Renault Megane RS 280 2018 review | Auto Car

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2018 Renault Megane R.S. review: Better than a Type-R?

The Renault Megane RS is a car for purists and reminds us that hot hatches aren't all about 4WD and big power. SUBSCRIBE! Both Sport and Cup versions of the Megane R.S. are available with a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Each will do the 0-62mph run in 5.8 seconds, yet while the manual car will do 158mph, the auto will clip 155mph. Read the full review: Have you ordered a Megane R.S.? Would you buy one over the (uglier) Civic Type-R? Let us know in the comments below! Head over to for the latest car reviews, news and plenty more! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 📺 Subscribe to our Channel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 👍 Our Facebook: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 👉 Twitter: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 💙 Our Instagram: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 👋 Follow the team Jon - Alex - Vicky - Tyler - Sam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Thanks for Watching! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2018 Renault Megane R.S. 280 Manual driven on circuit | Autocar

Renault Sport has a habit of producing extremely fine driver’s cars when its engineers get their hands on Méganes. We have fond memories of the last one, the deliciously involving Mégane 275, so it’s fair to say expectations are very high for its successor. Thing is, the 2018 car is very different. It loses its predecessor’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine for a 1.8-litre one, so power is only slightly up. This leaves the car lagging behind rivals, like the Honda Civic Type R, which is 40bhp more potent. But can it make up for it with its clever chassis? Subscribe now: Can Dieppe’s finest really churn out another hit record, or, like the RS Clio before it, has the latest hot Mégane fallen by the wayside? We head to Jerez Circuit in Spain and climb aboard an RS Mégane with a manual gearbox to find out. New videos are uploaded to Autocar each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: Watch next: - 2018 Renault Megane RS revealed: - Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: - Alpine A110 driven: Visit our website at Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Follow AUTOCAR here: LIKE Autocar on Facebook: FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: FOLLOW Autocar on Instagram: +1 Autocar on Google+: Check out our full video catalog: For car reviews you can trust, subscribe to Autocar:

2018 Renault Megane RS - Exhaust Sound, Interior and Exterior

2018 Renault Megane RS - Exhaust Sound, Interior and Exterior. All-New MÉGANE R.S., the third-generation of the iconic car now made even more powerful by a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. The four-cylinder 1.8-litre (1,798cc) unit combines maximum power of 280hp (205kW) at 6,000rpm with peak torque of 390Nm, a figure that puts it amongst the very best in its class. The New MÉGANE R.S. is equipped with 4CONTROL, with four-wheel steering, a global first for the segment, now affording the car’s Sport and Cup versions outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds. The All-New MÉGANE R.S. is differentiated by four hydraulic compression bump stops, inspired by rally driving. This configuration provides the Cup version of the car with optimal handling efficiency on all types of road, plus a level of comfort that is unprecedented in the car’s class for the Sport version. Combined with entirely redesigned independent steering axis front suspension for even sharper precision, the Cup version’s new Torsen limited slip differential improves traction and cornering speeds. For the first time, the All-New MÉGANE R.S. can be specified with a choice of two types of transmission, namely a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed EDC dual clutch transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift gear changes. Customers are also treated to R.S. Monitor onboard telemetry technology which, in additional to being more user-friendly than ever, has been upgraded to incorporate an ‘Expert’ mode that allows users to connect a camera, film their drive, play back and analyse their data, and share their images on social media. For even greater road-hugging performance and high-quality dynamics, the New MÉGANE R.S. is wider, features wider tracks and sits on new 18- or 19-inch wheels. A wide air intake feeds airflow to the heat-exchangers for efficient engine cooling and the rear lip spoiler has been redesigned to generate additional downforce. The styling of the All-New MÉGANE R.S. incorporates numerous cues from the world of motorsport, including a rear diffusor, an F1-style front blade and a 3D honeycomb-pattern grill mesh that has been revisited by Renault Sport. Meanwhile, the sculpted, sensuous flanks that are a hallmark of the Renault Mégane are accentuated by the R.S. version’s wider wings and tracks. Renault Sport’s exclusive, patented R.S. Vision lighting technology recalls the world of motorsport and delivers a degree of visibility that is unprecedented in the car’s segment. The All-New MEGANE R.S. is the first production car to feature the new Renault Sport badging which is common to both Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars, while a new dynamic body colour – Tonic Orange – has been added to the catalogue. Careful attention has been paid to the interior which comes with sports front seats complete with integrated head rests, a charcoal grey trim, red top-stitching, fabric or Alcantara® upholstery, R.S. badging, etc. In keeping with the rest of the Mégane range, the All-New MÉGANE R.S. is equipped with Renault’s MULTI-SENSE system which provides drivers with a choice between five driving modes: Comfort, Normal, Sport, Race and Perso. It also comes with a suite of driver aids (ADAS) that can be activated or switched off using the R-LINK 2 tablet. Renault Sport will be introducing a 300-horsepower ‘Trophy’ version of the New MÉGANE R.S. at the end of 2018.

2018 Renault Megane RS: 7 Cool Things!

There's a hell of a lot to like about the new Renault Megane RS. We told Curt to focus on five things, and he came back with seven... Catch his full review here: ------------------------------------------------------------- is where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent reviews of new cars. Our videos are created by expert and unbiased journalists who are passionate about their work. We have fun making these videos and we hope you enjoy them too. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and encourage discussion. Don’t hesitate to ask us a question in the comments section. Subscribe to CarAdvice for your regular fix of automotive news, reviews and entertainment. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE CONNECT WITH US — — — — JOIN OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER Get the latest news, reviews and videos fast-tracked to your inbox by registering for 'The Shortcut' here: - Read the article here.

Renault Megane RS best car to buy

Renault Megane RS best car to buy Having a hot hatch as your only car is a worry but not with Renault’s Megane RS, due in Australia in about six months — the new five-door comes with an automatic transmission. Fast and French, as before, the new Megane RS adds family-friendly to Renault’s established hot-hatch recipe. It’s much more than a soupçon, too. Where the previous Megane RS had three doors and came only with a manual gearbox, the new one has five doors and an automatic option. Scheduled to arrive in Australia in about August, the new Megane RS brushes aside the usual cautions about having a hot hatch as your only car. Megane RS: Five-door body and six-speed auto. Choose the six-speed double-clutch auto and the Renault can be shared by a couple, even if one of them can’t drive a manual. And its five-door body makes it practical for anyone who needs to transport children, something that couldn’t be said about any previous Megane RS. Obvious performance and price rivals that share the Renault’s front-wheel drive format — including the Honda Civic Type R, Peugeot 308 GTi 270 and soon-to-launch Hyundai i30 N — come only with manual gearboxes. So, too, do the all-wheel drive Ford Focus RS and more desirable STI versions of the Subaru WRX. This leaves the Golf GTI, a front-drive five-door with manual and auto options, as the Megane RS’s only direct competitor (at least until an auto version of the i30 N arrives, most likely some time next year). Dearer but with more power and tech: Megane RS will start at about $45K. The French car will be a little more expensive but it’s also much more powerful and comes with some technology its German rival doesn’t have. Renault Australia plans to price the Megane RS at about $45,000 for the six-speed manual version and $47,500 with the six-speed auto the company calls EDC (efficient dual clutch). Both variants are powered by a new 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo. It delivers 205kW, a healthy 36kW more than the Golf GTI. Renault also developed electric rear-wheel steering for the Megane RS, a feature it says is unique in the hot-hatch class. In 2019 the Megane RS range will expand. The Trophy model will come with an even more powerful 220kW engine, firmer Cup chassis instead of the launch version’s Sport set-up, a limited-slip differential and upgraded brakes. These will add thousands to the prices. The three-door Megane RS, introduced back in 2009, set the benchmark for hot-hatch handling and performance through much of its long life. The new five-door isn’t going to ruin its ancestor’s reputation … Trait bon: The coming RS will uphold the three-door’s reputation. Thanks to a little more power than the 2.0 turbo in the old Megane RS, acceleration flows strongly anywhere above 2500rpm on the Renault’s tachometer. The new engine is also smooth and quiet. The six-speed manual gearbox is a delight to use, which will make hard-core lever-lovers happy. Less satisfying is the double-clutch auto. This transmission’s control software could be improved — it sometimes hangs on to a lower gear when it should shift up. Manual shifting is an alternative but the column-mounted paddles are set too high for comfortable use. It’s better to use the gear lever instead (this is the preference of Renault Sport’s test drivers). For everyday driving, the double-clutch isn’t bad. Its shifting is generally jerk-free when driving at city speeds and it moves smoothly and promptly from standstill, something that can’t be said of every other double-clutch on the market. Agile: Rear-wheel steering sharpens response and aids stability. The RS’s rear-wheel steering — Renault labels the tech 4Control — makes it feel very agile. It turns the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels at under 60km/h but in the same direction as the fronts above that speed, which aids stability. Switching to the car’s Race mode increases the switchover speed to 100km/h. Sensitive drivers may find this feels as if the rear of the Renault is sliding at higher speeds but in its other driving modes the Megane RS simply seems to steer very sharply … just as a hot hatch should. Ride comfort is outstanding for something that steers, brakes and corners like the Megane RS. Its shock absorbers have built-in hydraulic bump stops — an idea first developed for rally cars — and they work well, blunting even the sharpest road shocks. Sporty seats: RS interior adds to high-performance feel. The quality of the interior plastics isn’t a match for anything Mazda or VW make, though the Megane RS’s interior is pleasant. The sporty front seats are comfortable and very supportive, and the steering wheel, RS-specific gear knob and aluminium pedals add to the high-performance ambience. But the car looks even better from the outside. The Megane RS wears wider guards front and rear than the standard model. It has a new front bumper, improved lights and a big central exhaust outlet behind. Hunkered down on its big wheels, this Ren

Renault Megane RS 280 2018 review | Auto Car
Mégane RS has a chassis of remarkable deftness and balance that gives the hot hatch unmistakable class-leading potential
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