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Type B

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From its second car, Renault focused on passenger comfort by offering one of the world’s very first saloon cars. Following on from Renault Type A, Type B was the fruit of a collaboration with the coachbuilder Labourdette developed in 1900.

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CARRIAGE

With the coachbuilder Labourdette, Renault developed a closed body (similar to the bodies of hansom cabs) and fitted it to Type B. The brand's second model benefited from Type A’s technical advancements, including the direct-drive gearbox, a system patented by Louis Renault for greater efficiency and quieter operation.

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POWER

Renault Type B, more powerful than its big sister Type A, had a 450 cm3, 2.75 hp De Dion-Bouton engine. The hansom cabs of the time were drawn by one or two horses. Type B was therefore, to all intents and purposes, more powerful than the horse-drawn competition. And it could get up to 45 km/h!

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In 1900, the sound of car horns and engines could be heard on the streets of Paris, alongside the neighing of the horses.

technical features

360 KG

  • Performance and engine

    approximately 45 km/h

    Single-cylinder

    De Dion Bouton 4-stroke,

    450 cm3, 2.75 hp

  • dimensions
    Length 1,90 m
    Width 1,15 m
    Height 1,80 m
  • architecture

    Voiturette saloon

    Rear-wheel drive transmission

    3-speed (direct-drive) + reverse gearbox

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