The Renault Avantime Range | Part Two


The first model of Avantime is Dynamique, which is available with one interior treatment as standard. This features beige facing on the lower part of the dashboard with black facing on the upper part, and carbon effect dash inlays. Upholstery is a mix of Ebony Black leather with cloth centre panels.

Two optional interior treatments - called Avantgarde Leather packs - are also available on the Dynamique model. Pack One offers six different colour leathers - Pearl Grey, Amazon Green, Inca Red, Nautical Blue, Ash Grey and Lava Grey - covering the dashboard and door cappings with aluminium effect dash inserts, plus light grey roof lining. The seats and steering wheel are covered in black leather.

Pack Two adds a choice of the same six coloured leathers to the centre panels of all four seats and to the rim of the steering wheel, plus heated front seats with electric lumbar adjustment and Cruise control with speed limiter.

The Dynamique model is fitted with the 2.0 16V Turbo petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic will be available in 2003. Offering 165bhp at 5,000rpm and 250Nm of torque at only 1,750rpm, the 2.0T manual Avantime reaches 62mph in 9.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 126mph. Further benefits of the 2.0T engine include its low CO2 emissions of 218g/km and average fuel economy of 30.7mpg in the mixed cycle.

Standard equipment on Avantime Dynamique includes:

Power-assisted steering, ABS with Brake Assist, ESP and traction control, front and lateral driver and passenger airbags plus front and rear curtain airbags, load limiters and double pretensioners on front seatbelts, trip computer, ISOFIX child seat mounting points on outer rear seats, electric heated door mirrors, glass roof with panoramic sunroof plus one-touch front electric opening sunblind, 60 Watt single-CD HiFi with hand-held remote control, automatic climate control with sunlight and temperature sensor featuring individual driver and front passenger controls, electric front one-touch windows with anti-pinch facility plus electric rear windows, heat-reflecting windscreen, reach adjustable leather steering wheel, 17-inch ‘Rhodes’ alloy wheels, Xenon headlights with washers and front fog lights, and electric height-adjustable driver’s seat.

Among the many options will be:

160 Watt dash-mounted Multi-CD HiFi, Carminat satellite navigation system, parking proximity sensor, Avantgarde leather packs, cruise control with speed limiter, Black/Beige coloured leather steering wheel, electrically folding door mirrors, electrochrome rear view mirror, automatic rain sensitive wipers and heated windscreen.


The second Avantime model is Privilège, available with two interior treatments as standard. These feature beige facing on the lower part of the dashboard with black facing on the upper part, and aluminium dash inlays and a choice of two upholsteries. Upholstery is either of Eclipse Black leather or Sahara Beige leather.

Both Avantgarde leather packs remain available as options.

The Privilège model is fitted with the 3.0 V6 24V petrol engine and six-speed manual with optional five-speed automatic transmission available at launch. Offering 210bhp at 6,000rpm and 280Nm of torque at 3,750rpm, the 3.0 V6 Avantime reaches 62mph in 8.6 seconds in manual form (9.2 seconds in automatic) and can reach a top speed of 138mph (134mph). Further benefits of the 3.0 V6 engine include its CO2 emissions of 266g/km (271g/km) and average fuel economy of 24.9mpg (24.6mpg) in the mixed cycle.

Additional standard equipment on Avantime Privilège includes:

Parking proximity sensor, electrochrome rear view mirror, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic rain sensitive wipers, electrically folding door mirrors, metallic paint, heated windscreen, 160 Watt dashboard mounted Multi-CD Hi-Fi, electric lumbar adjustment and heated front seats.

Options include:

Carminat satellite navigation system, Avantgarde leather packs, Black/Beige coloured leather steering wheel, and pre-telephone equipment.

Published 25 October 2002 Melanie Carter

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