The order books for the second run of the Renault Laguna Coupe Monaco GP special edition have been opened. This vehicle was first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show together with a similar version of the Megane, which can be ordered in France. Renault noticed that 400 of the first version samples quickly sold out.
The Laguna Coupe Monaco GP is based on the Black Edition model and it features Pearlescent White bodywork and contrasting black mirror housings and roof. These two items are built specially for this edition. It also features Pearlescent Black paintwork and badging will be fitted on the sides and the grille.
The models will be fitted with a set of black Interlagos 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior has a contrasting Pearlescent White trim on the central console, doors and dashboard and a two-tone fabric upholstery (which has black and grey accents).
The aluminum pedals and gearshifter knob are fitted for free but opting for the Control chassis that offers four-wheel steering will cost an extra €2,000.
The new version is only offered in France and will come with a choice of diesel engines. One is a 150HP dCi unit coupled to a manual six-speed gearbox and a 175HP unit mated with an automatic gearbox.
Getting the base model with 150 hp engine will set you back €32,200. Meanwhile, the 175hp version retails for €34,500, including VAT.
Further options include the comfort pack hands-free card and for €500, the power folding mirrors are fitted. The Bose sound system is priced at €800 and for just €1,500, the vehicle gets black leather upholstery with embroidered Monaco GP signature too.
Both economical and affordable, the dCi 150 delivers an output of 110kW and is also known for giving a dynamic performance. Paired to this engine is the manual 6-speed gearbox, the same engine that gives low combined cycle fuel consumption at 5/7 liters for every 100 km and CO2 emissions at 149 g/km. Also offered is the version which is equipped with the automatic 6-speed transmission and combines the response and power but continues to be affordable.
Meanwhile the dCi 180 (131kW) powerplant offers more power, more torque and is even sportier. As such, it manages to stand out as a magnificent compromise for its segment. Torque of as much as 400 Nm is available even at 2,000 rpm.
This helps it get a smooth and crisp acceleration and even aids in the direction stability of its 4Control chassis. Even with this amount of power, combined cycle fuel consumption stands at 6.2 litres for every 100 km with CO2 emissions at 163g/km. The high-end range comes with the 3.0 V6 dCi 235 and is mated with a six-speed transmission.
This particular three-liter block (2,993cc) manages to set a new standard when it comes to driving pleasure, dynamic performance, and a silent ride. Maximum power is at 235 hp, around 173 kW, with peak torque at 450 Nm. As a result, this allows the Renault Laguna Renault Laguna Coupé V6 dCi 235 to go from 0 to 100 kph in merely 7.3 seconds. Such amount of power only equates to combined cycle fuel consumption of at most 7.2 liters/100 km with CO2 emissions measured at 189 g/km.
Extra attention was given to its acoustic side considering that at normal speeds there is quiet but when accelerating or when undergoing temporary shifts, there is a perceptible bark that provides a clue to its performance.
There is also the 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine that delivers output at 240-horsepower, about 175kW, and 33 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. Like the V6 diesel, this engine is paired to the automatic 6-speed transmission and it can go from standstill to 1,000 meters in 27.6 seconds, a perfect match to the dynamic credentials of the Renault Laguna Coupé. Combined cycle fuel consumption is at 9.9 liters/100km, with CO2 emissions of 230g of CO2/km.