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Brand New 19 Plate Renault Megane R.S. 1.8 300 Trophy 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

4Control - 4 wheel steering technologyDigital dashboard display
Eco modeMulti function trip computer
Multisense with ambient lighting + 5 driving modesSmartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Variable PAS 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Centre Exhaust TailpipeChrome window surround
Daytime running lightsElectrically folding door mirrors
Electrochrome rear view mirrorExtended front and rear wheel arches
Extra tinted windows - front and tailgateFog lights
Full LED headlampsGunmetal lower front bumper insert
Heated rear windscreenHoneycomb front grille
Impact protectionIndicators with side repetitions
Integrated fuel filler capPower front and rear windows
Rear spoilerRS body kit with rear diffuser and extended wheels arches
Shiny black door mirrorsSide sills
Side skirts 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V front socket
3 height adjustable rear headrests3 seat rear bench
Aluminium pedals and footrestBlack headlining
Driver seat adjustmentDriver's seat with lumbar adjustment
Dual zone climate control with toxicity sensor and air recyclingFront centre armrest with storage
Height adjustment passenger seatHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior courtesy light operated by all doorsIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobSports seats
Sunvisor mirrors with lightWelcome lighting

Safety

ABSAnti gravel protection
Assisted parking brakeBi-Material brakes
Booster emergency brakingDriver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
Dust kitESP with ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners
Front lateral airbagsFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivation systemProtective rear brake disc
Rain protection kitRed brake calipers
Seatbelt warningThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Hands free key cardInsurance approved Cat 1 alarm system
Superlocking 

Technical

Anti roll barLimited slip differential
Lithium light weight batteryStiffer springs and dampers

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)183Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)34.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)42.8EC Urban (mpg)27.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power300
Coin Description300Coin SeriesTrophy
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed162

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 Weight1899
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Roof Load80
Minimum Kerbweight1419No. 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 2017 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£399
Deposit£999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£30,583
Credit amount£29,934
Guaranteed future value£15,242.12
Total amount payable£35,393.12
Renault deposit£250
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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