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Renault 4

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Renault 4

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 747 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in, 17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 55.0 N·m / 40.6 lb·ft / 40.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 110 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1961
Model4Issued until
Serie4Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inTotal (curb) weight600 kg / 1323 lb / 1323 lb
Width1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1222 mm / 48.1 in / 48.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1203 mm / 47.4 in / 47.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore54.5 mm / 2.15 in / 2.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement747 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity186.75 cm3/cylinder / 11.396 cu in/cylinder / 11.396 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque55.0 N·m / 40.6 lb·ft / 40.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)1.4 kW / 1.9 hp / 1.9 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output24.0 kW/l / 0.527 bhp/cu in / 0.527 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.6 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.02
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.12

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)34.20 s / 34.20 s / 34.20 sTop (maximal) speed110 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio40.0 kW/ton / 30.3 bhp/ton / 30.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 4

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