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R5 TL

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1974
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ON 5

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In 1972, Renault launched Renault 5 to appeal to an non-conformist customer segment. It was in tune with the changing times, as families acquired a second car and young people and women started to own more cars. Renault 5 undeniably marked its time: a total 5.5 million units were produced up until 1985 and the car was sold on five continents. The 1973 oil crisis proved to be an opportunity for Renault 5, which enjoyed a successful career thanks to its particularly economic engines.

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A CAR FOR

EVERYONE

While Renault 4 was a car for all (a concept suitable for every kind of use), Renault 5 was a car for each individual. The model came in a multitude of versions so every customer could find a Renault 5 to suit them. From the basic L version to the more luxury TX, and including the Alpine and Turbo sports versions, Renault 5 had something to please everyone.

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interior

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

SUPERSTAR

A pleasure to drive, compact but also surprisingly spacious, Renault 5 was a huge ally for city-dwellers and suburbanites. Its boot was actually designed to contain the contents of a supermarket trolley!

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

The hits of the Seventies have gained cult status and likewise, Renault 5 is a true testimony to the era.

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7 YEARS IN

THE STATES

Renault 5 went on sale in the USA in 1976 under the name “Le Car”. Renault R5 was economical in the context of the 1973 oil crisis, making up for its small size in the eyes of Americans, who were generally into bigger cars. Instantly recognisable by its front end and bumpers with thick rubber impact strips, the car adapted to the American market with its milometer and seatbelt reminder. Over seven years, 123,325 Renault R5s were sold in the USA.

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Technical features

ASSEMBLED IN

28 COUNTRIES

  • production

    5,580,626 units from 1972 to 1985

    assembled in 28 countries

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders inline, naturally aspirated petrol or turbo petrol

    from 782 cm3 to 1,430 cm3

    delivering 34-160 hp, depending on version

    130-185 kph depending on version

  • dimensions
    Length 3,50 m / 5 Turbo : 3,66 m
    Width 1.52 m/5 Turbo: 1.75 m
    Height 1.40 m/5 Turbo: 1.32 m
  • architecture

    front-wheel drive, two-box body with tailgate.

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FOR YOURSELF

Among the diamond brand’s different models, Renault 5 has gained cult status. Take a look at its anniversary collection here.

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OF THE FUTURE...

Renault 5 came in some iconic versions (such as R5 GT Turbo). It was also available with a Baccara finish, Renault’s luxury range. In 1984, Renault R5 gave rise to a new version named the Renault Supercinq. Then in 1990, Renault Clio took over and has now reached its fifth generation. A Renault R5 E-Tech Electric Prototype was unveiled in 2021.

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