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R25 Baccara

R25
1992
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RENAULT’S

PREMIUM

RANGE

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.

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A MINISTER’S

LOUNGE

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.

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interior

HAUTE

COUTURE

Under the bonnet, Renault R25 offered a vast range of engines from 64 hp to 205 hp. The saloon was initially powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine. In 1990, Renault 25 V6 Turbo Baccara (a name evoking French luxury) was bestowed a V6 Turbo 205 hp engine, variable-assist power steering, BBS wheels and ABS braking. With all this equipment, the true luxury with this saloon was its unbeatable comfort.

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THIS PLAYLIST

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.

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PRESIDENTIAL

Its outstanding comfort and multiple versions (which meant different prices) gave Renault 25 widespread appeal, reaching the middle and upper classes and even the French presidency! With such a vast and diverse clientele, over 780,000 Renault R25s were sold between 1984 and 1993.

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technical features

TURBOCHARGED

2,458 CM3 V6

  • production

    780,976 units from 1984 to 1993 (total for all versions)

  • Performance and engine

    Turbocharged V6, 2,458 cm3

    205 hp

    225 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,71 m
    Width 1,80 m
    Height 1,41 m
  • architecture

    two-box body with tailgate

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SUCCESSOR

Renault 25 made way for Safrane, launched in 1992.

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