1986 Renault 21 Turbo-D, 1988 MY

The Renault 21 Turbo-D is a front wheel drive motor vehicle, with the motor placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2.1 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 87 bhp (88 PS/65 kW) at 4250 rpm and 181 Nm (133 lbft/18.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 5 speed manual transmission. Stated weight at the kerb is 1135 kg. Top stated speed is 171 km/h, which equates to 106 mph.

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Key facts

1986 Renault 21 Turbo-D, 1988 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4465 mm
How heavy?
1135 kg
What size engine?
2.1 litre, 2068 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
88 PS / 87 bhp / 65 kW @ 4250 rpm
How much torque?
181 Nm / 133 ft.lb / 18.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.7 s
How fast?
171 km/h, 106 mph

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1995 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1075 kg

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1986 Renault 21 Turbo-D data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Length 4465 mm 175.8 inches
Width 1705 mm 67.1 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1135 kg 2502 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 66 litres 14.5 UK Gal 17.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Renault
Engine code J8S-B714
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.1 litre
2068 cc
(126.197 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 89 mm
3.39 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
88 PS (87 bhp) (65 kW)
at 4250 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
42.1 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
181 Nm (133 ft·lb) (18.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
87.52 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 21.5:1
Fuel system diesel injection pump
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1099.9 kPa (159.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 517 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor 1 Garrett T3 turbocharger
Intercooler air/air
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 12.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 171 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 77.72 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
57.16 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
76.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.49 kg/kW
29.22 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.78
Final drive ratio 3.44
general
Carfolio.com ID5137
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 Renault 21 Turbo-D added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.