New High performance Renault Rafale

Renault Rafale E-Tech 4x4 300 hp: Renault expertise elevated by Alpine

Renault is unveiling the high-performance version of Rafale – the Renault Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp. Channelling all the passion and expertise of the brand, the new plug-in hybrid powertrain delivers the best of both worlds, ICE and electric, with a preference for everyday electric driving. Renault Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp is more than just a high-performance powertrain. A vehicle in tune with its times, it is ultra-efficient, with a range of up to 1,000 km (621 miles)*. With the electric motor added to the rear axle, this brand flagship gains a permanently active four-wheel drive set-up. Packed with the best in high-tech features and safety systems, Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp also optimises traction and roadholding in all circumstances.

The Atelier Alpine version pushes the boundaries of excellence still further in terms of sheer driving pleasure, with the support of the experts from the Alpine brand. With a chassis tuned by the engineers of Alpine Cars and a smart active suspension system, Renault Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp Atelier Alpine is built to deliver exceptional handling and driving pleasure.

Under the bonnet, the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine has a new turbocharger, boosting power to 110 kW or 150 hp (compared with 96 kW or 130 hp for the E-Tech 200 hp version) and torque to 230 Nm (compared with 205 Nm). The multi-mode clutchless dogbox takes account of these changes.

The combustion engine is combined with three electric motors (two main and one secondary) with a total output of 300 hp:

  • the main electric motor on the front axle, developing 50 kW (70 hp) and 205 Nm of torque
  • the second main electric motor, permanently connected to the rear axle, developing 100 kW (136 hp) and 195 Nm of torque
  • the secondary HSG (High-voltage Starter Generator) electric motor developing 25 kW (34 hp) and 50 Nm of torque.

For a dynamic driving experience, the engine and motors work together to unleash the full potential of the vehicle, with performance levels as follows:

  • 0 to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds (compared with 8.9 seconds for the 200 hp E-Tech hybrid)
  • 50 to 75 mph in 4.0 seconds (compared with 5.6 seconds for the 200 hp E-Tech hybrid)
  • 1,000 metres from a standing start in 26.9 seconds

The two main motors are powered by a 22 kWh/400V lithium-ion battery for electric driving. The secondary HSG (High-voltage Starter Generator) electric motor starts the internal combustion engine, controls gear changes via the automatic gearbox and helps charge the battery.

For maximum charging power of 7.4 kW (32A), a full recharge of the battery takes:

  • 2 hrs 10 min. for 0 to 80%
  • 2 hrs 55 min. for 0 to 100%

Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp Atelier Alpine features a particularly distinctive look with Satin Summit Blue bodywork, a Starry Black floating spoiler, and special 21-inch ‘Chicane’ wheels with Continental tyres (20-inch wheels for the Esprit Alpine trim). In a sporting nod to the Alpine brand, the interior of Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp Esprit Alpine and Atelier Alpine gain mats in the iconic blue of the arrowed A logo.

  • Available in two levels of trim, Esprit Alpine and Atelier Alpine, Rafale E-Tech 4×4 300 hp will be available from autumn 2024
  • UK prices and offers to be announced in June

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