The History of Renault 19

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The History Of Renault 19

The Renault 19 is a family car produced by French Renault between 1988 and

The 19 was the replacement for the 9 and 11, both of which ageing and outdated by the late The 19 was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, Renault’s new E-type (or Energy) engine and F-type 1.7 and 1.8-litre Base models used the OHV Cléon 1.2 and 1.4-litre engines.

to be Renault’s last numeric-named the 19 ushered in a new naming policy, the saloon versions of the 19 being as the 19 Chamade to distinguish them the hatchbacks. However, the Chamade was dropped following the 1992 In 1991 a convertible bodystyle by Karmann was introduced.

Although the exterior design (which was conservative, like that of the 9/11) received a muted it was praised for its interior comfort and

In the summer of 1992, a revamped was introduced with a substantially front and rear, while hand drive market received a new dashboard and interior right hand drive retained the original design.

The 19 was sold in Europe until and was produced for South American in Argentina until 1999. The platform and running gear continue to be used in its replacement, the generation Renault Mégane.

Car Of The 1989 (Spain)

Car Of The Year (Germany)

Imported Car #1 1989 and (Germany)

Car Of The Year 1993

5-door hatchback


3-door hatchback



1.2 C2G (1239 cc) 8-valve, (41kW; 56PS); top speed: (97mph)

1.2e Energy E7F cc) 8-valve monopoint injection, (46kW; 63PS); top speed: (98mph)

1.4 C2J (1397 cc) 8-valve, (48kW; 66PS); top speed: (99mph)

1.4e Energy E7J cc) 8-valve 94bhp (70kW; top speed: 198km/h (123mph)

1.6 C2L cc) 8-valve, 73bhp (54kW; top speed: 163km/h (101mph)

C3L (1565 cc) 8-valve monopoint 78bhp (58kW; 79PS); top 165km/h (103mph)

1.7 F2N (1721 cc) 8-valve, 92bhp 93PS); top speed: 178km/h

1.7ie F3N (1721 cc) 8-valve injection, 107bhp (80kW; top speed: 190km/h (118mph)

1.8 F2P cc) 8-valve, 95bhp (71kW; top speed: 185km/h (115mph)

F3P (1794 cc) 8-valve multipoint 115bhp (86kW; 117PS); top 197km/h (122mph)

1.8 16S F7P (1764 cc) multipoint injection, 137/140 top speed: 217/220 km/h mph)


1.9 d F8Q (1870 cc) multipoint injection, 65/70 top speed: 162/166 km/h mph)

1.9 dT F8Q (1870 cc) 8-valve injection + turbo, 95bhp 96PS); top speed: 183km/h

1.9 dTi F8Q (1870 cc) 8-valve multipoint + turbo, 100bhp (75kW; top speed: 187km/h (116mph)


19 TR 1.2 55bhp (41kW;

19 TR 1.4 65bhp (48kW; 66PS)

19 TS 1.4 80bhp (60kW; 81PS)

19 TD 1.9 (48kW; 66PS)

19 GTR 1.4 65bhp 66PS)

19 GTX 1.7 92bhp (69kW;

19 GTD 1.9 65bhp (48kW; 66PS)

19 D 1.9 95bhp (71kW; 96PS)

19 TSE 94bhp (70kW; 95PS)

19 TXE 1.7 (69kW; 93PS)

19 TXE 1.8 95bhp 96PS)

19 Turbo DX 1.9 95bhp 96PS)

19 TXI 1.7ie 107bhp 108PS) (1989–92)

19 16V 1.8 140bhp 142PS) (1990–92)


19 RL 1.2e 60bhp (45kW;

19 RL 1.4 65bhp (48kW; 66PS)

19 RL 94bhp (70kW; 95PS)

19 RLd 1.9 (52kW; 71PS)

19 RN 1.4 80bhp 81PS)

19 RN 1.7 92bhp (69kW;

19 RN 1.8 95bhp (71kW; 96PS)

19 RNd 1.9 (52kW; 71PS)

19 RNdT 1.9 (71kW; 96PS)

19 RT 1.7 92bhp 93PS)

19 RT 1.8 95bhp (71kW;

19 RT 1.8ie 115bhp (86kW;

19 RTd 1.9 70bhp (52kW; 71PS)

19 1.9 95bhp (71kW; 96PS)

19 RSi 115bhp (86kW; 117PS)

19 Baccara 1.8 95bhp (71kW;

19 Baccara 1.8ie 115bhp 117PS)

19 16v 1.8 135bhp (101kW;


19 RL / Europa 1.4 65bhp 66PS)

19 RL / Europa 1.6 74bhp 75PS)

19 RL / Europa 1.4e (60kW; 81PS)

19 RLd / Europa 1.9 (52kW; 71PS)

19 RN / Latitude 94bhp (70kW; 95PS)

19 RN / 1.6 74bhp (55kW; 75PS)

19 RN / 1.6i 78bhp (58kW;

19 RN / Latitude 1.7 92bhp (69kW;

19 RN / Latitude 1.8 95bhp (71kW;

19 RNd / Latitude 1.9 70bhp (52kW;

19 RNdT / Latitude 1.9 95bhp 96PS)

19 RNdTi / Latitude 1.9 (75kW; 101PS)

19 RT / Alizé 94bhp (70kW; 95PS)

19 RT / 1.7 92bhp (69kW; 93PS)

19 RT / 1.8 95bhp (71kW; 96PS)

19 RT / 1.8ie 115bhp (86kW;

19 RTd / Alizé 1.9 70bhp (52kW;

19 RTdT / Alizé 1.9 95bhp 96PS)

19 RTdTi / Alizé 1.9 100bhp 101PS)

19 RSi 1.8ie 115bhp 117PS)

19 Baccara 1.8 95bhp 96PS)

19 Baccara 1.8ie (86kW; 117PS)

19 16v 1.8 140bhp 142PS)

Douai (France)


Haren-Vilvoorde (Belgium)

de Duero, Valladolid (Spain)

de Cerrato, Palencia (Spain)


Santa Isabel, (Argentina)

Curitiba (Brasil)


Oyak-Renault Bursa

The Renault 19 16v hot hatch had a distinctive air on the bonnet, a rear spoiler, 15 Speedline alloy wheels, twin headlamps, bucket and a trip computer. The braking was uprated to include 259mm vented discs on the front and (9.3in) discs on the rear as as an uprated lower suspension Phase 1 editions also from unique front and bumpers with front relocated into the bumpers to for the twin headlamps, while the 2 retained the original bumpers throughout the range but added tops, rubber inserts and lower splitter.

The very last models called Executive and came leather interior as standard. A 16S was also produced in Europe was as above but without a bonnet The gear ratios were revised to allow for the extra found in the safety equipment the models carried.

0-60mph acceleration times were in the of 8.2 seconds for phase 2 models and 7.5 for phase 1 models, however the 2 and phase 1 models have known to hit 7.2 seconds 0-60 if pushed. Both boasted (102kW; 139PS) and a top speed of 140mph (230km/h); an impressive for a 1.8 litre normally aspirated in a reasonably priced small car of its day.

The 19 16V laid the foundations, with the Renault 5 GT Turbo, for the Sport department of the company, develops high-performance tuned of standard Renault cars.

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