Key facts

1987 Renault 21 Turbo, 1988 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4500 mm
How heavy?
1195 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
175 PS / 173 bhp / 129 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
270 Nm / 199 ft.lb / 27.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.10 s
How fast?
227 km/h, 141 mph
How economical?
6.7/8.2/10.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1987 Renault 21 Turbo technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) at 5200 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lbft/27.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1195 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 227 km/h (141 mph), quoted fuel consumption is 6.7/8.2/10.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1987 Renault 21 Turbo data
1987 Renault 21 Turbo, 1988 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2595 102.2
Track/tread (front) 1450 57.1
Track/tread (rear) 1400 55.1
Length 4500 177.2
Width 1720 67.7
Height 1400 55.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1195 kg 2635 lb
Weight distribution 62.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 66 litres 14.5 UK Gal 17.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.310
Frontal area 1.55
CdA 0.48
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Renault
Engine code J7R-C752
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 82 mm
3.46 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
175 PS (173 bhp) (129 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
86.7 bhp/litre
1.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
270 Nm (199 ft·lb) (27.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
135.34 Nm/litre
1.64 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system Renix fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1700.7 kPa (246.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett T3 turbocharger
Intercooler air/air
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.80 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.10 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.00 s
Standing kilometre 28.50 s
Maximum speed 227 km/h (141 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 146.78 PS/g
107.95 kW/g
144.77 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.26 kg/kW
15.47 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.7/8.2/10.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.7/8.2/10.8 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre14.9/12.2/9.3 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG42.2/34.4/26.2 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG35.1/28.7/21.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 226.66 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½J x 15
Wheel size rear 6½J x 15
Tyres front 195/55 VR 15
Tyres rear 195/55 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 285 mm
Rear brake diameter 255 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.82
Final drive ratio 3.44
general
Carfolio.com ID32714
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Renault 21 Turbo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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