The Megane RS didn’t rest on the laurels of its tech side to impress the audience in the interior, as the car also brought a few interesting toys to the show. The most relevant one has to be the RS monitor.
This is a sweet little gadget that should be present on any car capable of generating more than just one or two emotions. The little thing is a bit more complex than it might seem, offering multiple pathways of enjoyment and talking to the driver and passenger through the little display on the center console.
First, you can use it to switch between the various modes of the throttle pedal response. Then, you can rely on it to measure the G forces your body is tortured with while driving. Another function measures various parameters, such as power and torque. You can also see parameters such as intake air temperature.
We’ve saved the best for last: you can use the RS monitor too see how fast the car can gain speed, measuring your 0-62 mph sprint and quarter mile time.
We also see the ESP as being a toy and the one fitted to this car was pretty nice, as it allowed you to completely turn it off, thus giving you pure LSD-based driving.
The audio system was nothing special, but offered decent quality and volume. The air was thrown into the… air via four 30W speakers, with the system offering Bluetooth an auxiliary in connections.
Since we’re here, we’ll also mention the keyless entry and start system, which we really enjoyed, as its presence meant that we could speed up the transition from biped creatures to racing drivers. Continue reading