Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Review

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Interior
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Renault Megane Review

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Renault has redesigned the cabin to increase occupant comfort but whilst head and leg room in the front is very good, rear seat adult occupants are cramped, it is more suited to children.

Ride and Handling

The new Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet uses the same basic suspension set up as the rest of the Megane family but with adjustments that take into account its specific body style and extra weight. The ride is supple and it absorbed poor road surfaces well but we did find that the electric variable rate power steering was a little on the light side.  The Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is equipped with ESC (electronic stability control) as standard which is designed to assist the driver in maintaining control during acceleration, cornering and avoidance manoeuvres.

The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is relatively agile – although it doesn’t have the manners of the Megane Hatchback. Most fixed head cars rely on the roof to give the car extra rigidity, obviously the Megane CC does not have a rigid roof, even though it is steel. As with most cabriolets built from a fixed head platform there is some ‘scuttle shake’ it isn’t bad but it is noticeable. With the roof in place and the windows up the vibration is reduced and it does not really present a problem.

Ease of Use

The panoramic glass folding roof (designed and manufactured by Karmann) comprises two panels that fold into a ‘V’ as the roof folds away neatly into the boot. Renault has designed the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet’s roof to fold away at the touch of a button in 21 seconds - you simply press and hold down a button on the console. A unique wind deflector which is standard on all models means that you don’t get buffeted by the wind with the roof down.

Renault has redesigned the cabin to increase occupant comfort but whilst head and leg room in the front is very good, rear seat adult occupants are cramped, it is more suited to children.

As you would expect of Renault all the driver controls are ergonomically laid out and felt robust to use.

All round vision is good and it is excellent with the roof down.

With the roof closed the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet offers 417 litres of boot space and with the roof down this reduces to 211 litres. This is more that the Volkswagen Eos which offers 380 litres (roof closed and 205 (roof open).

When the roof is closed, the Megane CC has a best-in-class height of 258mm between the luggage space floor and the boot divider which means that three cases can be carried side by side. Another new feature is a motorised boot closing system.

The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is also equipped with a 9 litre glovebox which locks and unlocks with the door via the remote control.

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Renault Megane Road Test Data
Model ReviewedRenault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Dynamic TomTom 1.9 litre dCi 130 FAP
  
Body TypeConvertible
ColourEclipse Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.6 seconds
Top Speed 127 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban39.8 mpg
Extra Urban56.5 mpg
Combined48.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group23E
Euro NCAP Rating5 Star
Warranty3 years / 100,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 18/07/11)£22,100 (when tested 6th July 2011)

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