New Renault MEGANE R.S. in Bristol
When fast won’t cut it the MEGANE R.S rises. This hot hatch is engineered to dominate every surface it meets, with 4CONTROL four-wheel-steering, launch control and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Power comes from a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. With 296bhp and 310 lb-ft of torque and a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds, it’s more than fast. It’s a rocket ship.
Choose from two models: R.S. and R.S. TROPHY. TROPHY models boast the Cup Chassis, which is setup for the track with Brembo brakes, as well as 19” diamond-turned alloys and exclusive Alcantara upholstery. All models have cruise control, Traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, a premium BOSE sound system, a 10.2” digital driver’s display and a 9.3” touchscreen. Premier fun, premium specification.
The MEGANE R.S rides on 19” alloy wheels with a lowered suspension, an aggressive stance and a muscular body. It’s a beautiful hot hatch - perhaps the best looking hot hatch on the road. You’re going to turn heads and be proud to own it.
With 5 driving modes including Race mode, launch control and a suite of driving aids, the MEGANE R.S is setup to thrill and chill. The 1.8L engine is a peach and the handling is out of this world. Corners are child’s play for the MEGANE R.S.
Thanks to five doors, keyless entry and a useful 384-litre boot, the MEGANE R.S is as practical as a normal MEGANE (only much faster). Little things like an automatic electronic parking brake and parking sensors make life easier.
Living with it
When you’re not caning it, the MEGANE R.S settles down into a refined cruiser in Comfort mode. The gearbox is smooth, and you can adjust the ambient lighting to your liking. Thanks to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto you’re also fully connected.