Engine Size
2.9 L
Fuel Type
3 door
Standard Tax
£360 p.a.
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Digital fuel guage
  • Multifunction digital display
  • Oil level indicator
  • On board computer
  • Parking sensor
  • PAS
  • Rev counter
  • 6 speakers
  • 2 speed wipers
  • Automatic front rain sensing wipers
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour electric folding/heated door mirrors
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror
  • Frameless Doors
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heat reflecting windscreen
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen
  • High level third brake light
  • Panoramic opening glass sunroof
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Roof mounted radio aerial
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Xenon double optic headlights+auto height adjust+wash
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V socket in rear of vehicle
  • 3 rear seat adjustable head restraints
  • 4 Load area hooks
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Air vents on dashboard
  • Aluminium insert to gear knob
  • Ashtray
  • Can holder in centre console
  • Centre arm rests
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Climate control
  • Courtesy lights
  • Door bins
  • Driver sunglasses holder
  • Driver/pass sunvisor/covered courtesy mirrors
  • Driver/passenger footrest
  • Electric front lumbar adjustment
  • Electric front seat height adjustment
  • Floor illumination
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Fully electrically adjustable driver's seat
  • Glovebox with penholder
  • Grab handles
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • Leather gear lever
  • Leather upholstery
  • Pollen filter
  • Reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear armrest
  • Rear armrests
  • Rear parcel shelf and boot light
  • Rear seat storage trays
  • Sun visors with mirrors
  • 2nd Row ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • ESP + traction control
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front lateral airbags
  • Front seatbelt load limiters
  • Alarm - category 1
  • Insurance Approved Immobiliser
  • RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)
  • Remote central locking
  • Aluminium effect console trim
  • Aluminium trim detailing

Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 Auto UK type Number 107
A Very rare car that turns heads wherever it goes .
Bodywork in good condition engine will need attention to fix oil leak and will need new timing belt. This car has been sitting so will need recommissioning and MOT
Starting and driving Fine
Great winter project
Remember this car is almost 20 years old
The Renault Avantime is a grand tourer[3][4] marketed by the French manufacturer Renault, designed and manufactured by Matra,[5] between 2001 and 2003. As a one-box design without B-pillars, styled by Patrick Le Quement, the Avantime combined the design elements of an MPV, estate or shooting brake with the style of a 2+2 coupe and elements of a convertible.
The name "Avantime" is a portmanteau of the French word "Avant" (meaning "ahead") and the English word "time" - with the latter using the English /tam/ rather than French pronunciation /tim/.Conception and design[edit]
Rear view
The Renault Avantime offers a "grand air" mode, where one button opens all windows and the sunroof.
Range of Renault Avantimes
Renault Avantime space frame
The Avantime was designed and developed in-house by Renault affiliate Matra and was conceived by Philippe Guedon, head of the automotive division at Matra, who "believed that the children of Espace owners remained loyal to the car even after they had grown up and left home. As a result, the renowned estate was gaining a generation of new drivers."
Styled by Patrick Le Quement, the Avantime was intended to combine the space of an estate with the four place pillarless qualities of a coupe.[5] Regarding the styling, Thierry Metroz, design project manager, said, "We wanted someone walking around the car to be continually astonished." Anthony Grade, Renault's vice-president of design said, "The exterior and interior had to be coherent. Using the Espace as a base, for instance, meant we had the central instrument display, but that's part of the innovative character of the whole vehicle".[6] Car magazine described the interior as architectural and luxurious.[7] The one-box design eliminated B-pillars and featured an aluminium structure, aluminium panels for the greenhouse and a full sunroof of strengthened heat-reflecting glass.[8] The interior featured four seats, each with built in seatbelts, and leather from Bridge of Weir.[8]
To facilitate access to the rear seats, two long doors featured a double parallel opening hinge system (marketed as "double kinematic") that maximized access and minimized the door outswing.[9] Front side windows lowered automatically when either of the front seats folded forward to further facilitate entry to the rear two seats.[8] Windows featured power deployable sunshades,[4] and the H-points of the rear two seats were higher than the forward two seats, giving the Avantime "theater seating."[10] The luggage compartment featured a retaining system using retractable straps,[8] and all Avantimes featured a two-tone look created by the exposed aluminium of the greenhouse. The windows and panoramic sunroof could open automatically via a single headliner-mounted control,[4] to give the Avantime an 'open air' mode of previous decades hardtop coupes and sedans.
The design borrowed the automotive space frame of the first generation Renault Espace (load bearing galvanized structure with non-load bearing composite panels) and used the PSA 24 valve, 207 hp (152 kW) 3.0L V6 engine, which was coupled to a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission.
A facelift for the Avantime codenamed D67 was planned for 2004-2005 that would have seen the boot lip lowered.[11][12]Launch and reception[edit]
The Avantime was first shown in February 1999, in concept form at a press launch in the Louvre, and one month later to the public at the Geneva Auto Show - where it was referred to as a "Coupespace"[5] - and went into production two years later, after the subsequent engineering of the pillarless roof to meet safety standards. The Avantime's sales were poor.[13] The car's fortunes were not helped by the introduction of the Renault Vel Satis (another large, upmarket Renault) around the same time. When Matra decided to pull out of the automotive production business in 2003 (partly as a result of the financial loss incurred by the poor sales of the Avantime),[13] Renault chose to discontinue the Avantime rather than move its production elsewhere. 8,557 were built from 2001 to 2003,[14] a figure that makes it one of the worst-selling cars of all time.[15] In 2002, Automobile Magazine said "Le Quement is clearly an outside the box thinker, and the product of his vision is a fascinating exercise, but American buyers' utilitarian expectations of the one box shape just don't jibe with the decadence and frivolity of a grand touring coupe."[4]
In November 2008, the Avantime was featured on the British motoring show Top Gear, where the presenters modified the performance of a used Avantime, attempting to lap the test track faster than a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. The Avantime was recognized as one of the few cars that all three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May liked, along with the Ford Mondeo and Subaru Legacy.[16] May would later drive a Renault Avantime for The Grand Tour's Carnage A Trois special.[17]


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