Renault Megane Review

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Renault Megane Review

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At present there are three diesel and four petrol engines available for the Renault Megane Hatch, with more to come, this year (2009).

At present there are three diesel and four petrol engines available for the Renault Megane Hatch, with more to come, this year (2009). The petrol units are listed as a 1.6 with two different out puts of 100PS and 110PS plus a 2.0 140 with Continuously Variable transmission or CVT, which is a 'first' for Renault. There is also a 2.0 TCe 180 where TCe stands for Turbo Control efficiency and features a twin-scroll turbo.

The diesels are a 1.5 dCi, again with two outputs of 86- and 106PS and a revised 1.9 130. The latter was in the test car where it was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and produced 130PS at just 3,750rpm and 300Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. All meet Renault's eco2 criteria concerning manufacturing practices and environmental performance.

A revised turbo and fuel injection system allows for better performance and improved fuel economy than before. The result is that it takes 9.5 seconds to do the 0-62mph sprint and the top speed is 127mph. Incidentally, the 2.0TCe beats this by taking 7.8 seconds for the dash and has a top speed of 139mph.

Fuel consumption figures for the Renault Megane Hatch are a reasonable 45.6mpg for the urban cycle, 64.2mpg for the extra-urban and the combined is 55.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 134g/km. The smaller diesel units are a tad cleaner and meaner both returning 62.8mpg on the combined cycle.

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Renault Megane Road Test Data
Model ReviewedRenault Megane Hatch 1.9 DCi 130
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourMercury
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.5 Seconds
Top Speed 127 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban45.6 mpg
Extra Urban64.2 mpg
Combined55.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3 Years / 60000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 13/05/09)£19,150

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