2010 Dacia Duster E85 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 July 2010 , 13:07:20 byVeronica

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Dacia Duster E85

Dacia Duster E85 is equipped with a 1.6-liter 16V ethanol engine developing 105 hp and also with a 1.5 liter dCi 90 DPF diesel engine, producing 90 hp.
The Dacia Duster 1.6 16V E85 4x2 replaces the petrol-only version of the SUV and has a starting price of EUR 11,900, while the 1.5 liter dCi 90hp DPF 4x2 model replaces the 1.5 dCi 85hp 4x2 one and costs EUR 14,700.

NEW EURO5 BIOETHANOL AND DIESEL POWERPLANTS FOR DACIA DUSTER IN FRANCE

  • 4x2 versions of Duster, Dacia's off-road vehicle which was launched in France in April 2010 and which is already proving very successful, are now available with two new Euro5 powerplants:
    - the 1.6 16V 105 E85 engine,
    - and the dCi 90 DPF1 diesel engine.
  • All versions of Dacia Duster (petrol and diesel, 4x2 and 4x4) comply with the Euro5 emissions standard.

Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2 sees Dacia extend its line-up of bioethanol2 vehicles in France. The newcomer joins Logan MCV 1.6 16V 105 E85 and Sandero 1.6 MPI 90 E85 which were launched in October 2009 and March 2010 respectively.

Tax-paid prices in France for Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2, which replaces the 1.6 16V 105 4x2 version, start from Euro11,900.
Buyers of Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2 in France benefit from attractive tax incentives: the eco-bonus surcharge levied in France does not apply to this bioethanol-fuelled version, while the registration document is free of charge or comes at half-price in many of the country's administrative departments.

The 1.6 16V 105 E85 engine is flexible and runs equally as well on E85 fuel as its does on 95- octane, E10 95-octane and 98-octane petrol.

Tax-paid prices in France for Dacia Duster dCi 90 DPF 4x2, which replaces the dCi 85 4x2 version, start from Euro14,700.
1 Diesel Particulate Filter
Marketed in France as 'E85 super-ethanol'.

  • Order books for these two new versions are already open across the sales network.
  • Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2 emits 160 g/km with E85 fuel and 165g/km with petrol3. The 'wellto- wheel' CO2 emissions of Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 are 96g/km 4. Bioethanol is a diversified and renewable energy source that helps reduce dependence en fossil fuels.
    Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2 is economical to run: the pump price of E85 fuel is particularly attractive in France (0.86 Euro/litre on average). Moreover as E85 contains up to 85 per cent ethanol, its price is less subject to fluctuations in crude oil than petrol.
  • Dacia Duster dCi 90 DPF 4x2 emits just 130g of CO2/km and consumes 5.0 litres/100km.
    This diesel powerplant is equipped with a self-regenerating particulate filter.
  • Both new Dacia Duster versions qualify for the Dacia ecoČ signature, since :
    - Dacia Duster dCi 90 DPF 4x2 emits less than 140g of CO2/km, while Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 runs on biofuel;
    - both versions are manufactured at the brand's ISO 14001-certifed plant in Pitesti in Romania;
    - more than five per cent of the plastic the two versions contain is sourced from recycling, and both are 95 per cent end-of-life recoverable.
  • Like all Dacia vehicles, Duster 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2 and dCi 90 DPF 4x2 come with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever of the two thresholds is reached first).

3 Figures in the process of being UTAC homologated.
4 Calculation based on the use of French-sourced ethanol published in a JEC report in 2009. JEC is a European consortium that comprises JRC (the European Commission's Joint Research Centre), EUCAR and CONCAWE.

DACIA DUSTER PRICES IN FRANCE


1.6 16v 105 E85 4x2 Euro11,900 Euro13,200 Euro14,200 Euro15,200
1.6 16v 105 4x4 Euro13,900 Euro15,200 Euro16,200 Euro17,200
dCi 90 DPF 4x2 Euro14,700 Euro15,700 Euro16,700
dCi 110 DPF 4x2 Euro15,200 Euro16,200 Euro17,200
dCi 110 DPF 4x4 Euro17,200 Euro18,200 Euro19,200


EQUIPMENT LEVELS AVAILABLE FOR DACIA DUSTER 1.6 16V 105 E85 4x2: Duster, Ambiance, Laureate and Prestige
EQUIPMENT LEVELS AVAILABLE FOR DACIA DUSTER dCi 90 4x2: Ambiance, Laureate and Prestige

Standard equipment (DUSTER equipment level):


  • Power steering
  • ABS + emergency brake assist
  • Driver's front airbag
  • Disconnectable front passenger's front airbag
  • Folding rear bench seat
  • Dual-optic headlights
  • Exterior mirrors manually adjustable from inside the car
  • Manual front and rear windows
  • Heated rear screen with rear wiper
  • Radio pre-equipment
  • Black bumpers and black exterior door handles
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
    Options
  • Spare wheel Euro80
  • Black roof bars Euro90
    Standard equipment (AMBIANCE equipment level) = DUSTER equipment level, plus:
  • Radio-frequency remote central locking
  • Electric front windows
  • Front lateral head/thorax airbags
  • Modularity Pack (60/40-split folding rear bench seat, raised driver's seat, height-adjustable front seat belts,
    height-adjustable steering wheel)
  • Black roof bars
  • Etoile Grey interior trim (central fascia, air vent surrounds, front door pulls)
    Options
  • Manual climate control Euro900
  • 4x15W radio-CD (single CD), MP3 playback, steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control Euro290
  • Foglamps Euro150

  • Metallic paint Euro400
  • Spare wheel Euro80
    Standard equipment (LAUREATE equipment level) = AMBIANCE equipment level, plus:
  • Manual climate control
  • Trip computer
  • Electrically-adjustable heated exterior mirrors
  • Foglamps
  • Two-tone black/body colour bumpers
  • Body colour exterior door handles
  • Stylised 16-inch steel wheels
  • Shiny Brown interior trim (central fascia, air vent surrounds, front door pulls, trimming strips, handbrake console)
    Options
  • Exterior Look Pack Euro700
    (16-inch alloy wheels, satin-finish chrome-effect exterior mirrors and longitudinal roof bars; satin-finish chromeeffect
    painted front and rear skid-plates, extra-tinted rear glass)
  • Metallic paint Euro400
  • ESP (for dCi 110 engine) Euro300
  • Electric rear windows Euro150
  • 16-inch alloy wheels Euro400
  • 4x15W radio-CD (single CD), MP3 playback, steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control Euro290
  • Spare wheel Euro80
    Standard equipment (PRESTIGE equipment level) = LAUREATE equipment level, plus:
  • Exterior Look Pack: 16-inch alloy wheels, satin-finish chrome-effect exterior mirrors and longitudinal roof bars;
    satin-finish chrome-effect painted front and rear skid-plates, extra-tinted rear glass.
  • Leather Pack: leather seats (plus other materials), split leather-trimmed steering wheel, leather-trimmed gear
    lever knob,
  • 4x15W radio-CD (single CD) with MP3 playback and steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control.
    Options
  • Metallic paint Euro400
  • ESP (for dCi 110 engine) Euro300
  • Electric rear windows Euro150
  • Spare wheel Euro80


    A comprehensive range of accessories to enable customers to customise their Dacia Duster:
  • Style Pack Euro318 (plus fitment)
    (stainless steel side sill bars, chrome exhaust tailpipe)
  • Adventurer Pack Euro367 (plus fitment)
    (wing extensions and broad door protective mouldings)
  • Passenger Car Company Car Conversion Kit Euro510 Euros6 (including fitment) (converts Dacia Duster into a two-seater 'company car' to maximise carrying capacity and facilitate loading)