Renault Megane

Renault Megane

The Renault Megane is spawning yet another special edition, one that is sure to please upstart rally drivers all over the world. The new off-spring Mega Mega ne, which is being called the RS N4, is a Group N tarmac rally package that is being released to cater to the needs of trainers and private rally aces alike.

For this particular car, Renault outfitted it with a boost in the output of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that it comes in. From the standard version’s 250 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque output, Renault gave the RS N4 a 20-horsepower boost to 270 ponies with 470 Nm of torque on it.

In addition to the engine upgrade, the sports hatch also gets a “Cup” suspension upgrade courtesy of the partnership Renault established with suspension maven Ohlins from Sweden. Renault also installed bigger brake discs on the car in the form of 335mm discs and four-piston Brembo calipers on the front and 290mm versions over in the rear. Rounding out the RS N4’s performance package is a new interior that features a race-ready roll bar as well as Sabelt racing seats with a six-point harness.

All told, the Megane RS N4 looks to be a pretty good car to get your feet wet in the world rally racing.

The Renault Megane RS is a car that’s on the cusp of being considered one of the best sports hatches in the world. Depending on some people’s preferences, the car might even be placed on the top of the proverbial heap.

Aftermarket tuning firms have all taken stabs at modifying the Megane RS not only because it’s ripe to be tuned, but also because the sports hatch is one of the most popular Renault models in recent times. Having said that, the folks from Dutch tuning specialist, E-Motion, put their collective talents to good use by building a package for the Megane RS, one that sees improvements on the car across the board.

The Dutch aftermarket tuning firm had some help from its compatriot, Kerkhof & Visscher, in building up the Megane RS’s engine, boosting up its power by 60 ponies and giving up much more bite than the standard variant. At the end of the day, this is what all tuning firms aim to accomplish: to turn fast and powerful into faster and more powerful.

Mission accomplished for E-Motions.

Details after the jump.

It’s a glorious time to be a fan of the Megane RenaultSport 250 Cup these days. Recently, the Renault hot hatch sports car was launched at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, paving the way for the entry of the hotly-anticipated sports hatch in a market segment that has grown with competitors in the recent years.

Though it’s not as trendy a name as the Scirocco, Cooper, and Focus models of the world, the Mega Mega ne RenaultSport 250 Cup’s strength doesn’t lie in its brand recall name but in the unbridled look and top-class performance standards that it always comes in. Okay, there’s also that matter about the car’s performance package, which according to TC Euro Cars, is chalk full of fully-functioning features that TC Euro Cars added to the already spicy performance package on the car.

The three-door coupe already has a slew of reservations attached to it and if things fall according to plan and expectations, we might see more of this car in the coming future, maybe even sooner rather than later.

Details after the jump.

Source: Paul Tan

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

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