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Renault Sport Mégane

It’s a five-door hatchback like no other – the Renault Sport Mégane.

Drawing inspiration from the current Renault Mégane model and from Renault’s Formula 1 experience, Renault Sport has transformed the Mégane into a new benchmark for the genuinely hot hatch. Expressing its sporting credentials in every line, the Renault Mégane RS takes agility, efficiency and driving enjoyment to new heights. It’s only right that the Mégane RS is the first road-going Renault to bear the new logo of Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars. Discover unrivalled driving pleasure from Renault Sport by registering your interest.

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Renault Sport Mégane F1 Car

It’s like Formula 1 in a road car

The 2018 Renault Sport Mégane has been designed to stand out. With 60mm wider wings at the front and 45mm wider at the back than the Mégane GT, the solid stance of the Mégane RS is further emphasised by new 18” or 19” wheels. Renault motorsport comes to the road in this Mégane with its wide air intake, diamond grid pattern front grille and the Formula 1-style blade in the new front bumper. RS Vision is Renault Sport’s lighting system. The chequered flag shape sits in the front bumper and offers fog lights, cornering lights and headlights of exceptionally high performance to match the speed and performance of this Mégane.


Along the side, a black blade runs from front to back along the bottom edge, giving the Renault Sport Mégane a motorsport-inspired, flat-floor look. Creating extra downforce is a new lip spoiler at the rear and there’s also a working diffuser to prevent lift at speed. The exhaust pipe sits in the centre and comes in a prismatic finish. Using the same advanced paint technology as is used in the Renault Sport Liquid Yellow finish, with its unique sheen, there’s a new colour specifically formulated for the 2018 Renault Sport Mégane – Volcanic Orange.

Renault Sport Mégane Interior

What’s inside?

The sports front seats with their integrated head restraints tell you what the Mégane RS is all about. Internally the colour scheme is charcoal grey with red top-stitching, and you can choose either carbon fibre weave or Alcantara upholstery. Aluminium features for the pedals and the gear lever.

Renault Sport Mégane Engines

What’s underneath?

The 2018 Renault Sport Mégane comes with a choice of two chassis versions: the Cup chassis and the Sport chassis. Unique to the Mégane RS in its segment are two technologies, specially developed by Renault Sport. 4CONTROL brings four-wheel steering to make tight and high-speed cornering exceptionally stable and agile. Front and rear hydraulic compression stops improve chassis efficiency on the Cup chassis and dramatically increase comfort on the Sport chassis. The Cup chassis also benefits from the Torsen limited slip differential, increasing traction and allowing higher speeds during cornering. Completely redesigned for the 2018 version is the PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension, making it stiffer and compatible with the new steering geometry.

Renault Sport Mégane Power

Powered by…

There’s an all-new turbocharged, direct fuel injection, 1.8-litre engine. Producing up to 280hp, the Renault Mégane RS can generate 390Nm of torque and it’s available from 2,400rpm all the way up to 5,000rpm. What’s more, in spite of all that power, the new engine can make some 41mpg look easy and it emits only 155g/km of CO2 emissions, representing a significant 11% reduction on the previous model. Renault Sport Racing Formula 1 and Renault Sport Cars engineers made all this possible, following painstaking work on the cylinder head.

Two transmissions are available: a six-speed manual and a six-speed efficient dual clutch automatic, both carefully calibrated by Renault Sport to maximise performance and efficiency. The automatic transmission features motorsport-inspired paddle shifters, enabling you to change gear, whilst maintaining full control of the steering wheel, especially valuable on high-speed corners. The multi-change down feature allows you to change down several gears when braking, so you’re always ready for the next corner, whilst launch control works with the traction control to enable a quick getaway, whatever the road conditions.

And when you want to brake, the Mégane RS comes with impressive stopping power too: 355mm front discs with Brembo callipers, or you can choose bi-material cast iron and aluminium brake discs as an option.

Renault Sport Mégane Technology

Technology to enjoy

With its on-board telemetry system, the Renault Sport Mégane shows your performance in real time with the RS Monitor function. Add a dedicated camera or your smartphone camera and RS Monitor Expert means you can film every moment of your driving performance and share it with friends on social media or display it on the Renault Sport customer website with RS Replay.

Renault Sport Mégane Drive

Drive it your way

Multi-sense offers you five driving modes, so you can take to the road or track with as much comfort or performance as you like. Modes available are:

  • Comfort mode: minimises fuel consumption
  • Normal mode: combines the best options for performance, acoustics and comfort
  • Sport mode: produces sportier performance with an enhanced engine response, raised ESC threshold, an improved engine sound and firmer steering
  • Race mode: turns off the ESC and uses sportier 4CONTROL settings for more agility and top performance to make the most of your moments on the track
  • Perso mode: allows you to turn the Mégane’s technologies on or off for a totally personalised drive


There’s also an RS Drive button for instant access to the Sport mode or Race mode.

Renault Sport Mégane Assistance

Driver assistance

So, the 2018 Renault Sport Mégane is a top performance model that owes so much to Renault’s motorsport engineering achievements, but it’s also a practical five-door hatchback, and you’ll want to know you and your family are as safe as can be. That’s why Renault has incorporated an array of safety and assistance systems including:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active emergency braking system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Safe distance warning
  • Traffic sign recognition with over speed prevention
  • Blind spot warning
  • Reversing camera
  • Front, rear and side parking sensors
  • Easy park assist for hands-free parking


All these systems are accessible through the R-LINK 2 multimedia system with its large and easy-to-use 8.7” TFT display.

Exceptional performance on the road inspired by Renault motorsport: Mégane RS

To find out more about the 2018 Renault Sport Mégane and to register your interest, please call us or send us a Renault Sport Mégane enquiry