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Renault 12 L

(1976 model)

Brief specs of 1976 Renault 12 L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1289 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1976
Model12 LIssued until
Serie12Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR,BR,AR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4343 mm / 171.0 in / 171.0 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance108 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity47 l / 10.3 UK gal / 12.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1289 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity322.25 cm3/cylinder / 19.665 cu in/cylinder / 19.665 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.9 kW/l / 0.636 bhp/cu in / 0.636 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) ratio3.78

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio55.6 kW/ton / 42.1 bhp/ton / 42.1 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearDA, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 12 L

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