First manufactured in 1990, the Magnum was renowned for being the flagship truck made by Renault. Like a lot of their more established ranges, the Magnum was discontinued in 2013, but has managed to enjoy some popularity among drivers throughout Europe. Earlier models were seen as inferior, although newer versions of the Magnum were much-improved.
The Magnum mainly comes in the form of a tractor unit, although drawbars are also available for use as skiploaders. Magnums are known for having pretty spacious cabs, making for comfortable journeys, while the flat floor, as used for the Magnum lorries, was seen as revolutionary when first revealed back in 1992. More recent models are up to scratch emission-wise.
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RENAULT MAGNUM 500 DXI - 12780cc Sleeper Cab
2007 | Tractor Unit 6x2
6x2 M8idlift Unit, Cruise Control, Air Con V5 Present. This vehicle is due for public auction soon. Please view our website for sale dates & times along with all vehicles we have for sale. (FJ07VTA)
2006 | Unknown
2006 Renault Magnum 4x2 480 DXI Auto Gearbox
Renault Magnum 500 DXI 6X2 T-UNIT
2009 | Tractor Unit 6x2 | 44000kg
EURO5 GVW44000, AIR SUSP, AIR CON, AUTO, AIR SEATS, ELECT WINDOWS, NIGHT HEATER, RADIO C/D, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, FRIDGE IN CAB, ENGINE BRAKE,PLATED CAT WALK. TEST 2015. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2 Please quote Ref. No: R22247
RENAULT MAGNUM 440 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2004 - KW04 WKC
2004 | Tractor Unit 6x2 | 44000kg
Renault/Mack 440 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, 16 Speed Manual, Midlift, Air Suspension, F.A.D.K, Twin Fuel Tanks, Twinsleeper, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Sunroof/Windscreen Blinds, Night Heater, Air Con, Fridge, CD Player, Cruise. Renault Magnum Series Twin Sleeper Cab C/w Four Point Air Suspension. Renault/Mack 440 Bhp Common Rail Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. ZF 16 Speed Syncromesh Manual
Renault Magnum YX06 AEK
2006 | Tractor Unit 6x2
Renault Magnum 480.25
Renault Magnum 430
2004 | Specialist
Renault Magnum 480
2004 | Specialist
Renault Magnum 11GTA2
2001 | Specialist
4x2, Sleeper cab
Renault Magnum 440 LMA
2003 | Specialist
Renault Magnum 440
2004 | Specialist
6x2 LMA Tractor unit, manual
The engines for the Magnum, which is among the biggest trucks Renault has ever produced, were pretty powerful. Earlier models had engines with power ratings of 460 bhp and 500 bhp. With the new 13-litre engine rated at 480 and 520 bhp, power and speed have never really been issues with the Magnum.
Despite having so much power in front of the wheel and more recent models using SCR at Euro 4 and 5, fuel economy has fallen some way short of its rivals. The payload as well as MPG suffers due to the weight of each truck, the majority of them weighing 44 tonnes.
Due to their size, some Magnums aren’t particularly aerodynamic. Moving in tight spaces is a tricky thing to do in one of these, but what they lack in manoeuvrability, they make up for in terms of durability.
It’s possible to find many early Magnums on the road today in full working order. The older ones tend to be pretty well-equipped too, coming with the tech needed on the dashboard from electric windows to ABS. Newer Magnums come equipped with the Optidriver+ gearbox as standard.
Renault Magnum in a nutshell
Although not perfect, the Magnum is worth a look for those who need an extra-large truck to get from A to B without much fuss.
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