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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, and was the successor to the Renault 19. The Mégane has been offered in 3- and 5-door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles at various points in its lifetime, and has been through three generations. The first generation was largely based on its predecessor, the 19, and utilized modified versions of that car's drivetrain and chassis. In 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 5-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.

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)
Designer Patrick Le Quément 1991, 1992[1]
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door saloon
3-door coupé
5-door hatchback
2-door convertible
5-door estate (LHD only)
Related Renault Scénic
Renault 19
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 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 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 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.

The estate version of the original Mégane was only available in left-hand-drive form.

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 Type code Power Top Speed 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (s)
1.4 Eco 8v 1,390 cc (84.8 cu in) E7J 70 PS (51 kW) 168 km/h (104 mph) 14.5
1.4 8v 1,390 cc (84.8 cu in) E7J 75 PS (55 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 14.3
1.4 8v 1,390 cc (84.8 cu in) E7J 75 PS (55 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 13.8
1.4 16v 1,390 cc (84.8 cu in) K4J 95 PS (70 kW) 184 km/h (114 mph) 11.8
1.6 8v 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) K7M 75 PS (55 kW) 175 km/h (109 mph) 12.9
1.6 8v 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) K7M 90 PS (66 kW) 184 km/h (114 mph) 11.5
1.6 16v 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) K7M 110 PS (81 kW) 195 km/h (121 mph) 9.8
2.0 8v 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) F3R 115 PS (85 kW) 197 km/h (122 mph) 9.7
2.0 16v 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) F7R 150 PS (110 kW) 215 km/h (134 mph) 8.6
2.0 16v IDE 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) F5R 140 PS (103 kW) 213 km/h (132 mph) 8.6
1.9 8v D 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 65 PS (48 kW) 160 km/h (99 mph) 16.5
1.9 8v D 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 65 PS (48 kW) 158 km/h (98 mph) 17.8
1.9 8v dT 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 95 PS (70 kW) 180 km/h (112 mph) 12.3
1.9 8v dTi 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 100 PS (74 kW) 183 km/h (114 mph) 12.3
1.9 8v dTi 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 80 PS (59 kW) 170 km/h (106 mph) 13.8
1.9 8v dCi 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 102 PS (75 kW) 188 km/h (117 mph) 11.5
1.9 8v dCi 1,870 cc (114.1 cu in) F9Q 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 F2 Kit Car
Body style 3-door coupé
Layout FF layout
Platform Renault Mégane I
Related Renault Megane I
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L I4 F7R710
Transmission 7-speed sequential manual
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

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 a F2 version of the Mégane in 1996. 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 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.[2] 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);[3] but it also helped Renault to the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup of Manufacturer's title in 1999.[4] In lower-level competitions, Renault took back-to-back manufacturer's and driver's titles in the British Rally Championship in 1998 and 1999,[5][6] whilst they also took the European Rally Championship in 1999.[7]

A privately-entered Maxi Mégane at the 2006 Rallye des Côtes de Garonne, driven by Pierre Mainvielle.


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,[8] 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,[9] 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,[10] 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.[11] Also, the Nissan Sentra B16 is based on the 2006 platform of the Renault Megane's bicorp.

Engines[edit]

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 116 PS (114 hp; 85 kW) 195 km/h (121 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

Sales[edit]

During its first full year of sales, the Mégane II topped the French sales charts, with 198,874 registered in 2003.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15]

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)
Moscow, Russia (Avtoframos)
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 5-door hatchback
3-door coupé
2-door coupé cabriolet
5-door estate
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 1.2 L I4 D4FT
1.4 L I4 H4J
1.5 L I4 diesel K9K
1.6 L I4 K4M
1.6 L I4 diesel R9M
1.9 L I4 diesel F9Q
2.0 L I4 M4R
2.0 L I4 diesel M9R
2.0 L I4 F4RT
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
CVT
6-speed EDC (only dCi 110 FAP)[16]
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 October 2008, both the 5-door hatchback and Mégane Coupé were officially put on sale.[17] 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, with it being replaced by a continuously variable transmission. In 2009, a 5-door estate version was introduced, and was named the Sport Tourer.[18] Another addition to the range came in the form of the Coupé Cabriolet in 2010.[19] That year also saw the addition of a 1.4 L turbocharged engine being added to the range.[20]

Production of the Mégane's saloon derivative, the Fluence, commenced in Argentina in 2011, at the firm's Córdoba plant.[21] The Mégane III was also made available for sale in Argentina that year, but was produced in Turkey, and imported into the country.[21] In Brazil, the Fluence replaced the Megane in Renault's lineup from 2011 onwards.[22]

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.[23] Another facelift followed for 2014,[24] 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.[25] Later that year, a 220 hp (223 PS; 164 kW) version of the 2.0 L turbocharged petrol engine was added to the range.[26]

Engines[edit]

Renault Mégane police car.
Petrol engine
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) D4FT 115 PS (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) D4FT 130 PS (96 kW) @ 5500 rpm 205 N·m (151 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm 200 km/h (124 mph) 10.7
1.4 TCe 130 1,397 cc (85.3 cu in) H4J 130 PS (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 (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 110 PS (81 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(Egypt)] 114 PS (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (202 kW) @ 5500 rpm 360 N·m (266 lb·ft) @ 3000 rpm 255 km/h (158 mph) 5.8
Diesel engine
1.5 dCi 85 1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) K9K 85 PS (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (118 kW) @ 3750 rpm 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm 220 km/h (137 mph) 8.5

All-electric version[edit]

Main article: Renault Z.E.

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.[27]

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