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Renault 16

(ALL SERIES / TRIMS)

Produced from 1965 to 1980

Renault’s Vision in 1965: A Pioneering Concept

In 1965, Renault envisioned a groundbreaking mid-size sedan, anticipating the needs of family and friends before the “crossover” segment emerged.

Debut at Geneva Motor Show: Setting a New Standard

At the 1965 Geneva Motor Show, the Renault 16 debuted with its modern two-and-a-half volume architecture, disrupting the market dominated by classic sedans.

Innovative Design and Interior Modularity

Renault 16’s innovative style and interior flexibility propelled it to the upper segment, distinguishing itself from competitors and winning acclaim from critics and customers alike.

Realizing “Project 114

The Renault 16, born from “Project 114”, broke convention with its convenient rear hatch and spacious interior, offering unparalleled versatility for various configurations.

TS: Introducing Prestigious Models

Two years later, the Renault 16 “TS” premiered at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show, boasting enhanced features and a powerful 1.5-liter engine.

TA: Pioneer in Automatic Gearbox

The introduction of the Renault 16 TA marked a milestone as the first French car with a traditional automatic gearbox, combining flagship features with unmatched practicality.

Global Success and Enduring Legacy

The Renault 16’s international success paved the way for Renault’s global expansion, with exports comprising half of its sales and production continuing until 1980.

 

Trim Levels/Versions

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YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
1965 1965 Renault 16 Petrol HatchbackUNK 142 km/h 1
1965 1965 Renault 16 Petrol HatchbackUNK - 1
1965 1965 Renault 16 TS Petrol HatchbackUNK - 1
1976 Renault 16 L Petrol HatchbackUNK - 1
1976 Renault 16 TX Petrol HatchbackUNK - 1
1976 Renault 16 TX Automatic Petrol HatchbackUNK - 1
1977 Renault 16 TL Petrol HatchbackUNK 150 km/h 1
1977 Renault 16 TL Automatic Petrol HatchbackUNK 140 km/h 1

Engines

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» Petrol Engines
Id.Engine1470 cc1565 cc1565 cc1565 cc1647 cc1647 cc1647 cc1647 cc
Kind of EngineNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspirated
Identificative engine
Cylinders ConfigurationStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline Engine
Displacement1470 cc1565 cc1565 cc1565 cc1647 cc1647 cc1647 cc1647 cc
Cylinders number4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
FuelPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Electric engine - kind
Battery kind
Peak Power (hp)
Peak Power (kW)
Battery power
Operating Voltage
Battery: Operating Temperature
Battery: System Voltage
Battery: Cell Configuration
Battery: 0-80% Charge time
Torque106 N-m107 N-m114 N-m118 N-m111 N-m111 N-m130 N-m129 N-m
Torque @ r.p.m. 2800 rpm 2500 rpm 3000 rpm 3500 rpm 3000 rpm 3000 rpm 3500 rpm 4000 rpm
Cylinders angle
Maximum Power (HP)59 hp55 hp67 hp83 hp65 hp65 hp90 hp93 hp
Power (PS)60 ps56 ps68 ps84 ps66 ps66 ps91 ps94 ps
Power kW44 kW41 kW50 kW62 kW48 kW48 kW67 kW69 kW
Power @ rounds per minute5000 rpm5000 rpm5000 rpm5750 rpm5000 rpm5000 rpm6000 rpm6000 rpm
Bore76 mm77 mm77 mm77 mm79 mm79 mm79 mm79 mm
Stroke81 mm84 mm84 mm84 mm84 mm84 mm84 mm84 mm
Valve TrainOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHVOverhead valves OHV
Compression Ratio8.5:1 8:1 8.5:1 8.6:1 8.6:1 8.6:1 9.3:1 9.3:1
Engine block material
Cylinder head material
Fuel System1 so carb1 we carb1 so carb1 we carb1 so mimat carb1 so mimat carb1 we carb1 we carb
CoolantWaterWaterWaterWaterWaterWaterWaterWater
Engine Data accuracy
16
16 L
16
16 TS
16 TL
16 TL Automatic
16 TX Automatic
16 TX

Car body variants

1 HAT
Variants#HAT
#HAT
#HAT
#HAT
#HAT
Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
no.Doors
Wheelbase2718 mm2718 mm2718 mm2720 mm2718 mm
Lenght4230 mm4230 mm4235 mm4240 mm4255 mm
Width1651 mm1651 mm1626 mm1630 mm1626 mm
Height1359 mm1359 mm1448 mm1450 mm1448 mm
Curb Weight
Wheel Drive
Engine LocationFrontFrontFrontFrontFront
Chassis
Seating capacity (number)
Track Tread (front)1334 mm1340 mm1340 mm1353 mm
Track Tread (rear)1283 mm1295 mm1290 mm1295 mm
Luggage capacity (min)
Luggage capacity (max)
Weight distribution (FRONT)
Engine AlignmentLongitudinalLongitudinalLongitudinal
Drag Coefficient
Equipment
16
16
16 TS
16 TX
16 TX Automatic
16 TL
16 TL Automatic
16 L

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