Renault Megane Specs:Engine: 1.8L, 4-Cylinder, Direct Turbo Injection Horsepower: 280 Bhp Torque: 390 Nm Drive System: Front Wheel Drive Transmission: Automatic The Megane RS is equipped with a robust engine with the power and handling of an entry-level track-ready car. Under the hood is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine producing an immense horsepower of 280 bhp. While driving the Megane you can feel a torque among the low-speed gears which is 390 Nm. This vehicle’s engine can push a 0-100 km/hr in flat 5.8 seconds with a top speed of 255 km/hr. The fuel economy measures 7.1 kmpl for the city, while 9.25 kmpl for the highway. The fuel efficiency of the Megane can be compared to any economical sedan.
Exterior:The French are talented at designing vehicles and this is one of them. The previous generations had a pointy back, while this new car is much flatter. The new design and yellow paint job on the car is bold which definitely makes a presence on the road. The bumpers are thin blade-like at the front inspired from formula one giving it an aerodynamic design. Complimenting the bumper is the mesh grille at the center holding a large badge of Renault as a pride. The LED Day Time running lights have a unique shape of a music note and fog lights are three-dot trinkets that ensure clear visibility only in adverse conditions. As we walk along the sides, there is a noticeable 19-inch black diamond alloy wheels. Just above the rims is a side extract vent which is not only aesthetically appealing but increases the performance of the vehicle. Furthermore, the car has an LED turn signal on door mirrors. The rear is beautifully designed with a central exhaust exit and long taillights co-joining in the center highlighting the Renault symbol. Gorgeously placed is a wide lip spoiler at the top within the design unnoticed.
InteriorMost of the Renaults I have driven have not had the best interior quality, but this car has changed my perspective. The cabin is spacious and covered with carbon grey leather with subtle touches of red. The seats are made of Alcantara leather which is soft synthetic leather that keeps you within your seat on sharp turns. Furthermore, these seats are bucket designed for support and comfort. The height and legroom can be well adjusted to your satisfaction with power levels located on the side. Surprisingly, the front and rear seats have ample room for tall passengers to stretch their legs. The steering is wrapped with soft leather for a comfortable grip while driving. Just behind the steering wheel, the gauge cluster is fully customized to your needs. The gauge displays the analysis of your drive and performance. Additionally, it displays information in real-time and stores information for the future. At the center of the dashboard is a large 7” infotainment portrait screen which is completely digital. Apart from the 8 speakers Bose audio system and navigation, the drive select system can be selected as per your customized preference. Additionally, Apple Carplay and Android Auto is available. Furthermore, you have the option to choose the color of the interior ambient lighting as per your mood. While I did mention most of the center console is digital, the air conditioning controls remain physical knobs. Just below the climate control system are the USB charge ports. The gear remains standard There is also an electronic parking brake that can be activated by pull the lever. The capacity of the trunk is 15.3 cubic feet of cargo which ample compared to other hatchbacks. The rear seats have a standard 60/40 split, folding them down grants you access to more space.
- ABS, ESP, EBA & Hill Start Assist
- Driver & passenger airbags with side and curtain airbags
- Blindspot warning
- Automatic parking brake
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- ISOFIX child seat system on rear side seats
- Seatbelt reminder for driver + front passenger + 3 rear passenger
2020 Renault Megane RS3 price in UAE: Starting from AED 138,915To know more about the Renault Megane in UAE, please contact the Renault Showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road or visit the Renault Dubai website.
Renault Megane RS Review
Performance - 7/10
Driving Pleasure - 7.4/10
Look and Style - 7.5/10
Fuel Economy - 8.5/10
Value for Money - 8.4/10
Megane RS is a beautiful entry-level turbo car that gives you a thrill of driving a rally car at a reasonable price
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