Renault Sport has unveiled the new Renault Mégane R.S. at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.
It is the first model in its segment to feature four-wheel steering, maximising agility.
An all-new 1.8-litre 280PS engine has been developed for the car, which can be combined with a manual or automatic gearbox.
This engine emits 155g/km of CO2 while combined-cycle fuel consumption stands at 41mpg.
The optional automatic transmission features paddle shifters and a launch control system.
Buyers can choose from two chassis options: Sport or Cup with the latter featuring a limited slip differential.
By the end of 2018 a 300PS Trophy version will also be available
An on-board telemetry system, R.S. Monitor, features new graphics and is more user-friendly, with a choice of two configurations:
- R.S. Monitor displays the driver’s performance in real time on the R-LINK 2 screen.
- R.S. Monitor Expert provides drivers with the opportunity to connect a camera (either an independent camera or their smartphone camera) to film their drive. They can then play back and analyse their run thanks to the incorporation of performance data in the image. They can even share the film on social media.
There is a bespoke website for Renault Sport customers and R.S. Replay allows owners to engage with other members of the Renault Sport community by uploading their recordings, playing them back and comparing runs.
Now a five-door hatchback, the Renault Mégane R.S. is even more suited to everyday use, while losing nothing of its dynamic, sporty character.
A suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and a reversing camera to allow it to be driven in all types of situations.
The car is expected to go on sale in Spring 2018.