Renault Mégane

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Renault Mégane
Renault Mégane III Fünftürer Phase I.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 1995–present
Designer Patrick le Quément
Body and chassis
Class British: Small family car
European: C-segment
Layout FF layout
Chronology
Predecessor Renault 19
Successor Renault Fluence (for saloon)

The Renault Mégane is a small family car (C-segment in Europe) produced by the French automaker Renault since 1995. It is offered in 3- and 5-door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles. The Renault Scénic (launched in 1996) is the first modern compact MPV to be built in Europe[citation needed], and is based on the Mégane floorpan.

Mégane I (1996–2003)[edit]

Mégane I
Renault Megane front 20080104.jpg
Overview
Also called Renault Mégane Classic (Saloon)
Production 1995–2002
1999–2009 (Colombia)
1996–2009 (Argentina)
Assembly Bursa, Turkey (Oyak-Renault)
Envigado, Colombia (Sofasa)
Córdoba, Argentina (Renault Argentina)
Douai, France
Palencia, Spain (Renault Spain)
Moscow, Russia (Avtoframos)
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Jakarta, Indonesia (Auto Euro)
Haren-Vilvoorde, Belgium (RIB)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door saloon
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
2-door coupé
2-door convertible
5-door estate (LHD only)
Related Renault Scénic
Renault 19
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
1.9 L I4 Diesel
2.0 L I4
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
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)

The Mégane I was unveiled in the autumn of 1995, 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, and at the Spanish plant of Palencia.

Safety was a key focus of the Megane I, Renault's first car reflecting their new focus of selling on safety. It featured a pillar-mounted 3-point seatbelt for the middle-rear occupant (replacing the common 'lap strap'), standard front belt pre-tensioners and load limiters, driver's airbag and an impressive safety structure – a specification ahead of most rivals in 1995. Some features, such as the 3-point middle belt, had debuted on the Renault 19 safety concept vehicle (and in fact this feature entered production on the Renault Laguna before the Megane). 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 Megane I achieved a best-in-class 4-star crash test rating in the 1998 round of testing by Euro NCAP.

1996 saw the introduction of the Mégane Scénic compact MPV.

Power came from the Renault E-type ("Energy") engine in 1.4 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 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 Renault sport 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 trim specification levels were: RN, RT and RXE.

Renault considered the estate version of the Mégane to be built in RHD, but it never proceeded to production. The reason it wasn't put in production was that Renault feared that an estate would take too much market share from the Scénic. When the Mégane II was released in the United Kingdom, the estate variant was priced, along with the rest of the line.

1999–2002 Renault Mégane
Pre-facelift (UK-spec) Mégane

Facelift[edit]

A mild facelift in the spring of 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 Megane II line at a considerably lower price until 2009.

South America[edit]

In countries such as Venezuela and Colombia, the Mégane I was available until 2010 sold as a Sedan. It features the LA04 engine (16 valve, 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 Colombia, it was only available in one version: Unique, with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic one. It was equipped with ABS, frontal airbags, foglights, leather seats, electric mirrors and electric windows. In Argentina, not all versions included features such as electric windows, electric mirrors or airbags.

Trim specification levels

The following specification levels cover the Hatchback bodystyle only. The Estate, Classic (sedan), Coupé and Cabriolet had slightly different trim specification levels.

  • Freeway: Authentique, Expression, Expression Plus
  • Sport: Sport, Dynamique, Dynamique Plus
  • Elegance: Privilege, Privilege Plus

Engines[edit]

1999–2003 Renault Mégane Convertible
Mégane TC2000 racing car in 2006
Renault Mégane Coupé
Model Displacement (cc) Power Top Speed 0–100 km/h(s)
1.4 Eco 8v 1390 70 PS (51 kW) 168 km/h (104 mph) 14.5
1.4 8v 1390 75 PS (55 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 14.3
1.4 8v 1390 75 PS (55 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 13.8
1.4 16v 1390 95 PS (70 kW) 184 km/h (114 mph) 11.8
1.6 8v K7M 1598 75 PS (55 kW) 175 km/h (109 mph) 12.9
1.6 8v K7M 1598 90 PS (66 kW) 184 km/h (114 mph) 11.5
1.6 16v 1598 110 PS (81 kW) 195 km/h (121 mph) 9.8
1.8 16v 1783 115 PS (85 kW) 199 km/h (124 mph) 9.0
2.0 8v 1998 115 PS (85 kW) 197 km/h (122 mph) 9.7
2.0 16v 1998 150 PS (110 kW) 215 km/h (134 mph) 8.6
2.0 16v IDE 1998 140 PS (103 kW) 213 km/h (132 mph) 8.6
1.9 8v D 1870 65 PS (48 kW) 160 km/h (99 mph) 16.5
1.9 8v D 1870 65 PS (48 kW) 158 km/h (98 mph) 17.8
1.9 8v dT 1870 95 PS (70 kW) 180 km/h (112 mph) 12.3
1.9 8v dTi 1870 100 PS (74 kW) 183 km/h (114 mph) 12.3
1.9 8v dTi 1870 80 PS (59 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 13.8
1.9 8v dCi 1870 102 PS (75 kW) 188 km/h (117 mph) 11.5
1.9 8v dCi 1870 90 PS (66 kW) 174 km/h (108 mph) 12.9

Maxi Mégane[edit]

Renault Maxi Mégane
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Overview
Manufacturer Renault Sport
Assembly France
Body and chassis
Class Group A7 then A7K
Body style Coupé 2 Door
Layout FF layout
Platform Renault Mégane I
Related Renault Megane I
Powertrain
Engine l4 F7R710
Transmission FFD transverse 7-type sequential
Dimensions
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)
Chronology
Predecessor Renault Clio Williams Maxi
Successor Renault Clio S1600

During the 1990s Renault Sport developed a rally car derived to meet 2 litre regulations for a Kit Car. The Maxi Megane officially represented the brand in French Championship rallies in 1996 and 1997 with drivers like Philippe Bugalski, Jean Ragnotti or Serge Jordan . After the removal of the official team, many private pilots continued to use this car. It was also used in the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup, which Renault won in 1999.[1]

Engines:

Model Displacement (cc) Power Torque
2.0 16v F7R710 1995 285 PS (210 kW) 360 Nm

Results[edit]

No. Event Season Driver Co-driver
1 France 40ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France 1996 France Philippe Bugalski France Jean-Paul Chiaroni


Mégane II (2002–2008)[edit]

Mégane II
Renault Mégane II Facelift front 20091206.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Yulon
Pars Khodro
Production 2002–2008
2003–2008 (Taiwan)
2006–2010 (Brazil Sedan)
2006–2012 (Brazil estate)
continues in Iran
Assembly Bursa, Turkey (Oyak-Renault)
Tehran, Iran (Pars Khodro)
Douai, France
Palencia, Spain (Renault Spain)
Curitiba, Brazil (Renault do Brasil)
Miaoli, Taiwan (Yulon)
Jakarta, Indonesia (Auto Euro)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door estate
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
2-door convertible
Platform Nissan C platform
Related Nissan X-Trail
Mégane Renault Sport
Renault Scénic
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Qashqai
Renault Koleos
Nissan Lafesta
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
2.0 L I4
1.5 L Diesel I4
1.9 L Diesel I4
2.0 L Diesel I4
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Dimensions
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)
Renault Mégane Rear
Mégane's gauges.

The Mégane II was launched in September 2002,[2] 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,[3] fighting off stiff competition from Japan's Mazda 6 and PSA's Citroën C3, and achieved a 5-star safety rating in the EuroNCAP crash tests,[4] 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 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 4-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.

Mégane RS[edit]

The RenaultSport (RS) versions of the 3-door and 5-door Megane 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.

Facelift[edit]

The model was revised in 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.[5] Also, the Nissan Sentra B16 is based on the 2006 platform of the Renault Megane's bicorp.

Engines[edit]

Model Displacement (cc) Type code Power Top Speed 0–100 km/h(s)
1.4 16v Mk 2 1390 K4J-732 80 hp (60 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 13.5
1.4 16v Mk 2 1390 K4J 98 PS (72 kW) 183 km/h (114 mph) 12.5
1.6 16v Mk 2 1598 K4M 116 PS (85 kW) 195 km/h (121 mph) 10.8
2.0 16v Mk 2 1998 F4R 136 PS (100 kW) 205 km/h (127 mph) 9.6
2.0 16v Turbo Mk 2 1998 F4RT 165 PS (121 kW) 220 km/h (137 mph) 8.3
2.0 16v Turbo RenaultSport Mk 2 1998 F4RT 225 PS (165 kW) 236 km/h (147 mph) 6.5
1.5 8v dCi Mk 2 1461 80 PS (59 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 14.3
1.5 8v dCi facelift Mk 2 1461 K9K 86 PS (63 kW) 174 km/h (108 mph) 12.7
1.5 8v dCi Mk 2 1461 100 PS (74 kW) 181 km/h (112 mph) 12.8
1.5 8v dCi facelift Mk 2 1461 106 PS (78 kW) 185 km/h (115 mph) 11.1
1.9 8v dCi Mk 2 1870 F9Q 120 PS (88 kW) 196 km/h (122 mph) 10.5
1.9 8v dCi facelift Mk 2 1870 130 PS (96 kW) 200 km/h (124 mph) 9.0
2.0 16v dCi facelift Mk 2 1995 150 PS (110 kW) 210 km/h (130 mph) 8.7
2.0 16v dCi RenaultSport Mk 2 1995 175 PS (129 kW) 221 km/h (137 mph) 8.5

Sales[edit]

During its first full year of sales, the Mégane II topped the French sales charts, with 198,874 registered in 2003.[6] 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.[7]

Long-term quality issues[edit]

In 2010 it was reported that the Megane II had the highest rate of MOT failures in the UK for cars first taking the test in 2007.[8] While in German ADAC breakdown statistics, the Megane scored very well, surpassing such cars as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Opel/Vauxhall Astra. The 2008 model achieved third place in its class after the BMW 1 and Audi A3.[9]

Mégane III (2008–present)[edit]

Mégane III
Renault Mégane III Phase I Fünftürer Dynamique Perlmuttschwarz.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2008–present
Assembly Bursa, Turkey (Oyak-Renault)
Douai, France (Megane CC)
Palencia, Spain (Renault Spain)
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 5-door hatchback
3-door shooting brake
2-door convertible
5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine,
Transverse engine,
Front-wheel drive
Platform Renault/Nissan C platform
Related Mégane Renault Sport
Renault Fluence
Renault Samsung SM3
Renault Scénic
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Qashqai
Renault Koleos
Nissan Lafesta
Nissan X-Trail
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L I4 K4M
1.4 L I4 TCe
2.0 L I4 M4R
2.0 L I4 TCe
2.0 L I4 RS
1.5 L I4 dCi
1.9 L I4 dCi
2.0 L I4 dCi
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
CVT
6-speed EDC (only dCi 110 FAP)[10]
Dimensions
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)
Width Hatchback: 1,808 mm (71.2 in)
Coupe & Estate: 1,804 mm (71.0 in)
Height Hatchback: 1,471 mm (57.9 in)
Coupe: 1,423 mm (56.0 in)
Estate: 1,507 mm (59.3 in)
Renault Mégane RS

The third generation was launched in late 2008 to keep the range competitive.

In September 2008, both the 5-door hatchback and Mégane Coupé were presented officially.[11] The two models have different designs, the Coupé having a sporty design while the 5-door model is more conservative. No automatic transmission is offered, replaced by a continuously variable transmission in this generation. The Coupé can be considered as a shooting brake due to its coupé-like design.

The phase I version of the Mégane II was infamous for reliability issues, especially with the engine management system. The manufacturer claims to have spent much more time[specify] and mileage testing the new model which is therefore expected to have improved reliability.[citation needed]

This generation will not be produced in Latin America although the sedan version Fluence will be made in Argentina (since October 2010) and sold in addition to the hatchback version (except Brazil where only the Fluence is available). In Argentina, the Megane III is directly imported from Turkey and sold alongside the Renault Fluence, but the Mégane III RS was imported from France.

The Facelift model (sometimes also called Collection 2012) was released in early 2012 and in the Argentinian market launched in 2013. It introduced front LED daylights (except in the lowest trim version), a slightly modified front grille with more chrome and black inserts, and a new alloy wheel collection.

Engines[edit]

Renault Mégane police car.
Petrol engine
Model Displacement Type Transmission Power Torque
1.2 TCe 115 Facelift Stop & Start 1198 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 115 PS (85 kW) @ 4500 rpm 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm
1.6 VVT 100 1598 cc DOHC 16v Manual 5 spd 100 PS (74 kW) @ 5500 rpm 148 N·m (109 lb·ft) @ 4250 rpm
1.6 VVT 110 1598 cc DOHC 16v Manual 6 spd 110 PS (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm 151 N·m (111 lb·ft) @ 4250 rpm
1.4 TCe 130 1397 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 130 PS (96 kW) @ 5500 rpm 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) @ 2250 rpm
2.0 16v CVT 1997 cc DOHC 16v CVT 143 PS (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 195 N·m (144 lb·ft) @ 3750 rpm
2.0 TCe 180 1998 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 180 PS (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) @ 2250 rpm
2.0 Turbo RS 1998 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 250 PS (184 kW) @ 5500 rpm 340 N·m (251 lb·ft) @ 3000 rpm
2.0 Turbo RS 1998 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 265 PS (195 kW) @ 5500 rpm 360 N·m (266 lb·ft) @ 3000 rpm
Diesel engine
1.5 dCi 85 1461 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 5 spd 85 PS (63 kW) @ 3750 rpm 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.5 dCi 90 FAP 1461 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 5 spd 90 PS (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.5 dCi 105 1461 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 6 spd 105 PS (77 kW) @ 4000 rpm 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.5 dCi 110 FAP 1461 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 6 spd 110 PS (81 kW) @ 4000 rpm 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.5 Energy dCi 110 1461 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 6 spd 110 PS (81 kW) @ 4000 rpm 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.6 dCi 130 FAP Facelift Stop & Start 1598 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 130 PS (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.9 dCi 130 FAP 1870 cc SOHC 8v Turbo Manual 6 spd 130 PS (96 kW) @ 3750 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
2.0 dCi 150 FAP 1995 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Auto 6 spd 150 PS (110 kW) @ 3750 rpm 360 N·m (266 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm
2.0 dCi 160 FAP 1995 cc DOHC 16v Turbo Manual 6 spd 160 PS (118 kW) @ 3750 rpm 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm

Performance[edit]

Petrol engine
Model Top speed 0–100 km/h 1000 m from rest Fuel consumption (combined) CO2 emissions
1.2 TCe 115 Facelift Stop & Start 190 km/h (118 mph) 10,9 s 32,2 s 5.3 L/100 km (53 mpg-imp; 44 mpg-US) 119 g/km
1.6 VVT 100 190 km/h (118 mph) 10,9 s 32,4 s 6.7 L/100 km (42 mpg-imp; 35 mpg-US) 159 g/km
1.6 VVT 110 195 km/h (121 mph) 10,5 s 31,9 s 6.9 L/100 km (41 mpg-imp; 34 mpg-US) 162 g/km
1.4 TCe 130 200 km/h (124 mph) 9,6 s 30,8 s 6.6 L/100 km (43 mpg-imp; 36 mpg-US) 153 g/km
2.0 16v CVT 195 km/h (121 mph) 10,3 s 31,9 s 7.4 L/100 km (38 mpg-imp; 32 mpg-US) 174 g/km
2.0 TCe 180 230 km/h (143 mph) 7,8 s 28,5 s 7.6 L/100 km (37 mpg-imp; 31 mpg-US) 178 g/km
2.0 Turbo RS 250 km/h (155 mph) 6,1 s 25,7 s 8.2 L/100 km (34 mpg-imp; 29 mpg-US) 195 g/km
Diesel engine
1.5 dCi 85 175 km/h (109 mph) 12,9 s 34,9 s 4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg-imp; 52 mpg-US) 118 g/km
1.5 dCi 90 FAP 180 km/h (112 mph) 12,5 s 34,5 s 4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg-imp; 52 mpg-US) 118 g/km
1.5 dCi 105 190 km/h (118 mph) 10,9 s 32,4 s 4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg-imp; 52 mpg-US) 120 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 FAP 190 km/h (118 mph) 12.3 s 33.4 s 4.6 L/100 km (61 mpg-imp; 51 mpg-US) 106 g/km
1.5 Energy dCi 110 190 km/h (118 mph) 12,1 s 33,5 s 3.5 L/100 km (81 mpg-imp; 67 mpg-US) 90 g/km
1.6 dCi 130 FAP Facelift Stop & Start 200 km/h (124 mph) 9,8 s 31,1 s 4.0 L/100 km (71 mpg-imp; 59 mpg-US) 104 g/km
1.9 dCi 130 FAP 210 km/h (130 mph) 9,5 s 30,5 s 5.1 L/100 km (55 mpg-imp; 46 mpg-US) 134 g/km
2.0 dCi 150 FAP Auto 210 km/h (130 mph) 9,2 s 30,2 s 6.6 L/100 km (43 mpg-imp; 36 mpg-US) 175 g/km
2.0 dCi 160 FAP 220 km/h (137 mph) 8,5 s 29,5 s 5.9 L/100 km (48 mpg-imp; 40 mpg-US) 155 g/km

Braking system: ABS Bosch 8.0 (TEVES MK60 for RS version), Electronic brake distribution, Braking Assistance System are standard.

  • Front ventilated discs 280 mm / Rear plain discs 260 mm: 1.6 VVT 100, 1.6 VVT 110, 1.4 TCe 130, 2.0 16v CVT, 2.0 TCe 180, 1.5 dCi 85, 1.5 dCi 90 FAP, 1.5 dCi 105, 1.5 dCi 110 FAP, 1.9 dCi 130 FAP.
  • Front ventilated discs 296 mm / Rear plain discs 260 mm: 2.0 dCi 150 FAP Auto, 2.0 dCi 160 FAP, 2.0 TCe 180.
  • Front ventilated discs 340 mm / Rear vent. discs 290 mm: 2.0 Turbo RS.

Wheels and tyres (standard):

  • 195/65 R15: 1.6 VVT 100, 1.6 VVT 110, 1.5 dCi 85, 1.5 dCi 90 FAP.
  • 205/55 R16: 1.4 TCe 130, 2.0 16v CVT, 1.5 dCi 105, 1.5 dCi 110 FAP.
  • 205/50 R17: 1.9 dCi 130 FAP.
  • 225/45 R17: 2.0 TCe 180 (until 2010), 2.0 dCi 160, 2.0 dCi 150 FAP Auto.
  • 225/40 R18: 2.0 Turbo RS, 2.0 TCe 180 (since 2010)
  • 235/40 R18: 2.0 Turbo RS with Cup chassis. (235/35 R19 optional)

Weight:

  • 1.6 VVT 100 (hatch): 1,205 kg (2,657 lb)
  • 1.6 VVT 110 (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,205 kg (2,657 lb) / 1,215 kg (2,679 lb) / 1,275 kg (2,811 lb)
  • 1.4 TCe 130 (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,210 kg (2,670 lb) / 1,210 kg (2,670 lb) / 1,285 kg (2,833 lb)
  • 2.0 16v CVT (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,275 kg (2,811 lb) / 1,281 kg (2,824 lb) / 1,335 kg (2,943 lb)
  • 2.0 TCe 180 (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,310 kg (2,890 lb) / 1,320 kg (2,910 lb) / 1,391 kg (3,067 lb)
  • 2.0 RS Turbo (coupe): 1,387 kg (3,058 lb)
  • 1.5 dCi 85 (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,205 kg (2,657 lb) / 1,210 kg (2,670 lb) / 1,289 kg (2,842 lb)
  • 1.5 dCi 90 FAP (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,210 kg (2,670 lb) / 1,220 kg (2,690 lb) / 1,307 kg (2,881 lb)
  • 1.5 dCi 105 (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,210 kg (2,670 lb) / 1,220 kg (2,690 lb) / 1,307 kg (2,881 lb)
  • 1.5 dCi 110 FAP (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,230 kg (2,710 lb) / 1,230 kg (2,710 lb) / 1,320 kg (2,910 lb)
  • 1.9 dCi 130 FAP (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,320 kg (2,910 lb) / 1,320 kg (2,910 lb) / 1,366 kg (3,012 lb)
  • 2.0 dCi 150 FAP (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,400 kg (3,100 lb) / 1,409 kg (3,106 lb) / 1,449 kg (3,194 lb)
  • 2.0 dCi 160 FAP (coupe/hatch/wagon): 1,380 kg (3,040 lb) / 1,384 kg (3,051 lb) / 1,424 kg (3,139 lb)

All-electric version[edit]

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.[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ "First details of new Renault Mégane". archive.cardesignnews.com. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Rewind to 2003: Renault Megane.". Quicks. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Renault Megane". euroncap.com. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Renault Megane gets face-lift for 2006". whatcar.com. Retrieved 3 July 2007. 
  6. ^ Auto Motor und Sport Heft 4 Seite 10. Stuttgart. 2004. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Megane tops MOT failure chart". Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link] Megane ADAC report
  10. ^ "Renault to offer six-speed efficient dual clutch transmission on all Megane models". Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  11. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ [4][dead link]

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