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Brand New 20 Plate Renault Megane R.S. 1.8 300 Trophy 5dr

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Featured specification

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

ABSAssisted parking brake
Bi-Material brakesBooster emergency braking
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbagsDust protection kit
ESP with ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensionersFront lateral airbags
Front side airbagsGravel protection kit
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 DeliveryTURBO 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
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 - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle 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 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

** 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£419
Deposit£999
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£32,052
Credit amount£29,868
Guaranteed future value£14,632
Total amount payable£36,493
Renault deposit£750
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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