2012 Twingo Renaultsport 133 priced at £13,565 in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 30, 2012

Renault is introducing the Twingo Renaultsport 133 this spring. On April 2, the French automaker will open the order books for this enhanced model that has a price tag of £13,565 on-the-road. The revisions to the facelifted Renaultsport version of the Twingo are instantly obvious at the front (such as the new Renault visual identity of its more modest sibling).

Its appearance is improved with a new dynamic grille design with four lights and a front bumper that uses an F1-style blade. This particular detail, which can be seen throughout the entire Renaultsport range, is inspired by Renault’s prowess in Formula 1.

This halo model in the city car lineup gets some model-specific details at the back such as a black rear spoiler, a special rear bumper that uses a diffuser and aerodynamic extensions on the rear wheel arches.

From the interior, the flagship Twingo gets Renaultsport yellow stitching on the steering wheel and seats as well as white detailing for the top of the steering wheel, seat backs and cushions, rev-counter surround and air conditioning controls.

In addition, it is equipped with a new body-color F1-style blade and core equipment on the newest modified Renaultsport that includes a set of 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control, electric Gloss Black door mirrors, ESC (with on/off switch), speed limiter, extra tinted windows and tailgate, Renaultsport exhaust with chrome tailpipe, plus Twingo’s versatile independent sliding and folding rear seats.

There are numerous options offered for this model. The most exciting ones are 17” Anthracite or Gloss Black alloy wheels that cost £500, curtain airbags for £250, metallic paint at £460, or the Renaultsport Liquid Yellow i.d. paint that’s priced £1,300 (which will become available towards the end of May 2012).

For just £125, the buyers get the Renaultsport Monitor telemetry system that’s unique for its class. Only one exterior pack is offered for the front blade, door mirrors covers and rear spoiler dubbed Anthracite Style. This is priced at £150.

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NEW TWINGO RENAULTSPORT 133 BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE AT £13,565

Following its world debut at last autumn’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the flurry of new arrivals at Renault continues this spring with the French marque’s new-look Twingo Renaultsport 133. The upgraded pocket-rocket bursts onto the scene on 2nd April when ordering opens, priced at £13,565 on-the-road.

The changes to the facelifted Renaultsport version of Twingo are immediately apparent at the front, including the new Renault visual identity of its more humble sibling, combined with the added visual drama ofa new dynamic grille design with four lights and a front bumper incorporating an F1-style blade. This detail, which now runs across the full Renaultsport range, alludes to Renault’s success in Formula 1.

From the back, the halo model in the brand’s city car range, sports several model-specific additions including a black rear spoiler, a special rear bumper incorporating a diffuser and aerodynamic extensions on the rear wheel arches.

On the inside, the performance aura of the flagship Twingo continues with Renaultsport yellow stitching on the steering wheel and seats, together with white detailing for the top of the steering wheel, seat backs and cushions, rev-counter surround and air conditioning controls.

Aside from its new body-colour F1-style blade, core equipment on the latest revised Renaultsport includes 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth™, cruise control, electric Gloss Black door mirrors, ESC (with on/off switch), speed limiter, extra tinted windows and tailgate, Renaultsport exhaust with chrome tailpipe, plus Twingo’s versatile independent sliding and folding rear seats.

Several options are available on the baby of the Renaultsport range, among them 17” Anthracite or Gloss Black alloy wheels for £500, curtain airbags for £250, metallic paint at £460, or the even more striking Renaultsport Liquid Yellow i.d. paint for £1,300 (from end May 2012). The unique-in-class Renaultsport Monitor telemetry system is also available at a tempting £125. Given its already purposeful stance, just one exterior pack is offered – Anthracite Style – for the front blade, door mirrors covers and rear spoiler, priced at £150.

Renaultsport expertise
Dieppe’s finest have chosen not to tinker with Twingo Renaultsport 133’s award-winning mechanicals, so its performance and grin-inducing driving characteristics remain intact. Its 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated powerplant still puts out a feisty 133hp at 6,750rpm, with 160Nm of torque available at 4,400rpm. Its top speed is a respectable 125 mph, with 0-62 mph dispatched in an impressive 8.7 seconds.

Although the new range offers one version of the 133 with the standard Renaultsport chassis, an optional Cup chassis is still available for £700. The latter includes a ride height lowered by 4mm, stiffer springs and dampers, 17” Anthracite or Gloss Black alloy wheels. In keeping with its potency, Twingo Renaultsport 133 features plenty of stopping power, with 280mm-diameter front discs and 240mm-diameter rear discs.

Despite its impressive performance credentials, the revised Twingo Renaultsport 133 boasts CO2 emissions of 150g/km, a saving of 3.2 per cent compared to its predecessor and improved fuel consumption of 43.5 mpg combined cycle, up by three per cent.

Since its launch in September 2008, Twingo Renaultsport has emerged as a top-three seller in its class, with sales totalling more than 10,000 vehicles.

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