Today, Renault revealed the third generation Megane RS hot hatch at the Frankfurt motor show.
Powering the Megane RS is the 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder shared with the Alpine A110 coupe, producing 205kW and 390Nm. Admittedly those numbers aren’t on the level of something like a Civic Type R, however Renault promises a Trophy model at the end of 2018 with around 224kW – that is a car that will destroy the Nurburgring record. Speaking of Nurburgring records, the Megane RS is front wheel drive and puts its power to the ground through a 6-speed dual clutch auto with paddles or, for the first time in Megane RS history, a 6-speed manual. Another headline feature of the Megane RS is a four wheel steering system known as 4CONTROL – a first for hot hatches. The RS is available in two tunes – the regular Sport tune and the Cup tune, with the latter gaining a Torsen LSD.
The Renault Megane RS gains a wider track and therefore wider fenders, and features either 18 or 19 inch alloy wheels. Aerodynamics are advanced too, with a long rear diffuser, front splitter, creative rear boot spoiler and intakes everywhere. Inside, the car gets bucket seats trimmed in Alcantara or a carbon weave, along with a digital gauge cluster, red stitching, aluminium pedals and an 8.7-inch infotainment screen with Renault’s R-LINK 2 and Apple CarPlay – the RS also gets exclusive R.S. Monitor telemetry software and a mode to use a camera to collect and analyse data.
Order books for the all new 2018 Renault Megane RS open in December 2017 in Australia. What do you think of the new Megane RS? I absolutely love it, especially the incredible design. Let me know down below!