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RENAULT 5 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 1972
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Hatchback
 

1980 - 1984

In 1980, Renault introduced a special version of the Model 5 to compete in the World Rally Championship; it became the fastest car produced in France. Renault had to reconsider its strategy after losing to Lancia in the World Rally Championship. So it launched a particularly daring project: transforming the economical R5 supermini into a genuine podium-capable racing car. The project was o...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  RENAULT 5 Turbo 1.4L Turbo 5MT (160 HP)

1972 - 1984

Back at the beginning of the '70s, the French carmakers provided two main options for the small segment: the Renault 4 and the Citroen 2CV. Then, in 1972, the R5 joined the pack and stirred the market. The studies for the new vehicle started in 1967 when Renault's CEO, Pierre Dreyfuss, asked the team to design a new vehicle. The first supermini ever manufactured by the French car...

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1972 - 1984

In the early seventies, the French carmaker Renault offered a very attractive vehicle for the small-segment: The Five. It was the beginning of an unknown success. It was in 1967 with Pierre Dreyfus asked his engineers to design a new small car that would be desired by a broad spectrum of the population, fit for all occasions and seasons. The first supermini ever manufactured by the French ...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  RENAULT 5 5 Doors 0.9L 4MT (36 HP)

  RENAULT 5 5 Doors 1.1L 4MT (44 HP)

  RENAULT 5 5 Doors 1.3L 3AT (55 HP)