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Renault 18

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Renault 18

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in, 48.0 kW / 64.4 hp / 64.4 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1979
Model18Issued until
Serie18Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR,BR,AR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4140 l / 146.20 cu ft / 146.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4410 mm / 173.6 in / 173.6 inTotal (curb) weight985 kg / 2172 lb / 2172 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power48.0 kW / 64.4 hp / 64.4 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.2 kW / 25.7 hp / 25.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.4 kW/l / 0.755 bhp/cu in / 0.755 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.7 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio65.9 kW/ton / 49.9 bhp/ton / 49.9 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)7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions180 g/km / 290 g/mi / 290 g/mi
  Range857 km / 533 mi / 533 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-SR14Tyres rear220/55-VR365
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 18

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