Renault reveals the Talisman Estate, its large station wagon

Renault has finally presented the station wagon version of its large saloon, the Talisman, last April 14. The Talisman Estate is the gorgeous competitor of VW Passat Variant, Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and Peugeot 508 SW. Built over the CMF-C/D platform, it is 4.86 m long, 1.87 m wide, 1.46 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.81 m, but the major impression it will possibly cause, besides its looks, is the size of its luggage compartment: 572 l, holding objects as long as 1.12 m. The tail gate opening is just 57 cm from the ground and it is 1.08 m wide. No one will be able to complain about access.

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When the seats are folded, the car can carry up to 1,700 l of luggage, or 2,01 long objects.

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Concerning engines and transmissions, the Talisman Estate has 3 turbodiesel options, variants of the 1.5 dCi engine, and 2 petrol units, based on a 1.6 TCe engine. The turbodiesels are named ENERGY dCi 110 (81 kW and 260 Nm), ENERGY dCi 130 (96 kW and 320 Nm) and ENERGY dCi 160 EDC (118 kW and 380 Nm). The petrol options are the ENERGY TCe 150 EDC (110 kW and 220 Nm) and the ENERGY TCe 200 EDC (147 kW and 260 Nm). All models that have the EDC name use a double-clutch automated transmission. The petrol engine transmission is a 7-speed, while the turbodiesels use a 6-speed unit. The entry-level turbodiesel engines also have a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.