This is the first generation of Dacia Sandero, a B-segment car made by Renault’s budget brand Dacia. This Sandero is one of the last to be manufactured from the first generation and wears Smile special edition badge, based on the Laureate top of the line trim level. The engine is a basic naturally-aspirated petrol power unit.
Model: Sandero / Dacia Sandero Smile 1.2 MPI 75
Body type: hatchback, 5 doors, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 7,581 Euros
Engine: 1.2-litre (1.149 cc) 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, indirect injection. The maximum output is 55 kW / 75 PS/hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque is 107 Nm (approx. 79 lb-ft) available at 4,250 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Nordman WR 185/65 R15 88H
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 13.6 seconds
Top speed: 161 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.9 liters of gasoline/petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU5, 139 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 50
Dimensions (mm): L 4,020 / w 1,746 / h 1,534
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 320
Wheelbase (mm): 2,589
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,024 kg
Front suspension: McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar, ventilated disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Semi-independent H suspension, coil springs, drum brakes.
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; ABS; air conditioning; power steering; electrically powered front and rear windows; electrically adjustable side mirrors; radio, CD, MP3, USB, Bluetooth; air conditioning; leather steering wheel; steering column mounted audio-phone controls; fog lights; height adjustable steering wheel; Blue Navy standard paint; 15-inch alloy wheels.
+ easy to drive
+ silent suspension
+ big luggage compartment
+ good technology pack
– poor torsional rigidity and torsion noise (door creaks)
– no depth adjustable steering column
Driven by Adrian M. for 100 km, 8.1 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 62,567 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni