Renault Rafale 4×4 300 PHEV: with an Alpine touch

El renault rafale It is destined to be one of the most successful models in our market in the coming months. A very attractive aesthetic, ultra-modern technology and a 200 HP hybrid option that is presented as one of the most efficient in its category, is now joined by a new version - this time with label 0 Emissions– which will crown the catalog in terms of power, features, equipment and price.

No, we are not referring to the launch of a 100% electric Rafale. We talk about the new Renault Rafale 4×4 300 PHEV which, as its surname indicates, will have all-wheel drive, 300 HP and a plug-in battery that will provide up to 100 km of electric autonomy. Recharging it to a maximum of 7,4 kW, it will be full in less than 3 hours (it goes from 0 to 80% in two hours and 10 minutes.)

Renault Rafale PHEV, with all-wheel drive

Renault Rafale 4x4 300 PHEV battery

Without a doubt, the birth of this Rafale E-Tech 300 represents another step in terms of performance. And, according to the diamond mark, it is capable of completing the 0 to 100 km / h in 6,4 seconds (2,5 seconds faster than the 200 HP Rafale HEV), accelerating from 80 to 120 km/h in 4 seconds (1,6 seconds faster) and reaching a maximum speed of 135 km/h only with force electrical.

In general terms, the mechanical configuration of this version is the same as that of the 200 HP hybrid (that is, 1.2 turbocharged three-cylinder engine with two additional electric motors), but it is added another electric generator on the rear axle and, of course, the plug-in lithium-ion battery of 22 kWh capacity with 400 volts that makes it more capable in terms of fuel economy.

Of course, to increase the joint power, in addition to equipping the 136 HP rear engine, the engineers have incorporated a new turbo What it does turns the 1.2 into a block of 150 HP (instead of 130) and 230 Nm of torque (instead of 205.)

The 300 HP Renault Rafale will arrive in autumn

Renault Rafale 4x4 300 PHEV driving modes

Of this Rafale E-Tech plug-in hybrid There will be two finishes available: the base Esprit Alpine and an Atelier Alpine with exclusive elements designed in collaboration with the Dieppe brand, such as shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and specific springs; the active suspension with predictive camera or the specially adjusted driving modes, among other things.

Furthermore, the Rafale Atelier Alpine It will be distinguished from the rest of the versions by wearing a new body color (satin Summit Blue), a glossy black spoiler and specific 21-inch wheels equipped with Continental sports tires.

We still don't know what the price will be. PHEV versions of the Renault Rafale in our country (it could be around 50.000 euros starting), although they will have to communicate before the fall, which is when sales are scheduled to begin.

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