Renault megane rs 250




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  • There's a Clio in Car of the Year. We hoped there would be a Mégane too, but it wasn't to be. Maybe that's just as well – I have a sneaky feeling that in the.

    There haven't been many bad Renault Sport-tweaked Meganes in history. The last model started way back in , and it's now something of a.

    The Renaultsport Megane was a very impressive hot hatch that just missed the greatness achieved by the old Renaultsport Clio But then, Renault.

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault megane rs 250

    The Megane Renault Sport includes a 2. Renault SA also replaced the clutches and driveshafts a week after the showdown at Renault Sandton, and also fitted brand new tyres before selling the cars. Please confirm you agree to the use of tracking cookies as outlined in the Cookies Policy. Car model manufactured by Renault. Armed with Brembo 4-pot brakes on mm discs up front, the RS takes hot hatch braking to a whole new level.

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault megane rs 250

    Renault Megane Renaultsport coupe ( – ) review | Auto Trader UK

    They both deliver sensational bang for buck, but offer two very different driving experiences and styling executions. Renault Sport is well known throughout the enthusiast world for building some of the most capable and acclaimed performance hatches in the world.

    R, which possessed true race car-like handling and performance for the road. The Megane RS continues the tradition with unmistakable styling and pedigree — hallmarks of the Renault Sport. The current Golf GTI Mk 6 is the latest in a long line of hot hatches from Volkswagen, stretching back to the 70s, and well and truly regarded as an automotive icon. That said, the GTI has always ruled when it comes to the package of everyday drivability and performance, but this car appears to be more sheep than wolf, at least from the outside.

    Renault megane rs 250

    There are still enough performance cues around the car to give the game away, but Volkswagen has definitely dialled up the subtlety factor with the latest GTI. Firepower for both cars is a warmed up 2. The GTI on the other hand makes do with kW and Nm, but has the advantage of both peak power and torque coming on-song considerably earlier than the Renault.

    Both cars feel quick and turbo lag is almost non-existent. More impressive again is the mid-range acceleration from second through to fifth. Hot hatches are all about the complete package: They do everything pretty well, but where this segment really punches above its weight is in the handling department, and both the Megane RS and Golf GTI smash all expectations in this department.

    Renault megane rs 250

    It will go down in my own history book as one of my most exciting drives of the last decade. The standard fit Extended Electronic Differential Lock XDL can all but eliminate that dreaded understeer — a good thing when the only run-off is a perfectly good natural rock wall on either side of the car.

    If you want to test a performance brake package on a couple of hot hatches, go directly to the track or the Victorian Alps. Armed with Brembo 4-pot brakes on mm discs up front, the RS takes hot hatch braking to a whole new level. After what must have been 30 plus flat-out laps at Broadford circuit in Victoria, the RS showed no signs of brake fade, and was as fresh as if it had come directly from a Renault showroom.

    Both the Megane and the Golf provide an extraordinarily compliant ride without any compromise to hard charging performance. Around town, the ride could almost be described as supple yet firm. The best view of the Renault is from the rear three-quarter, which accentuates its wide rear track and wider wheel arches under which sits a set of superb inch alloys. This is a very pretty car, at least from this point of view.

    Renault megane rs 250

    The rounded back end and almost horizontal rear window in concert with an unusually high beltline are uncompromising and extroverted. I particularly like the proper rear diffuser and centrally mounted exhaust pipe. The GTI on the other hand could easily blend into traffic and go largely unnoticed by all but keen enthusiasts. No real winner here when it comes to the subjective world of automotive styling, some like it hot and others not so hot.

    There are soft touch materials on the dash and door trim and the switchgear contains enough metal accents to make the cabin seem like a premium place to be. The standard sports seats are brilliantly bolstered and comfortable, either on or off the track. The aluminium-faced pedals and additional yellow stitching on the shifter knob further enhance that competition feel about the cabin. They are supremely comfortable and are as well bolstered as those in the RS Megane.

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