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Renault Supercinq
The replacement for the Renault 5 started as Projet 140 in 1978, and the development was long. At the end Renault called in Bertone to finish the styling and this job was completed by Marcello Gandini . In October 1984 Renault launched its new Renault 5 (sometimes known as the 'supercinq') in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris. Unlike the outgoing Renault 5, the Supercinq had transverse engines, actually taken from the Renault 9 and 11, at 956cc, 1108cc, 1237cc, and 1397cc. Launched as a 3-door hatchback, a 5-door version is added in 1985. A van version called the 'Express' was also launched in 1985 with a windowed 'Break' version also offered. A mildly modified Phase II came out in 1988, and in 1991 most versions of the Supercinq stopped production as the new Renault Clio (and later Twingo) were introduced, but special edition versions continued selling until 1996 as the entry level Renault.
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Renault 5 Five - badge on hatchback. The 'Five' was an entry level version of the 'Supercinq'
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Renault 5 GT Turbo - badge on rear
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Renault 5 TL 1985 2-door - badge on hatchback
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Renault 5 GT Turbo 1990. A 1397cc turbocharged engine was given to the GT Turbo.
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Renault 5 TL 1985 2-door. The TL was introduced in 1985 and got the larger 1108cc engine in place of the 956cc engine used in other versions
Renault 5 Campus 1975 front
Renault 5 Campus 1975. In 1990 Renault announced the 'Campus' version of the 5 as an entry level model with the launch of the new Clio about to take over from the 5. a 1390cc engine was fitted.
Renault 5 Campus 1975 rear
Renault 5 Campus 1975. In 1990 Renault announced the 'Campus' version of the 5 as a roll-out model, which carried on selling in parallel to the new Renault Clio but production had been transferred to Slovenia to free up space for the Clio. The 'Campus' was marketed under other names outside the UK.
Renault 5 Five front
Renault 5 Five. The 'Five' was introduced in 1987 as an entry level version with 956cc engine
Renault 5 Five rear
Renault 5 Five
Renault 5 GT Turbo 1990 front
Renault 5 GT Turbo 1990. From 1985 a GT Turbo model was available with a 1397cc turbocharged engine giving 115bhp (later 120 bhp)
Renault 5 SL 4-door rear
Renault 5 SL 4-door. This view shows how the Marcello Gandini managed to incorporate all the elements of the original Renault 5 and still give crisp new lines that had all the hall marks of Gandini's pen.
Renault 5 TL 1985 2-door front
Renault 5 TL 1985 2-door. Launched as a 2-door hatchback in October 1984, the design by Marcello Gandini had all the character of the outgoing Renault 5 but modernised and fresh-looking.
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Renault 5 SL 4-door. The 4-door version of the Renault 5 was launched in 1985 and unusually was 6cm longer than the 2-door version.
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Renault 5 (1972-85)
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Renault Vans
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