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Renault 12

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Renault 12

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1289 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in, 40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 94.0 N·m / 69.3 lb·ft / 69.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph top speed, consumption 7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1974
Model12Issued until
Serie12Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2440 mm / 96.1 in / 96.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity56 l / 12.3 UK gal / 14.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1289 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity322.27 cm3/cylinder / 19.666 cu in/cylinder / 19.666 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque94.0 N·m / 69.3 lb·ft / 69.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.6 kW / 10.2 hp / 10.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.3 kW/l / 0.688 bhp/cu in / 0.688 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque72.9 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)11.50 s / 11.50 s / 11.50 sTop (maximal) speed143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.9 kW/ton / 46.1 bhp/ton / 46.1 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)7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions168 g/km / 271 g/mi / 271 g/mi (est.)
  Range778 km / 483 mi / 483 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-R13Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 12

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