Renault Clio III RS 197

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Description

The third generation of the Renault Clio was a B-segment car launched in 2005 and facelifted in 2009.

The first performance version of the model was the Renault Clio III RS 197, fitted with a revised version of the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated engine producing 197 hp (145 kw) of power and 214 Nm of torque, combined with a new 6 speed manual gearbox. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,9 seconds and could reach a top speed of 216 km/h (134 mph). Other modifications included double axis strut system, wider tracks, larger anti-roll bars, reworked and stiffer suspension with aluminium components, reinforced programmed deflection torsion beam and specifically-developed Continental Sport Contact 3 tyres with lighter 17 inch rims (215/45 R17).

The car was also available with the Cup chassis that included lowered ride height (7 mm), uprated damper calibration, increased torsional rigidity (+10%) and closer ratio steering (7,5% quicker).

Visually, the Renault Clio III RS 197 featured a wider bodykit with unique body panels that distinguished it from the rest of the Clio III range. It included redesigned bumpers, wider front and rear fenders, different sides, extractor vents behind the front wheels, a diffuser and double exhaust pipes at the back. Inside, the Clio III RS featured sport bucket seats by Recaro.

 In 2009 the car was replaced by the facelifted Renault Clio III RS 200 which featured various visual and mechanical upgrades.

 

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Additional information

Model

Renault Clio III RS 197

Production

2007-2009

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Fuel Injection

Power (hp)

197

Power (kw)

145

Power (@rpm)

@7250 rpm

Torque (Nm)

214

Torque (@rpm)

@5550 rpm

0-100km/h

6,9

Top Speed (km/h)

216 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

134 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,9

CO2 (g/km)

209 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1240 kg

Length

3990 mm

Width

1768 mm

Height

1483 mm

Wheelbase

2586 mm

Front Track

1519 mm

Rear Track

1519 mm

Boot Space

289

Tire Size

215/45 R17

Front Brakes

312 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

300 mm Discs