and lifetime timing chain. Made for the open road, this 1.2 litre petrol turbo engine stands comparison with diesel power for annual distances

travelled of up to 25,000km or 30,000km (based on French statistics).

Packed with technologies 

The Renault Energy TCe 130 benefited from a particularly thorough acoustic refinement process, the result being a smooth, muted sound profile, even at high engine speeds.


The engine features the same technical specifications as the Energy TCe 115 petrol engine. Features like direct fuelinjection, turbocharging, an integrated turbo manifold and variable valve timing combine to deliver maximum torque at low revs and ensure the availability of torque across a broad effective rpm range. Fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber for optimum efficiency as a function of the running conditions, the advantage for the customer being

valuable fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions.


The Energy TCe 130 engine is equipped with a Stop&Start with ultra-rapid restart. Sensors in the system detect the precise position of each piston and inject fuel into the cylinder that is best placed to restart the engine instantaneously. The ‘free’ energy recovered and stored under braking is used to charge the battery and restart the engine.



* Homologated fuel consumption and emission values in accordance with appropriate legislation.