2011 Renault Wind

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 02:30

One of the most important new cars by Renault is this little coupe-convertible called the wind.

It comes with an electrically-operated roof system, which opens in just 12 seconds. That’s a feature you usually see in bigger, more expensive cars. But you get it in this compact sporty coupe which is just 3.8 meters long!

The Wind has a funky design which kinda looks like a vacuum cleaner, but it will certainly appeal to the younger buyers. The interior of the car is also pretty sporty with luminium pedal covers, sports steering wheel and a range of satin-finish chrome details.

The car is also very serious about driving. The front suspension features a MacPherson-type arrangement incorporating an aluminium lower arm, and the rear suspension is based on a programmed-deflection flexible H beam. For extra comfort and filtering performance, it has vertically-mounted dampers and variable-rate coil springs.

It can be had with 16- or 17-inch Speedline wheels fitted with either Bridgestone (195/45 R16) or Continental (205/40 R17) tyres.

Renault Wind is available with two engine, the TCE 100 which develops 100hp (74kW) at 5,500rpm, while peak torque is 152Nm, and the 1.6 16V normally-aspirated powerplant, delivering 133hp (98kW) at 6,750rpm and maximum torque of 160Nm at 4,400rpm.

Standard equipments include:

  • Foglamps,
  • Body-colour rear wing spoiler,
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipe,
  • Gloss black exterior door mirror housings,
  • 16-inch Emotion aluminium alloy wheels with 195/45 R16 tyres,
  • Electrically-controlled rotating roof,
  • Door sill guards,
  • Sports aluminium pedal set,
  • Height-adjustable ‘W’AIR’ sports seats with integrated head rests,
  • Leather-trimmed, height-adjustable sports steering wheel,
  • Leather-trimmed gear lever knob,
  • Black translucent instrument panel cowl,
  • Variable-rate electric power steering,
  • ABS with electronic brake force distribution,
  • Emergency brake assist,
  • Front and head/thorax lateral airbags,
  • Cruise control with speed limiter,
  • Trip computer,
  • Remote central locking,
  • Deadlocking,
  • Electrically operated and heated door mirrors,
  • Heated rear window,
  • Electric windows (with one-touch drop function),
  • Manual air conditioning,
  • 2×20W radio, single CD player with MP3 playback, a separate display, steering column-mounted fingertip remote control and RCA connectivity.

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