Renault 6 Car range and history
Years of production
1968 to 1980
845 cm to 1 108 cm 3
The Renault 6 is a car manufactured by Renault in Île Seguin in Boulogne - Billancourt ( Hauts - de - Seine ) and presented at the Paris Motor Show in September 1968 . The Renault 6 was so named because it was equipped with a six-horsepower tax engine.
This small front-wheel-drive sedan offers a fairly spacious bodywork powered by a small engine. It has a tailgate , a foldable and easily removable rear seat and a dashboard gear lever. It takes all the mechanical elements of the Renault 4 (suspension by torsion bars and gearbox in front of the engine) and adds refinements like the wider windshield , but does not keep the vents that allowed the R4 to get a ventilation of the vehicle by depression.
For Renault, it was planned to be a small Renault 16 , hence its similar line with the exception of the side edges of the roof. However, mechanically, the R6 is much closer to the R4 than the R16. The R6 is an evolution of the R4 which it takes the essential in distinguishing itself by the aesthetics and habitability. In this sense, the R6 is at R4 what the Dyane is at the Citroën 2 CV , or what the R10 is at the R8.
From October 1970 (model 1971), the original version is supplanted by the new R6 TL. Thanks to its 6 HP engine, the car is more comfortable on the road with a maximum speed that goes from 120 km / h to 135 km / h.In Spain, the Fasa-Renault 6 has from the beginning a " Cléon-Fonte engine " of 956 cm 3 .The direction of rotation of the " Billancourt engine " is anti-clockwise (distribution side), while the " Cléon-Fonte engine " rotates clockwise, to obtain the same direction of rotation to the wheels, the differential of the gearbox is back on the versions with the "Cleon-Cast Iron Engine".
The mechanics of the R6 is relatively reliable and economical. Its conservation problem is related to the corrosion that compromises the integrity of the different parts of the bodywork: tip of the front fenders, turn of the windshield , rear wheel arches ...The R6 has seduced the customer more by its practical side than by its aesthetics, it has never aroused admiration and lust and is just starting to find a place on the market of vintage cars.
Renault 6 updates
- October 1968 (model 1969): launch of the R6 with " engine Billancourt " of 845 cm 3 of origin Renault Dauphine .
- Model 1971: lowered gear lever and expanded fuel tank. Launch of the R6 TL equipped with the " Cléon-Fonte engine " (5 bearings) 1 108 cm 3 (designed by engineer René Vuaillat and appeared on the Renault Florida S ), front disc brakes with perforated rims, a additional grille under the grille and a rear exhaust outlet (it is lateral on the 5 HP version).
- 1972 model: raised tailgate chrome strip, white front turn signals until 1978 and side marker lights removed.
- Model 1973: gearbox with integrated differential generalized to the 5 CV and launching of the Rodeo 6 .
- Model 1974: facelift with new gray plastic grille with square headlamps and bumpers higher incorporating the indicators at the front. Side sills on the TL version, new taillights and rear escutcheon in black plastic.
- Model 1976: The basic R6 - 845 cm 3 - becomes the R6 L until August 1977.
- Model 1977: Black grille and rear registration plate lighting type R5 .
- June 1979: Suppression of the motor version 845 cm 3 .
- May 1980: Removal of the R6 for the French market, the car continues to be manufactured in South America and Spain , where there is a GTL version.
- March 1986: release of the last Spanish R6 after 327,802 copies. Engine : gasoline
Billancourt engine :845 cm 3
Cléon-Fonte engine :956 cm 3 ,1 108 cm 3
Engine position: Front
Maximum power: 34ch and 47ch
Drive: Front-wheel Drive
Gearbox: Manual 4 speed
Unloaded weight: 700 kg
Length: 3,850 mm
Width: 1,540 mm
Height: 1500 mm