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1947-1961 RENAULT 4CV specifications


With Renault’s 4CV developed in secret in occupied France during the war, it’s tempting to believe that this rear-engined car was influenced by certain German machines. The 4CV was launched in 1946 with an 18bhp 760cc four-cylinder engine, all-independent suspension and very chic and cuddly styling. More power – albeit from a smaller 747cc engine – came in 1950, and the gradual advancements continued until 1961. Most intriguing was the R1063 Sport, with 42bhp. Not that much maybe, but in a car this light and small, more than enough to turn it into a real terrier.

Production

  • Production:
    1,105,547
  • Price at launch:
    £474
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,250
  • Price (good):
    £3,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,750
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • Top speed:
    57.0mph
  • Power:
    19.0bhp
  • Torque:
    33.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    45.6mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, swinging half axle, coil spring, lever arm dampers
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3607mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2095mm
  • Width:
    1430mm
  • Height:
    1470mm
  • Weight:
    560kgs

Renault 4cv Classifieds

  • Renault 4cv

    London , London

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