Renault Safrane 1st generation (B54E) 1992 to 1996
1992 to 1996
Body versions :
Petrol : 2.0-3.0 liters
The Renault Safrane was a between April 1992 and December 2000 by Renault . It replaced the since the spring of 1984-built Renault 25 . The Safrane was manufactured in the northern French Renault plant Sandouville at Le Havre (Normandy).The Safrane was launched in 1992. The restyling took place in July 1996. She was awarded the prize for the most beautiful car of the year in 1992.
The successor was the spring of 2002, the Renault Vel Satis .
Renault Safrane 1st generation History
The Safrane came in June 1992 as a replacement for the then eight years manufactured R25 on the domestic market. Like its predecessor, the Safrane has a hatchback with a large tailgate.
Most vehicles were very well equipped (especially in the baccarat version). Similar to other French models of the upper middle class, the Safrane did not make a big breakthrough.Although the large trunk opening offered some advantages when loading, but did not meet the taste of customers except in England and France.
The saffron was available with different engines. There was a 2.2-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders and eight valves with 79 kW (107 hp), which was also available with three valves per cylinder and 101 kW (137 hp). In addition, there was the V6 engine (known as "Europa V6" or PRV engine ) with 123 kW (167 hp) power, which came from a joint development of Renault , PSA and Volvo . As diesel engines there was initially a 2.5 liter and 83 kW (113 hp) turbodiesel or a 2.1 liter and 65 kW (88 hp) engine, which were later deleted or replaced.
Also, a small number of revised by Opel -Haus tuner Irmscher (body panels, interior trim and brakes) and BMW tuner Hartge (Turbo) revised Safrane Biturbo , there were at times at Renault dealers to buy. Its charged by two turbochargers six-cylinder engine made 193 kW (262 hp) and had corresponding performance (250 km / h top) at a much higher consumption. The vehicle was produced in small series of 640 pieces at Irmscher in Remshalden near Stuttgart
In July 1996 there was a facelift for the 1997 model year (called Phase II ). From then on, Renault built more modern engines: a 2.0-liter 16V four-cylinder with 100 kW (136 hp), a 2.5-liter 20V five-cylinder Volvo engine with 121 kW (165 hp) 83 kW (113 hp) 2.2 l 12V four-cylinder turbodiesel and, as of the beginning of 1999, the most powerful engine with a new 3.0 l 24V six-cylinder engine with 140 kW (190 hp). The four-wheel drive option was eliminated and an automatic transmission was now standard on the V6 models.
In December 2000, the production of Safrane was discontinued due to ever decreasing sales. His successor was published in the spring of 2002 Vel Satis.
As equipment lines there was the Safrane from April 1992 to June 1996 as RN, RT and RXE.From the revision in July 1996, the equipment oriented more to the motorization. Thus, the 2.0-16V, the 2.5-20V, the 3.0-V6-24V (called Paris's initial ) and the 2.2-dT made the equipment lines. In addition, at each stage there were still numerous special models such as Elysée , Baccara and Edition .
From the beginning of the sale of Safrane anti-lock braking system (ABS) was standard. From 1994 there were also airbags for all models. From the beginning there were airbags only on the V6 models of the lines RT and RXE.
- Gasoline engines : 2.0-3.0 liters (77-193 kW)
- Diesel engines :2.1-2.5 liters(65-83 kW)
- Cooling: water cooling
- Max.Power:113 to 190HP
- Drive:front-wheel drive
- Body versions : hatchback
- Gearbox:5-speed manual Option 4-speed automatic
- Length:4734 mm
- Width:1790-1816 mm
- Height:1414-1448 mm
- Wheelbase:2764 mm
- Curb weight:1370-1685 kg
- Top speed:192 km/h to 225 km/h