--
 
New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

#FrankfurtMotorShow: Renault's new Megane RS debuts

2017-09-12 13:39

Image: NewsPress

Germany - The new Renault Megane RS makes its international debut at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. 

Renault says its new Megane RS's chassis performance is now more finely-tuned permitted by 4Control technology complete with four-wheel steering, a first in the segment.

An all-new 1.8-litre turbocharged engine is available and, for the first time, the Renault Mégane R.S. is available with a choice of two transmissions. 

All-new engine 

The Renault Mégane R.S. is equipped with an all-new turbocharged engine equipped with direct fuel injection. This 1.8-litre four-cylinder unit generates 205kW and 390Nm. 

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

Towards the end of 2018 Renault will launch a 225kW/400Nm Mégane R.S. Trophy.

READ: We drive Renault's new Megane in Mpumalanga

Nico Hulkenberg, Formula 1 driver and Renault Sport Cars ambassador, said: "I was involved with the Renault Mégane R.S.’s development and I am proud to be its ambassador.

"Thanks to the new technologies it packs, including 4Control technology, the new Mégane R.S. is even more efficient and nimble than its predecessor. It’s a delight to drive."

Two transmission 

For the first time, the Renault Megane R.S. offers a choice of two transmissions for its new 205kW TCe engine: a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.

The EDC transmission features paddle-shifters behind the steering wheel, quick down-shifting, and launch control in either Race or Sport modes.

Renault’s Multi-Sense system and its choice of five driving modes are also available. These modes are:

  • Comfort mode: helps to minimise fuel consumption during everyday use.

  • Normal mode: a 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.

Driven: Renault Clio RS Trophy

  • 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 for a personalised drive.

Renault says the R.S. Drive button provides shortcut access to the Mégane R.S.'s Sport and Race modes thanks to a short or long press, respectively.

Image: NewsPress

NEXT ON WHEELS24X

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.