Late in 1983, Renault revealed the first images of a large saloon car with a strikingly elegant profile, designed by a team led by Robert Opron. This was the Renault 25 which (ignoring all mathematical logic!) would succeed the Renault 20/Renault 30. In fact, the two saloons shared the same two-box architecture with a tailgate.
To conceal the tailgate inherited from Renault 30, Renault’s design department came up with a “wraparound” rear window that gave Renault 25 the appearance of a three-box saloon. Renault 25 stood out for its elegant style, its generous passenger space (and boot), its comfort (with a powered tailgate, that was even motorised on the Baccara version) and its serviceability.
For Renault 25, we can’t just talk about sound. The car almost has its own voice. With its on-board computer and voice synthesis system, the R25 was akin to a more comfortable version of Knight Rider’s KITT.
The Renault 25 range culminated in 1988 with the Baccara finish: full grain leather for the upholstery, alcantara for the accessories, elm burr trim for the door strips and other “haute couture” details (including a leather clothing bag stored under the boot lid).
2,458 CM3 V6
2,458 CM3 V6
780,976 units from 1984 to 1993 (total for all versions)
- Performance and engine
Turbocharged V6, 2,458 cm3
- dimensionsLength 4,71 mWidth 1,80 mHeight 1,41 m
two-box body with tailgate