Mégane Renault Sport: geared to everyday driving pleasure
The Mégane Renault Sport is the sporting version of the Mégane II programme. It offers both a strong temperament and remarkable ease of use in everyday operation. Its innovative front suspension, a double axis strut system featuring an independent steering axis ensures precision of steering and handling. Together with its 6-speed manual gearbox, its 225bhp 2.0 Turbo engine provides excellent response from the lowest speeds. Offered in 3-door and 5-door form, this sporting version carries over all the comfort and safety features of Mégane II, whose hatchback version was voted “Car of the Year 2003”. The Mégane Renault Sport is built in the Dieppe factory, which is dedicated to manufacture of the brand’s sporting cars.
The launch of Mégane Renault Sport dCi sees Renault complete its range of sporting cars with the addition of a high-performance diesel. Aimed at drivers who relish everyday driving, the Renault Sport Technologies-developed Mégane Renault Sport dCi will also appeal to those who appreciate reasonable running costs. Its 2.0-litre common rail 127kW (175hp) diesel powerplant boasts generous maximum torque of 360Nm available from 2,000rpm and across an operational power band similar to that of a (...)
Dynamic looks for the limited edition Mégane L’Equipe
Renault has joined forces with the French daily sports newspaper L’Equipe to produce a limited edition of the sport saloon, coupe and sport tourer versions of Mégane. Particular attention has been paid to the looks of Mégane L’Equipe which features specific upholstery, 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, foglamps, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever knob and a radio-CD with MP3 playback. The new limited edition car can be ordered with (...)
This spring, Renault is poised to launch a Mégane powered by an E85 bioethanolfuelled 1.6 16V 110hp engine, the brand’s first bioethanol vehicle in Europe. Derived from existing powerplants in the range, such bioethanol engines require specific development to permit them to run on different types of fuel (petrol or E85 ethanol).
The principal differences concern the fuel system as a whole and the injection system (injectors, sparkplugs, ECU), as well as the pistons, valves and valve seats. (...)
Renault announces the Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet Exception special series, a stylish yet sportslike model with distinguished features such as two-tone leather upholstery, satin chrome roof arch and 17" aluminium wheels. On top of the rich equipment list of the Dynamique trim version, it adds an anti-turbulence net screen and rear parking assistance as standard fittings
The nights have drawn in and there is a distinct chill in the air, but at least Renault can add a hint of summer to winter motoring this year with the launch of its revised 2007 Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet range. In fact, with no price increases, even more generous equipment levels on every model and a new Dynamique S special edition, Renault’s best-selling drop-top bursts into 2007 looking and feeling fresher than ever.
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Having firmly established its Renaultsport models as some of the finest hot hatches around, Renault has now applied some of their unique performance and styling DNA to its Mégane hatchback models with the launch of a new GT range, to fit between the regular and Renaultsport versions.
Its three latest concept cars may have been the stars of the show at Paris in terms of giving a glimpse of Renault’s future model line-up, but that didn’t mean that the French marque had neglected its current range. On the contrary, it chose the occasion to take the wraps off of its most potent and driver-focused Mégane yet - Mégane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26.
Renault has hit back at the soft publicity garnered by Honda and the RAC Foundation this week, as they punted the notion that the UK’s drivers don’t understand greener cars — and so they should be buying more Honda hybrids (see story link below).
Renault argues that Honda and Toyota’s hybrid cars work by offering two power units — one petrol and one electric. Petrol engines are less efficient than diesel engines which are not popular in their home country of Japan so by mating a small electric (...)
At a first glance the most evident innovation is the new front headlight design: the contour lines look straightened, the inner lamps are different and the knot between the headlight and the grille upper edges has been removed, so that they are now perceived as a single element.
The front surface has been greatly smoothed and both the diamond-like edges that framed the Renault logo and the lower edge that visually splitted the front end in two horizontal sections were removed.
The bumper (...)
The Renault Sport version of the Renault Megane, has been unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. Available in both three-door Sport Hatch and five-door Hatch configurations, the Megane Renault Sport 225 will be powered by a new 2.0 Turbo engine developed by Renault Sport outputting 225 bhp to the front wheels.
With styling based on the powerful M�gane Renaultsport 225, the Megane Trophy race car will compete in its own one-make championship covering eight European race meetings beginning next Spring. Approximately 30 Megane Trophy racers will take part in the series on tracks in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium.