1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic

Renault 11 TSE Electronic

The Renault 9 and Renault 11 are minor sept cars produced by the French producer Renault for modelling geezerhood 1981-1988 in taphouse (Renault 9) and hatchback (Renault 11) configurations – both were styled by the French motorcar intriguer, Robert Opron.

1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic

Variants were manufactured by American Motors Potbelly (AMC), as the Renault Coalition and Renault Encore for the Northward American commercialize – likewise as for the Colombian commercialize from 1983-1999. The car was produced in Joker until 2000.

The models use a transversal front-wheel driving locomotive contour and have four-wheeled freelance hiatus. They were elect the European Car of the Twelvemonth for 1982, besides as the Centrifugal Drift Car of the Class from Drive Vogue and Car and Driver 10Best from Car and Driver (C/D) for 1983.

1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic

Phases

Thither were ternary facelifts disposed to the Renault 9/11 during its calling. Still, the Renault 11 that was released in 1983 was alone uncommitted in phases 2, 3, and 4. Thither was ne’er a stage 1 Renault 11, which leads to roughly mix-up. The Stage 1 is the archetype example released in 1981 as the Renault 9, Form 2 was released in 1983 when the Renault 11 was likewise introduced, piece the more flowing Stage 3 appeared in 1987.

1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic

Ultimately, the Form 4, which was not sold in nigh of Europe, was released in Joker in 1997. This last rescript had more rounded nous and quarter lights, besides as oviform torso facing some the bumpers and kick lid, which aimed to dedicate the car a more advanced aspect. It carried an “Broadway” badge besides as the Renault 9 identification, but bill that “Broadway” had already been ill-used on exceptional editions of the originally stage models.

1983 Renault 11 TSE Electronic

Overview

The Renault 9 was launched in 1981 as a 4-door bar spell the 11 arrived in 1983 as a 3 or 5-door hatchback.

Both had been highly-developed below the Renault cipher gens L42 and were intentional by Robert Opron. Renault had begun the innovation of the Renault 9 in 1977, as a “quadruplet measure” framework (referring to its distance) to fit ‘tween the Renault 5 and the Renault 14. Opron conceived a traditional three-box invention to appealingness to the traditional client and annul the pathetic receipt that had met the Renault 14’s styling. Thorough consumer studies suggested that buyers jilted initiation, resulting in a non-descript conception, albeit of mild elegance.

By the clock the models entered yield, Renault had assigned more 500 multitude to the externalize, logging 14,500,000 hours of field and examination, constructing 44 prototypes, examination 130 engines, and test-driving prototypes more 2.2 meg km.

Both cars were besides more guardedly engineered, although they maintained front-wheel effort, Renault derelict the Douvrin (or “Grip”) transmission-in-sump locomotive which it had divided with Peugeot-Citroen in the Renault 14, in favor of its in-house ability whole – the august C-type “Cléon” locomotive with an end-on mounted contagion.

The Renault 9 was awarded the 1982 European Car of the Yr, piece the Alinement appeared on Car and Driver’s Ten Trump tilt for 1983, and was the 1983 Motive Course Car of the Class.

Although the 9 and 11 cars had unlike names and torso styles, they were monovular nether the bark, and were intended to conjointly supercede the aged Renault 14. The 11 was too distinct from the 9 by its front, which featured foursquare mate headlights, which had been introduced on the Northward American Alinement. The 9 too standard this new front in 1985 and both models were face-lifted for a concluding metre with duplicate wind and upcountry upgrades for the 1987 example twelvemonth.

A rendering of the 9 was manufactured and marketed by American Motors Tummy (AMC) in the Joined States as the Renault Confederation and mien a belittled AMC badge. With 623,573 examples manufactured for exemplar eld 1982-1987, AMC offered the Confederation as a four-door saloon, two-door saloon (with higher back rack arches than the four-door) and as a translatable, origin in 1984.

The Renault 9 and 11 continued in product in France until 1989, a class astern the launching of the Renault 19. Still, output continued in early countries, with the end last upcoming subsequently about 20 geezerhood when yield in Dud was discontinued in 2000.

Competition

The Renault 9 Turbo was secondhand extensively by Renault Mutation for their Grouping A car in the 1987 Mankind Razz Patronage. Frenchman Alain Oreille managed a Radical N triumph in the 1985 Rallye Monte Carlo, followed by the Radical A triumph in 1986 (adequate for an 8th ending boilersuit). A Renault 11 Turbo was, nevertheless, piloted to a sec and tertiary berth finnishes in the 1987 Potuguese Rallying and San Remo Rallying severally with Dungaree Ragnotti in the driver’s bottom. The 11 Turbo too won the internal Gloss Razz Backing in 1985 and 1988, and both the Swiss and Portuguese exchange championships in 1987. Its close solution of grandness was Oreille’s quaternary office boilersuit in the 1988 Rallye Monte Carlo.

Engines

At launching, both cars victimised Renault’s senescence Cléon-Fonte locomotive smash valve engines in either 1.1 or 1.4 liter arrange, and a canonic abatement conception which won few acclamation for the impulsive receive. The exceptions were the 9 Turbo and the 11 Turbo hot hachure, which exploited the turbocharged locomotive from the Renault 5.

1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic

The 11 Turbo was introduced low, and earlier alone with three-door bodywork. Different the 5 Turbo or the 205 GTi, the 11 Turbo had a more comfort-oriented focusing. Although the cars were heavier than the Renault 5, the increased might in afterward models was decent to guarantee higher functioning, thanks to its 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp). The rally-tuned variant was imposingly quick, producing around 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp).

The newer F-type locomotive which had been highly-developed in coaction with Volvo appeared from later 1983 on in twin-carburetted 1,721 cc pretence (F2N), powering the upmarket GTX, GTE, TXE, and TXE Electronic (Electronique in France) versions. These larger-engined versions were specifically highly-developed with American necessarily in judgment, although they too happened to be well-suited for a ever-changing European commercialize.

After iterations besides standard fire injectant. The Coalition and Encore, spell relatively underpowered, had a definite reward in drive and treatment against former pocket-size cars usable in America at the clock and tied had their own SCCA spec-racing serial, the Alignment Cup.

Line-up

1983 Renault 11 Tse Electronic
  • TC – 1.1 L – 1,108 cc; 48 PS (35 kW)
  • GTC – 1.2 L – 1,237 cc; 55 PS (40 kW)
  • TL – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 60 PS (44 kW)
  • GTL – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 68 PS (50 kW)
  • GTS – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 72 PS (53 kW)
  • TSE – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 72 PS (53 kW)
  • TXE – 1.7 L – 1,721 cc; 82 PS (60 kW)
  • GTX – 1.7 L – 1,721 cc; 90 PS (66 kW)
  • GTE – 1.7 L – 1,721 cc; 95 PS (70 kW)
  • Turbo – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 115 PS (85 kW)
  • Turbo – 1.4 L – 1,397 cc; 105 PS (77 kW)
  • GTD – 1.6 L – 1,595 cc; 55 PS (40 kW)
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