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Renault Megane

Renault Megane


The Renault Megane RS is already a pretty cool, but as we have seen time and time again, cool cars can always get cooler after an experienced tuning firm get their hands on it. The Megane RS, in particular, has competitors such as the Golf GTI and Focus RS, making it an ideal vehicle to tune up as a sportier model. Corniche Sports Wheels is the latest tuning firm making an attempt at creating a sportier Megane RS.

The sporty and elegant five-star wheel attracts attention with its multi-part optics, based on suggested screw threads, and its cosmopolitan design language - and holds that attention for some time. The Megane RS is provided with 8.5 x 19 inch ET45 wheels on the front axle and 9.5 x 19 inch ET50 rims on the rear axle. The vehicle also comes in a rich and sporty white paint with a contrasting Higloss-black-polished / Inox Lip version and stainless steel lowered center.

The Renault Megane RS is powered by a new-generation 2-liter 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine which boasts maximum power of 250hp at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 340Nm from 3,000rpm.

Press release after the jump.

Summer is here; bring out the convertibles! Not to lose out on the prime time for open air coupes, H&R has prepared a new tuning package for the new Renault Megane Coupe-Cabrio just in time for it’s arrival in sales rooms.

To make the Cabrio shine, the tuner is offering a new spring set that lowers the car’s ride by 35-40 mm. The package also includes a set of H&R TRAK+ wheel spacers made of high tensile aluminum. This set is made available to all customers regardless of whether it is combined with OE or aftermarket wheels.

The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be offered with a choice of three petrol engines with outputs ranging from 110 HP to 140 HP and three diesel engines cranking out anywhere from 110 HP to 160 HP; all mated to either a six speed manual or a six speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.

Press release after the jump.

The lucky folks from Fifth Gear were able to scoop up quite a treat recently: a chance to get behind the wheel of the new Renault Megane RS and, judging by the smile on Vicki Butler-Henderson’s face as she was taking the Megane RS out for a stroll, it looks like she had all the fun in the world. Powered by a 2-liter 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine which boasts maximum power of 250hp at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 340Nm from 3,000rpm, the Megane RS is the latest in a long line of production cars that have given a sportier treatment by Renault’s sports division, Renault Sport

So, if you’ve got some time, watch Vicki Butler-Henderson in this video as she explains the inner workings and overall handling of Renault’s new sexy sport hatchback.

Renault extended the Megane family today with the addition of two new sporting models: Megane GT and Megane GT Line. Available for Hatchback, Coupé, Estate and Coupé-Cabriolet versions, the GT line will go on sale in June 2010.

The GT Line models are distinguished by: sports chassis settings,
restyled front and rear bumpers, 17-inch Celsium aluminum alloy wheels (GT Line) or 18-inch Jetow wheels (GT), Megane R.S.-specification seats with specific GT cloth upholstery and extra lateral support, aluminum pedal set and a dark charcoal interior trim with polished carbon highlights and bespoke badging on the grille and tailgate/bootlid.

Press release after the jump.


The latest addition to the Megane lineup will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet features an oversized high gloss black glass roof contrasting with the satin effect chrome windscreen frame. The glass roof features a fully automatic, electro hydraulic opening mechanism that will lower the top in just 21 seconds.

The cabriolet is offered with a choice of three petrol engines with outputs ranging from 110 HP to 140 HP and three diesel engines cranking out anywhere from 110 HP to 160 HP; all mated to either a six speed manual or a six speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.

Press release after the jump.

The French automaker Renault has released a special edition of their best selling Megane available in both coupe and hatchback variants, as well as Clio hatch and estate versions that celebrate their people’s adoration for the Fédération Française de Rugby with the XV de France. Starting off with unique badging on the front wing, a set of 17 inch Sari alloy wheels as well as an interior adorned with specific ’XV de France’ trim on the dash, FFR embroidered emblems on the headrests, FFR badges on the carpets and satin finished chrome inserts on steering wheel and door pulls to set this stylish Mega Mega n apart from lesser Renaults. Both models are on sale starting at €18,000 for five-door Clio ’XV de France’ and from €18,650 for the Clio Estate.

Press release after the jump.


Teaser photos serve very little purpose other than to give the public an idea – however small it may be – of what the product is expected to look like. More often than not, these photos don’t show enough to warrant an imaginative speculation of the car. This time, however, Renault made sure that the teaser photo of their new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet gives us enough to make our imaginations running. The car, which is set to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, looks every bit as similar to the aesthetic elements of past Meganes, including the model’s famous foldaway glass top.

While the car’s front end wasn’t shown in the photo, the rear left-side tail lights are clearly visible, allowing us to draw a somewhat clear idea on how the new CC version is going to look like. As far as technical specs are concerned, the Megane CC is expected to come with the same set of engine variants that can be found in the coupe and hatchback versions, among them the 1.6-litere 110 hp engine, the 2.0–liter 140 hp variant, and the turbocharged TCe 180 hp unit.

The Geneva Motor Show is still two months away so until then, we’d have to settle with this teaser photo of the new Megane CC. While it’s a lot better than other teaser photos we’ve seen in the past, we’d still prefer to see a real photo of the car, hopefully, sooner than later.

Source: Renault

When Romain Grosjean replaced the departed Nelson Piquet Jr. in the cockpit of one of Renault ’s F1 cars, he probably didn’t imagine the perks that came along with it. One of the said perks is being able to test new Renault cars before they get sent out to dealerships.

Recently, the French driver took the all-new 2010 Megane RenaultSport 250 out for a run at the Nurburgring and much to our good fortune, the company took a video of it for us to scrutinize…I mean…enjoy.

Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the Megane RS can produce as much as 250 horsepower with its power being channeled through a six-speed manual tranny straight towards the front wheels.

There are a lot of things that we envy about F1 drivers. From the prestige to the ladies to driving unreleased cars, F1 drivers – whether you’re a contender or not – have it good.

Source: YouTube

Although everyone knew how it will look like and what is capable of, the Megane RS made its official debut today at the Geneva Motor Show. With an addition 25 hp and a choice of sport suspensions, the new Megane RS will go on sale later this year.

Renault Megane RS

The new Megane Renault Sport is powered by a new-generation 2-litre 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine which boasts maximum power of 250hp at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 340Nm from 3,000rpm. It is available with a choice of two chassis: the ’Sport’ chassis or the ’Cup’ chassis, which comes with a limited slip differential for even greater traction.

Renault Megane RS

It also features: front bumper that incorporates the LED daytime running lights, 18-inch aluminium alloy rims, central exhaust tailpipe and rear diffuser. On the interior the RS features sports seats, analogue rev-counter with visual and audible gearshift indicator, aluminum pedal cover and RS logo on the headrests, rev-counter background and dashboard.

Press release after the jump.


The French automaker Renault is preparing a few surprises for us for the Frankfurt Motor Show. One of them is a factory tuned 275 HP version of the 2.0 Liter TCe gas burning engine that will add a very healthy dose of sport to the automobile manufacturers lineup. The only problem is that Renault still hasn’t confirmed which model will be lucky enough to be motivated by the hot rod power plant.

Current speculation suggests that there are two possible models that will benefit from the turbocharged four cylinder engine. One of them is the special edition Renault Megane 3RS and the other is a Gordini version for the Megane . Either way it would be very nice to see a Megane with the potent power plant under the hood no matter which label accompanied it.

Aside from the boosted Megane, Renault is planning on unveiling a special edition five door version of the Megane RS at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. Following their official debuts both the three and fiver door models will go into production in November.


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