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1969-1980 RENAULT 12 specifications

1969-1980 RENAULT 12 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Renault’s new mid-sized saloon was designed to bridge the gap between the 8/10 and the 16. The smaller car’s rear engined layout gave way to a far more orthodox (in future years) longitudinal front-driver. For a 1969 saloon, this was almost state of the art, as was the near-fastback styling, which hinted at a hatchback layout. Built in various locations, most notably in Turkey and Romania, where the Dacia pick-up version remained in production until 2006. Very few 12s survive in the UK (or France, for that matter) – rust and mechanical fragility were its weaknesses.

Production

  • Production:
    2,865,079
  • Price at launch:
    £870
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,800
  • Price (good):
    £1,250
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.5secs
  • Top speed:
    89.0mph
  • Power:
    54.0bhp
  • Torque:
    69.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4343mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2438mm
  • Width:
    1638mm
  • Height:
    1435mm
  • Weight:
    840kgs
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