Renault R312

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TUR R312.jpg
Manufacturer Renault Trucks
(originally Renault Véhicules Industriels)
Engine 9,834 cc
Power output 152 kW (207 PS; 204 hp)
187 kW (254 PS; 251 hp)
Length 12,000 mm (472.4 in)
Width 2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Height 3,100 mm (122.0 in)
Curb weight 11,450 kg (25,240 lb)

The Renault R312 is a class of buses produced by the bus division of Renault Trucks from 1987 to 1996. It succeeded the SC 10, which was originally a Saviem design from the 1960s.[1]

The 12m long bus is rear-engined, powered by a 6-cylinder Renault turbodiesel engine with a displacement of 9,834 cc available with either 152 kW (207 PS; 204 hp) or 187 kW (254 PS; 251 hp). By placing the engine in the rear, the interior was flat over the vehicle's whole length.

Renault R312 with distinctive window and venting design

The bus was popular in France, with over 4000 produced, and the Paris RATP operating over 1500 during the 1990s.[2] In Australia, the Renault PR100.3 has the same visual appearance as the R312.


  • Length: 11.99 m
  • Wheelbase: 6.12 m
  • Width: 2.50 m
  • Height: 3.10 m
  • Front overhang: 2.71 m, rear overhang: 3.16 m
  • Curb Weight: 11,450 kg, gross vehicle weight: 19,000 kg