Renault Clio III RS 200

Description

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

The updated Renault Clio III RS 200 was fitted with a slightly more powerful version of the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated engine producing 200 hp (147 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 223 km/h (138 mph). Like the Clio III RS 197 the car was equipped with a 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). Additionally, the facelifted model featured tweaks to the exhaust system, valve timing and ECU as well as shorter gearing, in order to produce more power and increased fuel economy.

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 200 was based on the Clio III RS 197 wider bodykit with unique body panels but featured a redesigned front end with different headlights, a more modern and sporty bumper, larger and more prominent twin tailpipes housed in the rear diffuser and updated interior trim with materials of higher quality and Recaro seats.

 In 2013 the car was replaced by the all new Renault Clio IV RS 200 which ditched the naturally aspirated unit and the manual gearbox for a turbocharged 1.6 liter engine combined with automatic gearbox.

 

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Additional information

Model

Renault Clio III RS 200

Production

2009-2013

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Fuel Injection

Power (hp)

200

Power (kw)

147

Power (@rpm)

@7100 rpm

Torque (Nm)

214

Torque (@rpm)

@5400 rpm

0-100km/h

6,9

Top Speed (km/h)

223 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

138 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,3

CO2 (g/km)

195 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1279 kg

Length

4016 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