The Renault Mégane is a small family car produced by the French car manufacturer Renault since the end of 1995, and was the successor to the Renault 19. The Mégane has been offered in three and five door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles at various points in its lifetime, and having been through three generations is now in its fourth incarnation.
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Small family car|
|Body style||3 or 5-door hatchback|
The first generation was largely based on its predecessor, the 19, and utilized modified versions of that car's drivetrain and chassis.
In November 1996, the Mégane Scénic compact MPV was introduced, using the same mechanical components as the hatchback Mégane. For 2002, the Mégane entered its second generation with a substantial redesign taking place, and was voted European Car of the Year for 2003, whilst also becoming the first car in its class to receive a five star EuroNCAP rating.
The Mégane entered its third generation in 2008, with another totally different design being used; the saloon version of the Mégane became known as the Renault Fluence for this generation, and it was introduced in 2009. A fourth generation Mégane was launched in 2015, with sales commencing in 2016.
Mégane I (1995–2002)Edit
|Also called||Renault Mégane Classic (Saloon)|
|Designer||Michel Jardin (1991)|
Patrick Le Quément (1991, 1992)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Engine||1.4 L E7J I4|
1.4 L K4J I4
1.6 L K7M I4
2.0 L F3R I4
2.0 L F5R I4
2.0 L F7R I4
1.9 L F9Q D I4
1.9 L F9Q dT/dTi I4
1.9 L F9Q dCi I4
|Wheelbase||Hatchback, Sedan & Wagon: 2,580 mm (101.6 in)|
Coupé & Convertible: 2,468 mm (97.2 in)
|Length||Hatchback: 4,129–4,164 mm (162.6–163.9 in)|
Sedan: 4,436–4,400 mm (174.6–173.2 in)
Wagon: 4,437 mm (174.7 in)
Coupé: 3,931–3,967 mm (154.8–156.2 in)
Convertible: 4,081 mm (160.7 in)
|Width||1,698–1,699 mm (66.9–66.9 in)|
|Height||1,365–1,420 mm (53.7–55.9 in)|
Development of the X64 began at the beginning of 1990, with the first sketches of X64 programme being drawn during the first six months of 1990. Very quickly, several themes were outlined and developed into four small scale (1/5) models by September 1990.
The designs retained were developed around four themes. Theme A: a six light version, evoking the Laguna; Theme B: a model with a markedly cuneiform line; Theme C: another design with ellipse shaped glasswork and rear notch; Theme D: a model with the same elliptical glazing and rounded rear.
In March 1991, all four styling proposals were developed into full scale (1:1). Theme C by Michel Jardin was chosen by Le Quement and frozen for production in April 1992. The first prototypes were built and presented to management in December 1992. Approximately 432 prototypes were built (at Rueil assembly) and destroyed during development.
In June 1993, Renault purchased production tooling for the X64, with the first test unit being assembled at the Douai plant in October 1994, and pre production units being constructed from December 1994 to the middle of 1995.
The Mégane I was unveiled in September 1995, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as a replacement for the Renault 19. The car was essentially a reskin of its predecessor, and carried over the 19's floorpan, engines, transmissions and chassis design, albeit with much modification.
Taking its name from a Renault concept car shown in 1988, the Mégane further developed the new corporate styling theme introduced by Patrick Le Quément on the Laguna, most notably the "bird beak" front grille – a styling cue borrowed from the Renault 16 of the 1960s.
As with the 19 and the 11 before it, the Mégane was produced at Renault's Douai plant in northern France starting in July 1995, and at the Spanish plant of Palencia. Market launch began on 15 November 1995 in France, and 15 December 1995 for the coupé. Sales in the United Kingdom commenced in April 1996.
Safety was a key focus of the Mégane I, Renault's first car reflecting their new focus of selling on safety. It featured a pillar mounted three point seatbelt for the middle rear occupant (replacing the common 'lap strap'), standard front belt pre tensioners and load limiters, driver's airbag (passenger airbag from 1996) and an impressive[according to whom?] safety structure – a specification ahead of most rivals in 1995.
Some features, such as the three point middle belt, had debuted on the Renault 19 safety concept vehicle (and this feature entered production on the Renault Laguna before the Mégane).
The car also benefited from Renault's first "System for Restraint and Protection" (SRP), essentially a system of careful optimisation of occupant restraint by interaction of the seat, seatbelt, pretensioner, load limiter and airbag. The Mégane I achieved a best in class four star crash test rating in the 1998 round of testing by Euro NCAP.
Power came from the Renault E type ("Energy") engine in 1.4 L and 1.6 L, and the F-type unit in both 1.9 L diesel and 2.0 L petrol forms, although this time around there was a wider variety of 16 valve derivatives. A 1.9 L diesel engine in both normally aspirated and turbocharged forms was also available.
Renault also produced a limited number of Renaultsport edition Phase 1's with the Renaultsport bodywork; however, these were very rare. The Renaultsport kit was available to purchase for a short time direct from Renault France, but has now been discontinued, thus their value has increased.
The estate version of the original Mégane was only available in LHD form, with no RHD variants being built, this could be due to the greater popularity of the Scenic in those markets. It was added with the facelift of 1999.
In Japan, Renault was formerly licensed by Yanase Co., Ltd., but in 1999 Renault acquired a stake in Japanese automaker Nissan. As a result of Renault's purchase, Yanase canceled its licensing contract for all Renault models sold in Japan, including, but not limited to, the Mégane I, in 2000, and Nissan took over as the sole licensee for Renault cars.
A mild facelift in spring 1999 gave the Mégane I a modified grille, more advanced safety features and upgraded equipment, and 16 valve engines were used across the range. An Estate body style was also launched in mainland Europe with the facelift. The production continued for the Latin America Market, where it was sold alongside the Mégane II line at a considerably lower price until 2011.
In countries such as Argentina and Colombia the Mégane I was available until 2010 sold as a sedan and an Estate, but in Venezuela was available only as a sedan. It features as the top line of the model the LA04 engine (16 valves, 1.6 litres and 110 HP), and was produced by both Renault Colombia and Renault Argentina, in where it was one of the best selling cars to date.
It is a car with more advanced safety features, upgraded equipment and more. The Mégane I had a lower price than the Mégane II.
In Venezuela, it was only available in one version: Unique, with a five speed manual gearbox or a four speed automatic one. Both of these were equipped with Abs and other extra equipment including driver and passenger front airbags, foglights, leather seats, electric mirrors and electric windows. In Argentina, not every version had features such as electric windows, electric mirrors or airbags.
|Model||Displacement||Type code||Power||Top speed||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (s)|
|1.4 8v Eco||1,390 cc (84.8 cu in)||E7J||70 hp (52 kW)||168 km/h (104 mph)||14.5|
|1.4 8v||1,390 cc (84.8 cu in)||E7J||75 hp (56 kW)||170 km/h (106 mph)||13.8|
|1.4 16v||1,390 cc (84.8 cu in)||K4J||98 hp (73 kW)||184 km/h (114 mph)||11.8|
|1.6 8v||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||K7M||90 hp (67 kW)||184 km/h (114 mph)||11.5|
|1.6 16v||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||K4M||110 hp (82 kW)||195 km/h (121 mph)||9.8|
|1.8 16v||1,783 cc (108.8 cu in)||F4P||120 hp (89 kW)||198 km/h (123 mph)||9.5|
|2.0 8v||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F3R||115 hp (86 kW)||197 km/h (122 mph)||9.7|
|2.0 16v||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4R||139 hp (104 kW)||213 km/h (132 mph)||8.6|
|2.0 16v||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F7R||150 hp (112 kW)||215 km/h (134 mph)||8.6|
|2.0 16v IDE||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F5R||140 hp (104 kW)||213 km/h (132 mph)||8.6|
|1.9 8v D Eco||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F8Q||65 hp (48 kW)||160 km/h (99 mph)||17.8|
|1.9 8v TD||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F8Q||95 hp (71 kW)||178 km/h (111 mph)||12.6|
|1.9 8v dTi||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||80 hp (60 kW)||170 km/h (106 mph)||13.8|
|1.9 8v dTi||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||100 hp (75 kW)||183 km/h (114 mph)||12.3|
|1.9 8v dCi||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||106 hp (79 kW)||189 km/h (117 mph)||11.5|
|Renault Maxi Mégane|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||F2 Kit Car|
|Body style||3-door coupé|
|Platform||Renault Mégane I|
|Related||Renault Megane I|
|Engine||2.0 L F7R710 I4|
|Transmission||7-speed sequential manual|
|Length||3,952 mm (155.6 in)|
|Width||1,823 mm (71.8 in)|
|Height||1,360 mm (53.5 in)|
|Curb weight||960 kg (2,116 lb)|
|Predecessor||Renault Clio Williams Maxi|
During the 1990s, Renault Sport developed a rally car for the Formula 2 Kit Car regulations. This was the Clio Williams Maxi, which was the first car truly developed for the F2 Kit Car category, and first appeared in 1996. However, rivals such as Citroën and Peugeot soon introduced bigger and more powerful cars, which resulted in Renault producing an F2 version of the Mégane in 1996. The Maxi Mégane officially represented the brand in French Championship rallies in 1996 and 1997 with drivers like Philippe Bugalski, Jean Ragnotti or Serge Jordan.
After the works programme was discontinued, many privateers continued to use the car. It was also used in the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup, which Renault won in 1999. The car used a special version of the Renault F7R engine, and had a seven speed Sequential manual transmission.
Its most notable result was an outright victory in the 1996 Tour de Corse in the hands of Philippe Bugalski and his co driver Jean-Paul Chiaroni (in a year where the Tour de Corse was a FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup only event); but it also helped Renault to the FIA 2 Litre World Rally Cup of Manufacturer's title in 1999.
In lower level competitions, Renault took back to back manufacturer's and driver's titles in the British Rally Championship in 1998 and 1999, whilst they also took the European Rally Championship in 1999.
Mégane II (2002–2009)Edit
2006–2010 (Brazil, sedan)
2006–2012 (Brazil, estate)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Platform||Renault C platform|
Mégane Renault Sport
|Engine||1.4 L K4J I4|
1.6 L K4M I4
2.0 L F4R I4
2.0 L F4RT I4
1.5 L K9K dCi I4
1.9 L F9Q dCi I4
2.0 L M9R dCi I4
|Wheelbase||Hatchback: 2,625 mm (103.3 in)|
Sedan & Wagon: 2,686 mm (105.7 in)
Convertible: 2,522 mm (99.3 in)
|Length||Hatchback: 4,209 mm (165.7 in)|
Sedan & Wagon: 4,498 mm (177.1 in)
Convertible: 4,355 mm (171.5 in)
|Width||1,777 mm (70.0 in)|
|Height||Sedan: 1,460 mm (57.5 in)|
Wagon: 1,505 mm (59.3 in)
Convertible: 1,514 mm (59.6 in)
|Curb weight||Hatchback: 1,175 kg (2,590 lb)|
|Successor||Renault Fluence (sedan)|
The Mégane II was launched in September 2002, and marked a completely new fresh start. The two cars bear very little resemblance, the new vehicle having been inspired by the manufacturer's new design language first seen in the Avantime.
The new Mégane was voted European Car of the Year for 2003, fighting off stiff competition from Japan's Mazda 6 and PSA's Citroën C3, and achieved a five star safety rating in the EuroNCAP crash tests, the first small family car to do so.
The Mégane II and the Laguna were both showcases for a great deal of innovative technologies Renault launched at the beginning of the 2000s; the Renault Card keyless ignition system, standard on the Mégane II, was a first in this class and has since been widely adopted.
Similarly, the option of a panoramic glass sunroof is another area in which Renault led where others followed. In June 2003, the first ever live crash test using a real driver rather than a crash test dummy featuring the Mégane II was conducted by Top Gear.
In Brazil, Renault launched a flex fuel version, called "Hi-Flex", which is able to run either with unleaded gasoline (petrol) or ethanol. Like the Brazilian Scénic and Clio versions, the Mégane's engine can work with any mix of gasoline and ethanol, due to the use of an electronic control module.
The flex version has a 16V 109 hp (110 PS) (113 hp (115 PS) with ethanol) 1.6 litre inline-four engine developed and produced in Brazil, but the 2.0 litre version does not allow ethanol use, because its engine is made in France.
As with the previous Mégane, the range of models is wide; there is a three and five door hatchback available, named "Sport Hatch" and "Hatch" respectively, there is a four door saloon/sedan (Sport Saloon), a five door estate (Sport Tourer / Grandtour), and to replace both the Mégane Coupe and Convertible, a new retractable hardtop coupe designed by Karmann.
Unlike its predecessor, the Mégane II was not licensed by Yanase Co., Ltd. for the Japanese market, as Renault had acquired a stake in Nissan when the Mégane I was still in production. Instead, the Mégane II was licensed by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and sold exclusively through Nissan Red Stage Store locations.
The RenaultSport (RS) versions of the three door and five door Mégane hatchbacks were introduced, equipped with a turbocharged petrol 2.0 L 16v engine producing 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp). Along with the engine, changes were made to the front and rear suspension geometry to improve handling, and the model features a deeper, wider front bumper. The Mégane Renault Sport competes in the hot hatch segment of the market.
The model was revised in January 2006, with changes in interior trim, specification levels and most notably, a new front nose. A new front suspension system borrowed from the Mégane 2.0 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) was adopted, improving the driving performance. Also, the Nissan Sentra B16 is based on the platform from 2006 of the Renault Mégane.
|Model||Displacement||Type code||Power||Top Speed||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (s)|
|1.4 16v 80||1,390 cc (84.8 cu in)||K4J||80 hp (60 kW; 81 PS)||170 km/h (106 mph)||13.5|
|1.4 16v 98||1,390 cc (84.8 cu in)||K4J||98 PS (97 hp; 72 kW)||183 km/h (114 mph)||12.5|
|1.6 16v||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||K4M||118 PS (116 hp; 87 kW)||196 km/h (122 mph)||10.8|
|2.0 16v||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4R||136 PS (134 hp; 100 kW)||205 km/h (127 mph)||9.6|
|2.0 16v Turbo||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||165 PS (163 hp; 121 kW)||220 km/h (137 mph)||8.3|
|2.0 16v Turbo RenaultSport||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||225 PS (222 hp; 165 kW)||236 km/h (147 mph)||6.5|
|1.5 8v dCi 80||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||80 PS (79 hp; 59 kW)||170 km/h (106 mph)||14.3|
|1.5 8v dCi 86||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||86 PS (85 hp; 63 kW)||174 km/h (108 mph)||12.7|
|1.5 8v dCi 100||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||100 PS (99 hp; 74 kW)||181 km/h (112 mph)||12.8|
|1.5 8v dCi 106||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||106 PS (105 hp; 78 kW)||185 km/h (115 mph)||11.1|
|1.9 8v dCi 120||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||120 PS (118 hp; 88 kW)||196 km/h (122 mph)||10.5|
|1.9 8v dCi 130||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW)||200 km/h (124 mph)||9.0|
|2.0 16v dCi 150||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||M9R||150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW)||210 km/h (130 mph)||8.7|
|2.0 16v dCi RenaultSport||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||M9R||175 PS (173 hp; 129 kW)||221 km/h (137 mph)||8.5|
During its first full year of sales, the Mégane II topped the French sales charts, with 198,874 registered in 2003. It has also sold very well in Britain, being the nation's fourth most popular car in 2005 and the nation's fifth most popular car in 2004 and 2006. In 2007, however, it dipped to eighth place, with just over 55,000 examples being sold.
In January 2011, it was reported that the Mégane II had the highest rate of MOT failures in the United Kingdom for cars first taking the test in 2007. While in German ADAC breakdown statistics, the Mégane scored very well, surpassing such cars as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Opel/Vauxhall Astra. The model of 2008 achieved third place in its class, after the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3.
Mégane III (2008–2016)Edit
|Also called||Renault Scala (Iran)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
2-door coupé cabriolet
|Platform||Renault C platform|
|Related||Mégane Renault Sport|
Renault Samsung SM3
|Engine||1.2 L D4FT I4|
1.4 L H4J I4
1.6 L K4M I4
2.0 L M4R I4
2.0 L F4RT I4
1.5 L K9K dCi I4
1.6 L R9M dCi I4
1.9 L F9Q dCi I4
2.0 L M9R dCi I4
6-speed EDC (only dCi 110 FAP)
6-speed automatic JATCO JF613E (only dCi 150 FAP)
|Wheelbase||Hatchback: 2,641 mm (104.0 in)|
Coupe: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Estate: 2,703 mm (106.4 in)
|Length||Hatchback: 4,295 mm (169.1 in)|
Coupe: 4,299 mm (169.3 in)
Estate: 4,559 mm (179.5 in)
|Height||Hatchback: 1,471 mm (57.9 in)|
Coupe: 1,423 mm (56.0 in)
Estate: 1,507 mm (59.3 in)
The third generation was launched in the end of 2008, to keep the range competitive. In October 2008, both the five door hatchback and Mégane Coupé were officially put on sale. The two models have different designs; the Coupé has a sporty design, while the five door model is more conservative. No automatic transmission is offered, with it being replaced by a continuously variable transmission.
In June 2009, a five door estate version was introduced, and was named the Sport Tourer. Another addition to the range came in the form of the Coupé Cabriolet in June 2010. That year also saw the addition of a 1.4 L turbocharged engine being added to the range.
Production of the Mégane's saloon derivative, the Fluence, began in Argentina in 2011, at the firm's Córdoba plant. The Mégane III was also made available for sale in Argentina that year, but was produced in Turkey, and imported into the country. In Brazil, the Fluence replaced the Mégane in Renault's lineup from 2011 onwards.
In 2012, the Mégane III underwent its first facelift, which also introduced three new engines; a 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine, a new 110 hp (112 PS; 82 kW) version of the 1.5 L dCi engine, and a new 1.6 L dCi engine.
Another facelift followed for 2014, with a more powerful 128 hp (130 PS; 95 kW) version of the 1.2 L turbocharged engine going on sale, whilst the styling of the hatchback, coupé and estate versions was updated to match Renault's new model range.
Later that year, a 220 hp (223 PS; 164 kW) version of the 2.0 L turbocharged petrol engine was added to the range.
|Model||Displacement||Type code||Power||Torque||Top speed||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (s)|
|1.2 TCe 115 Stop & Start||1,198 cc (73.1 cu in)||H5Ft||115 PS (113 hp; 85 kW) @ 4500 rpm||190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) @ 2000 rpm||190 km/h (118 mph)||10.9|
|1.2 TCe 130 Stop & Start||1,198 cc (73.1 cu in)||H5Ft||130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW) @ 5500 rpm||205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) @ 2000 rpm||200 km/h (124 mph)||9.6|
|1.4 TCe 130||1,397 cc (85.3 cu in)||H4J||130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW) @ 5500 rpm||190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) @ 2250 rpm||200 km/h (124 mph)||9.6|
|1.6 VVT 100||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||K4M||100 PS (99 hp; 74 kW) @ 5500 rpm||148 N⋅m (109 lb⋅ft) @ 4250 rpm||190 km/h (118 mph)||10.9|
|1.6 VVT 110||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||K4M||112 PS (110 hp; 82 kW) @ 6000 rpm||151 N⋅m (111 lb⋅ft) @ 4250 rpm||195 km/h (121 mph)||10.5|
|1.6 112 CVT||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||HR16DE||114 PS (112 hp; 84 kW) @ 6000 rpm||152 N⋅m (112 lb⋅ft) @ 4250 rpm||210 km/h (130 mph)||11.0|
|2.0 16v CVT||1,997 cc (121.9 cu in)||M4R||143 PS (141 hp; 105 kW) @ 6000 rpm||195 N⋅m (144 lb⋅ft) @ 3750 rpm||195 km/h (121 mph)||10.3|
|2.0 TCe 180||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW) @ 5500 rpm||300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) @ 2250 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.8|
|2.0 TCe 220||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||220 PS (217 hp; 162 kW) @ 5500 rpm||340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) @ 2400 rpm||240 km/h (149 mph)||7.6|
|2.0 Turbo RS 250||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||250 PS (247 hp; 184 kW) @ 5500 rpm||340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) @ 3000 rpm||250 km/h (155 mph)||6.1|
|2.0 Turbo RS 265||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||265 PS (261 hp; 195 kW) @ 5500 rpm||360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) @ 3000 rpm||255 km/h (158 mph)||6.0|
|2.0 Turbo RS 275||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||275 PS (271 hp; 202 kW) @ 5500 rpm||360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) @ 3000 rpm||255 km/h (158 mph)||6.0|
|2.0 Turbo RS 275 Trophy-R||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)||F4RT||275 PS (271 hp; 202 kW) @ 5500 rpm||360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) @ 3000 rpm||255 km/h (158 mph)||5.8|
|1.5 dCi 85||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||85 PS (84 hp; 63 kW) @ 3750 rpm||200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||175 km/h (109 mph)||12.9|
|1.5 dCi 90 FAP||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||90 PS (89 hp; 66 kW) @ 4000 rpm||200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||180 km/h (112 mph)||12.5|
|1.5 dCi 105||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||105 PS (104 hp; 77 kW) @ 4000 rpm||240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||190 km/h (118 mph)||10.9|
|1.5 dCi 110 FAP||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||110 PS (108 hp; 81 kW) @ 4000 rpm||240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||190 km/h (118 mph)||12.3|
|1.5 Energy dCi 110||1,461 cc (89.2 cu in)||K9K||110 PS (108 hp; 81 kW) @ 4000 rpm||260 N⋅m (192 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||190 km/h (118 mph)||12.1|
|1.6 dCi 130 FAP Stop & Start||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||R9M||130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW) @ 4000 rpm||320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||200 km/h (124 mph)||9.8|
|1.9 dCi 130 FAP||1,870 cc (114.1 cu in)||F9Q||130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW) @ 3750 rpm||300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) @ 1750 rpm||210 km/h (130 mph)||9.5|
|2.0 dCi 150 FAP||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||M9R||150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW) @ 3750 rpm||360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) @ 2000 rpm||210 km/h (130 mph)||9.2|
|2.0 dCi 160 FAP||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||M9R||160 PS (158 hp; 118 kW) @ 3750 rpm||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) @ 2000 rpm||220 km/h (137 mph)||8.5|
Mégane IV (2016–present)Edit
|Also called||Renault Mégane Grand Coupe (Saloon)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Renault CMF platform (CMF-CD)|
|Engine||1.6 L SCe115 (Petrol)|
1.2 L TCe130 (Turbo Petrol)
1.5 L dCi90 / dCi110 (Turbo Diesel)
1.6 L dCi130 (Turbo Diesel)
1.6 L TCe205 (turbo petrol)
1.8 L TCe280 (turbo petrol)
RS Trophy Version:
1.8 L TCe300 (turbo petrol)
|Wheelbase||Hatchback: 2,669 mm (105.1 in)|
Sedan: 2,711 mm (106.7 in)
|Length||Hatchback: 4,359 mm (171.6 in)|
Sedan: 4,632 mm (182.4 in)
|Width||Sedan & Hatchback: 1,814 mm (71.4 in)|
|Height||Hatchback: 1,447 mm (57.0 in)|
Sedan: 1,443 mm (56.8 in)
|Predecessor||Renault Fluence (in some markets)|
The fourth generation Mégane was launched at the September 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales starting in July 2016. It uses the CMF-CD platform developed by Renault and Nissan. The Mégane IV follows the latest design language, which has been seen on the Clio IV, Captur, Espace V and Talisman.
The fourth generation Mégane is larger and lower than its predecessor. The suspension is made of MacPherson struts on the front and a torsion beam on the rear. Brakes are discs on both axles. The driver can select between five driving modes that change the car set up.
Most Mégane's models have a head up display and a seven inch screen (replaced with an 8.7 inch touchscreen in some trim levels).
Options include adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed limit warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic headlights, reversing camera, parking sensors and a hands free parking system.
Speaking about the car, Renault's chief designer Laurens van den Acker said, "Renault can produce cars with a Latin skin and a German heart". It has nine engines available (four petrol and five diesel) with power outputs between 89 hp (65 kW) and 202 hp (149 kW).
The Mégane GT is a high performance version with 1.6 litre I4 diesel and petrol powertrains. As standard, it incorporates a four-wheel steering system (4Control) and dual-clutch automatic gearbox with optional paddle shifting. It also has a slightly different design for the interior and the exterior.
The Renault Mégane Sedan, launched in July 2016, resembles the Talisman, but with the front section of the Mégane IV hatchback and a fastback like sloping roofline. It has more space for the back seat passengers than the hatchback and a larger boot, with a theoretical volume of 508 decimetres.
It is sold on the African continent, the United Arab Emirates, various Eastern Asian and Australia markets. Within Europe, it is be offered in several countries including Turkey, Italy, Poland, Romania and Ireland, but not in France or the United Kingdom.
Depending on the market, there are two petrol engines and three diesel engines offered, with power outputs ranging from 90 to 130 bhp. Only the mid range engine is suitable to be matched with the dual clutch six speed transmission.
All electric versionEdit
The electric version of the Mégane saloon that Renault is building will come with a lifetime warranty, and payment will follow the model established by the mobile-phone industry. After buying the car, owners will subscribe to a battery replacement and charging plan based on their anticipated mileage.
Recharging was to be done at one of 500,000 spots that Project Better Place was to build and maintain; however, a new alternative will need to be sought, due to the filing of bankruptcy on 26 May 2013 by Project Better Place.
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