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Dacia Logan GPL

quatroroute logan gpl iulie 2007 Dacia logan GPLDacia Logan was available with the liquefied petroleum gas powered engine in the Mioveni factory since the year 2007.  In 2007 the cheapest Dacia Logan GPL was the 1.4 MPI “Preference” at 8 000 , in 2014 you can purchase the cheapest Dacia Logan 2 1200 cc 75 hp GPL at 8 600 €.

RO: Dacia Logan GPL a fost lansat in 2007 de Dacia în parteneriat cu Lendi Renzo, unul din liderii modniali pe piaţa GPL. Varianta GPL  este disponibila si in 2014 la modelele Dacia Logan 2. Carburantul alternativ se dovedeste economic si ecologic, emisiile de CO2 fiind cu 18% mai mici decat ale motoarelor cu benzină (care oricum sunt mult mai puţin poluante decât cele pe diesel)

Dacia X90

auto motor sport 03 2004 dacia x90Dacia X90 is the first prototype of the later called Dacia Logan. I have some other pictures and info on it, i will get back later with them in another article. This pictures is from the Auto Motor si Sport magazine, from March of 2004.  A few moths later the succesful Dacia Logan was launched.

Dacia Solenza

dacia solenza with logo copyDacia Solenza is an important car in the romanian automotive history, it is the first post-privatisation Dacia car designed entirely by Renault. It was made between 2003 and 2005, in 79 209 units. This model was supposed to relaunch the exports of Automobile Dacia SA, but was sold only in Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia in small figures.

Dacia Logan, launched just a year later, was a huge succes across Europe and around the world. Dacia Solenza is also the first romanian family car to be produced with a diesel engine. The car was available with the 1390 cc petrol engine or the 1870 cc diesel engine. The base price was set at 5100 euros.  The five versions and equipments : Europa, Confort – 5100 €,  Rapsodie – 5450 €, power steering, Clima – 6100 , power steering, electric front side windows, fog lamps, Scala – 6350 , power steering, electric front side windows, fog lamps, 14″ alloy rims. The five door sedan is 4 083 mm long, 1 664 mm wide and has a wheel base of 2 476 mm. The boot has a volume of 370 liters.

Performances and technical data of petrol engine:   Engine type Renault E7J-262, four cylinder, compression rate of 9.5 : 1, 75 HP at 5250 rpm and a maximum torque of 114 Nm at 2899 rpm. Maximum speed of 165 km/ h, 0 – 100 km/ h in 14 s, average fuel consumption of 6.7 l/ 100 km.

Performances and technical data of diesel engine:   Engine type Renault F8Q-636, four cylinder, compression rate of 21.5 : 1, 63 HP at 4500 rpm and a maximum torque of 120 Nm at 2250 rpm. Maximum speed of 155 km/ h, 0 – 100 km/ h in 16.9 s, average fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.



DeAGOSTINI, Masini de Legenda magazine nr. 5

Automobile Dacia SA, Instructiuni de utilizare Dacia Solenza 1.9 D

AutoExpert magazine, April 2003

Autoturism magazine, March 2003

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Dacia Solenza TV commercial.

Dacia 1100

dacia 1100 versus renault 8Dacia 1100 is the first model made by “Uzina de Autoturisme” Pitesti.  It was made under Renault 8 license, between 1968 and 1971, in 37 546 units. The car has a 4 cylinder Sierra 1108 cc rear mounted engine, which develops 46 HP at 4600 rpm. The engine has the bore and stroke of 70 x 72 and carburetor Solex 32 DITA 3.  The car`s motor has a maximum torque of 7.9 kgf/m at 3000 rpm and drives the vehicle at a maximum speed of 135 km/h. Fuel consumption at 90 km/ h is 6.8 l/ 100 km. The four door Dacia 1100, wasn`t planned to be made at Pitesti at all. The government signed the license contract for Renault 12, but this model wasn`t tested yet in France, so Renault 8 license was a temporary solution for the romanian auto market. Imports of cars in Romania had rised from 1 168 units in 1960 to 11 880 units in 1965. In 1970 begins the production of the Dacia 1300 simultaneously with Dacia 1100.

At first all of Dacia 1100`s parts were CKD. After a while the romanian auto industry has managed to asimilate 20% of Dacia 1100`s spare parts. Spare parts like tires, battery, car windows, electrical wiring et cetera. The car weighs 730 kg, has disc brakes on all wheels and holds a 38 l fuel tank. Dacia 1100 S was a modified rally version of this model.

Visual differences between the Dacia 1100 and Renault 8 are a few. We can see in the first image the different front masks and also that the chromed side line is missing at the 1100. Also, while Dacia 1100 had only five gloss color options: red 28, grey brown 40, green 57, blue 68 and grey 83, the Renault 8 received metallic paints as well.

Video about a restored Dacia 1100.


CHIRIAC VASILIU, Automobilul in Romania,  1994

DeAGOSTINI, Masini de Legenda magazine nr. 5

GH. FRATILA – N. CHIMU, Evolutia Automobilului, Editura Tehnica, 1971

TRAIAN CANTA, Transportul Modern, Editura Albatros, 1989

D. VOICHIN – A. BREBENEL, Din istoria automobilului, Editura Stiintifica, 19steagul rosu truck with dacia 1100 romaniancar comdacia 1100 1969 romaniadaciia 1100 masini legenda uapdacia 1100fisa tehnica dacia 1100




Dacia 1309

dacia 1309 1992Dacia 1309 is a 4 door double cab pick-up made between 1992 and 1998. It is directly derived from Dacia 1310 Break and was the cheaper alternative of Dacia 1307 Double Cab. In 1994, Dacia 1309 saved the factory from bankruptcy, when Automobile Dacia received an order for 4000 units of Dacia 1309 in China.

The pick-up had Oltcit side mirrors and used the 1397 cc or 1557 cc engine. About 49098 units were made. It is now a very rare car, many of the functioning vehicles have been scrapped. The taxes for this car are very high, because it enters in the utility transport category. The 1.6l was called Silva, it used the 106.00 type, 72 HP/ 5000 rpm engine. Maximum load of cargo was set at 350 kg.



CORNELIU MONDIRU, Automobile Dacia, Editura Tehnica, 1998

Masini de Legenda magazine nr. 21

Autoturism magazine 12/1993

Autoturism magazine 8/1992

dacia 1309 desen 1993

Romanian Dacia 1309 article.

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