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Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6 Initiale

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6 Initiale

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 178.0 kW / 238.7 hp / 238.7 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 11.6 l/100km / 24.4 mpg-UK / 20.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from2006
ModelVel Satis 3.5 V6 InitialeIssued until
SerieVel SatisNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR,BR,AR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4810 l / 169.86 cu ft / 169.86 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1468 l / 51.84 cu ft / 51.84 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight1795 kg / 3957 lb / 3957 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inLoad capacity475 kg / 1047 lb / 1047 lb
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 inGross (max.) weight2270 kg / 5004 lb / 5004 lb
Track frontTowing weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.51 m2 / 27.0 sq ft / 27.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.75 m2 / 8.1 sq ft / 8.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.7 kW / 25.1 hp / 25.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.4 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity583.07 cm3/cylinder / 35.581 cu in/cylinder / 35.581 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power178.0 kW / 238.7 hp / 238.7 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.2 kW / 95.5 hp / 95.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.9 kW/l / 1.118 bhp/cu in / 1.118 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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 ratio134.8 kW/ton / 102.1 bhp/ton / 102.1 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)11.6 l/100km / 24.4 mpg-UK / 20.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions174 g/km / 280 g/mi / 280 g/mi
  Range690 km / 429 mi / 429 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/55R17WTyres rear225/55R17W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6 Initiale

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