Renault 19 16S

Description

The Renault 19 is a C-Segment car launched in 1988 and styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It’s performance version, the Renault 19 16S (16 Soupapes), launched in 1989 in 3-door hatchback bodystyle.

The car was fitted with a naturally aspirated, 16 valve, 1764 cm3 engine with Renix ECU, that produced between 135hp and 140 hp of power and 164 Nm of torque. The 19 16S was praised for its excellent handling thanks to the uprated lower suspension setup and front strut bar. It also featured an upgraded braking system that included 259 mm (10.2 in) vented discs on the front and 237 mm (9.3 in) discs on the rear. The Phase 2 models gear ratios were also revised, to allow for the extra weight found in the safety equipment the later models carried. Renault claimed an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 8,2 seconds and a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph).

Visually, the car was distinguished by the sporty bodykit that included redesigned bumpers, side skirts, bonnet scoop, rear spoiler, 15 inch “Speedline” alloy wheels and the larger exhaust. Inside it had Recaro bucket seats with optional leather trim, optional trip computer, aircondition and electric sunroof.

In 1995, Renault 19 was replaced by the first generation Renault Megane.

 

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Additional information

Model

Renault 19 16S

Production

1989-1992

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1764 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Fuel Injection

Power (hp)

140

Power (kw)

103

Power (@rpm)

@6500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

164

Torque (@rpm)

@4250 rpm

0-100km/h

7,9

Top Speed (km/h)

215 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

134 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,6

CO2 (g/km)

195 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1050 kg

Length

4224 mm

Width

1676 mm

Height

1415 mm

Wheelbase

2550 mm

Front Track

1420 mm

Rear Track

1420 mm

Boot Space

385

Tire Size

195/50 R15

Front Brakes

259 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

238 mm Discs