The record-breaking New Mégane R.S. benefits from a suite of exterior and interior enhancements across R.S. 300 and R.S. Trophy variants.
Subtle tweaks have been made to the muscular styling ensuring it looks as enticing as before, with new LED lighting signatures ensuring it bears Renault’s latest family resemblance, but with typical R.S. references to its hot hatchback billing. An updated front grille and door handle lighting give a visual lift to the exterior of the car.
The light units at the front are now full LEDs with distinctive C-shaped daytime running light signature that double as the indicators, while a full LED unit at the rear incorporates new signature reach across the tailgate to the Renault badge, plus dynamic rear indicators.
Inside, the New Mégane R.S. 300 and R.S. Trophy features enhanced materials and technology. Bringing the car in line with Renault’s latest models, a large 10-inch digital Driver Information Display coupled with the 9.3-inch EasyLink infotainment system set into the dashboard, featuring a responsive touchscreen with access to all multimedia functions, MultiSense driving modes and vehicle settings.
The materials used throughout the cabin have been enhanced with more premium upholsteries used across the seats, steering wheel and centre console.
The Mégane R.S. continues to feature a powerful 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine, with 300hp standard on R.S. 300 and R.S. Trophy models, and 420Nm of torque on offer.
The twin-scroll turbocharger helps improve torque at lower revs for faster responses, while the EDC transmission features Multi-Change Down and Launch Control. The former drops several gear ratios under braking when the left paddle is held down, delivering a more efficient and responsive driving experience. Launch Control is selected in Sport and Race modes – selected via MultiSense drive mode selector.
Combined with the EDC automatic transmission, the New Mégane R.S. accelerates from 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds and will reach 162mph top speed in R.S. Trophy specification.
R.S. 300 models come as standard with the Sport chassis, while R.S. Trophy models feature the Cup chassis that brings stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars plus a limited slip differential for an even more engaging driving experience.
The New Mégane R.S. is available to order now with prices starting from £32,995 OTR