Renault have recently officially released the details of their latest limited edition Megane RS 250 Grand Prix model. The French auto manufacturer pays homage to the Monaco GP circuit with this luxurious award winning Megane that is reflected in its looks and drive.
Renault has packed the hatch with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four producing 246 horsepower and 251 lb/ft of torque. Other features include a panoramic glass roof, 19-inch alloys, red Brembo brake calipers and bi-xenon headlights. The interior shows off a black-and-white leather trim with white accents on the center console, dash-strip, and door handles. The Pearlescent White paint, in which the car is currently only available, reflects its exclusive status.
Unfortunately the limited edition hatch is only available for the Australian market.
Justin Hocevar, Managing Director Renault Australia has stated that “this incredibly luxurious version of the Mégane R.S. 250 will appeal to lovers of hot hatches who don’t want to compromise on their everyday creature comforts.”
Although I’m not a big Renault fan, I must admit that the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet cruiser has what it takes to cause some serious head turns when passing by. The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet, comes with a folding roof made of glazed glass and has 6 motor options: 3 diesel and 3 on gas. Choices includes a 1.4 liter turbocharged TCe 130 engine (with 130hp), naturally aspirated 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter power plants outputting 110 hp and 140 hp respectively, or dCi 110 FAP, dCi 130 FAP and the dCi 160 FAP. On top of that, the Coupe-Cabriolet will come with either a 6-speed manual, a CVT or a 6-speed dual clutch EDC gearbox.
Trying to be ahead of any other hatches in the European market is no easy task, but Renault seems to have the right ingredients for an amazing car. Just a few days ago in Geneva, the latest Renault Megane RS has been unveiled to the public and everyone seemed to love it. Inspired by the Trophy racer Megane, the new RS is definitely meaner and faster. With an agressive front grille splitter and big arches, a center-exit exhaust within the diffuser, bulging side sills and some intriguing two-tone alloys, you’ll have to admit that even if it’s a French car … it’s a damn good looking one.
But my bet is that you’d like to know what makes that kitty roar. Well there’s a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter 16-valve turbo engine under the hood, a sharper chassis available in “Sport” and “Cup”, fully defeatable stability control and an improved steering, it’s quite a contender to Ford’s Focus RS. We’re definitely sold on the new design. A hot looking racer … [via TopGear]
Though it’s just a teaser for now, rumors have it that the new Renault Megane RS will make it to Geneva next month. And the French like to keep us craving. They even launched a dedicated website that will count down the time till it reaches Switzerland. Inspired from the Megane Coupe Trophy, the hot hatch is a beefed up concept that features a contoured hood, bulbous fenders and headlamps. With a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine under the hood (from the Megane R26) that outputs 250 hp and goes naught to 60mph in around 6 seconds, some Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential and a revised power steering system, we can bet our paychecks it’s going to be a hot seller. [via Renault]
Do you remember when Dacia Logan and Sandero got the Renaultsport badge? We were pretty disappointed that it’s not the Megane or the Laguna to get the same treatment. Apparently the French chewed on it and decided that it’s time to get the artillery out. Prepared for this year’s Geneva auto show in March, the enhanced version of the Megane gets its inspiration from Megane trophy race car and will be using a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine (the same from R26 model) mated to a six speed manual transmission. Expected to output nothing less than 250 hp, the Renaultsport Megane should go naught to 100km/h in just 6 seconds. My bet is that it will really take on the VW Scirocco, what do you think? [via Autocar.co.uk]
We first got the scoop about the new Renault Megane 3 a few months ago, but today we have the final version of what was one of the finest European cars for the last couple of years. There have been some leaked images last week, but I wanted to wait to make sure the next article will be with the actual all-new 2009 Megane. Here’s an official video with it.
The 2009 Renault Megane will be powered by the “old” dCi 85 and dCi 105 diesel engines but new forces arrived, and I’m talking about the dCi 90 and the particulate filter-equipped dCi 110, and dCi 130. If you’re not into diesel and want a petrol engine, it’s going to include the 1.6 16V 100hp and 110hp engines, but also the 2.0 16V 140hp and the Tce 180.
Obviously we’ll see it in Paris in the next few weeks. Do you like it?
Renault Megane III is one of the “biggest” French cars expected to be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Pictures leaked online, but seem to unclear to make us go ‘oooohhhhh’ with excitement. So here are some of the new features that will hopefully take the fill that gap for you.
The first and most obvious feature you will notice about the new model hatchback is the better design. It is very similar to that of the Twingo and Laguna and I’m sure with its stylish look you will see other car companies soon follow suit.
There are 4 versions of the Megane coming out: station wagon, sedan, 3-door and a 5-door. The higher priced models may have a 2 litre turbo able to deliver 225bhp, standard models are 1.4 litre, 1.6 litre and 2 litre petrol engines and 1.5 litre and 2 litre diesel engines, all with four cylinders. Sales will take place soon after the first presentation of this car and at anywhere between € 15,000 to about € 30,000 someone will be having a ‘good’ day. I think this is defiantly one to keep your eye on, until we have the official pictures.
Today was the day of the concepts with the new Seat Bocanegra and SAAB’s 9-X BioHybrid, but there’s room for one more. The new Renault Megane Coupe Concept is damn beautiful and as expected it has a very futuristic interior.
But I’ll start with some tech specs because this baby is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine that develops 200hp and delivers 280 Nm at 2,600 rpm. It has a manual 6-speed transmission and does 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds which is not bad at all. CO2 emissions are pretty low at only 154 g/km while the mixed fuel consumption is 6.5L/100km.
On the outside the new Megan Coupe Concept shows off with distinctive (sporty) looks, has an “unprecedented door opening kinematics” that makes car access easier. “The juxtaposition of headlamp modules with aluminum-finish air-intakes also conveys an impression of fluidity and movement” (they say in the press release).
Oh and I mentioned the futuristic interior right? Well it has a central multimedia control coupled with a display that is divided into three zones : navigation in the middle and cameras in the other two.
Here’s a video of the new Renault Megane Coupe Concept.