Dacia presented a new bi-fuel petrol and LPG engine: TCe 100 ECO-G, at the Brussels Motor Show on Duster. The engine will soon also be available on Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Logan and Logan MCV. As it’s been communicated this far, the engine should improve performance, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Dacia is the only car manufacturer to offer LPG throughout its range (except Dokker), under the name ECO-G: “ECO-G is a proven solution, simple to use, affordable and economical to use, that meets the needs of Dacia brand customers.” ECO-G engines can also consume liquefied petroleum gas, the new unit being practically a replacement for the old SCe 100 assembly.
The new engine is actually made on the basis of the three-cylinder turbo gasoline introduced earlier on the Duster, with 100 hp and 160 Nm of torque. However, this version that can consume LPG will also be able to provide an additional 10 Nm, while the level of emissions generated is about 10% lower!
If the average consumption of a LPG engine is slightly higher, the total fuel cost per km is reduced by up to 30% compared to a gasoline engine and up to 8% compared to a diesel engine.
The vehicle, in this case Duster, can run on either petrol or LPG. It is equipped with two separate tanks, one for gasoline and one for LPG (unknown volumes so far). With both full autonomy it can exceed 1,000 km!