New Renault MEGANE R.S. is an impressive car. A car built to arouse your driving instincts with wings extended by up to 60 mm, and special bumpers featuring a Formula 1 blade at the front and a wide diffuser at the rear. Sitting squarely on its 18 or 19-inch wheels**, the front end features full LED lights with the additional multi-reflector R.S. Vision system. It includes a central exhaust exit, side extractor vents and a wide lip spoiler with exclusive Volcanic Orange** body colour, New Renault MEGANE R.S. is clearly designed for sporting performance.
As soon as you see the interior - Grey Alcantara with red stitching** - you want to get behind the wheel. New Renault MEGANE R.S. invites you to take to the road, with Alcantara sports seats** designed for support, a Alcantara steering wheel† and personalisable dashboard. At the same time, the short gear shift†† and aluminium sports pedals take you into a new dimension, the world of R.S. sporting performance.
With features borrowed from the motorsport world, New MEGANE R.S. appeals to your inner pilot.
At the front, the new widened custom bumper incorporates the Gun Metal Grey F1-style front blade, a hallmark of Renault Sport styling that reflects the brand’s involvement in Formula 1. The 3D honeycomb-pattern mesh grille is also brought from the world of Renault Sport, further linking RS 280 to the brands' heritage
Sculpted and sensual volumes inherited from the design of Megane Hatch ensure a visual connection between the front and the rear. Its air extractors, flared sills and black splitter add a Renault Sport aesthetic.
The new widened custom rear bumper includes; Iconic central exhaust with twin pipes, a functional diffuser for aerodynamic support, side air outlets on the bumper to channel airflows, and a redesigned spoiler to balance behaviour.
Take control and discover an exclusive interior. With a sporty dashboard, R.S steering wheel available in perforated and Alcantara Leather and aluminium pedals the R.S. is a joy to be in.
The Renault Sport seats with integrated headrests further add to the driving enjoyment. The standard Dark Carbon R.S. fabric upholstery with R.S. embroidery or the optional Alcantara R.S. grey upholstery with red stitching make the car as beautiful on the inside, as it is outside.
The performance of the R.S. is what separates it from the pack, using the expertise of Renault Sport engineers to lead to fantastic results.
New Megane R.S. comes equipped with the brand new 1.8-litre turbo engine. The engine develops a power output of 280hp at 6,000 and a peak torque of 390NM.
Valve coated with diamond-like carbon leads to a better efficiency of the engine. The new cylinder reinforced structure developed by Renault Sport engineers leads to more efficient cooling, as it dissipates heat from cooling chamber,. Renault Sport engine
For the first time in the history of Megane R.S., we are offering the choice of Manual or EDC transmission.
New MEGANE R.S. comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Perfectly spaced, its gear shift lever and stroke have been shortened to optimise gear changes.
For the first time, New MEGANE R.S. brings you an automatic EDC gearbox. Perfectly spaced gears and fast paddle gear-shifting means you can enjoy optimal performance no matter your driving style.
4 Hydraulic compression stops Rally - Taken from the world of Rally, Renault Sport engineers have fitted hydraulic compression stops to all four shock absorbers. This rallying-inspired technology involves integrating a "shock absorber within the shock absorber".
As the end of travel is approached, a secondary piston dampens the movement of the wheel before the bump stop, dissipating the energy without transferring it to the wheel helping avoid any rebound and pendulum effects, enabling optimum control of tyre-ground contact.
On the Sport Chassis, everyday instances such as speed bumps and potholes are made easier to deal with. On the Cup Chassis, greater performance is provided, with fewer disruptions for the driver.
Renault Sport's chassis and suspension system experts have extensively revised the settings of the 4CONTROL system in order to adapt it to a high-performance sports car. This has created an even more efficient driving experience, giving drivers the feeling that the car is glued to the road.
The 4CONTROL system delivers outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds.
Available when ordering the vehicle, the R.S. Monitor gathers and summarises information from forty or so sensors spread around the car. It is, therefore, possible to display a wide range of vehicle settings in real time on the R-LINK 2 touchscreen tablet: acceleration, braking, steering wheel angle, the operation of the 4CONTROL system, temperatures and pressures and more.
Unprecedented in the segment, R.S. Monitor Expert lets you film your driving sessions and then overlay telemetry data, in order to obtain superb augmented reality videos. These videos enhance the New Mégane R.S. 280 driver experience and can be shared after driving on social media using applications available for iOS and Android smartphones.
The chequered flag design lights are integrated into the front bumper, either side of the F1-style blade. Equipped with nine LEDs per block, this system combines four high-performance lighting functions: side lights, cornering lights, fog lights and long-range high beam lights. This not only makes the design look even more spectacular but improves the safety function of the car.
*Manufacturers recommended retail price. Model shown has optional metallic paint at £1,300. **Optional ††Only in MT.