The 2009 Megane will make its world debut next month at the Paris Auto Show, but, as usual, it couldn’t remain a secret until its official debut; the Spanish web-page KM77 revealed the first official images today. The 2009 Megane’s design is inspired by both the Megane Coupe Concept and the new Laguna.
No word yet on what will power Renault’s bread and butter small hatch, but more info should become available as we get closer to the Paris Auto Show.
Although Renault does not currently sell cars in the U.S., it does share a partnership with Nissan. So it’s always good to keep tabs on Renault, because you never know what may show up on these shores wearing a Nissan badge.
The Megane R26.R made its official debut just two days ago at the British Motor Show. Now can watch the race-inspired car in action at the Nürburgring race track where the R26.R established a new record with a lap time of 8m 17s.
Megane R26.R is powered by the same 2.0 Turbo engine as Megane F1 Team R26 which is mated to a manual six-speed gearbox with a shorter linkage for even quicker gearshifts. The engine boasts peak power of 230hp and torque of 310Nm.
Renault unveiled at the British Motor Show the R26.R, a model based on Mégane F1 Team R26 that uses the same engine, gearbox and limited slip differential, but has been lightened by 123kg and features specific suspension calibration. It will be limited to only 450 units and will go on sale in October.
Megane R26.R is powered by the same 2.0 Turbo engine as Megane F1 Team R26 which is mated to a manual six-speed gearbox with a shorter linkage for even quicker gearshifts.
This engine boasts peak power of 230hp and torque of 310Nm. Indeed, one of this powerplant’s key features is the availability of the latter across an extremely broad rev range, with 90 per cent of maximum torque being available between 2,000 and 6,000rpm.
Megane R26.R accelerates from standstill to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and covers the standing start kilometre in a mere 25.9s. Its homologated combined cycle fuel consumption is 8.5 litres/100km, equivalent to 199g of CO2/km.
Next generation Renault Megane will make its world debut in autumn at the Paris Motor Show, but until then, the company unveiled the first official image with the occasion of 10 years of "Renault Technocentre".
The future Megane will have a sporty look inspired by the new Laguna, but also by the Renault Megane Concept. It will be offered in both three and five doors and will compete with models like Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
Dubbed R26.R, the vehicle represents customized version of the Renault Megane RS. It is although a big difference between the RS and the R26R: the new vehicle includes safety roll bars, new spring system, a titanium exhaust system and new pair of slicks. With 1235 kg and 230 hp the car is capable to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds which meaas the little monster is faster thatn the Audi S3 and the Porsche Cayman. The price for this vehicle? 32,000 the base price plus the extra things you want on it.
The production version of the Laguna Coupe and the Megane 5-doors versions were caught in Australia. Both models will make their world debut in October at the Paris Motor Show.
The Laguna Coupe will most probably be offered with 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol and diesel engines generating between 140 and 201 Hp along with a top-notch 3.5-liter V6 unit.
The new Megane lets go of the current version’s weirdly styled arse for a more subtle design. However -no thanks to the heavy camouflage, that’s about all we can comment on Renault’s VW Golf adversary.
When Renault unveiled the Megane Coupe Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, they announced a compact production version based on the concept will be released at a later date. This will be the Renault Megane Coupe, the successor of the 1996 model. The same design cues will also be applied for the entire Megane line-up: three and five-door hatchback, sedan, a Sport Touring estate and a new C-C folding hard-top.
The third generation Megane will be unveiled this autumn at the Paris Motor Show and sales will begin in 2009. The new Megane will compete with the Peugeot 308, Fiat Bravo and Volkswagen Golf VI.
The next generation Megane will be inspired by both Renault Megane Coupe and the newly launched Laguna. The hatchback will feature a distinctive swooping roofline that will include panoramic glass on range-topping models. At the rear, a conventionally shaped hatch will replace the controversial rump of the existing car.
The thirst generation Megane will be built on a new platform built in Cooperation with Nissan. The Coupe version will add a new sporty suspension in order to offer a fun driving experience.
When Renault unveiled the Megane Coupe Concept at the Geneva Motor Show they announced it was a preview version of a production model that will be unveiled at a later date. Back then it was all the company said. But now, Patrick Le Quement confirmed the production version will be unveiled in autumn at the Paris Auto Show.
The difference between the old Megane and the new version is that the new one won’t be offered in the traditional hatchback version. It will have the same coupe-style design as the Volkswagen Scirocco and will offer the performances of a sporty coupe.
According to his statement the new design language previewed by the Concept shows the new orientation of Renault’s future models. The future Megane wants to be a model that will be liked by a very different and wide kind of customers.
The new design will be adopted to all the versions hatchback, sedan si coupe-cabrio, but also to an entirely new version, that is being kept secret at the moment.