Renault has just added a new Megane Limited Edition to its lineup for those customers who want to combine the practicality of a station wagon with sporty performance. The new model will be initially offered in France and will then move on to 11 other markets from Europe to Japan — sadly it won’t make it to the U.S.
The new Megane Estate GT 220 is powered by a Renault Sport 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 220 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. The engine is combined with a Stop/Start function that helps it deliver a respectable 32 mpg.
This model will ride on the same sport chassis as the Megane R.S. and will be offered with a sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes, and specifically calibrated electric power steering.
Customers will identify the Megane Estate GT 220 special edition by its gloss-black touches on the door mirrors, diffuser, front air scoops, and roof bars. If those extra gloss-black accents aren’t a dead giveaway, the "GT 220" badges sure will give it away. This model will be offered with an exclusive set of gloss-black 18-inch "Serdard" wheels. On the interior, it will add a specific steel gear lever knob and a numbered "GT 220" plate.
“Mégane Estate GT 220 is concrete evidence that a car can be practical yet still pack genuine performance,” notes Jean-Maxime Boulanger, Product Manager, Renault Sport. “It has all the qualities expected of a sporty car while at the same time permitting everyday driving pleasure.”
220 horsepower for everyday sports performance
The engine is based on the same high-performance turbocharged two-litre unit as that which sits under the bonnet of Mégane R.S. Depending on market, this powerplant will join the model’s existing petrol engines (TCe 180 or 190) and has been made more powerful to satisfy customers looking for a truly sporty powerplant.
In addition to delivering peak power of 220hp and maximum torque of 340Nm, this efficient, responsive engine is equipped with Stop&Start.
In spite of its undeniable sporty credentials, it returns fuel consumption of just 7.3 litres/100km in everyday use, equivalent to 169g of CO2/km, which represents a highly favourable balance between CO2 emissions and power.
The same dynamic qualities as GT
The GT version stands out as a perfect compromise between driving enjoyment and comfort in normal use.
Technical features which benefit from the acclaimed savoir-faire of Renault Sport’s engineers include:
- A chassis based on the Sport chassis available for Mégane R.S.
- Specific suspension.
- The same high-performance tyres as Mégane R.S.
- Specifically-calibrated electric power steering for the GT chassis.
- Braking performance to match its sporty calling.
Sporty appeal, inside and out!
Mégane Estate GT 220’s sporty look features a number of gloss black details, ranging from the door mirrors and diffuser, to the front air scoops and roof bars.
It sits on exclusive gloss black 18-inch ‘Serdard’ wheels.
The limited-edition version can be also recognised by its GT 220 badging and body-colour door handles.
Inside, the ambience of the GT version has been rounded off with a specific steel gear lever knob which heightens the car’s sporty custom feel.
And to remind owners of their car’s exclusive status, Mégane Estate GT 220 comes with a numbered ‘GT 220’ plate.
The limited-edition Mégane Estate 220 is as practical as the core-range Mégane Estate, while at the same time boasting unmistakable character for even greater driving enjoyment.
Renault Mégane Estate GT 220 is made in Palencia, Spain, and will be available in 12 markets, from Europe to Japan.