Engine Renault V4Y

The Renault V4Y 3.5-liter V6 engine was produced at factories in Japan from 2002 to 2019 and was installed on such popular models as Espace, Laguna Coupe, Vel Satis and Samsung SM7. Such a power unit is inherently one of the varieties of the Nissan VQ35DE engine.

The SCe line: B4A, B4D, H4D, H4M, M4R, M5R, 2TR, V4U, V4Y.


Production years 2002-2019
Displacement, cc 3498
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 215 – 255
Torque output, Nm 315 – 330
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 95.5
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 10.3
Features ECCS, NDIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Renault Vel Satis 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 185

The engine was installed on:

  • Renault Espace 4 (J81) in 2002 – 2010;
  • Renault Laguna 3 Coupe (D91) in 2008 – 2012;
  • Renault Latitude 1 (L70) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Renault Vel Satis 1 (B73) in 2002 – 2009;
  • Samsung SM7 1 (EX2) in 2004 – 2011; SM7 2 (L47) in 2011 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the Renault V4Y engine

  • This unit does not tolerate bad fuel or operation with faulty spark plugs.
  • For this reason, catalysts are destroyed, and their crumbs enter the engine cylinders.
  • Another weak point is the oil channel gaskets under the front cover.
  • The timing chain does not have a large resource and often needs to be replaced by 200,000 km.
  • Like all aluminum motors, it does not like overheating, and the pump here is short-lived.

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