Renault Laguna

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Renault Laguna
Renault Laguna Coupe Monaco GP dCi 150 (III) - Frontansicht, 7. Mai 2011, Dusseldorf.jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Body and chassis
Class Large family car (D)
Layout FF layout
Predecessor Renault 21
Successor Renault Talisman

The Renault Laguna is a large family car by European standards, and was marketed by the French manufacturer Renault from 1994 to 2015. The first Laguna was launched in 1994, the second generation was launched in 2000, and the third generation was launched in October 2007.


The regular production Renault passenger models are unrelated to the concept car of the same name, the Laguna, a two seater roadster presented by the automaker during the 1990 Paris Motor Show. [1] The name was also previously used from 1973 to 1976 by Chevrolet, for a top of the line Chevelle model, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna.

In February 2012, Renault discontinued the Laguna, Espace, Kangoo, Modus, and Wind lines in the United Kingdom. [2] In 2015, the Laguna was replaced by the Talisman. [3]

Laguna I (1994–2001)

First generation (X56)
1997 Renault Laguna RT 2.0 Front.jpg
ProductionNovember 1993–2001
AssemblyFrance: Sandouville (Sandouville Renault Factory)
Designer Patrick Le Quément (1989) [4]
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
5-door estate
Engine petrol
1.6 I4 16v
1.8 I4
1.8 I4 16v
1.9 I4 16v
2.0 I4
2.0 I4 16v
3.0 V6 12v
1.9D I4
2.2D I4 12v
Length4,508 mm (177.5 in)
Width1,752 mm (69.0 in)
Height1,433 mm (56.4 in)
Curb weight 1,230 kg (2,710 lb) (1.6 hatchback)

With development underway from 1987, design work under Patrick Le Quement began in 1988, with a final design approval in March 1989, and design freeze by the beginning of 1990. Road testing commenced in 1991 and continued from 1992 to 1993. The first generation Renault Laguna was unveiled in November 1993, and launched in January 1994, as a replacement for the Renault 21, initially coming as a hatchback only.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995, an estate version was introduced. This was known in some markets as the Laguna Sports Tourer, and replaced the 21 based Renault Savanna/Nevada. It was initially launched as a 1.8 RN/RT, 2.0RT/RXE, and 3.0V6. A sports pack with deep front spoiler, rear spoiler, and alloy wheels was available on 2.0 versions.

A limited-edition of 500 1.8RT Sport was made available in 1996, one hundred each of five colours including a metallic blue normally reserved for 2.0 models.

These limited editions sold out very quickly and so (to the annoyance of those who bought one of the original 500), the RT Sport was incorporated into the standard range at a cheaper price but having ABS, air conditioning, CD/Radio, and high-level brake light added as standard (all these were options on the more expensive, original 500). This coincided with Renault's participation in European Touring car championships.

The Laguna's equipment levels were generally much higher than the Renault 21. From launch, all models came with power steering, electric front windows, and remote central locking as standard. Most of the range had a driver's airbag. Later twin airbags, anti-lock braking system, air-conditioning, and a CD player became either optional extras or standard equipment.

It was given a minor update in September 1996, which included a new Laguna nameplate at the rear.


ModelEngine typeDisplacementValvetrainFuel systemMax. power at rpmMax. torque at rpm0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)Top speedYears
Petrol engines
1.6 16v K4M-720 1,598 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) @ 5,750 rpm148 N⋅m (109 lb⋅ft) @ 3,750 rpm11.5 s195 km/h (121 mph)1998–2001
1.8 F3P-670 1,794 cc I4 SOHC 8vMulti point fuel injection 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @ 5,750 rpm144 N⋅m (106 lb⋅ft) @ 2,750 rpm13.9 s180 km/h (112 mph)1994–98
1.8 F3P-678 1,794 cc I4 SOHC 8vSingle point fuel injection 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) @ 5,750 rpm145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) @ 2,750 rpm13.9 s180 km/h (112 mph)1994–98
1.8 16v F4P-760 1,783 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) @ 5,750 rpm165 N⋅m (122 lb⋅ft) @ 3,750 rpm10.7 s203 km/h (126 mph)1998–2001
2.0 F3R-729 1,998 cc I4 SOHC 8vMulti point fuel injection 114 PS (84 kW; 112 hp) @ 5,400 rpm168 N⋅m (124 lb⋅ft) @ 4,250 rpm11.6 s190 km/h (118 mph)1994–2001
2.0 S N7Q-704 1,948 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @ 6,000 rpm182 N⋅m (134 lb⋅ft) @ 4,500 rpm9.9 s206 km/h (128 mph)1995–99
2.0 16v F4R-780 1,998 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 139 PS (102 kW; 137 hp) @ 5,750 rpm188 N⋅m (139 lb⋅ft) @ 3,750 rpm9.8 s208 km/h (129 mph)1999–2001
3.0 Z7X 2,963 cc V6 SOHC 12vMulti point fuel injection 167 PS (123 kW; 165 hp) @ 5,500 rpm235 N⋅m (173 lb⋅ft) @ 4,500 rpm8.6 s220 km/h (137 mph)1994–97
3.0 L7X 2,946 cc V6 DOHC 24v Multi point fuel injection 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) @ 5,750 rpm267 N⋅m (197 lb⋅ft) @ 4,000 rpm7.7 s235 km/h (146 mph)1997–2001
Diesel engines
1.9 dTi F9Q-716 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection98 PS (72 kW; 97 hp) @ 4,000 rpm200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm12.5 s185 km/h (115 mph)1998–2001
1.9 dCi F9Q 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8v Common rail direct injection107 PS (79 kW; 106 hp) @ 4,000 rpm250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 1,750 rpm11.8 s190 km/h (118 mph)2000–01
2.2 d G8T-792 2,188 cc I4 SOHC 12v Indirect injection 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) @ 4,500 rpm142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) @ 2,250 rpm15.5 s175 km/h (109 mph)1994–98
2.2 dT G8T 2,188 cc I4 SOHC 12v Indirect injection 113 PS (83 kW; 111 hp) @ 4,300 rpm250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm11.8 s195 km/h (121 mph)1998–2000


2000 Renault Laguna Sport 1.8 Front.jpg
2000 Renault Laguna Sport 1.8 Rear.jpg
Facelifted Renault Laguna I
1998 Renault Laguna RT Sport Estate Automatic 2.0 Rear.jpg
Facelifted Renault Laguna I (estate)

The Laguna received a moderate facelift in April 1998, including a restyling of the hatchback and the sports tourer versions, and a redesigned front. This also included a different facelifted design of the taillights, most noticeable are the circular fog lights in the front.

The engines were updated and, in some markets, equipment levels were enhanced again. Five new engines featured in the completed facelifted lineup:

For 2000, the final edition of this Laguna, the Laguna Concorde, was introduced. It included semi leather seats and vocal warnings like "Welcome. The vehicle computer... is now checking systems for you". The on board computer would notify the driver of any doors not being closed, lights left on, etc., weather ("Please brake carefully the road is watery") or other faults in the electrical or mechanical circuits.

The onboard voice synthesizer warnings system was also available on the earlier 1998 RXE and V6 models. This is the same basic unit as used in the Renault Safrane.

The Mark 1 model has many bad reviews and reliability issues with everything from rear wheel bearing problems (a common Renault problem over several models) and heavy depreciation to problems with the bonnet latches (Renault use an unusual system that is difficult to set up properly).

The reviews tended to be worse for the hatchback, with it suffering many more complaints and breakdowns than the estate variant, although no reasoning for this has been found. [5]

The model of the Laguna Concorde was the last guise of the "old" Laguna's to be marketed, prior to the release of the Laguna II in the end of 2000. The last of the Mk.1 Laguna's were registered in February 2001, and the Concorde range all feature a cream letter "C" on a dark green background. This was with the outline of an actual Concorde above the letter.

Laguna II (2001–2007)

Second generation (X74)
2005 Renault Laguna Dynamique DCi 120 1.9 Front.jpg
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
5-door estate
Related Renault Vel Satis
Engine petrol
1.6 I4 16v
1.8 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v IDE
2.0T I4 16v
3.0 V6 24v
1.9 dCi I4
2.0 dCi I4 16v
2.2 dCi I4 16v
Wheelbase 2,748 mm (108.2 in)
LengthHatchback: 4,576 mm (180.2 in)
Estate: 4,695 mm (184.8 in)
Width1,772 mm (69.8 in)
HeightHatchback: 1,429 mm (56.3 in)
Estate: 1,443 mm (56.8 in)
Curb weight 1,570 kg (3,460 lb) (2.2 diesel)
2005 Renault Laguna Dynamique DCi 120 1.9 Rear.jpg
Hatchback (pre facelift)
Renault Laguna II Grandtour Phase I Heck.JPG
Estate (pre facelift)
The Laguna's card system, and the replacement for a key ignition Laguna card montage.jpg
The Laguna's card system, and the replacement for a key ignition

After almost seven years in production, the original Laguna was replaced by an all new model in December 2000. The engines were upgraded, and the equipment list made longer.

It was the first vehicle available in Europe to achieve five stars in the EuroNCAP crash test results, a feature that was soon followed by all other models in Renault's range. This generation was made available in hatchback or estate (Grandtour) styles only.

The Laguna was the first European family car, and the second European car to feature "keyless" entry and ignition. [6] [7] Instead of a key, it used a credit card style device to unlock the car and start the engine. The styling of the second generation Laguna was heavily influenced by the Initiale concept car.

The Laguna II won the title Semperit Irish Car of the Year in November 2001. [8]

The Laguna estate was only available with five seats, unlike the previous model which had seven seats as an option on some versions. It was badged as Sports Tourer or Grandtour, depending on the country. It was also marketed as a lifestyle vehicle, rather than a load carrier.


Facelifted Renault Laguna II (2005-2007) RenaultLaguna2.jpg
Facelifted Renault Laguna II (2005–2007)
Facelifted Renault Laguna (2005-2007) Renault Laguna rear.JPG
Facelifted Renault Laguna (2005–2007)

The Laguna II was facelifted in March 2005, being launched in the Amsterdam Motor Show, according to Renault with improved security, driving performance and comfort. It also had a moderate redesign of the air intake at the front of the car, now matching the design of the Megane. Sales commenced on 18 March 2005. [9]

An electronic handbrake was also introduced, this was previously seen on the Scenic and Espace. The engines were much the same as before, with the 1.6 and 1.8 petrol units being offered in some markets, while other countries get a 2.0 petrol unit (turbo or non turbo) and two diesels (1.9 or 2.2 direct injection).

After the facelift, a whole new diesel engine was introduced, the 2.0 dCi with 150 hp (112 kW) and another variant of the engine which produced 175 hp (130 kW), In May 2007, this variant was the most powerful 2 litre diesel engine in the world.

Interior Renault Laguna interior.jpg


ModelEngine typeDisplacementValvetrainFuel systemMax. power at rpmMax. torque at rpm0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)Top speedYears
Petrol engines
1.6 16v K4M-710 1598 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 81 kW (110 PS; 109 hp) @ 5,750 rpm148 N⋅m (109 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm11.5 s195 km/h (121 mph)2001–05
1.6 16v K4M-716 1598 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 86 kW (117 PS; 115 hp) @ 5,750 rpm148 N⋅m (109 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm11.5 s197 km/h (122 mph)2005–07
1.8 16v F4P-C770 1783 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) @ 5,750 rpm165 N⋅m (122 lb⋅ft) @ 3500 rpm10.7 s203 km/h (126 mph)2001–05
1.8 16v F4P-K771 1783 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) @ 5,750 rpm165 N⋅m (122 lb⋅ft) @ 3500 rpm10.7 s203 km/h (126 mph)2001–05
2.0 16v F5R-700 1998 ccIDE I4 DOHC 16v Direct fuel injection 103 kW (140 PS; 138 hp) @ 5500 rpm200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @ 4100 rpm9.8 s210 km/h (130 mph)2001–03
2.0 16v F4R-712 1998 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 99 kW (135 PS; 133 hp) @ 5500 rpm191 N⋅m (141 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm9.9 s205 km/h (127 mph)2002–05
2.0 16v F4R-713 1998 cc I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 99 kW (135 PS; 133 hp) @ 5500 rpm191 N⋅m (141 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm9.9 s (12.1 s)200 km/h (124 mph)2005–07
2.0 16v Turbo F4Rt-764 1998 ccTurbo I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) @ 5000 rpm270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) @ 3250 rpm8.5 s218 km/h (135 mph)2003–05
2.0 16v Turbo F4Rt-786 1998 ccTurbo I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 170 bhp (127 kW; 170 hp) @ 5000 rpm270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) @ 3250 rpm8.4 s223 km/h (139 mph)2005–07
2.0 16v Turbo F4Rt-784 1998 ccTurbo I4 DOHC 16v Multi point fuel injection 208 bhp (155 kW; 208 hp) @ 5000 rpm300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) @ 3200 rpm7.2 s235 km/h (146 mph)2005–07
3.0 V6 24v L7X-E731 2946 cc V6 DOHC 24v Multi point fuel injection 152 kW (207 PS; 204 hp) @ 6000 rpm285 N⋅m (210 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm8.1 s235 km/h (146 mph)2001–05
3.0 V6 24v L7X-731 2946 cc V6 DOHC 24v Multi point fuel injection 152 kW (207 PS; 204 hp) @ 6000 rpm285 N⋅m (210 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm8.0 s235 km/h (146 mph)2005–07
Diesel engines
1.9 dCi F9Q-T752 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection74 kW (101 PS; 99 hp) @ 4,000 rpm200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm13.0 s185 km/h (115 mph)2001–05
1.9 dCi F9Q-T754 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) @ 4,000 rpm250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm12.3 s190 km/h (118 mph)2005–07
1.9 dCi F9Q-T750 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) @ 4,000 rpm270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm10.7 s205 km/h (127 mph)2001–07
1.9 dCi F9Q 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection93 PS (68 kW; 92 hp) @ 4,000 rpm0 N⋅m (0 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm14.2 s185 km/h (115 mph)2004–05
1.9 dCi F9Q 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection93 PS (68 kW; 92 hp) @ 4,000 rpm0 N⋅m (0 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm13.6 s185 km/h (115 mph)2005–06
1.9 dCi F9Q-758 1,870 cc I4 SOHC 8vDirect injection96 kW (131 PS; 129 hp) @ 4,000 rpm300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm10.2 s205 km/h (127 mph)2005–07
2.0 dCi M9R-742 1,995 cc I4 DOHC 16v Direct injection110 kW (150 PS; 148 hp) @ 4,000 rpm340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm8.9 s215 km/h (134 mph)2005–07
2.0 dCi M9R 1,995 cc I4 DOHC 16v Direct injection130 kW (177 PS; 174 hp) @ 4,000 rpm360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm8.4 s225 km/h (140 mph)2005–07
2.2 dCi G9T-D700 2,188 cc I4 DOHC 16v Direct injection110 kW (150 PS; 148 hp) @ 4,300 rpm250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm9.8 s195 km/h (121 mph)2002–05
2.2 dCi G9T-D703 2,188 cc I4 DOHC 16v Direct injection110 kW (150 PS; 148 hp) @ 4,300 rpm250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000 rpm10.9 s195 km/h (121 mph)2002–05

Laguna III (2007–2015)

Third generation (X91)
Renault Laguna III Phase I front-1.JPG
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
5-door estate
2-door coupé
Platform Renault–Nissan D platform
Related Renault Latitude
Renault Samsung SM5 (L43)
Nissan Altima (L32)
Nissan Teana (J32)
Engine petrol
1.6 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v
2.0T I4 16v
3.5 V6 24v
1.5 dCi I4 8v
2.0 dCi I4 16v
3.0 dCi V6 24v
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,756 mm (108.5 in)
Length4,695 mm (184.8 in)
Width1,811 mm (71.3 in)
Height1,445 mm (56.9 in)
Curb weight 1,560 kg (3,440 lb) (diesel)
Renault Laguna III Phase I rear.JPG
2008 Renault Latitude (X91) Dynamique dCi station wagon (17641107724).jpg
Renault Laguna Coupe Monaco GP dCi 150 (III) - Heckansicht, 7. Mai 2011, Dusseldorf.jpg
Interior Renault Laguna 2008 Dashboard 20080122.jpg

The Renault Laguna III was officially announced in a press release on June 4, 2007. The car was unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it went on sale in October 2007. The car comes as a five door hatchback, as a five door estate and a two door coupé.

This third generation is based on the platform D, shared with the Nissan Altima, the Nissan Teana, and the Nissan Murano. The Laguna III was the first car to have gone through the Aubevoye Technical Centre's Electro Magnetic Compatibility unit, in the course of its development.

It was first presented as a concept car, at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, which followed some styling cues of the previous concept car, the Renault Fluence. The production version was revealed at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, coinciding with the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix to take the wraps off.

The brand new V6 dCi engine delivers 235 hp (173 kW), while the new 3.5 litre petrol powered V6 offers 240 hp (175 kW). The Laguna Coupé later appeared before the general public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008. In January 2008, spy images of a then possible Laguna Sedan appeared on the internet. [10]

It was expected the car having appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. [11] However, this never made it to production. The Renault Latitude and the third generation (L43) Renault Samsung SM5, which is made by Renault Samsung Motors, South Korea is based on the Laguna III.


Renault Laguna III facelift China 2012-05-06.JPG
Renault Laguna Grandtour GT dCi 180 FAP (III, Facelift) - Heckansicht, 9. April 2011, Dusseldorf.jpg
Facelift (2010)

A facelifted version of the Laguna III, called the Phase 2, débuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and sales began in November 2010.

It has an aggressive front end compared to the older model. The range has been redesigned around six trim levels: Expression, Black Edition, Eco Business, Bose, GT 4Control and Initiale. Engine side, the only change is the engine 1.5 dCi 110 hp, with CO2 emissions, decreased from 130 to 120g/km.



Renault was rumoured considering changing the Laguna name to Atalans for the successor. [12] In May 2015, Worldcarfans reported the successor would première on July 6, 2015, and would also replace the Latitude in the European market. [13] The coupé version would also be discontinued, due to low demand. On 6 July 2015, Renault announced the successor will be called Talisman, as part of its intention of unifying nameplates worldwide. [3]

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The V6 ESL engine is a V6 engine used in automotive applications. It was co-developed by the PSA Group and Renault to replace the outdated V6 PRV engine. It was introduced in 1997 with the Peugeot 406 Coupé. It is designed and manufactured by the company "Française de Mécanique" for PSA and Renault. In PSA, the engine is known as the ES engine, in Renaults, the engine is known as the L engine.


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