• 2010 Renault Megane RS by E-Motions

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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.

  • 2010 Renault Megane RS by E-Motions
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  • Engine:
    2.0-liter turbocharged
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    310 horsepower
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Exterior and Interior

2010 Renault Megane RS by E-Motions Exterior
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Not a lot of changes were done on the exterior and the interior of the Megane RS with the exception of new Brembo brakes that were taken from the Megane Trophy and a new set of light alloy rims courtesy of OZ. There’s also word that E-Motions is hard at work at a lighter and faster version of this package that could end up being about 150kg lighter than the standard variant. Word is that these guys are planning on scrapping off the car’s rear seats entirely to reduce the weight by that much.


2010 Renault Megane RS by E-Motions Exterior
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E-Motions had some help in raising the power output of the Megane RS’s powertrain from fellow Dutch tuning firm Kerkhof & Visshcer. Already powered by a 2.0-liter E-Motion engine, Kerkhof & Visscher upped the Megane RS’s power by adding a new intercooler and re-mapping the vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU). The result of this modification gave the sports hatch an increase in power from 250 horsepower to 310 horsepower.


E-Motions’ whole package for the Renault Megane RS rounds up to a price tag of 1,000 Euro – or about $1,320 based on current exchange rates.


2010 Renault Megane RS by E-Motions Exterior
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In the race for sports hatch supremacy, the Renault Megane RS faces a lot of formidable competition, not the least of which includes the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R. With the new and improved 310 horsepower engine, E-Motions’ Megane RS is now on par with other tuned-up variants of all the aforementioned competitors. The Ford Focus RS by Mountune has the leg up with 350 horsepower while the Volkswagen Golf R by Abt Sportsline falls a little short – 310 horsepower – of E-Motions’ work on the Megane RS.

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  (727) posted on 12.27.2011

It looks very stunning on its decent platform and design. Anyway, I noticed that the front bumper of it only adds some aggressive looks on this, which looks more impressive.

  (776) posted on 10.26.2011

The aesthetic design of this Renault is absolutely looks very striking, and I can say that it looks so decent on its hygienic body paint but sadly to say, I didn’t see the interior of this one, is also impressive.

  (320) posted on 10.10.2011

The front gives so much aggressiveness on this Renault Megane RS. Anyway, I’m impressed that they still managed the perfect decent appearance on this sedan. Moreover, the interior is also looking so fabulous.

  (473) posted on 03.30.2011

Nice! I think this is the most decent and clean design I have seen in the production of Renault Megane! However, I wonder if they are going to compete with the Audi e-tron? I haven’t seen it in the competitor, but they should compete to it. 

  (359) posted on 03.18.2011

Aesthetically, the design of this car is perfectly awesome. But I think I’d rather choose the Volkswagen Golf R, this car is the "best sports hatch" according to TopGear UK and the Golf costs cheaper than this.

  (570) posted on 02.2.2011

As for the yellow tach, yellow is Renault’s corporate color, and is used for their racing cars, so it would be more appropriate than in a Ferrari...

  (211) posted on 02.2.2011

Yes, the engine is obsolescent, and the F series being replaced by a newer M series shared with Nissan; however, the cast-iron closed-deck F block is much stronger (it was long used as a 1.9 diesel block) thus more suitable for turbocharging than the alloy open-deck M4R.

  (599) posted on 01.23.2011

In a lot of cars invented there are always one of a kind that truelly inspires and suit your taste,This is one of the best and most amazing cars that can be proud off.

  (797) posted on 12.9.2010

The Focus RS proved it, no? Renault Sport is for me one of the best sport departments between all the manufacturers. Trust them my friend smiley ...

  (460) posted on 12.9.2010

Renault has announced details about the Megane RS N4, an asphalt rally set for private teams. The Megane RS N4 gets a slight power upgrade on top of the standard Megane RS .

  (433) posted on 12.8.2010

Renault Megane RS is a car that on the eve of his regarded as one of the best sports clubs in the world. Aftermarket tuning of all admitted Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet RS holds change, not only because it is ready to be installed

  (701) posted on 12.8.2010

I really love to see a car colored in Black and white. it looks more aggressive and sporty on those paint jobs. plus decals can add more sporty looks on it.

  (648) posted on 12.7.2010

well not only honda civic can compete with this baby, Audi A1, Mazda 2, Suzuki swift and many more... the only advantage of this baby is that the design is new in everyone’s eyes.

  (406) posted on 12.7.2010

great looking hatchback, smells like a challenge to the honda civic RS mugen type, dang I really want to see this both nimble cars on track.

adrian  (90) posted on 12.7.2010

I think the french car-makes are very good at one thing. They know how to make a car that makes you fell in love in one second. Their problem remains that after few days the love is gone and you realize that your love was just a fling and the thing is much different (uglier) than in the first second you have seen it. Probably they need to get inspired from Porsche tallent of making a single iconic look a big lovely brand.

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