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1972-1984 RENAULT 5 specifications


Michel Boué’s legacy to the automotive world was one he would never see bear fruit, dying months before the Renault 5 was launched. The three-door hatchback was based on the utilitarian R4, but the styling was super-chic, and when it went on sale in 1972, the Renault 5 caused a sensation. Wraparound plastic bumpers made the 5 Paris-friendly, and a wide range of engines gave the driver plenty of options – through the years, it received ever more power, and in 1979 a five-door version added even more practicality. An all-time design classic.

Production

  • Production:
    5,471,079
  • Price at launch:
    £854
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,200
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    18.9secs
  • Top speed:
    85.0mph
  • Power:
    42.0bhp
  • Torque:
    61.0lb/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:
    3540mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2440mm
  • Width:
    1520mm
  • Height:
    1377mm
  • Weight:
    785kgs

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