between 4 an 16

R6

Renault R6
1968
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LITTLE

SISTER

OF R16

The sales network dubbed Renault 6 as “little Renault 16” due to its resemblance to the ground-breaking 5-door saloon. In actuality, it is closely related to Renault 4. Just as practical but a touch more elegant, Renault 6 took on its predecessor’s mechanical elements (torsion bar suspension and gearbox positioned in front of the engine) but added sophisticated details like the wider windscreen and more comprehensive equipment, particularly with regard to the upholstery.

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STIFF

COMPETITION

Presented at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, Renault 6 became the brand’s response to the Volkswagen Beetle and Citroën Ami 6. Renault 6 carried over one of the key successes of Renault 4 and Renault 16: the hatchback! It also featured an asymmetrical wheelbase. Interestingly, to accommodate the suspension design, the wheelbase is slightly longer on one side.

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BORROWED

ENGINE

Borrowing from Renault 4’s technical design, Renault 6 also shares its 34 hp 845 cc 4-cylinder engine with Renault 4 Super and Renault Dauphine. Renault 6 would later be sold in different versions, including Renault 6 L and TL. The TL version was launch in 1970, this time equipped with a 47 hp 1,108 cc engine.

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PLAYLIST

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HEIR OF

SUCCESS

Renault 6 was considered both as a bigger, more luxurious Renault 4 and as a small Renault 16. With more than 1.7 million units, Renault 6 nearly matched the success of Renault 16, which produced more than 1.85 million units. Both impressive figures!

Technical features

1.7 MILLION

UNITS MANUFACTURED

  • production

    around 1,700,000 units

  • Performance and engine

    max. speed: 120 km/h to 135 km/h

    4 cylinders

    845 cc to 1108 cc

    34 hp to 47 hp

  • dimensions
    Length 3,85 m
    Width 1,54 m
    Height 1,5 m
  • architecture

    two-box saloon with liftgate

    monocoque bodywork

    technical base of Renault 4

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SOUVENIRS OF

THE 1970s

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