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Overview

Produced: 1978-1987
Types: Estate,4 doors,5 seats
Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Renault 18i Sport Wagon Advert (1980)

After a long production run the Renault 12 finally made way for its successor in 1978, the Renault 18. The 18 had modern styling and still featured the trusty front wheel drive layout that proved to be so popular with the 12.

The 18 was not really a revolutionary model, although it was the first European model to use the new Renault 1.4 litre petrol engine. Both a turbocharged petrol and an economical diesel engine versions were also available during the cars nine year production life.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1565ccS4 OHVRenault S4 OHV (15,18 etc)77mm x 84mm0
1397ccS0 OHV0mm x 0mm0
2068ccS4 OHC0mm x 0mm0
1647ccS4 OHV79mm x 84mm0
1995ccS4 OHC0mm x 0mm0

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
97.4 mph12.6 s0 s26 mpg79 bhp 550018GTS (1647cc)

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
0' 96"0' 53"0' 55"0' 172"0' 66" 0 (18)31' 0"

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