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Offline Tom RUK  
#1 Posted : 12 September 2017 09:00:34(UTC)
Tom RUK


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Good morning everyone,

See below the official Renault UK press release with all the information released at the New Mégane Renault Sport reveal today:

Boosted performance

- Mégane Renault Sport will be the first in its segment to receive 4CONTROL four-wheel steering
- All-new 280hp engine with 390Nm of torque
- Available with two transmissions for the first time – either 6-speed manual or 6-speed EDC automatic
- Inspired by Renault’s motorsport expertise with front and rear hydraulic compression stops to provide additional
damping and eliminate the effects of rebound
- Choice of two chassis – Sport and Cup, with limited slip differential available on Cup chassis
- Completely redesigned PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension
- More efficient than ever before with 155g/km of CO2 (an 11% reduction compared with the previous generation)
- Innovative, high-performance lighting technology with the inclusion of R.S. Vision
- Upgraded R.S. Monitor to display the driver’s performance in real time and the opportunity to connect a camera to
film and analyse driving style and then post on social media
- New Mégane Renault Sport will go on sale in the UK in spring 2018
- Trophy version of New Mégane Renault Sport with 300hp and 400Nm of torque will be available by the end of 2018

Renault Sport is proud to be taking the wraps off New Renault Mégane R.S. at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Since the launch of the original Mégane R.S. back in 2004, the model has carved out a strong reputation in the high-performance C-segment and become widely regarded as a benchmark in its class.

New Renault Mégane R.S. takes Renault Sport’s unmistakeable hallmarks of agility, efficiency and driving enjoyment a step further thanks to a more finely-tuned chassis performance permitted by 4CONTROL technology complete with four-wheel steering, a first in the segment. An all-new 280hp/390Nm engine has benefited from synergies within the Alliance, and, for the first time, New Renault Mégane R.S. is available with a choice of two transmission options.

Order books for New Renault Mégane R.S. will open in the UK in spring 2018.

“I was involved in New Renault Mégane R.S.’s development and I am proud to be its ambassador. Thanks to the new technologies it packs, including 4CONTROL technology, New Mégane R.S. is even more efficient and nimble than its predecessor. It’s a delight to drive.”

Nico Hülkenberg – Renault Sport Racing Formula 1 driver and Renault Sport Cars ambassador.

“Performance is the chief reason our customers cite for purchasing the Mégane R.S. and the All-New Mégane R.S. takes the styling and technologies even further to deliver truly exceptional driving enjoyment. Our intention is to see the All-New Mégane R.S., with its chassis and 4CONTROL, remain the C-segment hot hatch benchmark.”

Patrice Ratti – General Manager of Renault Sport Cars.

Performance-driven design

Wider tracks for outstanding driving dynamics
New Renault Mégane R.S.’s expressive, sporty lines point to the model’s performance pedigree and pay tribute to Renault’s longstanding involvement in topflight motorsport.

New Renault Mégane R.S. stands out through its specific proportions. In addition to the bespoke lines of its flanks, including wider wings which have been extended by 60mm and 45mm at the front and rear respectively compared with Mégane GT. Meanwhile, its overall width has been increased and new 18 and 19-inch wheels have been designed to provide a better stance and further enhance cornering performance.

Forceful styling features incorporating cues from the world of motorsport
The new front bumper incorporates:
- A Formula 1-style blade which, in addition to being a Renault Sport styling hallmark and symbolic of Renault’s
commitment to Formula 1, is picked out in a distinctive Gun Metal Grey satin finish that contrasts sharply with the
bodywork’s high-gloss sheen.
- A wide air intake to provide air for the intercoolers and engine cooling.
- A specific front grille complete with a diamond grid pattern revisited by Renault Sport.[/list]

The design of the sides features:
- A silhouette inspired by New Renault Mégane, with sculpted, sensuous lines accentuated by the R.S. version’s wider
tracks and wings.
- Extractor vents located behind the front wheels.
- A specific sill design incorporating a black blade that runs along the bottom edge to visually connect the front
and rear of the car and suggest a ‘flat floor’ effect, a common feature in motorsport.[/list]

Rear:
- The new lip spoiler with body-colour vertical mountings designed to generate greater downforce underlines the
width of New Renault Mégane.
- The new rear bumper incorporates:
- Mégane R.S. hallmark, centrally-positioned exhaust pipe with a prismatic finish.
- A working diffuser inspired by the world of Formula 1 to negate lift at higher speeds.[/list]

A specific new body colour
A new body colour has joined the Mégane R.S. family – Volcanic Orange. Like Renault Sport’s iconic Liquid Yellow, the new finish benefits from special work to combine a unique sheen with a special effect as light reflects off the body. It also injects added dynamism and is perfectly coordinated with the car’s cabin where the following features contribute to New Renault Mégane R.S.’s distinctive interior ambience:
- Sports front seats with integrated head rests.
- A predominantly charcoal grey cockpit with red top-stitching,
- A choice of two upholsteries (‘carbon fibre weave’ or Alcantara® ),
- Bespoke aluminium pedal and gear lever.

Renault Sport’s visual branding common to both its road cars and the world of racing

Renault Sport took advantage of the presentation of Renault’s latest Formula 1 car – the R.S.17 – in London, in February, to reveal its new logo which is shared by Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars. Now, for the very first time, this badging – emblematic of Renault’s sporting heritage – appears on the tailgate of one of the brand’s road-going models – New Renault Mégane R.S.

Unrivalled driving pleasure courtesy of Renault Sport’s expertise

4CONTROL chassis: an exclusive in New Renault Mégane’s class
Renault Sport’s acclaimed engineering expertise has taken the performance of New Renault Mégane R.S. to a new level thanks to two new features that are unique in the car’s segment.

- Courtesy of Renault’s 4CONTROL system with four-wheel steering (a standard feature of both the model’s Cup and
Sport chassis versions), New Renault Mégane R.S. is even more nimble through tight turns and more stable when
cornering at higher speeds. The steering is more incisive while the turning circle is even tighter when
manoeuvring. Carefully configured by Renault Sport, 4CONTROL generates a whole new level of driving enjoyment in
the segment.

- Front and rear hydraulic compression stops, a technology derived from the world of motorsport, provide additional
damping and eliminate the effects of rebound by performing the following functions:
They ensure a high level of chassis efficiency on the Cup chassis version irrespective of the type of road.
Combined with the Sport chassis, they deliver unprecedented comfort in the segment.

New Renault Mégane R.S. carries over the key features that helped to forge the success of previous-generation versions.
- The PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension has been completely redesigned to cater for New Renault
Mégane R.S.’s new geometry and is stiffer than before.
- The new Torsen® limited slip differential that comes with the Cup chassis features different lock-up values under
acceleration and deceleration for enhanced traction and higher cornering speeds.
- The suspension settings of both versions are specific (springs, dampers, bump stops and anti-roll bar stiffness).

An all-new engine that benefits from synergies within the Alliance
New Renault Mégane R.S. is equipped with an all-new turbocharged engine equipped with direct fuel injection.
- This 1.8-litre (1,798cc) four-cylinder unit generates 280hp (205kW) at 6,000rpm and 390Nm of torque, positioning
it firmly amongst the class’s front-runners in terms of peak torque.
- Maximum torque is available from 2,400rpm up to 5,000rpm.


To enable this engine to produce this level of power and torque under the bonnet of New Renault Mégane R.S., Renault Sport focused its development work primarily on the cylinder head, air intake and exhaust.
- The cylinder head has been completely redesigned with combined input from the experts at Renault Sport Cars and
Renault Sport Racing Formula 1 engineers.
- The revised, higher-capacity dual-intake air filter features improved permeability.
- The Twin Scroll turbo significantly enhances flexibility and response at low revs.[/list]

This engine emits 155g/km of CO2 (a considerable 11% reduction compared with the previous generation Mégane R.S.), while NEDC combined-cycle fuel consumption stands at 6.9 litres per 100km (which equates to approximately 41mpg).

A choice of two types of transmission
For the first time, New Renault Mégane R.S. offers a choice of transmission for its new 280hp TCe engine.
- Six-speed manual gearbox.
- Six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.[/list]

The ratios and gearshift calibration were developed by Renault Sport to combine performance with efficient fuel consumption, while the EDC transmission’s gear shift times have been optimised for greater performance and driving enjoyment.

The EDC transmission stands out through a number of specific features:
- Paddle-shifters – of a type similar to those used in motor racing – allow the driver to change gear without having
to take their hands off the steering wheel when cornering.
- Multi-Change Down technology ensures fast sequential down-changing and allows drivers to downshift several gears
in quick succession under braking. This ensures the vehicle is in the most appropriate gear to tackle the
following corner.
- Launch Control for optimised getaways, directly inspired by motorsport technology. This is available in either
Race mode or Sport mode, where it works in conjunction with the specially-adapted traction control to produce a
textbook start even in low-grip situations.

A 300 horsepower / 400Nm Trophy version
Before the end of 2018, Renault Sport will introduce a Trophy version of New Renault Mégane R.S., the engine of which will produce 300hp and 400Nm of torque. It will incorporate a number of technologies geared to performance, including the Cup chassis and 19-inch wheels as standard equipment.

The performance of a car is also gauged by its braking ability. Renault Sport has introduced two new features to upgrade New Renault Mégane R.S.’s stopping power:
- New 355mm front discs with Brembo callipers.
- Optional bi-material cast iron and aluminium brake discs.

Upgraded R.S. Monitor
Thanks to its on-board telemetry system, R.S. Monitor, Renault Sport extends the R.S. experience beyond the act of simply driving. The latest version features new graphics and is even more user-friendly, with a choice of two configurations:
- R.S. Monitor displays the driver’s performance in real time on the R-LINK 2 screen.
- R.S. Monitor Expert provides drivers with the opportunity to connect a camera (either an independent camera or
their smartphone camera) to film their drive. They can then play back and analyse their run thanks to the
incorporation of performance data in the image. They can even share the film on social media.
- There is a bespoke website for Renault Sport customers.
- R.S. Replay allows owners to engage with other members of the Renault Sport community by uploading their
recordings, playing them back and comparing runs.

Performance in all situations

R.S. Vision, Renault Sport’s lighting system
Already a feature of New Clio R.S., Renault’s multi-reflector R.S. Vision LED lighting system was a natural choice for New Renault Mégane R.S. Taking the form of a chequered flag – another nod to the world of motor racing – it is incorporated in the front bumper and frames the F1-style blade. This patented technology, which is exclusive to Renault Sport, delivers high-performance lighting and includes the fog lights, cornering lights and dipped and main beam head lights. R.S. Vision stands out as an unprecedented lighting package in New Renault Mégane R.S.’s segment to ensure a level of visibility worthy of the car’s high-performance pedigree.

Meanwhile, for the first time on Mégane R.S., Renault’s trademark C-Shaped lighting signature incorporates the vehicle’s direction indicators.

A personalised experience courtesy of MULTI-SENSE
Renault’s MULTI-SENSE system and its choice of five driving modes personalise the driving experience by adapting engine response (via the pedal mapping), the firmness of the steering and gear shift speeds .
- Comfort mode: helps to minimise fuel consumption during everyday use.
- Normal mode: the ideal compromise between comfort, acoustics and performance.
- Sport mode: sportier performance, enhanced engine response, a more satisfying engine sound and firmer steering,
while the ESC threshold has been raised.
- Race Mode: designed for track use and unfettered performance thanks to sportier 4CONTROL settings for enhanced
agility, with the ESC turned off.
- Perso mode: New Renault Mégane R.S.’s technologies can be activated or switched off at will to enjoy a truly
personalised drive.

The R.S. Drive button provides shortcut access to the Sport and Race modes thanks to a short or long press respectively.

Driver aids designed for everyday use
Now a five-door hatchback, New Renault Mégane R.S. is even more suited to everyday use, while losing nothing of its dynamic, sporty character.

A suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) allows it to be driven in all types of situation.

Its palette of driving aids – all accessed and activated or deactivated via the R-LINK 2 tablet – provide the following functions:
- Reassure: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS),
- Alert: Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Safe Distance Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed
Prevention (TSR with OSP) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW),
- Assist: Reversing camera; front, rear and side parking sensors; and Easy Park Assist (hands-free parking).

New Renault Mégane R.S. comes with Renault’s high-end R-LINK 2 multimedia system complete with a large 8.7-inch (22cm) TFT display.
Offline sunnylunn  
#2 Posted : 12 September 2017 09:03:42(UTC)
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Looks fantastic to me, i'll hang on for the trophy version, thats the next car sorted : )
Offline Georgeski  
#3 Posted : 12 September 2017 09:07:51(UTC)
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Does look good. What colours will it be available in?
Offline eccentric1  
#4 Posted : 12 September 2017 09:32:59(UTC)
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That orange looks pretty sweet.
Offline John_walker74  
#5 Posted : 12 September 2017 10:41:05(UTC)
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New RS monitor sounds interesting, especially integration with a camera.

Are there any more details available of the completely redesigned front hubs? Is this to eliminate the weak point that is the lower ball joint?
Offline -Gazeratti-  
#6 Posted : 12 September 2017 11:53:38(UTC)
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Volcanic orange with cup chassis and leather Recaros for me please :D oh a a good pcp deal so I can afford one lol.
Offline skny  
#7 Posted : 12 September 2017 12:21:04(UTC)
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No mentioning of the EDC having the LSD as well, meaning the CUP gets the LSD only when manual ?

Any idea when will a list of colors be published? :)

Offline Roblynn1977  
#8 Posted : 12 September 2017 12:42:24(UTC)
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yes please orange Trophy manual for me !
Offline vimto  
#9 Posted : 12 September 2017 12:49:30(UTC)
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Tom do we know what the Kerb weight will be? has it increased or decreased over the 275
Offline Fredp123  
#10 Posted : 12 September 2017 13:52:41(UTC)
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"There is a bespoke website for Renault Sport customers."

Should we expect an invitation soon? (a login ID I imagine)

Offline Jeremy RUK  
#11 Posted : 12 September 2017 16:56:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: vimto Go to Quoted Post
Tom do we know what the Kerb weight will be? has it increased or decreased over the 275


to be announced later

Offline Kirsty172  
#12 Posted : 12 September 2017 17:30:32(UTC)
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I can definitely see some people buying this instead of a Peugeot 308 gti.
Offline g7egt  
#13 Posted : 12 September 2017 18:10:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sunnylunn Go to Quoted Post
Looks fantastic to me, i'll hang on for the trophy version, thats the next car sorted : )


Good call, my thinking to.
Offline g7egt  
#14 Posted : 12 September 2017 18:12:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post
I can definitely see some people buying this instead of a Peugeot 308 gti.


lol
Offline foxspeed  
#15 Posted : 12 September 2017 18:33:09(UTC)
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very nice indeed look forward to testing one!

and who would of thought 2 power outputs LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
Offline johnny#178  
#16 Posted : 12 September 2017 19:37:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: skny Go to Quoted Post
No mentioning of the EDC having the LSD as well, meaning the CUP gets the LSD only when manual ?

Any idea when will a list of colors be published? :)



I hope that's not the deal. LSD is a must and also for me the EDC is a must too.

Edited by user 13 September 2017 05:41:00(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline glenn  
#17 Posted : 12 September 2017 20:48:00(UTC)
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Can you get Brembo's and recaro's or just crap like the new clio?
Offline CraigI  
#18 Posted : 12 September 2017 21:13:50(UTC)
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Can't wait to give a Trophy a drive.
Looks great to me, sounds good on paper too.
Offline RikRace  
#19 Posted : 13 September 2017 09:23:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: glenn Go to Quoted Post
Can you get Brembo's and recaro's or just crap like the new clio?


Recaro's will become an option at September 2018, according the last minute of this movie ->



Offline glenn  
#20 Posted : 13 September 2017 20:01:17(UTC)
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Spot on as I don't want the car without recaro's. One of the reasons I didn't bother with the clio.
Offline gordini  
#21 Posted : 13 September 2017 21:39:25(UTC)
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Looks a lot better than i expected, well done Renault.

Offline f.a.t  
#22 Posted : 14 September 2017 13:25:59(UTC)
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I guess that just leaves one model to speculate on. Trophy R. Also insight into Alpine engine performance potential. First time since the mid 2000s Renault Spt have 3 high performance models. Clio 182, Megane 225, Clio V6. Clio 200/220, Megane 280/300/310? and Alpine. Also the same engine configurations. The new 1.8 engine shows good potential, very good torque figs. Very exciting times for Renault Spt. Well done.
Offline FramerateUK  
#23 Posted : 14 September 2017 14:39:47(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: glenn Go to Quoted Post
Spot on as I don't want the car without recaro's. One of the reasons I didn't bother with the clio.


The seats are great in the Clio (I have the Trophy embroidered ones), just as supportive as the Recaros in my 250.
Offline Fredp123  
#24 Posted : 14 September 2017 15:03:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: f.a.t Go to Quoted Post
I guess that just leaves one model to speculate on. Trophy R. Also insight into Alpine engine performance potential. First time since the mid 2000s Renault Spt have 3 high performance models. Clio 182, Megane 225, Clio V6. Clio 200/220, Megane 280/300/310? and Alpine. Also the same engine configurations. The new 1.8 engine shows good potential, very good torque figs. Very exciting times for Renault Spt. Well done.


Good point about the torque, as I see the Civic Type R is 400nm too (for 316hp)



Offline probecomp  
#25 Posted : 14 September 2017 16:11:27(UTC)
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