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Brand New Renault Megane E-Tech EV60 160kW Equilibre 60kWh Optimum Charge 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12" Driver information display cluster9" Multimedia OpenR link screen with navigation
Autonomous driving level 1: cruise control with speed limiterConfigurable dashboard display
Connected services including over the air updatesDigital owner's manual
e-Call (emergency call)Ecomode function
Emergency lane keep assist including solid line, oncoming traffic and road edge detectionEngine start button
Exterior temperature displayOn board diagnostics
PASRear park assist
Rear parking cameraSpeed limit display
Steering wheel mounted cruise controlTraffic sign recognition
Trip computerWireless smartphone replication and integration via iOS carplay and google, wifi and usb

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

AC22 5m mode 3 charging cable 

Entertainment

Arkamys audio system with 4 speakersDigital radio

Exterior Features

Auto-tilting and folding wing mirrors with puddle lampAutomatic headlights
Body coloured wing mirrorsDay and night rear view mirror
Electric one-touch power front and rear windowsEv shape daytime running lights
Full LED headlightsHeated door mirrors
Heated rear windowLED third brake light
Manual windscreen wipers with variable timingNon-tinted rear windows
Rear side wing doorsRear window defroster
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

12v socket in front2 Front USB C-type ports
3 rear head restraints3 seat bench in 2nd row
Central multimedia displayCentral rear headrest
Coat hooksDoor sill protectors
Driver and passenger heated seatsDriver and passenger seats with backrest inclination and longitudinal adjustment (4 combinations)
Fabric upholsteryFront head restraints
Front seat back map pocketsHeated steering wheel
High centre console with sliding armrest and storageInterior ambient lighting
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seatsLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightManual air conditioning
Manual height and depth adjustable steering wheelMultifunction steering wheel
Paddle shift levers for regenerative brakingSingle front passenger seat
Soft touch synthetic leather steering wheelSteering wheel audio controls
Textile floor matsTool kit
Underfloor storage in boot 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seat beltsAdjustable driver and passenger safety seat belts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Automatic emergency braking junction assist with pedestrian, cyclist and junction alerts
Brake energy recuperationCurtain airbags
Distance warning alertDriver and front passenger airbags
Driver and passenger, front and side airbag deactivationDriver drowsiness alert system
Electric parking brakeEmergency door unlock
ESPFront and rear seatbelt pretensoners
Front and rear seatbelt reminderHeight adjustable rear seatbelts
Hill start assistRear window and door child locking function
Seatbelt load limiterSide airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure warning light

Security

Central locking system with thatcham approved immobiliserHands free key card with keyless entry
Remote vehicle locator 

Trim

Fabric upper dashboard 

Wheels

18" Oston alloy wheelsTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh60
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)1830Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)555
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7.4
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)195Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW22Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)75
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW130
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationRight Side Front
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Maximum Charging Rate - kW130
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity60WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.1
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.9WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb450
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb280 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Compression Ratio[not available]
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power220Coin DescriptionEV60 160kW 60kWh OC
Coin SeriesEquilibreGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %79
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP217
Engine Power - KW160Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5473Engine Torque - LBS.FT221
Engine Torque - MKG30.6Engine Torque - NM300
Engine Torque - RPM100Top Speed99

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/60 R18
Tyre Size Rear195/60 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleOSTONWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1505Length4200
Wheelbase2685Width1860
Width (including mirrors)2055 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2158Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1332
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440Max. Loading Weight450
Max. Roof Load80Max. Towing Weight - Braked900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1708
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric

Renault's Megane E-Tech Electric might well redefine what you imagine an affordable family Hatch EV to be. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

It's taken a long time for Renault to deliver a proper follow-up to its ZOE EV, but the Megane E-Tech Electric was worth the wait. Stylish, engaging and practical, it's a family hatch EV that sets a strong standard.

Background

Who would have forecast back in 2012 when Renault launched its little ZOE full EV that it would be a full decade before we saw another mainstream Renault passenger car EV product in our showrooms. Yet that's what's happened, as the brand over-stretched itself and has been overtaken by nearly all its volume rivals in the electric vehicle segment. But the fightback starts here with this car, the Megane E-Tech. It sits on the same CMF-EV platform used by the Nissan Ariya and should reach a large audience. Thanks to the success of the ZOE, one in five Renaults sold in Europe has been electric. But this is what Renault calls a '2nd generation' EV, it's development rushed through by the brand's ambitious CEO Luca de Meo, who likes to describe this as 'the GTI of EVs'.

Driving Experience

Renault promises that this car's sporty looks will translate into a sporty drive. And to that end, the relatively light weight (for an EV) of up to 1,624kg should certainly help, as does the low 12:1 steering ratio, the stiff CMF-EV chassis and the particularly low centre of gravity (90mm below a conventional Megane). Power is delivered by a 215bhp motor powered by a 60kWh battery capable of 280 miles. This variant can make 62mph in just 7.4s, as long as you engage the provided 'Sport' mode. Our market isn't being offered the alternative entry-level EV40 model, which uses a modest 129bhp motor powered by a 40kWh battery pack capable of 186 miles. We mentioned selectable settings. Four more of them are provided for the regenerative braking system, the left steering wheel paddle increasing regen for town use, the right one reducing it for highway driving. Early reports suggest that ride comfort might well be class leading, despite the particularly large wheels. Sounds promising. No 4WD variant is offered; Renault says that would have meant design compromises which would have added weight.

Design and Build

Looks good doesn't it? Apparently what we have here was originally going to be the performance version of this car, but designer Laurens van den Acker found that everyone liked it so much that he decided to standardise the 'Evoque'-style look across the whole Megane E-Tech range. It's based visually on the Megane eVision concept car unveiled in 2020 and incorporates the brand's familiar C-shaped headlamps, though with the lower section of the 'C' extended to run a reverse line of light across the top of the bumper. The nose gets Renault's latest art deco corporate badge, the rear lights are of the 3D LED variety, there are flush-fitting electric front door handles and you get big wheels of 18 or 20-inches depending on spec. Take a seat up front and the first thing you'll notice is the 'OpenR' screen set-up, an L-shaped arrangement which combines an instrument screen and a central infotainment monitor, both 12.3-inches in size. Thanks to an anti-glare screen coating, the instrument display needs no binnacle around it and the centre monitor runs the Google Android operating system. So Google Maps, voice-controlled Google Assistance and Google Play all come included. A wheelbase length increase of 20mm over a conventional Megane means there's little more space in the back than you might expect. And there's a reasonably sized 440-litre boot, though with quite a high lip.

Market and Model

Pricing here starts from around £36,000, the fee these days for an ambitious full-EV hatch, though this means a slight saving on an identically-engineered Nissan Ariya. Megane E-Tech Electric customers can choose from three well-equipped models - 'Equilibre', 'Techno', and a range-topping 'Launch Edition' - with each benefitting from a class-leading digital experience with a 12.3-inch driver information display, a 9-inch multimedia display and Android Automotive OS with integrated Google services. The 'Equilbre' version starts the range with its 18-inch 'Oston' alloy wheels, full-LED headlights, heated steering wheel and front seats, rear view camera, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a range of connected services including over-the-air software updates. The Megane E-Tech features up to 26 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including distance warning alert, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking with junction assist, cruise control with a speed limiter, and emergency lane keeping assist with oncoming traffic and road-edge detection. The mid-range 'Techno' model, priced from around £38,500, goes further with the addition of adaptive cruise control with a speed limiter and lane centring, plus blind spot recognition and intervention, along with rear cross traffic alert with rear automatic braking. The 'Techno's exterior is marked out by 20-inch 'Soren' alloy wheels, full-adaptive LED headlights, front and rear signature lighting and dynamic turn signals. The interior, meanwhile, gains upholstery made from recycled materials, multi-sense customised driving modes with 48-colour interior ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, automatic windscreen wipers, wireless smartphone charging and the full range of Google services including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play store. At the top of the range, the special 'Launch Edition' version, priced at around £40,000, aims to stand out, with 20-inch 'Enos' alloy wheels and a gold F1 blade, while the interior gains a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a smart rear-view mirror and an Around View 3D camera system.

Cost of Ownership

We mentioned driving range in our 'Driving Experience' section - 280 miles for this 60kWh EV60 variant. You'll need very proactive use of the various provided regenerative braking modes to match that figure. Bear in mind that as usual with electric vehicles, the range figure just quoted will vary a great deal depending on the type of road you're on and the prevailing weather. If you were to drive this car exclusively on the highway in really cold weather, you might find yourself not getting much more than around 155 miles of range from it. But you'd encounter similar issues with every other EV in this segment. And this one does at least include a standard heat pump to maximise range in cold conditions, an expensive extra on many rivals. There's the option of different kinds of in-car charger systems, starting with the base 7kW AC 'standard charge' set-up and ranging up to fast DC public charging at 130kW. The car can draw about 186 miles of range in around half an hour from a 130kW DC charger. Around eight hours of charging from a 7.4kW home charger will give you around 248 miles of range.

Summary

It's indisputable that Renault set off too early with full-electric vehicle development, trying to sell the market cars it wasn't ready for and haemorrhaging money in the process. Which is why it's taken so long for a second mainstream EV car model to appear from the brand. But we reckon this Megane E-Tech was worth the wait. It looks and feels more sophisticated and stylish than its VW Group and Korean class rivals; if you want a LEAF, Kia Niro EV or Volkswagen ID.3-class EV hatch, this one really has to be on your shopping list. At a stroke, for the first time in a long time, the Megane E-Tech makes Renault seem more credible force in the mainstream European market. And we're really quite intrigued by the thought of just how good a future high-performance Renaultsport version might be. For the time being though, what we've got is a car that signals Renault back on track.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£459
Deposit£3485
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.3%
Cash price£36,995
Credit amount£33,510
Guaranteed future value£18,099
Total amount payable£43,616
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR6.4%
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