Renault 5 Alpine/Gordini

Description

The Renault 5 is a supermini produced by French automaker Renault. It was produced in two generations 1972–1985 (also called R5) and 1984–1996 (also called Super 5 or Supercinq). The R5 was sold in the US as Le Car, from 1976 to 1983.

The Renault 5 Alpine/Gordini was one of the first hot-hatches, launched in 1976 – going on sale two months before the original Volkswagen Golf GTI and two years after the Simca 1100Ti. Use of the name Gordini was from Amédée Gordini, who was a French tuner with strong links with Renault and previous sporting models such as the Renault 8. This (and the later Alpine Turbo models) were assembled at Alpine’s Dieppe plant, beginning in 1975.

The 1.4 L (1397 cc) OHV engine, mated to a five-speed gearbox, was based on the Renault “Sierra” pushrod engine, but having a crossflow cylinder head with hemispherical combustion chambers and developed 93 hp (68 kW), twice as much as a standard 1.1 L (1108 cc) Renault 5. The larger engine and its various performance parts meant that the spare tire could no longer fit there and was relocated to the boot. The Alpine could be identified by special alloy wheels and front fog lights and was equipped with stiffened suspension, but still retaining the torsion bar at the rear with added anti-roll bars. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 10,1 seconds and could reach a top speed of 172 km/h (110 mph)

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Additional information

Model

Renault 5 Alpine/Gordini

Production

1976-1981

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1397 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Carburetor

Power (hp)

93

Power (kw)

68

Power (@rpm)

@6400 rpm

Torque (Nm)

116

Torque (@rpm)

@4000 rpm

0-100km/h

10,1

Top Speed (km/h)

172 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

107 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,1

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

850 kg

Length

3540 mm

Width

1520 mm

Height

1377 mm

Wheelbase

2440 mm

Front Track

1293 mm

Rear Track

1267 mm

Boot Space

215

Tire Size

155/70 R13

Front Brakes

228 mm Disc

Rear Brakes

228 mm Disc