|Photo Gallery, Review & Specifications
2011 Renault Megane Renault Sport
The Megane Renault Sport stands out through its exhilarating performance and handling. The cocktail of its 250 hp engine, unmistakable sporting coupe credentials and choice of two chassis ('Sport' and 'Cup' with limited slip differential) is clear evidence that Megane Renault Sport has been honed to offer an extreme ride. (continued below)
|2011 Megane Renault Sport Photo Gallery
250 hp of Sheer Pleasure
|Source: Renault | Published: Sat Oct 02, 2010
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The Megane Renault Sport profits fully from Renault Sport Technologies'
extensive experience when it comes to manufacturing production sporting models.
Powerful Megane Renault Sport is powered by a new-generation 2-liter
16-valve turbocharged petrol engine which boasts maximum power of 250 hp at
5,500 rpm and peak torque of 251 lb-ft from 3,000 rpm. The sum of the different
improvements made to this engine has produced a gain of 20 hp over Megane R26.R
which itself emerged as the yardstick in the world of performance hatches. The
Renault Sport 2.0 T engine's twin-scroll turbo is exceptionally responsive and
is particularly flexible at lows revs, with 80 per cent of maximum torque
available from 1,900 rpm. Its broad useful rev band makes it a genuine joy to
drive in everyday use, and the pleasure remains all the way up to the
rev-limiter whenever it is pushed a little harder.
The engine of Megane
Renault Sport drives through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Work has also
gone into the acoustics of the Renault Sport 2.0 T engine to produce a telltale
sporty pitch audible inside the cabin under acceleration.
The Megane Renault Sport has inherited the same suspension arrangement as the
previous Megane Renault Sport. Thanks to an independent steering axis layout at
the front, the suspension and steering functions have been separated to ensure a
particularly high standard of handling and traction performance.
sporting versions of the Renault Clio and Renault Twingo ranges, Megane Renault
Sport is available with a choice of two chassis: the 'Sport' chassis or the
'Cup' chassis, which comes with a limited slip differential for even greater
The electric power steering features specific, sportier
calibration and benefits from the latest improvements seen on New Renault Megane
aimed at achieving greater precision and even more feedback from the road.
The Megane Renault Sport is equipped with ESC which is fully disconnectable
in order to enable owners to sample the pleasure of enjoying their car's full
potential round a circuit.
Provocative Megane Renault Sport benefits from
undeniably sporty looks. The front bumper incorporates the LED daytime running
lights, as well as the splitter which recalls the low-slung nose of the R28
Formula 1 car. The sporty calling of this Renault Sport-badged model is further
emphasized by its 18-inch aluminum alloy rims, central exhaust tailpipe and rear
The interior appointments, too, exude the world of motor sport,
from the extra lateral support for the seats, to the analogue rev-counter with
visual and audible gearshift indicator, the aluminum pedal cover and the
specific steering wheel complete with thumb rests. The Renault Sport signature
is also visible inside the car: on the headrests, rev-counter background and
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||122 cu in (1998 cc)
||250 hp @ 5500 RPM
||251 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
||Front Wheel Drive
||6 Speed Manual
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
|Tire Size Front - Rear
||225/40 R18 (Std.)
||235/35 R19 (Opt.)
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)
||Not Available in the US (In France: 28,900 EUR)