Renault F7R engine

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The F7R engine is used in Renault Clio Williams, Megane Coupe and Renault Sport Spider. The engine was created because displacement limit for FIA World Rally Championship Group A was 2000 cc and more power could be extracted from F7P (1764cc) engine with more capacity.

Differences between F7P (1.8L 16V) and F7R include increased capacity to 1998 cc, bigger valves, more aggressive cam profile, different crank, larger piston bore (82.7mm compared to F7P of 82.0mm), longer stroke (93.0mm compared to 83.50mm) different exhaust manifold, oil cooler, etc. All this results in more low-down torque and more power. Also F7R is coupled to uprated gearbox (JC5) instead of JB3(1.8 16V). Highly tuned F7R engine was used in Renault's rally car Clio Williams Maxi with power output ranging from 250 to 275 bhp (205 kW). This version was coupled with Sadev 6-speed manual or 7-speed Hewland sequential gearbox (stock Williams 5-speed manual). Later evolutions of rally engine had destroked crankshaft with 90 mm (3.5 in) stroke and 84 mm (3.3 in) bore diameter to keep the 1998 cc capacity.

Engine was also used in BTCC Williams Renault Laguna. Engine was heavily modified by Sodemo and produced up to 320hp (Naturally aspirated).


The engine has the following specifications:

Induction capacity: 1998 cc
Bore x stroke 82.7 x 93 mm
Cylinders: 4
Valves: 16
Injection: multipoint fuel injected
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum power: 108 kW (147 PS; 145 hp) ISO 150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp) (Megane at 6000 rpm, Williams at 6100 rpm)
Maximum torque Williams F7R: 175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft) ISO 17.5 mkg DIN (at 4500 rpm)
Maximum torque Megane F7R: 185 N⋅m (136 lb⋅ft) ISO 18.2 mkg DIN (at 4500 rpm)
Redline: Williams 6500 rpm, Megane 6800 rpm

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