Fluence is a C-class sedan from Renault.
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The elegant design of Fluence is distinguished by its sophistication of lines and the completeness of the silhouette. The elongated headlamps continue with a smooth and elegant line, harmoniously encircling the body and covering the trunk. The slat and the chrome grille of the upper air intake give the front part an element of sportiness. Plump arches and a long hood enhance the status of the character Renault Fluence. The horizontally arranged rear lights of two parts allow the trunk lid to open wide and highlight the modern style of the car. Elements such as window sill moldings, trunk trim, chrome rims fog lights and door handles, shiny black lining of the middle racks and side panels in body color emphasize the status of the car.
The spaciousness of the cabin is one of the main trump cards of the car. Width at shoulder level is 1420 mm, at elbow level - 1480 mm. The design and decoration of the interior is pleasing with smooth lines, well-chosen, pleasant to the eye and to the touch materials. The choice of the buyer offers an elegant bright interior trim, creating a feeling of comfort, or strict dark colors with a moderate amount of metal inserts, giving the cabin at the same time and noble severity, and somewhat playful elegance. Visibility at the highest level. The windshield is truly gigantic, the lights in the cabin are more than enough. Controls are at hand. They are grouped around the steering wheel in order to free up the maximum possible space and increase the convenience of placing in the cabin. Much attention was also paid to the quality of materials and joints. The driver can take a comfortable driving position thanks to the many adjusting bodies that can be reached by hand. It is possible to adjust the backrest and headrest tilt, change the lumbar support adjustment, adjust the steering wheel in height and reach, adjust the position of the seat, which can move 70 mm in height (rise and fall 35 mm) and 240 mm in the longitudinal direction . Special attention was paid to the convenience of second-row passengers. The rear passengers have the largest reserve in the classroom in the area of the knees (238 mm).
The luggage compartment - 530 liters. Access is facilitated by a low loading threshold (727 mm) and a wide horizontal opening (1,020 mm) by placing part of the rear light signals on the trunk lid. The rear seats fold in a ratio of 2 / 3-1 / 3.
The engines are offered as follows: two petrol, 110 hp. (1.6 liters) or 140 hp (2.0 liters) and two turbo diesel capacity of 90 and 110 hp, both with a volume of 1.5 liters. The transmission is either manual, five- or six-speed, or the variator.
Renault Fluence has a McPherson-type front suspension with a 22 mm diameter anti-roll bar. The rear suspension is a beam with a programmed deformation.
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One of the trump cards of Fluence will be pleasant trifles, usually characteristic of higher-end models: keyless access and ignition, built-in navigation system of the new generation Carminate Tom Tom (optional), 60-watt RadioSat Classic audio system with CD / MP3 receiver, Bluetooth for the phone. The climate control system with air intake to the rear seats is standard equipment, as an option is offered an automatic two-zone system.
Auxiliary electronic systems also missing: ABS, emergency braking assistance system EBA, stabilization system ESC. In addition to the traditionally strong, with effective deformation zones, the body of Fluence passengers is protected by at least six airbags.
In 2013, the model Fluence updated. The show of the updated version was held at the annual Istanbul Auto Show. As before, the release of the car is adjusted in the Turkish city - Bursa.
The appearance of the sedan has undergone changes in the spirit of visual identity, when common features are seen in all models of the brand. The updated Fluence differs from the dorestayling version mainly by a redesigned front end, made in the fourth generation Renault Clio hatchback style. At the front of the restyled Fluence machine, there is a large company logo that fits perfectly into the grille and is depicted as a diamond with chrome rays that are directed in different directions. The changed shape of the air intake in the form of a trapezoid and blocks of fog lamps with the effect of 3D volume immediately catches the eye. New bumper with LED running lights, new blocks of rear lights and a modified wheel design.
The appearance of the car with the help of designers has become more purposeful and charismatic. The car shows very smooth contours of body panels, a soft roofline falling to the stern, large door openings, a rather high window sill, and also frying the stern.
Designers have fundamentally changed the interior of the updated model Renault Fluence 2013. The plastics applied to the finish are softer and more pleasant to the touch. The dashboard is now digital with perfectly readable data, also installed an automatic electric parking brake. A new multimedia system with a R-Link color touch screen has been added to the equipment list of the top versions. It is capable of supporting multimedia control functions, the ability to connect navigation, various players and smartphones.
Fluence 2013 has major changes in specifications. The model is available to buyers with three motors. The 1.6-liter engine is now paired not with the archaic four-speed automatic, but with the new stepless variator X-Tronic. In tandem with a CVT engine produces 114 hp at 6000 rpm and torque is only 155 Nm at 4000 rpm. With a variator, the maximum speed that a sedan is capable of developing is 175 km / h. Up to "hundreds" the car accelerates two seconds faster than its predecessor - in 11.9 seconds. The same engine, but paired with a manual transmission delivers 106 hp of power. The most powerful in the range of petrol 2-liter engine with a capacity of 138 "horses" with a variable box CVT.
The range of diesel engines (unfortunately not available in Russia) has been expanded by a dCi engine with a 1.6-liter working capacity and 130 horsepower. Diesel consumes only 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
Renault Fluence 2013 model year offered in six trim levels: Authentique, Comfort, Dynamique, Expression, Limited Edition and Sport Way. The most modest of them is Authentique, it has air conditioning, ABS AFU EBD systems, electric mirrors equipped with electric drive and heating, a pair of front airbags, adjustable driver's seat height, an audio system with the ability to read MP3 files and a central lock with remote control.
The top-end version assumes the presence of 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, fog lamps and daytime running lights, rain and light sensors, an armrest between the front seats, and side airbags and curtain airbags.
Depending on the configuration, the car has 205/65 R15, 205/60 R16 and 205/55 R17 tires, equipped with steel fifteen-inch wheels or light-alloy R 16-17. Still offered tires 225/40 R18, clad on steel wheels.
For the car body in the database are offered two colors - bright red and "white ice". Also proposed are blue twilight, gray Cassiopeia, gray eclipse, black pearl, platinum gray, special beige, cherry, Prussian blue, and ash beige, but they will have to be paid for.