It’s time to let your adrenaline flows as the hot hatchback all other hatchback are talking about – the all-new Renault Megane R.S is officially launched by TC Euro Cars Chairman, Nicholas Tan on Monday, April 22.
Available in two variants, – Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup (MT) and Renault Megane R.S. Cup (EDC Auto), this fourth-generation is priced from RM280,000 (without insurance).
Aiming to become like its predecessors – a benchmark in the C-segment hot hatch market, the all-new Megane R.S. comes fully packed with Renault Sport expertise and passion, when it is now equipped with Renault’s 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system – a global first-in-segment, as the Megane R.S. has always been a front-wheel hatchback. With that, it is now delivers even more outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds.
This generation of Renault Megane R.S. is comprehensively redesigned when it has been made more powerful by a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. The four-cylinder 1.8 -litre (1,798cc) unit combines maximum power of 280PS at 6,000 rpm with peak torque of 390Nm, a figure that puts it amongst the very best in its class.
This performance machine is also paired to a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission, with six-speed manual option as well, unlike the Clio RS, which is EDC-only. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 5.8 seconds, while top speed is 255 km/h (250 km/h for the auto).
As is the norm for a Renault Sport product, the new Megane R.S. comes with either the standard Sport suspension or a more track-focused Cup chassis, both receiving rally-style four hydraulic compression bump stops for better handling or comfort depending on the chosen setup.
Step inside, you will find its interior with a sport cockpit complement its versatility with sport seats for support, a leather steering wheel and personable dashboard. The carbon grey interior with red touches throughout the interior will get your heart racing behind the wheel. The interior also features ambient lighting on the front and rear door trim, and is cutomisable.
The focus of its sporty cockpit will be the 8.7-inch touchscreen infotainment – new R-LINK 2 infotainment system comes as standard equipment and features an 8.7-inch display that is vertically oriented easy to use.
Breathing fresh air into its perfect harmony of function and design, the new Megane R.S.’s exterior will immerse you in a practical versatility and elegance of cutting-edge innovations, to ensure improved driver dynamics for the track and on the road.
This five-door hatch has a wider front with F1 style blade which comes with the new wider bumper that includes and F1 style blade to channel the airflow, feed the exchangers and cool the engine. Its beehive grille and specific R.S. Vision lighting draws attention at every corner . While on the side, its extractor vents with exclusice Renault Sport badging optimises air flow for a seamless driving experience with 19″ diamond-effect wheels.
With expressive and sporty styling, the all-new Renault Megane R.S. has been redesigned to deliver performance, right down to the very last detail. The specific body sides mean that the wings have been widened by 60mm at the front and 45mm at the back (compared with Megane GT). Its rear bumper has also been widened and includes many F1-inspired features such as Ttwin central exhaust pipe, functional diffuser for aerodynamic support, side air outlets to channel airflow and redesigned spoiler for balance. While the ride height is lowered by 5mm (as compared with Megane GT).
Slated for launch later this year, the all-new Megane R.S. is available for booking in the Cup chassis at the following prices:
Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup (MT): RM279,888 (Langkawi: RM178,800)
Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup (EDC Auto): RM299,888 (Langkawi: RM186,800)
All prices stated are on-the-road inclusive of SST, without insurance. There will be an additional RM1,000 for Pearl White and RM8,000 for Orange Tonic and Liquid Yellow.
The new Megane R.S. also stands out with emblematic colour: Orange Tonic, Diamond Black, Pearl White and Liquid Yellow.
It comes with a three-year or 10,000 km warranty (whichever comes first) and is supported by all 18 authorised Renault Service Centres in Peninsular Malaysia for customer’s convenience.
Order books are now open.The first 10 customers to book the new Renault Megane R.S. before May 31 will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to France, including a money-cannot-buy experience to the Renault Sport facility in Dieppe, France. It is available for public preview at East Atrium, Mid Valley Megamall from April 24 to 28.
Test drives will be available at Renault’s Petaling Jaya showroom from August onwards (manual transmission only). Those interested in a test drive are able to make a request in advance via renault.com.my to avoid any disappointment.