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NEW MEGANE RENAULT SPORT BOOSTED PERFORMANCE

  • New Mégane Renault Sport will be the first in its segment to receive 4CONTROL four-wheel steering
  • All-new 280hp engine with 390Nm of torque
  • Available with two transmissions for the first time – either 6-speed manual or 6-speed EDC automatic
  • Inspired by Renault’s motorsport expertise with front and rear hydraulic compression stops to provide additional damping and eliminate the effects of rebound
  • Choice of two chassis – Sport and Cup, with limited slip differential available on Cup chassis
  • Completely redesigned PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension
  • More efficient than ever before with 155g/km of CO2 (an 11% reduction compared with the previous generation)
  • Innovative, high-performance lighting technology with the inclusion of R.S. Vision
  • Upgraded R.S. Monitor to display the driver’s performance in real time and the opportunity to connect a camera to film and analyse driving style and then post on social media
  • New Mégane Renault Sport will go on sale in the UK in spring 2018
  • Trophy version of New Mégane Renault Sport with 300hp and 400Nm of torque will be available by the end of 2018

Renault Sport is proud to be taking the wraps off New Renault Mégane R.S. at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Since the launch of the original Mégane R.S. back in 2004, the model has carved out a strong reputation in the high-performance C-segment and become widely regarded as a benchmark in its class.

New Renault Mégane R.S. takes Renault Sport’s unmistakeable hallmarks of agility, efficiency and driving enjoyment a step further thanks to a more finely-tuned chassis performance permitted by 4CONTROL technology complete with four-wheel steering, a first in the segment. An all-new 280hp/390Nm engine has benefited from synergies within the Alliance, and, for the first time, New Renault Mégane R.S. is available with a choice of two transmission options.

Order books for New Renault Mégane R.S. will open in the UK in spring 2018.

“I was involved in New Renault Mégane R.S.’s development and I am proud to be its ambassador. Thanks to the new technologies it packs, including 4CONTROL technology, New Mégane R.S. is even more efficient and nimble than its predecessor. It’s a delight to drive.” Nico Hülkenberg – Renault Sport Racing Formula 1 driver and Renault Sport Cars ambassador.

“Performance is the chief reason our customers cite for purchasing the Mégane R.S. and the All-New Mégane R.S. takes the styling and technologies even further to deliver truly exceptional driving enjoyment. Our intention is to see the All-New Mégane R.S., with its chassis and 4CONTROL, remain the C-segment hot hatch benchmark.” Patrice Ratti – General Manager of Renault Sport Cars.

Performance-driven design

Wider tracks for outstanding driving dynamics

New Renault Mégane R.S.’s expressive, sporty lines point to the model’s performance pedigree and pay tribute to Renault’s longstanding involvement in topflight motorsport.

New Renault Mégane R.S. stands out through its specific proportions. In addition to the bespoke lines of its flanks, including wider wings which have been extended by 60mm and 45mm at the front and rear respectively compared with Mégane GT. Meanwhile, its overall width has been increased and new 18 and 19-inch wheels have been designed to provide a better stance and further enhance cornering performance.

Forceful styling features incorporating cues from the world of motorsport

The new front bumper incorporates:

  • A Formula 1-style blade which, in addition to being a Renault Sport styling hallmark and symbolic of Renault’s commitment to Formula 1, is picked out in a distinctive Gun Metal Grey satin finish that contrasts sharply with the bodywork’s high-gloss sheen.
  • A wide air intake to provide air for the intercoolers and engine cooling.
  • A specific front grille complete with a diamond grid pattern revisited by Renault Sport.

The design of the sides features:

  • A silhouette inspired by New Renault Mégane, with sculpted, sensuous lines accentuated by the R.S. version’s wider tracks and wings.
  • Extractor vents located behind the front wheels.
  • A specific sill design incorporating a black blade that runs along the bottom edge to visually connect the front and rear of the car and suggest a ‘flat floor’ effect, a common feature in motorsport.

Rear:

The new lip spoiler with body-colour vertical mountings designed to generate greater downforce underlines the width of New Renault Mégane.

The new rear bumper incorporates:

  • Mégane R.S. hallmark, centrally-positioned exhaust pipe with a prismatic finish.
  • A working diffuser inspired by the world of Formula 1 to negate lift at higher speeds

A specific new body colour

A new body colour has joined the Mégane R.S. family – Volcanic Orange. Like Renault Sport’s iconic Liquid Yellow, the new finish benefits from special work to combine a unique sheen with a special effect as light reflects off the body. It also injects added dynamism and is perfectly coordinated with the car’s cabin where the following features contribute to New Renault Mégane R.S.’s distinctive interior ambience:

  • Sports front seats with integrated head rests.
  • A predominantly charcoal grey cockpit[1] with red top-stitching,
  • A choice of two upholsteries (‘carbon fibre weave’ or Alcantara®[2]),
  • Bespoke aluminium pedal and gear lever.

Unrivalled driving pleasure courtesy of Renault Sport’s expertise

4CONTROL chassis: an exclusive in New Renault Mégane’s class

Renault Sport’s acclaimed engineering expertise has taken the performance of New Renault Mégane R.S. to a new level thanks to two new features that are unique in the car’s segment.

  • Courtesy of Renault’s 4CONTROL system with four-wheel steering (a standard feature of both the model’s Cup and Sport chassis versions), New Renault Mégane R.S. is even more nimble through tight turns and more stable when cornering at higher speeds. The steering is more incisive while the turning circle is even tighter when manoeuvring. Carefully configured by Renault Sport, 4CONTROL generates a whole new level of driving enjoyment in the segment.
  • Front and rear hydraulic compression stops, a technology derived from the world of motorsport, provide additional damping and eliminate the effects of rebound.
  • They ensure a high level of chassis efficiency on the Cup chassis version irrespective of the type of road.
  • Combined with the Sport chassis, they deliver unprecedented comfort in the segment.

Upgraded R.S. Monitor

Thanks to its on-board telemetry system, R.S. Monitor, Renault Sport extends the R.S. experience beyond the act of simply driving. The latest version features new graphics and is even more user-friendly, with a choice of two configurations:

  • R.S. Monitor displays the driver’s performance in real time on the R-LINK 2 screen.
  • R.S. Monitor Expert provides drivers with the opportunity to connect a camera (either an independent camera or their smartphone camera) to film their drive. They can then play back and analyse their run thanks to the incorporation of performance data in the image. They can even share the film on social media.
  • There is a bespoke website for Renault Sport customers.
  • R.S. Replay allows owners to engage with other members of the Renault Sport community by uploading their recordings, playing them back and comparing runs.

A personalised experience courtesy of MULTI-SENSE

Renault’s MULTI-SENSE system and its choice of five driving modes personalise the driving experience by adapting engine response (via the pedal mapping), the firmness of the steering and gear shift speeds [4].

  • Comfort mode: helps to minimise fuel consumption during everyday use.
  • Normal mode: the ideal compromise between comfort, acoustics and performance.
  • Sport mode: sportier performance, enhanced engine response, a more satisfying engine sound and firmer steering, while the ESC threshold has been raised.
  • Race Mode: designed for track use and unfettered performance thanks to sportier 4CONTROL settings for enhanced agility, with the ESC turned off.
  • Perso mode: New Renault Mégane R.S.’s technologies can be activated or switched off at will to enjoy a truly personalised drive.

* [1] Except versions with sun roof [2] Depending on market [4] With EDC transmission only.