Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2013 Renault Laguna Coupe dCi 175


The 2013 Renault Laguna Coupe. This little wagon but it has also heavy. In any case not much sought-after segment of the coupe, it has to compete with the smaller, no less worse equipped, but cheaper brother called Megane say.
2013 renault laguna
2013 renault laguna coupe
Form and Function
Be thicker tires on the rims and a little deeper he would have. Then, the Laguna Coupe would remind us almost to a XK or Vantage. Almost, because the Renault is shorter and more compact than those referred to sports cars and dramatically cheaper. Interested yes, but by far not a bargain. Renault wants for the 127 kW (173 hp) the 2-liter diesel. Hats off for so much courage in this segment. Since he is in fact again. The view to the hotel rivals, the Megane, which indeed makes only 160 horsepower, but in the GT.

Very well. Let's look more closely at the Laguna. The features list is indeed impressive. Bi-xenon headlights, Bose sound system, 18-inch alloy wheels in black. The Carminat TomTom navigation system, leather on all seats and steering wheel and shift knob. Electric seat adjustment + heater, keyless entry, dynamic wheel steering, black painted roof and door mirrors painted black. What goes well with our white test car, like the black 18-inch light alloy.

Look pleasing? It still lacks the two-zone automatic climate control with sun sensor, dashboard with decorative seams and Lederhaptik. The rear parking aid, the light and rain sensor and automatic dimming interior mirror. Missing from the list guarantees a few things, but it's enough of the nitpicking.
2013 renault laguna
Engines and drive
360 Nm torque make the Laguna Coupe dash in 9.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. Okay whiz, is a bit much to say. When the Laguna but once rolling the highways and permit accordingly, the 221 km / h can be achieved easily. The automatic transmission is also leaving at brisk pace a pleasant impression without appearing nervous or strained.

In testing, we had some travel long distances, often not on speed-limited roads. That drove the consumption and time to 9 liters. In everyday driving in town and on country roads, the fuel consumption but closer to the values ​​specified by Renault. It should be 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers on average, we easily reached around 6.5 liters.
2013 renault laguna

Driving behavior
A special feature of the Laguna Coupe stands out against its competitors. The steering-linked rear suspension of the standard dynamic steering. Below a speed of 60 km / h the rear wheels hit a maximum of 3.5 degrees in the opposite direction to the front axle. This reduces the turning circle and steering commands are implemented directly. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels, which increases the cornering stability significantly.

Contrary to popular belief that French cars are soft suspension, the Renault Laguna Coupe stands out with a strict interpretation of the chassis. Almost a little too vigorously, because the often abundant unkempt slopes of our country were directly transferred to the smallest bumps in the passenger compartment.

Conclusion
In the more than two weeks with almost 2,000 kilometers mileage we became friends right to the Laguna Coupe. The good visibility despite the coupe shape and rich features impressed with a well-functioning navigation system across the board. Despite everything, this model will remain a real exotic car on our roads. In relation to his brother, only marginally smaller Mégane this car is unfortunately too expensive. For individualists, the Laguna Coupe is just the vehicle.

Specifications: Renault Laguna Coupe dCi 175
Engine: 4-cylinder diesel
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Displacement: 1,560 cc
Power in kW / hp at rpm xy / 127 kW (173 hp) / 4,000
Max torque: 360 Nm at 2,000 rpm
Length / width / height in mm 4.643/1.811/1.400
Wheelbase: 2,693 mm in
Curb weight: 1598 kg
Perm. Total weight: 2017 kg
Trunk volume: 423-873
Tires: 225/45 R 18 front
Wheels: 7.5 x 18 "light alloy
Acceleration: 9.6 seconds
Maximum speed: 221 km / h
Fuel tank capacity: 66 liters
Combined transport fuel consumption: 5.7 liters per 100 km
2013 renault laguna

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