One of the most eagerly-awaited new cars of the year is close to introduction into UK showrooms and the all-new Renault Megane R.S. is set to become a benchmark in the C-segment hot hatch market
Unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the third-generation Megane R.S. is powered by the world’s most powerful 1.8-litre engine and has a unique-in-class four-wheel-steering system with the result it offers outstanding driving pleasure on the road and on the track.
Here is a car which makes no attempt to hide its motorsport pedigree and is sure to attract huge attention when displayed at Nottingham Motor Show 2018 at Wollaton Park on June 2 and 3.
It will be shown off by Bristol Street Motors Renault whose extensive line-up of models from the French manufacturer will include vehicles currently available with some great offers spanning PCP, HP and outright purchase deals. These include contributions of up to £2,400 to drivers who choose to purchase outright.
Highlights of the Megane R.S. include its 4CONTROL four-wheel-steering system which ensures stability at high speeds and agility at low speeds. At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction, limited to a one degree angle for the rear wheels, and at low speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions up to a maximum angle of 2.7 degrees.
The car also features hydraulic bump stops all round bringing optimum control of tyre-ground contact and increased ride comfort.
And the world’s most powerful 1.8-litre engine delivers 280hp and 390Nm of torque thanks to the development work jointly carried out by engineers from Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing.
Further add the option of an Efficient Dual Clutch gearbox, available for the first time alongside a manual transmission, and, yes, this is a remarkable car.
Two types of chassis are available – Sport or Cup. The Sport chassis provides easy sporty driving, with best-in-class efficiency, while the Cup chassis offers greater sports performance for track and fast road use.
Many will appreciate the new S. Monitor Expert allowing drivers to film their track sessions and overlay telemetry data to create augmented reality videos that can later be analysed on the R.S. Replay website.
Finally, a unique S. Vision lighting system integrates the side lights, cornering lights, fog lights and high beam into one housing in the front bumper.