'Exceptional driving enjoyment' from Renault's new Megane RS

Joanna Estrada
September 12, 2017

Renault at the motor show in Frankfurt, Germany introduced the Renault Megane RS new generation.

As you've probably already guessed, the new Renault Megane RS isn't coming to the United States.

European customers can order hot hatch Renault Megane RS new generation in December 2017.

Meanwhile, behind the front wheel arches are large extractor vents that help suck turbulent air out reducing lift at high speed.

In its place is the French performance division's all-new 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that powers the forthcoming Alpine A110 coupe - except in the heavier Megane RS the wick has been turned up from 185kW/320Nm to a more substantial 205kW/390Nm - the latter torque figure being delivered from just 2400rpm.

The hot hatch is based on the stand Megane but has a body that's 60mm wider at the front and 45mm wider at the rear.

The French manufacturer has equipped the new Megane RS with its 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system, which is created to provide greater agility and stability when cornering at high speeds. Despite the 200cc drop in capacity outputs increase to 205kW and 390Nm, fed through either a six-speed manual (hooray!) or six-speed dual-clutch transmission like that found in the Clio. The hardcore Cup gets a limited-slip differential and 19-inch wheels, while the softer Sport receives smaller 18-inch wheels and a brake-vectoring limited-slip setup.

In the Arsenal of the new "charged" hatchback is the system mode selection control electronics Multi-Sense: Comfort, Normal, Sport, Race and Perso.

Unusually, Renault Sport has confirmed a 221kW "Trophy" version of the Megane RS to be released towards the end of 2018.

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