The Renault Megane RS Has Been Discontinued
When the Renault Megane RS was discontinued, it left a big hole with a select group of people. There are a small number of motoring purists who demand snarling performance from their road-going cars. That is where the Renault Megane RS comes to the fore – it is first and foremost a streetcar, perhaps a cafe racer if you want, but it has everyday awesomeness about it. Its appeal is that it transcends the sterile performance of pure racing, which is no surprise as it is in its DNAYou can park the almost wild Megane R.S. in your garage, go to work in and take it to the back roads in the hills and farmland and set the horses free.
This is the spirit of the Renault Megane RS. That is why you would search for one of these rare beasts in the pre-owned market – so keep an eye out for a used Renault Megane RS or its equally exciting smaller sibling the Renault Clio RS.
Megane R.S. – Racing is in its Genes!
The very DNA of Renault’s Formula 1 Racing team is genetically engineered into both the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup, and at the heart of these amazing pieces of automotive engineering beats the 1.8 litre 16-valve, 4 Cylinder Turbo Direct Injection Engine. Built to stun those who see them, surprise those who think they know them and invigorate those who drive them, the Renault Megane R.S. Range is unlike any Conventional Sports Car we’ve ever built before. Yes, the passion for French style and sporty good looks is there, but so too is the brute force of a thoroughbred racing vehicle that is far beyond what many have come to expect to find in an everyday vehicle. Although there is a distinctly different feel to these two vehicles, this is all down to trim levels and sports packages and transmission, as these racy little numbers both have an athlete’s heart and will delight and astound you as you enjoy a vehicle that offers both more bark as well as a lot more bite than your regular Hot Hatch! Want to experience Renault Megane R.S. Range for yourself? Then book a test drive of this amazing adrenalin machine at our Group1 Renault Showrooms in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg.
Renault Megane RS Engine Specs
The beating heart of a true champion powers both the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup in the shape of the engineering marvel that is Renaults 1.8 Litre 16-valve, 4 Cylinder Turbo Direct Injection Engine which puts out an astounding amount of power! But don’t simply take our word for it, take a look at these mind blowing Renault Megane R.S. Engine Specs below:
|Engine Type||Max Power Rating||Peak Torque|
|RS200 1.8 Turbo||205kW||390Nm|
|RS300 1.8 Turbo||221kW||420Nm|
All of this is controlled using Renault’s 6-speed manual gearbox in the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup, and the EDC Automatic Double Clutch in the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC, allowing both of these lightning fast vehicles to blow away the competition with a standard performance of 0-100 kph in 5.0 seconds and a 400 meter sprint in 14.0 seconds. And if you think that is impressive, then you’ll be amazed at the Renault Megane R.S. 1000 meter sprint which can be done in a jaw dropping 25.0 seconds.
For more information about the latest Renault Megane R.S. Engine Specs, please download the Renault Megane R.S. Brochure here.
Renault Megane R.S. Interior Accessories
The Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup share the same racing DNA as well as all of these standard features and Megane R.S. Interior Accessories:
- R.S. Nappa perforated leather steering wheel
- R.S. Nappa perforated leather gear lever
- Custom R.S. black harmony roof ceiling
- Chrome-plated Renault Sport front door sills
- Front and rear door panel ambient lighting
- Aluminium pedal unit and footrest
- Alcantara R.S. upholstery and red contrast stitching
- R.S. sports seats with integrated headrests
- High centre console with cup holder and closure flap
- R.S. dashboard and doors moulding
Renault Megane R.S. Exterior Accessories
Good looks and a stylish sporty attitude are in large supply for both the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup, but that is not all that they have in common as they share all of these standard Megane R.S. Exterior Accessories:
- Metallic paint (Optional)
- Special Metallic Sport Paint (Optional)
- R.S. extended front wheel arches with air grilles
- Renault Sport marking
- R.S. extended rear wheel arches
- Custom front bumper widened with F1 Gun Metal Gray blade
- Honeycomb front grille with R.S. marking
- Custom rear bumper widened with functional diffuser and central exhaust
- R.S. skirt with flat bottom effect
- R.S. rear spoiler
- Rear LED 3D Edge Light daytime running lights
- Daytime running lights with LED light guides and 3D effect
- Starry Black door mirrors
- New R.S. back signature
New Renault Megane R.S. Review
It is our opinion that the Renault Mégane R.S. is the benchmark vehicle that you need to turn to when you are looking for focused handling, agility and stability in the competitive hot hatchback segment of the South African automotive market. This is thanks to the amazingly sharp responsiveness that comes as standard in both the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup versions of this exceptionally well designed Formula 1® Inspired car.
Megane R.S. Engine Performance and Drive
Take a look at the top of this page and you’ll see and engine spec breakdown that gives you not one, but two of the finest-handling cars in its class! All of which are backed by Renault’s years of experience in Formula 1® and Rally Racing. In fact, all you need to do is fire up the New 1.8 Litre Direct Injection Turbo Engine and you’ll quickly hear that there is a very purposeful thrum from the exhaust. Then simply touch the throttle, and you’ll instantly see the needle sweep effortlessly around the rev counter. But it is once you apply pressure to the aluminium pedal unit that the true racers breeding comes to the fore.
Comfort & Practicality in a Renault Sports Car
Both of the Renault Megane R.S. Models are three-door only and their boot opening is high and narrow with a massive loading capacity (you seriously need to see how big, so ask your Group1 Renault Sales Assistant helping you to open up the trunk). However, they also both have split-folding rear seats as standard, which helps to make ample space for even some of the bulkiest packages or suitcases. Both the rear and front seat spaces are more than adequate and the comfortable front seats provide a comfortable amount of leg space for both driver and passengers alike.
Why Choose a Renault Megane R.S.?
The Renault Mégane is a well established car and is much loved both here in South Africa and abroad. It is one of the vehicles that helped turn the Renault brand around, and as such it is possibly one of their most reliable.
This reliability has not been lost in the vehicle’s transition to Renault Sports status and is part and parcel of what the modern R.S. Vehicle has become. On top of this, both the Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup are part of the Renault Racing heritage, and because of this we highly recommend them to any drivers who are looking for that little bit of extra excitement, that deep seated need for speed and that overall love for the freedom of the open road.
Renault Megane R.S. Fuel Consumption Figures*
With the price of fuel in South Africa skyrocketing we know that descent fuel consumption figures are an important part of many vehicle buyer’s purchasing decision. Which is why we’ve included an easy to digest table highlighting the New Renault Megane R.S. Fuel Consumption Figures* for both the 280 Lux EDC and the 280 Cup models below:
|Model||Urban Cycle||Extra Urban||Combined|
|R.S. 280 LUX EDC||8.5 L/100km||6.1 L/100km||7.0 L/100km|
|R.S. 280 CUP||9.1 L/100Km||6.1 L/ 100km||7.2 L/100km|
Megane R.S. Safety Features
Safety is paramount in both the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Lux EDC and the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup versions of this exciting car and these vehicles come standard with a host of innovative Megane R.S. Safety Features such as:
- ABS, EBD, EBA, ESP and ASR
- Driver and passenger adaptive front airbags
- Pelvis/thorax side airbags for driver and front-seat passenger
- Airbags – Deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
- Airbags – Curtain front and rear
- LED indicators integrated into the door mirrors
- Auto locking with speed sensing door lock
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
- Tyre Pressure Monitor
- Tyre inflation kit
Renault Sports Technology
The Renault Megane R.S. Range comes with some very impressive Renault Sports Technology:
- 4CONTROL 4-wheel steering system
- R.S. Drive activation button
- Renault MULTI-SENSE (choice of driving modes – 5 driving modes including Race mode)
- R.S. Monitor 2.0
Model Specific Race Technology Includes:
MEGANE R.S. 280 LUX EDC:
- EDC – Dual Clutch Auto Gearbox with Launch Control
- Sport chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stops
- Advanced Multi-Change Downshift System
MEGANE R.S. 280 CUP:
R.S. CUP vehicle chassis with 4 hydraulic compression stops, Torsen® limited slip differential, red brake calipers, custom springs and custom shock absorbers
Renault Megane R.S. Colours
The following Renault Megane R.S. Colours are standard across the range. Please note that some colours are Special Metallic Paint. Ask your Group1 Renault Sales Assistant for more information.
- Tonic Orange
- Sirius Yellow
- Flame Red
- Comet Grey
- Mercury Silver
- Glacier White