a true 4-seater

Type G

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1902
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FROM A TO G

In 1898, Renault used alphabet letters to name its cars. The very first one - logically - was Type A, followed by Type B, Type C, etc. In 1902, Renault was already at Type G. This was the largest Renault ever produced and was a true and comfortable 4-seater.

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THE PRESS

APPROVES

With its 4 comfortable seats and “Barrel” bodywork built on a separate chassis, Renault Type G was heralded by the press, who described it as a “good and attractive car which lives up to the reputation of Monsieur Louis Renault on the motor market.”

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interior

WHERE ARE

THE BRAKES?

Although it offered 4 seats, Type G weighed only 450 kg. With its De Dion-Bouton 6 HP engine, 864 then 939 cc, it could reach 53 kph (impressive in 1902). So the braking had to be top-notch. The rear drums were controlled by a lever along with a pedal that activated a device acting on the transmission.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

For a trip back to 1902 with brass horns, discover the sounds of Renault Type G.

technical features

DE DION-BOUTON

SINGLE-CYLINDER

ENGINE

  • Performance and engine

    De Dion-Bouton single-cylinder unit

    864 then 939 cc

    6 HP

    3-speed gearbox + reverse

    53 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,11 m
    Width 1,46 m
    Height 2,20 m
  • architecture

    front engine, rear-wheel drive

    Barrel bodywork positioned on separate chassis

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OWN BRAND

ENGINE

After its innovations in braking and on the gearbox for the Type G, Renault has a remaining challenge, namely to equip its cars with its own engines. It met this challenge in 1902, with a dual-cylinder engine then by fitting the Type K with a 4-cylinder engine, which incidentally won the Paris-Vienna race (in Austria) the same year.

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