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Brand New Renault Megane R.S. 1.8 300 Trophy 5dr Auto

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From £33,770Save £725 on current list price
£1999 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 modeRenaultsport Monitor
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoVariable PAS

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesCeramic ball bearing turbo system
Chrome plated RS sport front door sillsChrome strip on door handle
Chrome window surroundChrome window weatherstrips
Custom front bumper widened with F1 gun metal grey blade, honeycomb front grille with R.S. badgingCustom rear bumper widened with functional diffuser and central exhaust
Daytime running lights with LED guide light and 3D effectDual sound exhaust valve system
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
Rain and light sensorsRenault sport open sequence upon opening the vehicle with brand light
RS extended front wheel arches with air grilles and Renault Sport badgingRS sills/skirt with flat bottom effect
RS Vision - full LED 3 function headlights with fog, cornering, long rangeShiny black door mirrors
Trophy decals 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 folding rear bench seat12V socket in front and rear
3 height adjustable rear headrestsAluminium pedals and footrest
Aluminium steering shift paddleAmbient lighting in door trim
Black headliningCustom R.S black harmony roof ceiling
Dual zone automatic heating and air conditioning climate control with toxicity sensor and air recyclingFront centre storage console with armrest
Height adjustable driver seatHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
High centre console with cup holder and closure flapInterior courtesy light operated by all doors
Isofix attachment system on rear side seatsLED front and rear ceiling lighting
Lumbar adjustment for driver seatSunvisor mirrors with light
Welcome lighting 

Safety

Automatic full central locking when in motionBi-Material brakes with aluminium bowl
Driver and passenger adaptive front airbagsDust protection kit
Electric parking brakeESC 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
Passenger airbag deactivation systemProtective rear brake disc
Rain protection kitRed brake calipers
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

Anti roll barLaunch control
Limited slip differentialLithium light weight battery
Sport chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stopsStiffer springs and dampers

Trim

RS dashboard and door mouldings 

Wheels

19" Jerez 3 tones alloy wheelsTyre 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)176Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb190WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min190 

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
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)33.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)42.2EC Urban (mpg)30.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.4WLTP - MPG - Comb33.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power300
Coin Description300Coin SeriesTrophy
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT310
Engine Torque - MKG42.8Engine Torque - NM420
Engine Torque - RPM3200Top Speed158

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear245/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleJEREZWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1445Length4372
Wheelbase2669Width1874
Width (including mirrors)2058 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1923
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Roof Load80
Minimum Kerbweight1443No. 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 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.

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

Under the bonnet, the 1.8-litre engine in the standard model now 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 be able to get all that grunt onto the tarmac a little more easily 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 surprisingly good too (for a hot hatch), thanks to all round hydraulic bump stops that also enable optimum control of tyre-ground contact. In the manual model, 62mph from rest takes 5.4s en route to a 163mph maximum. What else? Well the option of an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) auto gearbox is available, alongside a manual transmission. And two different types of chassis are on offer - 'Sport' (in the standard model) or 'Cup' (in the Trophy variant). There's also an even more focused Trophy variant, the Trophy R which is aimed at trackday regulars. 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' 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.

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

Prices start at around £30,000 for the standard R.S. model - and you'll need around £1,500 more for the EDC paddleshift auto gearbox. Think in terms of around £33,000 for the 'Trophy' version with its stiffer 'Cup' chassis (there's an auto option there too). But you'll need over £50,000 for the top 'Trophy R' variant which is manual-only and for enthusiasts only. 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 optional 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.

Cost of Ownership

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 178g/km CO2 in manual form, which will make it reasonably affordable to run. For the alternative EDC auto variant, the figures are 34mpg and 187g/km. For the Trophy manual variant, the figures are 34.4mpg and 185g/km; for the Trophy auto, it's 33.6mpg and 190g/km. For the Trophy R manual, it's 34.9mpg and 183g/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 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.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
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

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£429
Deposit£1999
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£33,770
Credit amount£31,021
Guaranteed future value£14,975
Total amount payable£38,316
Renault deposit£750
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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