Engine Renault M5R

The 2.0-liter 16-valve Renault M5R engine has been produced at the concern’s factory since 2016 and is installed on the second generation of the Koleos crossover and a number of Korean models such as SM6 or QM6. This power unit with direct fuel injection is a clone of the Nissan MR20DD engine.

The SCe line: B4A, B4D, H4D, H4M, M4R, M5R, 2TR, V4U, V4Y.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 1997
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 144 – 154
Torque output, Nm 200 – 205
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90.1
Compression ratio 12.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Renault Koleos 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 121

The engine was installed on:

  • Renault Koleos 2 (HC) in 2016 – 2020;
  • Samsung QM6 I (HZG) since 2016;
  • Samsung SM6 I (LFD) since 2016.

Disadvantages of the Renault M5R engine

  • Like all direct injection engines, it suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves.
  • The timing chain does not have a long resource, sometimes it needs to be replaced by 150,000 km.
  • Usually oil scraper rings lie on the same run and an oil burner appears.
  • You also need to be careful when tightening the candles, the cylinder head cracks very easily.

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