Single owner, accident free, full service record with Renault East Rand, Four year old Renault Fluence Priviledge, with 4x brand new Run-on-flat tyres fitted less than 1000km ago.
Lurking under the bonnet of the Fluence lurks a particularly refined 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine with 105kW and 195Nm.
Engine: 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol
Power: 105 kW at 6 000 rpm
Torque: 195 N.m at 3 750 rpm
Transmission: six-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 10.4 seconds
Fuel economy: 7.8l/100km (claimed combined cycle)
It doesn’t sound like much but at the coast, the engine pulls strongly and the lack of engine noise in the cabin is noticeable. It has impressive midrange torque which makes overtaking pretty simple. The gearbox has a precise slick action with the first five ratios being close and the sixth gear is reserved for highway use. Once in sixth gear, the Fluence excels on the open road where it cruises along effortlessly. It also offers reasonable fuel consumption ranging from 7.6-8.7 l/100km (actual experience of owner).
This vehicle comes fully loaded and features a TomTom satnav, Bluetooth radio/MP3 with iPod/USB connectivity, satellite audio controls, leather seats, climate control and keyless entry.
The interior feels well put-together and high quality materials have been used extensively.
It has also been given the full five star NCAP safety treatment and boasts six-airbags and stability control. The brakes are ABS-equipped and have Electronic Brakeforce Distribution too. In essence, you’re driving something that’s solid, comfortable and most importantly, safe. Vehicles in this segment need to be able to carry and the Fluence is able to match its competitors by having a decent boot as well as plenty of rear legroom.
Highly desirable vehicle for the distinguished car connoisseur.