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1976-1982 RENAULT 14 specifications


For its first attempt at a Golf rival, Renault decided to use a transversely-mounted Douvrin four-cylinder engine shared with the Peugeot 104. Although it made for good economic sense and fine packaging, Renault dealers and buyers weren’t keen on buying what they saw as a half-breed. The idiosyncratic styling also soon lent itself to the unflattering name of the ‘rotten pear’ – which tells you all you need to know. But for all that, the 14 wasn’t actually that bad at all, especially in go-faster TS form, and it’s an interesting curio – albeit one that is near extinct in the UK.

Production

  • Production:
    999,093
  • Price at launch:
    £2,562
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,200
  • Price (good):
    £700
  • Price (average):
    £500
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.1secs
  • Top speed:
    96.0mph
  • Power:
    68.0bhp
  • Torque:
    71.0lb/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:
    4025mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2530mm
  • Width:
    1623mm
  • Height:
    1405mm
  • Weight:
    880kgs

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