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Yes it is an intercooler on the left side that is when facing the engine from the back of the car, intercoolers are allowed as they are a must, the Renault picture shows the MGU-H placed in front of the turbo and to the left (so it uses a gearbox) and not in between the turbo impellors. The term heat recovery from brakes and exhaust gasses (ERS) can easily mislead/confuse the not so technically minded a simple explanation might be of help. KERS makes use of one MGU-K (kinetic), this MGU (motor/generator) is connected to the crankshaft via a tiny gearbox and clutch it’s RPM is twice that of the engine , it is switched on (rotated) via the clutch (1) when the driver hits the brakes (acting as a generator) to charge the batteries, or it is switched on (rotated) via the clutch (2) when the driver presses the KERS button (acting as a motor) to add power to the engine. The 2014 ERS system will have an MGU-K (kinetic) of twice the power output, it will also have another MGU-H (heat) fitted



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