The on-road performance and driving enjoyment delivered by the new Renault Mégane hatchback lives up to its eye-catching styling, thanks to the newcomer’s precise, responsive and predictable handling that permits a dynamic, yet always reassuring driving style.
Advertorial: Megane - handling
The New Mégane chassis was engineered to deliver exemplary road holding, and this objective has unquestionably been achieved.
New Mégane's specific roll angle – the angle by which a vehicle leans when cornering, and thus its capacity to corner 'flat' – is rated at an impressive 0.42 degrees for lateral acceleration of 1 m/s2. This comfortably exceeds the class average of 0.45 degrees, as well as the 0.46 achieved by Mégane II.
New Mégane Hatch features a MacPherson-type front suspension, coupled with a new horned subframe that incorporates a twin cylindrical link between the subframe and the chassis.
This generates exceptional lateral rigidity and, as a consequence, impeccable directional precision. Adding further control, the front anti-roll bar diameter has been increased from
20 mm to 22.5 mm.
The rear suspension is based on a programmed deflection flexible beam, using a closed-section beam. This is not only lighter than a multi-arm solution, but also offers greater torsional stiffness.