At a glance
A newcomer to the hot hatch market, the Renault MEGANE RS is a performance model through and through. With a lightweight design and impressive driving dynamics, it offers exceptional control and a ride that’s guaranteed to thrill. Add to that some aggressive styling and you have a car that’s highly desirable.
One look at the new MEGANE RS is enough to appreciate the power beneath. Sculpted shoulders and tight curves hint at the sporty nature of the drive, while the distinctive lighting signature makes the car instantly recognisable both day and night. With 18-inch alloy wheels and fluid lines, it’s ready for action whenever you decide to step behind the wheel, and the new Tonic Orange paint colour option won’t fail to turn heads.
Performance doesn’t have to mean a sacrifice in comfort. The new Renault Mégane RS has a high-quality cabin with RS accents that make being in the driver’s seat a true sports experience. Grip the Alcantara steering wheel and relax into the deep bucket seats as you set off, and enjoy the red detailing and carbon fibre-effect touches, which provide a premium feel. With a neatly laid out dash and central console too, everything is optimised to deliver an intuitive drive.
Four passengers can enjoy the ride with you thanks to an interior layout that accommodates three rear occupants. With plenty of headroom and ample kneeroom, your passengers will be comfy around town and share equally in the thrill of a track drive.
Equipped with the very latest in-car technology, the MEGANE RS features an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen which, linked to the R-LINK 2 multimedia system, puts music, information and smartphone functions at your fingertips. Apple CarPlay is available for those who want to stream music or access their apps, while the all-new RS monitor tracks and records driver performance. If that wasn’t enough, a camera can be linked to R-LINK 2, enabling you to view on-track footage on the touchscreen.
As for driver aids, standard kit includes a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors, meaning that parking in any size space is completely hassle free.
When you’re behind the wheel of a performance car, safety is a top priority. Among the standard features that you’d expect from a modern car are stability control and airbags, while the MEGANE RS also adds Adaptive Cruise Control, which enables you to keep at a pre-set distance from the car in front, ensuring a reduced risk of collision should it brake.
The 4CONTROL steering also serves a safety function, as well as improved handling. Boosting low speed agility and high speed stability, it is designed for quick and effective manoeuvring in a variety of situations.
Performance is where the Renault MEGANE RS really comes into its own. With a 1.8-litre turbo engine that can be specified with either automatic or manual transmission, it races from 0-62mph in just 5.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155mph.
Two chassis setups are also available: Sport and Cup. The Sport-chassis features a Comfort driving mode that delivers a refined, smooth and compliant ride, and a Sport mode that tunes everything up to make for an exciting, responsive drive. The Cup chassis is firmer, promising taut control and impressive traction while remaining stable and composed at high speeds.
To find out more about the thrilling new Renault MEGANE RS, or to arrange a test drive, contact RMB Renault in Northallerton and Darlington today. Our expert sales advisors are on hand to give you full details on this hot hatch’s specification and talk you through our available finance packages.