Renault Megane RS
Renault Megane RS is a C-class sports car from the French company Renault. It doesn’t always make sense to buy an insanely expensive supercar in order to get a loaded and fast car. Though if your finances allow to make similar, why not, however the given phenomenon far not often meets at us.
For this purpose the special version of three-door Renault Megane RS was released. This car was created for hot people who do not have a lot of money, but also want to feel the taste of speed and adrenaline. The RS model is sporty, aggressive and very attractive. The whole model range is Renault.
When you look at the sports version of the Renault Megane RS, you notice that it has confidence, aggressiveness, which is partly due to the presence of a clear front zone with a spectacular 2-section spoiler. There is a black glossy trim, a new, stretched across the body length of the head optics. All this creates an accent to pay attention to the dynamic shape of the hood.
Here you can also find clear lines of the body with rigid ribs, an elegant radiator grille with built-in massive diamond nameplate of the famous car company, which further increases the sense of dynamism that comes from this car. The sports coupe is also equipped with LED, modern optics as well as bright body colors.
A new nose part of the car, a different grille, a restyled bumper with a large air intake and enlarged headlights have appeared in front of it. The side part of the sports hatchback has stylish side moldings, wheel arches with extensions, black mirrors. Specialists of the French company carried out cardinal work on changing the appearance of the machine.
Body panels received improved streamline. Wheels were delivered with a diagonal of 18 inches and the name RS, which gives additional charm to the “French dish”. They received a black color and were wearing low-profile rubber, which will not allow you to doubt the true purpose of this machine.
The Renault Megan RS is equipped with a solid exhaust pipe, which has been installed in the centre. The rear of the machine has a streamlined luggage compartment lid and is now able to complete the rounded body line organically. The shape of the rear bumper has also been changed.
All the above mentioned points give an opportunity to speak about this hatchback as a respectable, powerful and reliable one. Its aggressiveness and loadedness are simply noticeable in each element and in each line, bend. It absolutely accurately reflects the sporting mood.
Not only has the appearance been changed, but the interior itself. Thanks to the renovation, new seats were installed in the front, which have a lot of sports content, lumbar and side support. The Recaro seats can be installed as an option. In the cabin there is a new three-spoke steering wheel with a special “zero” mark, which was built with red threads.
On the dashboard three dashboard circles have found their places. The central place was occupied by a massive speedometer, to the left of it is the speed sensor of the power unit with a built-in sensor of fuel, to the right of the speedometer is the sensor of temperature and oil of round form and the display of the on-board computer. Also, the gearshift lever has been shortened a little, and aluminum overlays have appeared on the pedals.
A little bit of a change in the back of the couch. Only two adults can fit on it. However, tall people may not be very comfortable sitting, because the roof is still too low. People of medium height and equipment will be quite comfortable to sit on the back sofa. Free space in the legs is enough.
However, there is much more free space in the restyled Megane RS than the civil modification. This has been achieved partly due to the use of thinner front seat backs. The developers have been able to make it feel as if the driver and the passengers sitting next to him are sitting in the cockpit of a racing car. This is achieved through the use of high-tech cladding, anatomical racing and sports armchairs, which are similar to sports cars in terms of dashboard design.
Visual emphasis on the dynamic and aggressive machine has been achieved with the help of bright red parts, which can be found on the doorstep, in the lines of seats, adjustable 3-point safety belts and in the design of leather trim steering wheel and gearbox handle.
Not forgotten in the French company and the use of electronic systems, which can include information and entertainment center R-Link and 2-zone climate control. The machine’s power unit is started by means of a chip card and the Start/Stop key.
A 2.0-litre power pack running on gasoline with a turbine can produce 250 horses. On this basis, the first hundred is given to the sports coupe in just 6.1 seconds, and the maximum speed at 250 km/h, which is limited by the forced electronics.
Despite such a strong capacity, the car can consume about 8.2 liters per 100 km in combined mode, within the city of about 11.5 liters, on the road and at all 6.7. The French-made hatchback will only be available with a front-drive configuration.
The novelty is based on an upgraded platform. The dimensions of its wheelbase were 264.0 cm. The size of the body has slightly changed, now the width of the sports car occupies 180.4 cm, and its length is about 429.9 cm.
The new Renault Megane RS has increased the comfort level together with the excellent combination of driver and passenger safety, which has been achieved thanks to the availability of modern security systems. Thanks to the braking stabilization system, the reliability of the vehicle in steep corners has been improved. On any road surface, Megan feels quite confident.
It’s a good maneuverability and good handling. The streamlined bodywork ensures good aerodynamics. In the new sports hatchback, those who like speed and maneuverability, will be very comfortable, because there is the necessary comfort and safety. The car has excellent technical characteristics.
The safety of your life and the lives of the passengers sitting next to you will be taken care of by 6 airbags, as well as the presence of anti-lock braking system ABS + CSV + AFU, course stability system ESP + ASR, automatic activation of the alarm system at the rapid pressing of the brake, adjustable 3-point safety belts, which have a red color, child car seat systems ISOFIX and other equipment.
Among the pillows there are a pair of frontal pillows, a pair of front side and a pair of inflatable curtains. Traumatically safe head restraints and 3 rear head restraints are also fitted.
Security systems include availability:
- Preparations for alarm installation.
Passive safety is about availability:
- Six airbags;
- ISOFIX child seat mountings;
- Dust protection;
- Anti-gravel body bottom coating;
- Automatic switching on of the alarm system at emergency pressure on a brake pedal;
- Adjustable three-point safety belts with pretensioners and force limiters.
Active safety and suspension includes availability:
- ABS with emergency braking assistance option AFU;
- ESP+ slip-resistance stabilisation systems;
- Rear parking radar;
- Systems of the help at turn;
- Cruise control.
Complete sets and prices
In the market of the Russian Federation, the 2016 Renault Megane RS will be available only in a single Sport set, which is sold with very good and advanced equipment. The basic equipment includes adaptive electric power steering, on-board computer, cruise control, automatic headlight adjustment, “Folow me home” function, LED daytime running lights, 2-zone climate control, audio system with USB and Aux-In support, electric drive and heating of external mirrors, impulse front electric windows, wheel repair kit, etc.
There are also 6 airbags, bi-xenon optics. Optionally, you can install a Bose music system, panoramic roof and navigation system. There are also front fog lights, light-alloy 18-inch wheels, rear window heating, trip computer, multifunction display, Bluetooth support, dust filter of the interior, light and rain sensor.
It’s nice that the brake calipers were also painted red, which gives a certain charm and sportiness. For example, the Luxe option package provides keyless access to the cabin, wheel pressure sensors and an electric driver’s seat with memory function. For the basic equipment is asked from $ 25,142, for a 2.0-liter gasoline turbocharged engine, synchronized with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The pros and cons
- Beautiful sports appearance of a sports car;
- Good aerodynamic resistance;
- LED lighting system with the use of bixenon;
- Sleek and stylish lines;
- Big and beautiful rims of wheels;
- Quality salon;
- Sports cockpit;
- Stylish dashboard;
- Multifunctional display;
- Comfortable front seats with pronounced lumbar and side support;
- Good luggage space;
- Powerful power unit;
- Good suspension;
- Small fuel consumption;
- Various systems to help the driver;
- Good provision of the proper level of safety;
- Acceptable specifications and dynamic data;
- Quality car;
- Small size;
- Good stability on the road.
Cons of a car
- Taller passengers may not be comfortable sitting on the back row of seats;
- No choice of alternative powertrain;
- No alternative gearbox selection;
- Expensive price of a sports coupe.
We sum up
To conclude the article about such a work as Renault Megan RS, you realize that all the works of the French company were only for the benefit of this hatchback. His appearance became more aggressive, sporty, but at the same time stylish. The car fully meets all standards of modern sports, but not expensive car. There are LED optics and bi-xenon headlights, which allow you to better illuminate the road in the dark.
Brake calipers, which have been painted red, only encourage you to sit behind the steering wheel of the car and squeeze out of it everything you can. It’s not like Ferrari’s inside, but we don’t speak for that kind of pricing policy. Everything is in place, intuitively clear and qualitatively made. The instrument panel turned out to be like a sports car, and the steering wheel has a “zero position”.
The central console is rather simple, but all necessary on it is available. Separately, I wanted to say for very good seats, which have excellent lumbar and side support. Although people with high back height will feel so comfortable, there still can be, however, only two people. The luggage compartment is not perfect, but you can take the most important things with you.
It is a pity that despite such a powerful engine, there is no alternative choice, which can be attributed to the gearbox. But in general, the car is well equipped and has an acceptable level of safety not only for the driver, but also for the passengers sitting next to him. There are also various systems to help the driver on the road. The Renault Megane RS is an excellent price/performance ratio.
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