Renault Vel Satis
Renault Vel Satis is a French business class car in the back of a hatchback from the manufacturer Renault Group. Years of production 2001-2009. The name of the car is made up of the first parts of two words – “speed” and “satisfaction”. In 2005, the model underwent changes in appearance, interior decoration and navigation and radio communication systems.
Renault Vel Satis was introduced in 2001. When creating this representative of the business class, the French company chose a non-standard path – a hatchback body, a high roof, extravagant appearance. However, such originality did not attract, but rather repelled buyers. In 2009, the production of this model ceased, in just seven years 150 thousand cars were made.
Renault Vel Satis was equipped with a 2.2-liter turbo engine (170 hp) and a 3.5 V6 engine (245 hp). Also in Europe, the car was offered with 2.2 and 3.0 turbodiesels, developing from 115 to 245 hp.
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 Renault F4Rt 2.0-liter turbo engine was produced at the Cleon plant from 2001 to 2016 and was installed on charged versions of such popular models as the Laguna, Megane and Espace. The Megane RS sports coupe was equipped with forced versions of this engine up to 275 hp.
The 2.0-liter Nissan-Renault M9R or 2.0 dCi diesel engine has been produced since 2005 and is installed on such popular models as Espace, Koleos, Talisman, as well as Qashqai and X-trail. There are two generations of diesel, which can be distinguished by their volume of 1995 cm³ and 1997 cm³.
The 3.0-liter Renault P9X or 3.0 dci diesel engine was purchased from Isuzu from 2002 to 2010 and was installed on the largest concern models of its time, such as Espace and Vel Satis. This diesel is called Isuzu 6DE1 and is also known as Saab D308L, Opel Y30DT or Z30DT.
The company assembled the 2.2-liter Renault G9T or 2.2 DCI diesel engine from 1999 to 2008 and installed it on top versions of its models such as Laguna, Vel Satis and Espace minivans. There was a derated version of this diesel engine for the Master minibus and its clones.
The VQ35 engine is considered one of the most massive engines from Nissan. This engine has won “Best Engine of the Year” many times. VQ35 replaced the VQ30DE unit, which belonged to the first generation of VQ motors.