Renault Megane

Renault Megane

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.

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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.

Renault has unveiled today two new special editions for the UK market: the Renault Clio World Series and the Renault Megane World Series. Both models will debut at Silverstone on 4th and 5th July.

Renault Clio and Megane World Series

Clio World Series by adds an extended front spoiler, side skirts, a sports rear bumper plus WSR badging. Customers can choose from the 1.2 16V 75, the highly efficient TCe 100 or the frugal dCi 86 engines. Prices for this special edition start from £12,170.

Renault Clio and Megane World Series

Megane Hatch World Series adds an extended front spoiler, Coupe-style bumper inserts, side skirts, a sports rear bumper, rear spoiler, WSR badging and 17” alloy wheels. Customers can choose from the 1.6 16V 110 or the dCi 106, both with a six-speed gearbox. Prices for this special edition start from £16,595.

Press release after the jump.

Renault added today a new version in its Megane line-up. It will join the current Hatchback, Coupé, Grand Scénic and Scénic and will go on sale at the end of this month.

Renault Megane Estate

The new Megane Estate is being offered with a choice of eight diesel engines and six petrol ones. Diesel line-up includes: 1.5 dCi with: 85, 90, 105 and 110 hp; dCi 130 engine that develops 130 hp, 2.0 dCi with 150 and 160 hp. Petrol line-up includes: TCe 130 with 1,8 liters and 130 hp, 1.6 16V with 100 and 110 hp, 2.0 16V 140 hp CVT and TCe 180. All the engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Renault Megane Estate

The new model features sporty, elegant lines, a longer wheelbase that ensure plenty of carrying capacity, low-profile windows, chrome longitudinal roofbars.

It also benefits from lots of the latest technologies: two fully-integrated, joystick-operated, centre console-mounted navigation systems: Carminat TomTom and Carminat Bluetooth DVD, a digital speedometer, Hands-free entry, 3D Sound by Arkamys.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Renault will bring the hottest Megane ever at the Geneva Motor Show. First revealed as the Megane Trophy at the Paris Auto Show, the Renaultsport Megane (Megane RS) is now being teased by an official web page that announce the world debut in 13 days. When we lay eyes on the production car next month, we expect the Megane RS will look like a mixture of the Megane coupe and Megane Trophy, likely taking most of the Trophy’s front-end styling.

Although the concept car in Paris featured a 3.5-liter V6 making 360 hp, the production RS will be much tamer. Under the hood Renault will likely place the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the current Mega Mega ne R26. The engine should get a 20 hp bump from its current application to raise the total to 250 hp. That should be good for a 0 to 60 mph time of less than six seconds.

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The new generation Megane made in world debut in 2008 at the Paris Auto Show. Sales started from November 2008. The new Megane is being offered with a choice of two petrol engines and six Diesel engines. There are five different versions on the market: Authentique, Expression, Carminat, Dynamique and Privilège. New Mégane Hatch prices will range from €18,400 to €25,600.

Renault Megane

New Renault Mégane exudes a sense of robustness and perceived quality. This impression is heightened by the generous surface area and curvaceous forms of the body panels. Seen from the side, the feature line extends the crease of the slightly prominent front wings rearward to emphasize the car’s broad, solid shoulders. The wide track dimensions (1.55m) ensure that the car sits squarely on the road, and this sense of stability is underlined by the steeply-raked rear screen and, indeed, by the entire rearend design. New Renault Mégane’s proportions, the form of the beltline and the large door panels exude a feeling of protection.

Renault Megane

Renault New Mégane’s interior is extensively equipped with practical, comfort-enhancing features. These include combined analogue/digital instruments incorporating a new, easier to read colour-coded cruise control/speed limiter interface. The list continues with a host of equipment normally associated with the next segment up, such as hands-free entry and ignition, automatic locking as the driver walks away from the car, a Carminat Bluetooth® DVD navigation system and a custom-developed audio system (3D Sound by Arkamys®).

Press release after the jump.

Missing French cars yet? This may change your mind.

Renault first unveiled the Megane Trophy at the Paris Auto Show, and now there will a production model that will show up at the Geneva Motor Show. The Renaultsport Megane (Megane RS) will look like a mixture of the Megane coupe and Megane Trophy, likely taking most of the Trophy’s front-end styling.

Although the concept car featured a 3.5-liter V6 making 360 hp, the production RS will be much tamer. Under the hood Renault will likely place the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the current Megane R26 . The engine should get a 20 hp bump from its current application to raise the total to 250 hp. That should be good for a 0 to 60 mph time of less than six seconds.

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