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Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 11.5 l/100km / 24.6 mpg-UK / 20.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from2001
ModelVel Satis 3.5 V6Issued until
SerieVel SatisNumber made
Model familyRVS01Body construction
Model codeBJ0V0BBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR,BR,AR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5020 l / 177.28 cu ft / 177.28 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4860 mm / 191.3 in / 191.3 inTotal (curb) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)61.6 % / 61.6 % / 61.6 %
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.355Frontal area (A)2.37 m2 / 25.5 sq ft / 25.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.84 m2 / 9.0 sq ft / 9.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeV4YTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.4 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity583.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.577 cu in/cylinder / 35.577 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)88.9 kW / 119.2 hp / 119.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.3 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio136.6 kW/ton / 103.5 bhp/ton / 103.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg-UK / 14.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.5 l/100km / 24.6 mpg-UK / 20.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions275 g/km / 442 g/mi / 442 g/mi
  Range696 km / 432 mi / 432 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs
Wheels front7J x 17Wheels rear7J x 17
Tyres front225/55 R 17 WTyres rear225/55 R 17 W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6

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