Megane rs

megane rs

When did the Renault Mégane RS come out?

The first generation Mégane RS was introduced in September 2004 and is based on the Renault Mégane II small family car. The Mégane II RS was available in three-door and five-door hatchback versions, both with the same engine andwas built at Renaults Dieppe factory by using body shells made in Palencia, Spain.

What kind of car is a Renault Mégane?

The Renault Mégane Renault Sport (alternatively Renault Mégane RS) is a series of high-performance hatchback models based on the Renault Mégane, produced since 2004 by the high-performance subsidiary company Renault Sport for its parent company Alpine, a subsidiary of Renault.

What is the difference between the Mégane RS and Renault Sport?

For suspension, the Mégane RS sticks with struts up front and a torsion beam at the rear, but its front configuration has new geometry and retains Renault Sport’s PerfoHub technology, which reduces kingpin angle offset and therefore better resists torque and bump steer.

Does the Megane RS have 4Control?

The Megane RS is the only car of this size that’ll swivel its rear wheels when you operate the steering, making the car feel more agile and lively in tight bends, but supposedly aiding its stability when you’re intercity cruising. Clever. Except, we’ve not been huge fans of the ‘4Control’ system so far.

How powerful is the Renault Megane RS?

Renault’s team of engineers behind the hot Megane settled on a turbocharged 2.0-litre F4RT petrol engine for the car. Power sat at a respectable 222 bhp (165 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm, giving the Megane RS some serious punch.

Where is the Renault Megane RS made?

Renault manufactured the body shell of the car at their Palencia plant in Spain, while final assembly was conducted at their Dieppe factory in France. Like the standard Megane II, the RS was available in both three and five-door variants.

Is the Megane RS a new car in 2021?

That’s right – this isn’t a brand new car. This generation of Megane RS has been with us since 2017, but updates for 2021 are supposed to have made it simpler to spec, and better. Chiefly, you can’t get a manual gearbox any more.

Is this a Mk2 Megane Mk2 Rs?

Renault Megane Mk2 RS (this Megane is the first RS model but based on the second generation/Mk2 car). Cup or Not? The standard Megane II would launch in September 2002 as a 2003 model year. It bore little resemblance to the first generation Megane and drew more inspiration from the Avantime that was styled by Patrick Le Quément.

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How will the Megane RS hold its value?

As the Megane RS uses a smaller engine and is less powerful than some of its rivals, it sits in insurance group 35, which is between the Civic Type R in group 40 and the Golf GTI in group 33. Over a three-year period and 36,000 miles the Megane RS is expected to retain 41.4 per cent of its value, according to our experts.

How much does a Renaultsport Megane cost?

Prices for the rest of the Renaultsport Megane range start from around £28,000, with the Cup model around £1,400 extra and the Trophy starting from just under £32,000.

What are the Renault Megane’s rivals?

The new Megane RS 280 joins the hot hatch establishment which includes the VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R, both of which are strong rivals for the Renault. But there are also leftfield choices, such as the Hyundai i30 N, Skoda Octavia vRS, SEAT Leon Cupra and Peugeot 308 GTi – all cars with their own particular strengths.

What is the new Renault Megane RS Trophy-R?

In 2019 Renault added the Megane RS Trophy-R to the range – a lightened, more focused version with trick suspension upgrades and improved aerodynamics. The limited-run car features an Akrapovic titanium exhaust amongst its upgrades, along with optional carbon fibre wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes.

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