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Renault Twingo

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Renault Twingo

5-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHC, 1149 cm3 / 70.1 cu in / 70.1 cu in, 43.0 kW / 57.7 hp / 57.7 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1999
ModelTwingoIssued until
SerieTwingoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)168 l / 5.93 cu ft / 5.93 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3810 l / 134.55 cu ft / 134.55 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3440 mm / 135.4 in / 135.4 inTotal (curb) weight820 kg / 1808 lb / 1808 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.46  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.9 kW / 19.9 hp / 19.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.8 mm / 3.02 in / 3.02 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1149 cm3 / 70.1 cu in / 70.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity287.18 cm3/cylinder / 17.525 cu in/cylinder / 17.525 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power43.0 kW / 57.7 hp / 57.7 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.2 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.822 bhp/cu in / 0.822 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque79.2 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
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 ratio71.7 kW/ton / 54.3 bhp/ton / 54.3 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/70-R13Tyres rear145/70-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault Twingo

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