Renault has added a new limited edition S-Edition variant to the Captur range in Europe. Interestingly, this limited edition isn’t just kitted up with fancy trim, it actually has a new, more powerful engine under the hood.
Available with six-speed manual and Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmissions, the new 1.4 litre turbocharged TCe 150 engine produces 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque, considerably more than the previous range-topping 120 hp/205 Nm 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine.
Thanks to the additional grunt, the zero-to-100 km/h sprint is now achieved in 8.2 seconds (9.2 seconds for the EDC-equipped model), down from the TCe 120’s 9.9 seconds (10.6 seconds with the EDC).
Other than the engine, the S-Edition also gets an exclusive Iron Blue exterior finish combined with an Etoilé Black or Platine Grey roof. If you don’t like it you can choose from a combination of eight different two-tone finish combinations. Other exterior equipment includes black 17-inch Filante diamond-cut alloy wheels, Gun Metal Grey door protection inserts and skid plates as well as S-Edition badging.
On the inside, the Captur S-Edition features Alcantara/simile leather upholstery with blue top stitching which is carried over to the arm rest, gear lever bellows and parking brake. The R-Link Evolution infotainment system, front, side and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, Easy Park Assist and Blind Sport Warning are available as optional extras.
The Malaysian-spec Captur is currently available with the 1.2 litre TCe 120 engine. Would an upgrade to the 1.4 litre TCe 150 engine make it more appealing to you? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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