All the talk is Renault Clio RS v Ford Fiesta ST - well this video doesn’t answer that question. But it’s our first drive in the newest fast Ford. And Henry tends to be quite good at making these hot hatches.
The new addition to the Clio Mk4 range boasts 118HP (120PS) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque, courtesy of its direct injection forced-induction powerplant. It’s also much more frugal than the Clio III GT, returning an average consumption of 5.2 lt/100 km (45.2 mpg US, 54.3 mpg UK) and emitting 120 g of CO2 per km…
Set to be revealed in the flesh at the upcoming the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany, which will be open to the public from December 1 to 9, Elia’s aftermarket package will include both styling and mechanical upgrades.
Elia said it is still looking for a name for the kit and has asked readers on its social websites to offer their recommendations.
In Europe, the Clio Mk4 hatchback is offered with two engines at launch, an 89hp (90PS) 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel with the same output. More engines are to be added to the range early next year.
Meanwhile in Spain: Lady Goes Nuts After Seeing an F430 Spider
We all get excited once in a while, perhaps some more than others, but what you’re about to see and…hear for yourself in this mobile phone footage is something beyond verbal explanation.
Nevertheless, we will try to give a basic outline. From what we can tell, a woman driving with her friend in a Renault Twingo, quite possibly in Spain judging by their accents (if we are wrong, tell us in the comments), spot a red Ferrari F430 Spider coming from behind.
Then all…screech breaks loose with the driver and passenger(s) of the Twingo going crazy about the Ferrari that passes their car.
You may have figured it out already, but just to be on the safe side, you might want to turn down the volume of your speakers if you don’t want people in the same room thinking that you’re watching something far more spicier…
The Clio Mk4 sports a fresh new design penned under the leadership of Laurens Van Den Acker. The hatchback is offered exclusively as a five door model (Renault won’t be developing a three-door variant) and while it’s wider and longer than its predecessor, it’s also lighter by 100kg or 220 pounds on average.
Prices in Britain range from £10,595 to £16,095 but can go even higher if customers opt for some of the many available amenities and personalization options offered by Renault.
According to the French brand, the new Clio’s 5d models are priced between current 3- and 5-door variants.