Renault Talisman, the flagship of french Renault brand, replaces two models: Renault Laguna and Renault Latitude. The name Talisman was used by Renault Latitude in China before 2015, when the all-new Talisman was launched. Renault made in 2001 a concept car named Talisman but is has nothing to do with the series production variant launched 14 years later. The car featured here is one of the first Renault’s equipped with a 1.6-litre bi-turbo diesel engine.
Model: Renault Talisman / Renault Talisman dCi 160 EDC6
Body type: 4-door sedan/saloon, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 29,500 Euros
Engine: 1.6-litre (1,598 cc) in-line four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel engine, transverse mounted. The power unit features intercooler and direct diesel common-rail injection. The maximum output is 118 kW / 160 PS/hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is 380 Nm (approx. 280 ft-lbs), available at 1,750 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Kumho I’ZEN KW27 245/45 R18 100V
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 9.4 seconds
Top speed: 215 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 115 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 52
Dimensions (mm): L 4,848 / w 1,869 / h 1,463
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 515
Wheelbase (mm): 2,808
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,522 kg/1,597 kg
Front suspension: Independent pseudo McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Semi-rigid axle, coil springs, sway bar integrated into the beam.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; curtain airbags for front and rear seats; ABS; ESC/ESP; TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system); cruise control; speed limiter; traffic sign recognition system; Multi-Sense driving modes selector; dual-zone automatic air conditioning; leather interior; massage function for driver seat; heated and vented front seats; ambiental lights; R-Link 2 multimedia system with 8.7-inch touchscreen; 2 USB charging and reading ports (front) and 2 USB charging-only ports (rear); rain and light sensors; front and rear electrically powered windows; front central armrest; rear central armrest; trip computer; leather steering wheel; height and depth adjustable steering column; electrically adjustable, heated side mirrors; fog lights; LED DRL; LED headlights; LED rear lights; 18-inch alloy wheels type Duetto.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
Gris Cassiopee Metallic Paint (416); Pack 4Control (1,250) consisting rear steering system, electronic dampers; BOSE sound system (416); Pack Driving Assistance (416) consisting light sensor, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Head-Up Display; Security Pack (333) consisting Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB), safe distance information, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Easy Parking Pack (500) consisting semi-automatic parking and hands-free tailgate opening; .
+ very engine performance
+ very good transmission
+ nice engine and exhaust sound
+ good soundproofing
+ very good LED headlights
+ useful and modern driver assistance systems
+ very good multimedia system with 8.7-inch display
+ 4 USB
– too complex multimedia system
– confusing buttons for heated seats
Driven by Adrian M. for 354 km, 8.2 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 1,627 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni