Since 1984, the MPV / family van Renault Espace is produced in a collaboration between the French companies Renault and Matra. Meanwhile, the van has been built since 2002 (Phase I) in the fourth generation (Phase II since 2006), including as an extended version called Renault Grand Espace. Overall, the customer could choose the MPV until summer 2012 between five different engines. Among them was a four-cylinder Renault Espace 2.0 16V 140 with 136 hp and turbocharged TCe 170 hp makes as a gasoline engine. Top model of the Renault Espace was the six-cylinder petrol 3.5 V6 with 241 hp, which drives the large-van to a top speed of 225 km / hr. The two diesel engines of the Renault Espace be powered by a four-cylinder engine with 2.0 liter displacement that provide 150 or 173 hp. With the facelift in 2012, which brought a changed front with a modernized interior, even the engines were changed : The 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine is available in various performance parameters and to the consumption 8.5 to 9.5 liters of Super per 100 km curb. The three-ignition engine, based on a 2.0 dCi, make 128, 148 and 175 hp, making the Renault Espace significantly more economical and environmentally conscious.