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  • 4.2" display screen
  • 4Control - 4 wheel steering technology
  • 7" TFT meter with colour matrix with renault sport custom display
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Multi function trip computer
  • R.S. Drive activation button
  • Renault multi sense - choice of 5 driving modes including race mode
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Variable PAS
  • 3D effect LED rear lights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome plated RS sport front door sills
  • Chrome strip on door handle
  • Chrome window surround
  • Chrome window weatherstrips
  • Custom front bumper widened with F1 gun metal grey blade, honeycomb front grille with R.S. badging
  • Cutome rear bumper widened with functional diffuser and central exhaust
  • Daytime running lights with LED guide light and 3D effect
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electrically folding door mirrors
  • Electrochromic interior rear view mirror
  • Extra tinted windows and rear windscreen
  • Front and rear door panel ambient lighting
  • Gunmetal lower front bumper insert
  • Impact protection
  • Indicators with side repetitions
  • Integrated fuel filler cap
  • LED door mirror integrated indicators
  • One touch electric front/rear windows
  • Pure vision full LED front headlights with integrated C Shape turn signal
  • R.S. extended rear wheel arches
  • R.S. rear spoiler
  • R.S. VISION full LED 3 function headlights with fog, cornering, long range
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Renault sport open sequence upon opening the vehicle with brand light
  • RS extended front wheel arches with air grilles and renault sport badging
  • RS sills/skirt with flat bottom effect
  • Shiny black door mirrors
  • 1/3 to 2/3 folding rear bench seat
  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • 3 height adjustable rear headrests
  • Aluminium pedals and footrest
  • Ambient lighting in door trim
  • Black headlining
  • Custom R.S black harmony roof ceiling
  • Dual zone automatic heating and air conditioning climate control with toxicity sensor and air recycling
  • Front centre storage console with armrest
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • High centre console with cup holder and closure flap
  • Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
  • Isofix attachment system on rear side seats
  • LED front and rear ceiling light
  • Lumbar adjustment for driver seat
  • Sunvisor mirrors with light
  • Welcome lighting
  • Automatic full central locking when in motion
  • Driver and passenger adaptive front airbags
  • Dust protection kit
  • ESC Electronic stability control and ABS with emergency brake assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners
  • Front lateral airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Gravel protection kit
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist
  • Lateral chest level side airbag for driver and front seat passenger
  • Manual parking brake
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Protective rear brake disc
  • Rain protection kit
  • RS custom braking system
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Hands free Renault card with remote locking
  • Insurance approved Cat 1 alarm system
  • Sport chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stops
  • RS dashboard and door mouldings
  • Tyre repair system
ManufacturerRENAULT
RangeMEGANE R.S.
ModelMEGANE R.S. HATCHBACK
Derivative1.8 280 5dr
Body StyleHatchback
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Doors5
MPG35.8 MPG
BHP280 BHP
Seats5
EmissionsEURO 6
Top Speed158 MPH

renault megane r.s.
1.8 280 5dr

Fuel Type
Fuel Type
Petrol
Transmission
Transmission
Manual
0 - 62
0 - 62
5.8 Sec
Top Speed
Top Speed
158MPH
Efficiency
Efficiency
35.8MPG
Emissions
Emissions
181g/km
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  • 4.2" display screen
  • 4Control - 4 wheel steering technology
  • 7" TFT meter with colour matrix with renault sport custom display
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Multi function trip computer
  • R.S. Drive activation button
  • Renault multi sense - choice of 5 driving modes including race mode
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Variable PAS
  • 3D effect LED rear lights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome plated RS sport front door sills
  • Chrome strip on door handle
  • Chrome window surround
  • Chrome window weatherstrips
  • Custom front bumper widened with F1 gun metal grey blade, honeycomb front grille with R.S. badging
  • Cutome rear bumper widened with functional diffuser and central exhaust
  • Daytime running lights with LED guide light and 3D effect
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electrically folding door mirrors
  • Electrochromic interior rear view mirror
  • Extra tinted windows and rear windscreen
  • Front and rear door panel ambient lighting
  • Gunmetal lower front bumper insert
  • Impact protection
  • Indicators with side repetitions
  • Integrated fuel filler cap
  • LED door mirror integrated indicators
  • One touch electric front/rear windows
  • Pure vision full LED front headlights with integrated C Shape turn signal
  • R.S. extended rear wheel arches
  • R.S. rear spoiler
  • R.S. VISION full LED 3 function headlights with fog, cornering, long range
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Renault sport open sequence upon opening the vehicle with brand light
  • RS extended front wheel arches with air grilles and renault sport badging
  • RS sills/skirt with flat bottom effect
  • Shiny black door mirrors
  • 1/3 to 2/3 folding rear bench seat
  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • 3 height adjustable rear headrests
  • Aluminium pedals and footrest
  • Ambient lighting in door trim
  • Black headlining
  • Custom R.S black harmony roof ceiling
  • Dual zone automatic heating and air conditioning climate control with toxicity sensor and air recycling
  • Front centre storage console with armrest
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • High centre console with cup holder and closure flap
  • Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
  • Isofix attachment system on rear side seats
  • LED front and rear ceiling light
  • Lumbar adjustment for driver seat
  • Sunvisor mirrors with light
  • Welcome lighting
  • Automatic full central locking when in motion
  • Driver and passenger adaptive front airbags
  • Dust protection kit
  • ESC Electronic stability control and ABS with emergency brake assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners
  • Front lateral airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Gravel protection kit
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist
  • Lateral chest level side airbag for driver and front seat passenger
  • Manual parking brake
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Protective rear brake disc
  • Rain protection kit
  • RS custom braking system
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Hands free Renault card with remote locking
  • Insurance approved Cat 1 alarm system
  • Sport chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stops
  • RS dashboard and door mouldings
  • Tyre repair system
Technical Specification
Manufacturerrenault
Rangemegane r.s.
Modelmegane r.s. hatchback
Derivative1.8 280 5dr
Body StyleHatchback
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Doors5
MPG35.8 MPG
BHP280 BHP
Seats5
EmissionsEURO 6
Top Speed158 MPH

Vehicle Review

Renault's fastest Megane delivers thrills that are as big as ever. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Renault continues to retain its place amongst the hot hatchback elite with this revitalised Megane R.S. The headlines include a 4Control 4-wheel steering system, plus a powerful 1.8-litre engine putting out 300hp. There's a five-door bodystyle and you can get paddleshift auto transmission if you want it too. As before, there's a choice of a standard model with a 'Sport' chassis and a track-ready 'Trophy' variant with a stiffened 'Cup' chassis, options that present buyers with an interesting choice.

We British love our hot hatchbacks. While other European nations are left cold by the prospect of a compact family car that could make a Ferrari look silly on a race circuit and reach licence confiscation territory a matter of seconds after idling at the traffic lights, UK buyers go crazy for anything with the right mix of letters like G, T, R, V and S in its title. Renault has capitalised on this fascination better that almost any other manufacturer in recent years, its Dieppe factory churning out a whole series of Renaultsport models which have hopped across the Channel to beguile the UK's enthusiasts. This third generation Megane Renaultsport is the latest in that line. Most class-leading hot hatches - Golfs, Focuses and so on - are great because they build on the established dynamic excellence imbued into the standard models upon which they are based. In contrast, for all its many virtues, an ordinary Renault Megane would, you'd think, never be a car likely to sire something sensational. Yet with this Megane R.S. the Dieppe division engineers claim to have managed to deliver just that. Have they worked their magic once more? Let's find out.

Under the bonnet, the 1.8-litre engine in the standard R.S. 300 model now, as that moniker suggests, develops 300hp, the same as in the top 'Trophy' version. It remains the world's most powerful 1.8-litre unit, offering 390Nm of torque. Through the corners, you'll feel the difference between these two derivatives if you're fortunate enough to try them back-to-back; the 'R.S. 300' has the standard 'Sport' chassis, while the top 'Trophy' variant features the more track-orientated 'Cup' chassis. In both cases, a standard '4CONTROL' four-wheel steering helps corner turn-in and aims to ensure stability at high speeds and agility at low speeds. At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction, limited to a one degree angle for the rear wheels. At low speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions up to a maximum angle of 2.7 degrees. The ride's surprisingly good too (for a hot hatch), thanks to all round hydraulic bump stops that also enable optimum control of tyre-ground contact. Customers must now have the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) auto gearbox and if you're quick with its paddleshifters, 62mph from rest takes 5.7s en route to a 158mph maximum (163mph in the Trophy version). What else? Well in regular use, the Sport chassis provides easy sporty driving, whilst the Cup chassis offers greater, more focused performance for track and fast road progress. If you favour the 'Cup' set-up, you're the kind of buyer who'll probably be interested in the 'S. Monitor Expert' system that allows drivers to film their track sessions and overlay telemetry data to create augmented reality videos that can later be analysed on a provided 'R.S. Replay' website.

Some previous Renaultsport products have looked rather Max Power, a boy racer image that customers with around £35,000 to spend would generally rather avoid. Hence a look that's classier than anything the French brand has yet provided to the hot hatch market. There's a single five-door bodystyle, though with enough styling changes over the ordinary Megane hatch to make it feel a very different product, both inside and out. In your driveway, it'll certainly appear purposeful, especially in this revised form, which sets itself apart from the original version of this car with small changes to the front grille and rear light design, plus more eye-catching LED lighting signatures. As before, the front bumper incorporates a Formula 1-style blade, a wide air intake and a diamond-patterned front grille. At the side, extractor vents are located behind the front wheels. And at the back, there's an aggressive lip spoiler with body-colour vertical mountings designed to generate greater downforce. Plus there's a rear bumper incorporating a centrally-positioned exhaust pipe and a working diffuser designed to negate lift at higher speeds. At the wheel, the driving position is brilliant, aided by the fact that you can position the seat nice and low. There are sports front seats with integrated head rests, as part of a predominantly charcoal grey cockpit with red top-stitching. Buyers get a choice of two upholsteries ('carbon fibre weave' or Alcantara) and bespoke aluminium trim for the pedals and gear lever.

Prices start at around £33,000 for the standard R.S. 300 model - which now has to be had with the EDC paddleshift auto gearbox. Think in terms of around £37,000 for the 'Trophy' version with its stiffer 'Cup' chassis (that's auto-only now too). ESP stability control comes as standard and can be completely disabled at the touch of a button should owners feel like exploring the car's limits of grip. The paddleshift EDC auto transmission includes a 'Launch Control' mode for optimised getaways. Standard kit across the range includes the brand's 'R.S. Vision' lighting system and a 'Multi-Sense' driving modes set-up with 'Sport' and 'Race' settings that can be accessed by a shortcut 'R.S.' button. Also standard is the '4Control' 4-wheel steering system, a special 'PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension system and a Torsen limited slip differential, all these things combining to improve cornering. Plus you get powerful 355mm front brake discs with Brembo calipers. Other standard feature on the main R.S. 300 variant (which features the softer 'Sport' chassis) include 18-inch R.S. alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a handsfree Renault keycard, lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and an active emergency braking system. 'Trophy' specification includes Bi-material brakes, 19-inch R.S. Trophy alloy wheels, an R.S. Nappa perforated leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, heated seats, the extra 'R.S. Monitor' telematics track features for the centre screen and the stiffer 'Cup' chassis. Renaultsport Alcantara upholstery with red stitching is standard at this level, while optional Recaro bucket seats are also available.

This Megane R.S. is actually more efficient than you might expect. Let's look at the WLTP figures. The car can return 35.8mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and will emit 191g/km CO2 in 'R.S. 300' EDC auto form, which will make it reasonably affordable to run. For the Trophy EDC auto variant, the figures are 33.6mpg and 192g/km. BiK taxation is up at 37% in both cases. One aspect of purchase that should please you lies in the fact that you won't be fobbed off with the basic three year / 60,000 mile warranty that most rivals offer. All Meganes come with a much more complete four-year / 100,000-mile warranty that includes emergency breakdown recovery. There's also three years' worth of European cover as part of this package.

Renaultsport may be a division of the Renault group, but the cars it produces are so different - and so much more rewarding - than their standard counterparts that they could be from another maker entirely. Which is refreshing in an age where so many brands' idea of creating a hot hatch is to plumb-in a bigger engine, bolt-on a bodykit and jack-up the price. Bottom line with this improved Megane R.S. is that for the price of an ordinary hot hatch, you get a super shopping rocket, unafraid of the fastest GTi's out there, even if they do cost up to £8,000 more. Plus all of those cars are essentially compromises between track-ready handling and roadgoing usability: with its 'Sport' and 'Cup' chassis options, this R.S. doesn't have to be. Either way, it's brilliant fun - and that's what a car like this really should be all about.

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