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4 Wheel Drive Madness


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The Renault Scenic RX4 four wheel drive is based on the Scenic (car) platform with 2-litre engine (100kW).

The RX4 is raised and gains 16" wheels and a full time four wheel drive system. ABS brakes with brake assist add to dynamic safety, and six airbags (front, side, rear) add to passive safety.

Manufacturer's data:

  • station wagon, 5-seats, 4-doors, ABS, airbags
  • loa: 4424mm, width: 1775mm, height: 1720mm
  • wheelbase: 2624mm, track: 1505mm/1485mm, grnd clearance: 210mm
  • approach: 29.9, departure: 35.9, ramp break over: 160.8
  • turning radius: 5.35m
  • weight: 1465kg (unladen)
  • 1989cc, petrol (PULP), 4-cyls, mpfi, 4-valves/cyl, dohc
  • bore: 82.7mm, stroke: 83mm, c.r.: 9.8:1
  • power: 101kW at 5500rpm, torque: 188Nm at 3750rpm
  • transmission: 5m, 4x4
  • suspension: MacPherson struts/ trailing arms & coils, brakes: disc/disc
  • tyres: 215/65R16, fuel-tank: 60L