The stunning new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 will go on sale later this year to the delight of UK enthusiasts.
The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 is powered by an extensively revised 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which now boasts a power output of 250hp and a particularly broad rev range, whilst 340Nm of torque is available from as low down as 3,000rpm to deliver a level of performance that can be enjoyed both on road and on track.
The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 carries over the styling cues of the new renault Megane Coupe to which it adds features that take their inspiration from the world of motor sport. Its front bumper incorporates a blade reminiscent of the low-slung noses seen in today's Formula 1 cars. The extended wheel arches, side sill, rear diffuser, extended tailgate spoiler and centrally-positioned exhaust tailpipe all add to the newcomer's character, while at the same time enhancing aerodynamic performance. LED daytime running lights are a key part of the car's styling signature.
The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 benefits from a raft of technological equipment already available for the new Renault Megane range, including automatic dual-zone climate control, a hands-free card with automatic door locking as the card-holder walks away from the vehicle, the high-end 3D Sound by Arkamys and a choice of two navigation systems: Carminat Bluetooth DVD and Carminat TomTom.
A long line of Renaultsport models have carved out a unique reputation thanks, notably, to their chassis performance. The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 features 'PerfoHub' - the same innovative independent steering axis front suspension arrangement that was first seen on the Renault Megane Renaultsport 225 in 2004 and, later, on the Renault Clio Renaultsport. This layout totally separates the suspension and steering functions to ensure an exceptionally high standards of handling and traction.
In response to customer demand, the new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 is available from launch with a choice of two chassis settings:
- a standard Sport chassis delivering the optimal trade-off between sports performance and comfort in everyday use,
- a stiffer Cup chassis that, combined with a limited slip differential, delivers outstanding on-track performance.
The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 is powered a new generation of the 2.0-litre 16V turbo engine that delivers 250hp (184kW) at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 340Nm available at 3,000rpm. The sum of the different improvements that have been made to this engine has resulted in a gain of 20hp (30Nm) over the Renault Megane R26.R, which has earned benchmark status in the world of hot hatches.
Thanks to its twin-scroll turbo, the Renaultsport 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is exceptionally responsive and particularly flexible at low revs, with 80 per cent of maximum torque available from 1,900rpm. Its broad useful rev-band makes it a genuine joy to drive in everyday use. The engine of the new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 drives through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Last but not least, the acoustics of the Renaultsport engine have been tailored to produce a distinctive exhaust note inside and outside of the car.Published 16 September 2009