Renault's new Megane and Megane Renault Sport marks the beginning of Renault’s renewal of its C-segment line-up.
The design of the New Mégane family stems from one single objective, which is to produce a range of immediately eye-catching cars that take their inspiration from the world of sport and a passion for cars. The New Mégane stable of cars,stands out as appealing and reassuring for a car driven on a day to day basis.
From a very early stage, Renault's Design Department worked hand in hand with the project engineers to incorporate sporty styling and robustness into the new MÃ©gane’s genetic make-up and is exuded by the new model’s generously dimensioned body panels and sweeping curves. The result is a family hatchback of 4,295mm in length with an unmistakably dynamic stance thanks particularly to its short front and rear overhangs, its wheelbase of 2,640mm, its steeply-raked roof line and wide front and rear tracks, 28mm and 33mm wider than its predecessor.
Its assertive personality is also immediately apparent through its racy front-end looks which feature crease lines that sweep down from the windscreen pillars and across the bonnet. Meanwhile, the streamlined forms of the headlamps extend the fluid contours of the air-intakes to reinforce the new MÃ©gane’s determined expression and piercing gaze. The strong character of the new MÃ©gane is also apparent at the rear where the two-piece light clusters not only continue the feature line but also facilitate easy access to the boot. The new Megane is a 1.6-litre 16V petrol engine which delivers a peak power of 105bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 145Nm at 4,250rpm via a pro-active 4-speed automatic gearbox with manual selection.
The new MÃ©gane R.S. on the other hand is a 2.0-litre turbocharged pavement burner. Peak power is 250hp, while maximum torque stands at 340Nm which is available across a particularly broad rev-band to deliver a standard of performance that can be enjoyed equally on the road and on race tracks.
With motor sports inspired styling cues, the Megane R.S. features a racy exterior and interior to exude a distinctly sporty feel. The dynamic, sweeping lines combine with a number of details which recall the world of motor sports give it an even more assertive character, while pointing to the promise of exhilarating on-road performance. On the tracks, the New MÃ©gane R.S. boasts a raft of specific equipment designed to heighten driving enjoyment, including the Renault Sport Dynamic Management (which permits three ESP modes) and Renault Sport Monitor (on-board telemetry).