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Renault 12 L


type 4/5S SAL
doors 4

Engine information

Bore × stroke 73.00 mm × 77.00 mm 2.87 in × 3.03 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.3 litre 1289 cc (78.66 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.50:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 55.56 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 848.2 kPa (123 psi)
Specific torque 67.49 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.95
Unitary capacity 322.25 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2438 mm
wheelbase 96 in
Length (milimeters) 4343 mm
Length (inches) 171 in
Width (milimeters) 1613 mm
Width (inches) 63.5 in
Height (milimeters) 1435 mm
Height (inches) 56.5 in
L:W ratio 1.78
Ground clearance (milimeters) 108 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 4.3 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 900 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1984 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 46.6 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 10.3 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 12.3 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive FWD
Steering rack & pinion
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 1.04
Final drive ratio 3.78

General information

RAC rating 13.2
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1976 Renault 12 L PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1976

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