• Renault Dauphine

    Renault Dauphine -

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Key facts

1956 Renault Dauphine information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3937 mm
How heavy?
650 kg
What size engine?
0.8 litre, 845 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
27.4 PS / 27 bhp / 20.1 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
66 Nm / 49 / 6.7 kgm @ 2500 rpm


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1956 Renault Dauphine technical specifications


The Renault Dauphine is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a rear located engine powering the rear wheels.
The 0.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder that has an output of 27 bhp (27.4 PS/20.1 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 66 N·m (49 lb·ft/6.7 kgm) at 2500 rpm.
The power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 650 kg.
1956 Renault Dauphine data
1956 Renault Dauphine data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2267 89.3
Track/tread (front) 1250 49.2
Track/tread (rear) 1219 48
Length 3937 155
Width 1524 60
Height 1441 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 650 kg 1433 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Renault
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.8 litre
845 cc
(51.565 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 58 × 80 mm
2.28 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.73
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 27.4 PS (27 bhp) (20.1 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output 32 bhp/litre
0.52 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 66 Nm (49 ft·lb) (6.7 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 78.11 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 981.5 kPa (142.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 211.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 42.12 PS/g
30.98 kW/g
41.54 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 32.28 kg/kW
53.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.03
Final drive ratio 4.37
general ID72017
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 8.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Renault Dauphine added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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