New Mégane R.S. is the latest addition to Renault's line-up of sporting vehicles and stands out from the other models that make up the Mégane range through its styling and performance which live up every bit to the newcomer's sporty pedigree. In response to customer demand, New Mégane R.S. is available from launch with a choice of two chassis. New Mégane R.S. is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Renault has been a major player on the international motor sport scene for many years. The R8 Gordini,
the Super 5 GT Turbo, Clio Williams and, more recently, Clio Renault Sport, Mégane F1 Team R26 and Mégane R26.R have all stood out as emblematic ambassadors for the brand on race tracks and rally stages around the world. The current range of production Renault Sport-badged models benefits extensively from Renault Sport Technologies' long experience of competition and from the Renault group's manufacturing expertise.
One of New Mégane R.S.'s major strengths is to be found underneath the bonnet in the form its newgeneration, Euro5-compliant 2.0 16V turbocharged engine (F4Rt). This powerplant delivers peak power of 250hp (184kW) at 5,500rpm and maximum torque of 340Nm at 3,000rpm, for a specific power output of 125hp/litre.
New Mégane R.S.'s engine drives through a six-speed manual gearbox (PK4). Compared with the version of this gearbox mated to New Mégane's TCe 180 engine, the ratios are taller with increased shift precision to give a sportier feeling. This new transmission enables the engine's inherent performance to be
exploited, with a 0-100kph time of 6.1 seconds and the 1,000-metre standing start covered in 25.7 seconds.