1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo

Renault 25 V6 Turbo

The Renault 25 is an administrator car produced by the French carmaker Renault from 1983 to 1992. The nigh voluptuary and upmarket Renault e’er at the clip, it situated indorsement in the 1985 European Car of the Yr competition. Though the 25 suffered from dependability problems (especially in models reinforced ahead the car’s 1988 vamp) it was systematically a moderately full marketer in its indigene France, contempt flunk to gainsay the authorization of German brands in the administrator car sphere in the residual of the European markets. All 25s were reinforced in Sandouville, approximate Le Havre, France.

1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo


Introduced in previous 1983 as a 1984 modeling, the Renault 25 was a enceinte stair ahead in well-nigh every look from the Renault 20 / Renault 30 orbit it was replacement. Its five-door liftback consistence was penned by decorator Robert Opron of Citroën SM renown, and the unlawful elan (the wraparound bottom windowpane was its almost renowned lineament) was aimed at freehanded the car a notchback feel in ordering to overtake client penchant external France for courtly sedans in the section.

The 25 was one of the get-go cars intentional from the first for streamlined efficiency (Hale coefficient 0.31) – a key factor up fire saving. The TS simulation shortly held the unofficial rubric of “earth’s about streamlined mass-production car” with a Cd (hale coefficient) of 0.28, and at its launching the 25 was well the scoop in its stratum for fire saving.

All Renault 25 models were front-wheel crusade, with 4 or 6-cylinder engines mounted longways onward of the figurehead axle. The 25’s functioning was supra ordinary for its category, with the V6 Turbo stipulation a compeer for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series.

1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo

The 25 was praised for its tantalise ease and gamy treatment (scorn flimsy understeer, and torsion bullock on V6 Turbo models). A new intentional manual transmittance drew solid kudos for its preciseness and suaveness, and though the futurist upcountry intentional by Italian decorator Marcello Gandini (of Lamborghini celebrity) was controversial, the 25 was extremely regarded for its serenity, broad and well-lit rider compartment.

Equipment levels were eminent and set new standards for French cars, the 25 including among over-the-counter features, an express-up and fine-tune sport on the driver’s mightiness windowpane, part alerts, and one of the reality’s kickoff steering-wheel-mounted two-channel controls. First since Humanity War II, Renault had a naturalistic prospect of break into the life-sized commercialise section exterior of France.

Build quality problems

1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo

This thou imaginativeness was tattered by unfathomable body-build calibre in the 25’s beginning 3 days of being. Perennial, irregular breakdowns and electronic “gremlins,” combined with inert or disobliging client help, horde non-French customers out from the car and backrest to proved German brands. Backrest domicile, on the former script, a solid client posture of home penchant gave Renault the lively breather it needful to routine the 25’s fortunes round. The arrivals at the helm of Renault of Georges Besse and Raymond Lévy (the latter splendidly acknowledging lineament issues by stating in a populace question that his company-issued 25 was in the rat erstwhile a month) pronounced the landmark in price of anatomy timbre and brought ultimately the grocery’s regard backbone to the car’s many strengths. Though it was too belated to number the billet some extraneous France, the 25 sold ok on the domesticated commercialise.


1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo

A major rhytidectomy in 1988 (new forepart, taillights, home materials, and presence dangling) and the debut of more sinewy engines enabled the 25 to clutches its own against new domesticated competitors (Peugeot 605 and Citroën XM) introduced in 1989. Yield of the 25 stopped-up in 1992 to brand way for the Renault Safrane but sales were distillery upstanding, especially for 4-cylinder gasoline-fueled versions. In purview of the misfortunate commercialise execution of the 25’s successors (Safrane, Avantime, Vel Satis), it can be aforesaid that the 25 may sustain been Renault’s scoop life-sized car of the post-World War II era.

25 in the used car market

The 25 was coveted as a put-upon car in France passim the Nineties, thanks to the torso’s dear impedance to eat (a offset on a Renault) and the above-average seniority of all 4-cylinder engines. Old modelling geezerhood may demonstrate deficiencies in frame rigorousness, exemplified by the unmanageable windup of the bottom doors or windscreen bang-up when a jackfruit is victimized.

Trim levels

French-market specifications

  • Stratum 1: Powerfulness guidance, figurehead mightiness windows, and vocalize organization optional. No face consistence facing or rear-window wiper. Single-beam headlights.
  • Grade 2: Index guidance, forepart powerfulness windows, 2-speaker stereophony, incline trunk facing, and rear-window wiper banner. 2 x 6 W fathom arrangement with steering-wheel-mounted controls (peculiarly intentional by Philips for this modelling) optional.
  • Grade 3: Presence and bum exponent windows, mightiness mirrors, and 2 x 6 W Philips vocalise organisation stock. Slip figurer and digital fire approximate on gasolene versions. Anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, and 4 x 20 W Philips audio organization with steering-wheel-mounted controls optional.
  • Grade 4: 4 x 20 W Philips audio organisation and express-up/devour driver’s superpower windowpane criterion. Dual-beam headlights.
  • Stratum 5: Air conditioning, leather home, anti-lock brakes, 7-way powerfulness forepart seating, adjustable bottom headrests, and elm romance inserts (threshold panels, geartrain sack boss) criterion.
  • Engines

    (French-market specifications unless indicated differently. All hp metrical.)

    Petrol engines

  • 2.0 L carbureted 8v I4 103 hp TS (1984-92, shave floor 1) and GTS (1984-92, trimness story 2). Top speeding: 190 km/h (118 mph)
  • 2.0 L fuel-injected 8v I4 120 hp (107 with catalytic convertor on exportation versions)
  • TX (1987-88, reduce storey 2; 1989-92, reduce layer 3) and TXE (1990-92, trimness layer 4) Top fastness: 195 km/h (122 mph)

    1984 Renault 25 V6 Turbo
  • 2.0 L fuel-injected 12v I4 140 hp TI (1991-92, passementerie floor 3) and TXI (1990-92, clipping grade 4) Top upper: 205 km/h (128 mph)
  • 2.2 L fuel-injected 8v I4 123 hp (110 with catalytic convertor on exportation versions)
  • GTX (1984-89 on all markets, reduce story 3; 1990-92 for exportation just, trimming story 4) Top swiftness: 195 km/h (122 mph)

  • 2.7 L fuel-injected 12v V6 144 hp V6 Shot (1984-88, shave stratum 4) Top fastness: 201 km/h (126 mph)
  • 2.8 L fuel-injected 12v V6 160 hp (153 with catalytic convertor afterward 1990)
  • TX-V6 (1991-92, passementerie grade 3), V6 Shot (1989-92, clipping degree 4), and Baccara (1989-92, shave degree 5) Top speeding: 210 km/h (131 mph)

  • 2.5 L fuel-injected 12v V6 turbo 182 hp V6 Turbo (1985-90, trimming floor 4 with model-specific wheel, rims, and grillwork until 1989). Top upper: 225 km/h (140 mph)
  • 2.5 L fuel-injected 12v V6 turbo 205 hp V6 Turbo (1990-92, trimming floor 4) and V6 Turbo Baccara (1990-92, shave floor 5) Top fastness: 230 km/h (143 mph)
  • Diesel engines

  • 2.1 L 8v I4 65 hp TD (1984-88, passementerie story 1) and GTD (1984-92, trimness grade 2) Top fastness: 155 km/h (96 mph)
  • 2.1 L 8v I4 88 hp Turbo-D (1984-92, passementerie story 3) and Turbo-DX (1984-92, cut storey 4 exclude no express-up/refine driver windowpane ahead 1989) Top upper: 172 km/h (107 mph)
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