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Brand New 20 Plate Renault Megane R.S. 1.8 280 5dr

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£379 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

4.2" display screen4Control - 4 wheel steering technology
7" TFT meter with colour matrix with renault sport custom displayCruise control + speed limiter
Multi function trip computerR.S. Drive activation button
Renault multi sense - choice of 5 driving modes including race modeSmartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Variable PAS 

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesChrome plated RS sport front door sills
Chrome strip on door handleChrome window surround
Chrome window weatherstripsCustom 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 exhaustDaytime running lights with LED guide light and 3D effect
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectrically folding door mirrors
Electrochromic interior rear view mirrorExtra tinted windows and rear windscreen
Front and rear door panel ambient lightingGunmetal lower front bumper insert
Impact protectionIndicators with side repetitions
Integrated fuel filler capLED door mirror integrated indicators
One touch electric front/rear windowsPure vision full LED front headlights with integrated C Shape turn signal
R.S. extended rear wheel archesR.S. rear spoiler
R.S. VISION full LED 3 function headlights with fog, cornering, long rangeRain and light sensors
Renault sport open sequence upon opening the vehicle with brand lightRS extended front wheel arches with air grilles and renault sport badging
RS sills/skirt with flat bottom effectShiny black door mirrors

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 folding rear bench seat12V socket in front and rear
3 height adjustable rear headrestsAluminium pedals and footrest
Ambient lighting in door trimBlack headlining
Custom R.S black harmony roof ceilingDual zone automatic heating and air conditioning climate control with toxicity sensor and air recycling
Front centre storage console with armrestHeight adjustable driver seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelHigh centre console with cup holder and closure flap
Interior courtesy light operated by all doorsIsofix attachment system on rear side seats
LED front and rear ceiling lightLumbar adjustment for driver seat
Sunvisor mirrors with lightWelcome lighting

Safety

Automatic full central locking when in motionDriver and passenger adaptive front airbags
Dust protection kitESC Electronic stability control and ABS with emergency brake assist
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners
Front lateral airbagsFront side airbags
Gravel protection kitHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistLateral chest level side airbag for driver and front seat passenger
Manual parking brakePassenger airbag deactivation system
Protective rear brake discRain protection kit
RS custom braking systemSeatbelt warning
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Hands free Renault card with remote lockingInsurance approved Cat 1 alarm system

Technical

Sport chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stops 

Trim

RS dashboard and door mouldings 

Wheels

Tyre repair system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)181Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb178WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min178 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.7
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.1Engine CodeM5P
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)35.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)42.8EC Urban (mpg)27.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.9WLTP - MPG - Comb35.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power280
Coin Description280Generation Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0735EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.8Engine Power - BHP280
Engine Power - KW206Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT288
Engine Torque - MKG39.8Engine Torque - NM390
Engine Torque - RPM3200Top Speed158

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleESTORILWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1445Length4372
Wheelbase2669Width1874
Width (including mirrors)2058 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1907
Max. Loading Weight470Max. Roof Load80
Minimum Kerbweight1437No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.3
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 R.S.

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

Ten Second Review

Renault continues to retain its place amongst the hot hatchback elite with this revitalised Megane R.S. The headlines include the addition of a 4Control 4-wheel steering system, plus a more powerful 1.8-litre engine putting out at least 280bhp. There's a five-door bodystyle this time round and you can now get paddleshift auto transmission if you want it too. As before, standard 'Sport' and uprated 'Cup' chassis options present buyers with an interesting choice.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

Much has changed here and it's all still brilliant. Under the bonnet, the world's most powerful 1.8-litre engine delivers 280hp and 390Nm of torque. You can also talk to your dealer about a top 'Trophy' version with 300bhp. Either way, you'll be able to get all that grunt onto the tarmac a little more easily this time round thanks to standard '4CONTROL' four-wheel steering that 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 improved too, thanks to all round hydraulic bump stops that also enable optimum control of tyre-ground contact. In the manual model, 62mph from rest takes 5.8s en route to a 158mph maximum. What else? Well the option of an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) auto gearbox is available for the first time, alongside a manual transmission. And two different types of chassis are on offer - 'Sport' or 'Cup'. The Sport chassis provides easy sporty driving, whilst the Cup chassis offers greater, more focused performance for track and fast road use. If you favour the 'Cup' variant, 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.

Design and Build

Some previous Renaultsport products have looked rather Max Power, a boy racer image that customers with around £30,000 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 to make it feel a very different product, both inside and out. In your driveway, it'll certainly appear purposeful. 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 a bespoke aluminium pedal and gear lever.

Market and Model

The core decision that all Megane R.S. buyers must take is whether to go for the standard 'Sport' chassis or the firmer, more focused 'Cup' set-up - which costs a little more. If you want to go even further, there's also a top 'Trophy' version with 300hp. 'Sport' model prices start from around £27,500. Add £1,700 more for EDC paddleshift auto transmission. The 'Cup Chassis Pack' costs £1,500 more. Ultimately, it'll be a matter of taste depending on how eager the individual customer is to extract the most from the car's engine and handling package. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard and so does ESP stability control which can be completely disabled at the touch of a button should owners feel like exploring the car's limits of grip. A paddleshift EDC auto transmission is optional and includes a 'Launch Control' mode for optimised getaways. Standard kit across the range includes the brand's new 'R.S. Vision' lighting system and a 'Multi-Sense' driving modes system 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.

Cost of Ownership

This Megane R.S. is actually more efficient than you might expect. The car can return 39.7mpg on the combined cycle and will emit 161g/km CO2 in manual form (11% better than before) which will make it reasonably affordable to run. For the alternative EDC auto variant, the figures are 40.9mpg and 155g/km. Another 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.

Summary

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 is that for the price of a 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' model options, this RS doesn't have to be. Either way, it's brilliant fun - and that's what a car like this really should be all about.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£379
Deposit£379
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£28,320
Credit amount£27,191
Guaranteed future value£12,968
Total amount payable£32,289
Renault deposit£750
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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