Renault Espace: Pointers To Remember Before Buying

The latest model which is in demand is the Renault Grand Espace which is an all Renault vehicle of fourth generation from the renowned French car manufacturer named Renault. The name Espace means space in French which is been given to the model by Renault. It is a large versatile vehicle in which the 3 generations were already sold with Renault brand name but fabricated by Matra Company. This Renault model is a long wheel base variant with enlarged space for rear boot size and leg room. This is the most preferred feature in vehicles as passengers desire to have lot of comfortable space in the vehicle.

Concept of Espace

In fact this model is being recognized as the world’s best and first multi purpose vehicle. On the other hand 1950 Volkswagen model 2 was known as Kombi and the fiat 600 Multiple of 1956 was admired as the most credited multi seater vehicle before the launch of this Espace. This concept was tried many times by manufacturers but before that the stout scarab of 1935 was an early example in the field of automobiles. And very similar to it, there was Plymouth Voyager which was claimed by Lee Lacocca himself in the year 1973 at the period of his working at ford. But he never obtained the chance to create it till he left the place. When he moved to Chrysler in the year 1984, Renault Espace was introduced in the same year.

Its availability

More over in the year 2011 December, Renault declared that Espace, Windlines, Laguna, Modus and Kangoo would be discharged in UK as a part of a saving plan in order to help the automobile company with a chance to earn profits from sale. And in fact, these models were phased completely out of the UK during the first months of the year 2012. But, luckily, you find them in the other regions of Europe now.

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Technical Characteristics of Renault Espace

Technical Characteristics of 2006 Renault Espace IV 2.0 Turbo produced by Renault (FR).

Body Type Multi-purpose vehicle 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1685 Kg
Length 4656 mm
Height 1746 mm
Wheelbase 2803 mm
Front Track 1574 mm
Rear Track 1556 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 83 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System MPFi
Max Power 170HP (125 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 270Nm @ 3250 rpm
CO2 Emissions 227 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1998 cc
Bore 82 mm
Stroke 93 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 225/60 R 16 / 225/60 R 16
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.
Suspension Rear I.TB.PR.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 9.7 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 12.5 l/100km
Road 7.9 l/100km
Mixt 9.6 l/100km