Renault has just unveiled a new version of its popular R20 family sedan, fitted with an all new 2 liter, 4 cylinder in line diesel engine. It features an aluminum crankcase, a new type of cylinder liner, an aluminum cylinder head with an overhead camshaft driven by a toothed belt, a new type of swirl chamber, and a nodular cast iron crankshaft. This engine will power various passenger cars and light-duty vans in the near future. This paper describes the main design, development and performance features of the engine, as well as some special manufacturing means which were developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • His, J J
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800797
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM