The beginning of the 00s, after the discontinuation of almost all the remaining old models in 2001, dachia was left with one 250 model, which did not have much time left, so at the beginning of the 00s, dachia had already begun active development of a new 200 series body, which was supposed to be even more breakthrough, in terms of design and technically.
Therefore, Japanese designers and engineers were also hired to this matter, who took an active part in the development and creation of the new 270 body and engine that heralded the new L series.
The bodies were presented already by 2003, and then the first samples of the “L-415” engines.
The bodies turned out, as intended, quite fashionable for their time, safe, practical, for every taste.
According to internal information, back in 2004 it became known that there should have been 3 bodies:
And absolutely there should have been the first turbo engines, and of course, according to tradition, an all-wheel drive version.
But all this became known in 2005 at an exhibition of new promising cars, which were also planned for a large share of exports to many countries.
4 configurations were presented at once:
And of course 3 new DOHC-32 engines “L-415” and specifically:
A-Atmospheric version of the L-415 engine, producing 100 hp.
LF-Turbo version which produces no longer small 150hp
GTE - An overblown turbo version that already produced as much as 175-plus hp.
Thanks to the DOHC design with 4 valves per cylinder and new firmware with new eco-standards for fuel maps, all engines were already quite environmentally friendly and complied with the WES-11 standard.
Even the GTE version, inflated to an insane 175hp, without the use of the “VVT” system.
More power was achieved with a sportier camshaft profile, stiffer valve springs, larger intake/exhaust manifolds, higher turbo pressure, and a redline of as much as 8,000 RPM.
Of course, it was less reliable in comparison even with LF, but environmental standards were not violated.
Below is a little more specific about the configuration:
1-the most basic, basic liftback, simply one of the cheapest cars in class D, nothing except the design was amazing, just a cheap comfortable family car for every day, with low consumption, good safety, and relative comfort for your budget.
Naturally, a basic atmospheric l-415 was installed there
2-the luxe was different from the basic:
Partial leather interior trim, a more advanced climate system, heated seats, a panoramic top, a turbo L-415 LF, and of course a CVT gearbox.
Buyers, of course, noted the comfort, both for the driver and the passenger, but not everyone was satisfied with the CVT gearbox, higher fuel consumption, and lower reliability of the unit as a whole, but unfortunately there was no other option for compatibility of the engine and gearbox besides manual transmission and cvt, for front wheel drive.
3-This is already a “lighter” as it was called in many countries to which it was exported, like others, but it was the coupe that was ordered most often, a large number of orders were from the Baltic states.
Where people really liked the hot coupe with a turbo 175 horsepower L-415 GTE engine coupled with a manual transmission, and 17 alloy wheels on sports low-profile tires, which could easily accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds and reach about 200 km/h.
4-Already a more utilitarian option, an MPV with all-wheel drive, which, however, was only 4-seater, the company decided that it would be 4-seater, but comfortable for passengers, and with a large luggage compartment, some type of WAGON with all-wheel drive, and here There was already a conventional automatic transmission.
It was in great demand in Poland and Belarus, where such a utilitarian family car was needed, where it was possible to transport a large number of potato bags in the trunk over rough terrain, or to transport children to school in comfort and safety.
Also, a couple of years later, the car received a large number of points in crash tests and environmental tests, and was almost the safest and most environmentally friendly car for the period until 2010.
And after 2010, the company closed due to bankruptcy, and the 270 model marked The decline of the company…
But the Japanese working on the 270th model bought all the rights to it and the engine, the L series, in order to profit from the production of a promising car for the Euro market.
As a result, the 270 model was also produced in Japan from 2009 to 2017…