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1956-1968 Renault Dauphine


1956-1968 Renault Dauphine Specifications

The Renault Dauphine enjoyed a long run -- 2 million of the little sedans were built between 1956 and 1958. Here are selected specifications for the Dauphine:

General
Wheelbase (in.)
89
Overall length (in.) 155
Overall width (in.) 60
Overall height (in.) 57
Tread, front/rear (in.) 49/48
Curb weight (lbs) 1324
Weight distribution, front/rear (%)
39/61
Cargo space (cu ft)
7

Construction
Layout rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Type unitized
Body material
steel

Engine
Type inline ohv 4-cylinder
Material cast-iron block, aluminum head
Bore x stroke (mm/in.)
58/2.2880/3.15
Displacement (cc/cid)
845/51.5
Horsepower @ rpm
30* @ 4250
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm
48.5 @ 2000
Compression ratio
7.25:1
Main bearings
3
Valve lifters
mechanical
Carburetor
1-bbl Solex downdraft
Electrical system
6-volt

Drivetrain
Transmission type
3-speed manual, synchromesh, floor-mounted shifter
Gear ratios
1st-3.70:1; 2nd-1.81:1; 3rd-1.07:1; reverse-3.70:1
Axle ratio
4.37:1

Suspension
Front independent coil-spring-and-wishbone with antiroll bar and tubular shock absorbers
Rear independent swing axle with coil springs and tubular shock absorbers

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Brakes and Tires
Brake type
4-wheel hydraulic drum
Brake diameter, front/rear (in.)
8.9/8.9
Brake swept area (sq in.)
133
Tire size
5.00 x 15
Steering
Type rack and pinion
Turns, lock to lock 4
Turning diameter (ft) 29

­*U.S.-specification cars; 26 others.

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