1990 Renault 21 Turbo Quadra

The 21 Turbo Quadra is an all wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front placed engine, produced by Renault. The 2 litre engine is a turbocharged, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 270 N·m (199 lb·ft/27.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm. This power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1345 kg. Maximum stated speed is 222 km/h (138 mph), official fuel consumption is 7.3/8.8/11.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.

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Renault 21 Turbo Quadra -
Renault 21 Turbo Quadra
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Key facts

1990 Renault 21 Turbo Quadra information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4510 mm
How heavy?
1345 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: 7.8 s
How fast?
222 km/h, 138 mph
How economical?
7.3/8.8/11.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1990 Renault 21 Turbo Quadra data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2590 102
Track/tread (front) 1450 57.1
Track/tread (rear) 1400 55.1
Length 4510 177.6
Width 1720 67.7
Height 1425 56.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1345 kg 2965
Weight distribution 58 % front
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
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
Valve gear 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 Garrett T3 turbo
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 21.50 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.4 s
Standing kilometre 28.9 s
Maximum speed 222 km/h (138 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 130.41 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
95.92 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
128.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.43 kg/kW
17.42 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.3/8.8/11.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km7.3/8.8/11.8 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre13.7/11.4/8.5 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG38.7/32.1/23.9 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG32.2/26.7/19.9 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 246.62 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split 65:35
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.ADS.
Rear suspension SRA.TA.TrR.
Wheel size front 5½J x 15
Wheel size rear 5½J x 15
Tyres front 195/55 VR 15
Tyres rear 195/55 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.82
Final drive ratio 4.46
general
Carfolio.com ID32736
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Renault 21 Turbo Quadra added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.