Renault Megane 1.3 TCe and 1.5 Blue dCi Test: The Petrol / Diesel Match

Valid for all models since September 2018, the Euro6d-Temp emissions standard has fundamentally disrupted the existence of the Megane: 1.2 TCe 100 and 130, 1.5 dCi 90 and 110, 1.6 dCi 130 and 165, no engine since its launch not survived more in 2015! However, the fans of the compact Renault calm down: All have their replacement.

In essence, the Megane has hosted the unreleased 1.3 TCe, born out of cooperation with Daimler and in the versions 115 hp, 140 hp and 160 hp (all equipped with particle filter). The diesel has developed in addition to the all-new 1.7 Blue dCi 150 also its famous 1.5 dCi : Power increased to 95 hp and 115 hp (+5 hp), injection pressure increased to 2,000 bar and arrival of an SCR catalyst.

Mégane Blue dCi trap door AdBlue tank

The latter system is essential for filtering NOx. It is linked to a well-known AdBlue tank, which breaks down the diesel fuel (45 liters versus 50 liters for gasoline) and condemns the location of the spare wheel. However, as we focus on actual consumption in this game, the Megane Blue dCi 115's autonomy is superior to the Megane TCe 115's.

Conditions of consumption test

Our comparison was to run Megane's petrol and diesel at the same time. on the same course of 240 km Cut as follows: 110 km highway, 95 km minor roads and 45 km city. In each environment, the two drivers exchanged the steering wheels in the middle to eliminate the differences in fuel consumption that can result from the different driving styles.

Renault MÃ ¢ Ã ¢ â,¬? Gane gasoline and diesel at the gas station
Renault Méganane Zen view on board

For perfect fairness, our two Mégane had the same finish (Zen), the same optional equipment (GPS Navigation R-Link 7 & # 39; screen, City Pack) and the same tire: Goodyear Efficient Grip in 205 / 55 R16. Only difference An optional spare wheel in the Megane TCe 115, which is not available on the Blue dCi 115 due to the AdBlue tank.

Price difference Mégane gasoline and diesel

Renault Megane

1.3 TCe 115
Renault Megane

1.5 Blue dCi 115
Life 21,300 €
Zen 23,300 € 26,900 €
limited $ 23,900 27,500 €
intensity 29,200 €
EDC Box Not + 1,700 €
Tax power 6 CV 5 CV
CO2 emissions 124 g / km 102 g / km
2019 ecological malus 70 € none
Certified mixed disadvantages 5.4 l / 100 km 4.3 l / 100 km
Avg. observed 6.4 l / 100 km 4.8 l / 100 km

Before returning to our detailed essay on the following page, let's take a look at the price difference between our two Mégane, which is by no means insignificant: € 2,600 less for gasoline same goal, hardly compensated by a small penalty of 70 €. The consumption of the diesel Mégane is certainly lower on paper, but under real conditions it will be much more sober and pleasant to make up for the significant additional costs … Verdict?

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