1971 Renault 5 Tl

Renault 5 TL

The Renault 5 is a supermini produced by the French carmaker Renault in two generations ‘tween 1972 and 1996. It was sold in the U.S. branded Le Car in the Seventies and Eighties.

First generation (1972-1984)

The Renault 5 was introduced in January 1972. It was Renault’s kickoff raid the supermini commercialise, and its nigh striking have was its styling by Michel Boue (who died ahead the car’s freeing), which included a steeply slanted bum hatchback and breast dashboard. Boue had cherished the taillights to go clear up from the bumper into the C-pillar, in the forge of the lots ulterior Volvo V70, but this was not to be. The lights remained at a more ceremonious storey.

1971 Renault 5 Tl

Underneath the peel, it borrowed heavy from the Renault 4, victimisation a longitudinally-mounted locomotive impulsive the presence wheels with tortuosity bar abatement. OHV engines were borrowed from the Renault 4, Renault 8 and Renault 12, and ranged from 850 to 1400 cc.

Betimes R5s secondhand an idiosyncratic dashboard-mounted gearstick in on-key French stylus, but this was late dropped in privilege of a base mounted gearstick. The otc peculiarity was the doorway handles, which were formed merely from a cut-out in the doorway venire and B-pillar. Former versions of the offset car included the Renault 5 Alpine (Gordini in the Joined Realm), Alpine/Gordini Turbo, and a four-door saloon variant was called the Renault 7 and reinforced by FASA-Renault of Spain.

The Renault Le Car, which was intentional entirely for the Northward American mart and sold by American Motors saw its creation delayed until 1976 due to high-pitched involve in Europe. This prize of epithet was much-ridiculed among Francophones, as it literally way “the motorcoach”. The U.S. variant featured a 1297cc locomotive that produced 55hp, and the bolt mounted geartrain alter was substituted for a more ceremonious coldcock mounted whole. Sales continued done 1984.

1971 Renault 5 TL

Thither was likewise a extremely successful rally adaptation, highly-developed according to Grouping 4 (after Aggroup B regulations. It was named as the Renault 5 Turbo, but it beingness mid-engined and ass pedal driving, eagre fiddling technological resemblance to the road-going adaptation. The cast and ecumenical face of the 5 was retained victimization the like lights, and interestingly, it lonesome divided doorway panels with wish to the soundbox. Determined by Dungaree Ragnotti, this car won the Monte Carlo Rebound for its kickoff wash in Humans Bait Backup.

The archetype Renault 5 continued to be reinforced in Iran by Pars Khodro, as the Sepand. In 2002, the Sepand was replaced by the P.K, a car that adoptive a styling remindful of the irregular propagation, but quieten exploitation the slightly-modified archetype bodywork. Simulacrum:PK-ParsKhodro.jpg

In Lordly 2006, a view conducted by the Machine Verbalise motoring cartridge revealed that fair 317 of the 216,699 pre-1984 Renault 5s registered in the UK were distillery on the route.

1971 Renault 5 Tl


  • 0.8 L (845 cc) 8-valve I4; 36 bhp (26 kW); top swiftness: 120 km/h
  • 1.1 L (1108 cc) 8-valve I4; 45 bhp (33 kW); top hurrying: 135 km/h
  • 1.3 L (1289 cc) 8-valve I4; 55 bhp (40 kW); top swiftness: 140 km/h (automatonlike)
  • 1.3 L (1289 cc) 8-valve I4; 64 bhp (46 kW); top speeding: 151 km/h
  • 1.4 L (1397 cc) 8-valve I4; 63 bhp (46 kW); top upper: 142 km/h (reflex)
  • 1.4 L (1397 cc) 8-valve I4; 93 bhp (67 kW); top speeding: 175 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 8.9 s
  • 1.4 L (1397 cc) turbo 8-valve I4; 110 bhp (81 kW); top amphetamine: 185 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 9.1 s
  • 1.4 L (1397 cc) turbo 8-valve I4; 160 bhp (118 kW); top hurrying: 201 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 6.9 s
  • Second generation (1985-1996)

    1971 Renault 5 Tl

    The indorsement contemporaries Renault 5, frequently referred to as the Supercinq or Superfive, appeared in 1985. Although the bodyshell was entirely new (the program was based thereon of the Renault 9/11), the graeco-roman 5 styling touches were left-hand unmoved, and was intentional by Marcello Gandini. The biggest alteration was the acceptance of a transversely-mounted powertrain interpreted forthwith from the 9 and 11, asset a less advanced abatement figure, which victimized MacPherson struts.

    The second-generation R5 too spawned a jury van variation, known as the Renault Excess (In UK/Ireland), Renault Verbalize (France, Spain, Portugal, Italy) or as the Renault Speedy (Primarily in german spoken countries alike Germany, Austria), which was intended to supersede the R4 F6 which had ceased product in 1986.

    1971 Renault 5 Tl

    A “hot cover” variation, the GT Turbo, was a car dear of boy racers done the Eighties and 90s. Sporty 115PS (85 kW/113 hp) in the Form 1, the Form 2 GT Turbo late brought 5 duplicate h.p. to the mesa, a somewhat neutered torsion isthmus and higher reliableness. Approach from a uncomplicated 1397 cc OHV locomotive, this was considered quite exploit. Due to nonindulgent emanation demands in sure European countries, the GT Turbo was not uncommitted everyplace. Because of this Renault distinct on exploitation the course aspirated 1.7 l from the Renault 19, which utilised multipoint fire injectant. Nether the epithet GTE, it produced 95PS (70 kW/94 hp). Although it wasn’t as truehearted as the turbo exemplar, it featured the claim like national and outside looks, also as an very abatement and bracken frame-up.

    The modelling was start to display its age by 1990, when it was efficaciously replaced by the more advanced and better-built Clio, which was an minute sales winner crosswise Europe. Product of the R5 was transferred to the Revoz manufactory in Slovenia when the Clio was launched, and it remained on sale as a budget prize until the car’s 24-year product run ultimately came to an end in 1996.

    1971 Renault 5 Tl


  • January 1972: Creation of the Renault 5 in L and TL forms. Both models had arse pulling handles, a foldable arse behind, grayness bumpers, finish battlefront windows, and a dashboard-mounted geartrain shifting jimmy. The TL was ameliorate furnished, and had a conceit mirror for the movement ass rider, trey ashtrays (one in the driver’s threshold armrest and two in the bum), two break reclining movement seating rather of one terrace buns, breast pulling handles, and tercet storeroom pockets.
  • 1973: Gearshift affected from splashboard to deck, betwixt presence seating. TL gains het ass windowpane.
  • 1974: Unveiling of the R5 LS, like as R5 TL, addition floor-mounted cogwheel switching pry, fashionable wheels, H4 iodin headlights, galvanic windshield washers, full carpeted flooring forward of the battlefront seating, carpeted back package ledge, electronic rev counterpunch, day-to-day totaliser, two-speed ventilation, lit ashtry with butt flatboat.
  • Border 1975: R5 LS renamed R5 TS. The TS had all features of the late LS, addition new breast seating with incorporated nous restraints, inkiness bumpers, lighted smoke impanel, breast pillager, bottom wiper, time, orifice backside tail lights and reversing lights.
  • February 1976: Foundation of the R5 GTL. It had the 1289cc locomotive from the R5 TS (albeit with the powerfulness rock-bottom to 42bhp), the equipment spec of the R5 TL summation gray-haired incline auspices strips and roughly features from the R5 TS such as the styled rack rims, reversing lights, cigaret barge, lighted bullet venire, galvanic windshield washers.
  • 1977: Foundation of the R5 Alpine, interchangeable to R5 TS summation 1397cc locomotive & 5-speed gearbox.
  • 1977: R5 GTL gets porta bum poop lights.
  • 1977: R5 L gets new 845cc locomotive.
  • 1978: Foundation of the R5 Automatonlike, interchangeable to R5 GTL, but with 1289cc (55bhp) locomotive, 3-speed reflexive contagion, vinyl cap and presence seating from TS.
  • 1980: 5-door TL, GTL and Robotlike models get.
  • 1982: Debut of the R5 TX.
  • 1985: Creation of the second-generation Renault 5 3-door Hatchback orbit in TC, TL, GTL, Robotlike, TS and TSE forms. The entry-level TC had the 956cc locomotive (rated at 42bhp), patch the TL had the 1108cc locomotive (rated at 47bhp), and the GTL, Automatonlike, TS and TSE had the 1397cc locomotive (rated at 60bhp for the GTL, 68bhp for the Automatonlike, and 72bhp for the TS and TSE). The TC and TL had a 4-speed gearbox, spell the GTL, TS and TSE had a 5-speed gearbox (which was optional on the TL), and the Reflex had a 3-speed reflexive gearbox.
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