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Renault 6

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Renault 6

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in, 28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 57.0 N·m / 42.0 lb·ft / 42.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1968
Model6Issued until
Serie6Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
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

Length3848 mm / 151.5 in / 151.5 inTotal (curb) weight750 kg / 1653 lb / 1653 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1238 mm / 48.7 in / 48.7 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 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 constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.73
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity211.25 cm3/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque57.0 N·m / 42.0 lb·ft / 42.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.3 kW / 15.2 hp / 15.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.5 kW/l / 0.736 bhp/cu in / 0.736 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque67.5 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.04
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio50.7 kW/ton / 38.4 bhp/ton / 38.4 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-SR13Tyres rear145/80-SR13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 6

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