These are the full specification list of the new Renault Fluence, which replaces the Megane Sedan. Set to arrive in dealerships in autumn 2009, the car has a larger passenger space than any of its rivals, with 1,480mm of elbow room at the front and 1,475mm at the rear.
The car has the same front fascia as the hatchback version, but is 4,620mm long, 1,809mm wide, 1,479mm high and a wheelbase of 2,702mm.
You can choose from seven engine configurations two petrol units and five diesel variants. The gasoline units are the 1.6 16V 110 horsepower (mated to either an automatic transmission or a manual gearbox) and the 2.0-liter 16V 140 horsepower (offered with CVT or manual transmission).
The 1.5 diesel engines all return CO2 emissions of 119 g/km. A Renault is certainly well-known for its safety features. The Fluence is equipped with several safety features as standard. The entry-level version boasts to have ABS with EBD, EBA with automatic activation of the hazard warning lights, ESC with CSV understeer control, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters for the front seatbelts.
In addition, the car comes with driver and passenger airbags, two lateral throrax airbags and two curtain airbags, warning alert if driver or passenger seatbelts are unfastened, three-point Isofix anchorage for outer rear seats, cruise control with speed limiter and latest-generation headrests.
Renault said that car will be manufactured at the Oyak-Renault factory located in Bursa, Turkey, where the company poured a 110 million euro investment. The car will go on sale in Turkey in November but will also arrive in its other major markets, Russia and Romania