RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2004-2006 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Production years: 2004, 2005, 2006

RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2004-2006 5 Photos
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While its three-door sibling rocketed to the top of the hot-hatch segment, the five-door version was the family car that could smoke many sports cars.

When Renault decided to enter into the compact hot-hatch segment, it asked the Renault Sport department to develop a vehicle starting with the Megane. The result was impressive, and soon it became everyone's favorite. At least in the countries where Renault sold it. The North-American continent never got it.

At the front, the RS sported a new bumper with a wide lower grille needed to cool the intercooler and engine. For safety reasons, the designers added a pair of fog-lights on the outer sides, which looked like they were aftermarket. Instead of adding some overfenders on the wheel-arches, they replaced them with new ones, and the same went for the rear ones. The doors looked the same as the rest of the Megane hatchback range, but they were lighter. Renault Sport made a new rear bumper to complete the sporty image and installed a dual exhaust in its mid-section.

Inside, the carmaker installed a full-leather interior with side bolstering fitted as standard, while it offered sports seats on the options list. The handbrake looked like an airplane throttle, with the locking button on the driver's side. Its keyless start and entry was also a standard feature. From the factory, the car came fitted with aluminum sports pedals. In the back, it was the same bench as in any other five-door Megane, but with leather upholstery.

Under the hood, Renault Sport proved its value and made a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that provided 225 hp. It was mated exclusively to a six-speed manual. As an option, Renault offered a limited-slip differential and a stiffened chassis, on the Cup option package.

RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2004, 2005, 2006
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)

RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors
2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)
Displacement:1998 cm3
Power:165 KW @ 5500 RPM
225 HP @ 5500 RPM
221 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:221 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
300 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Top Speed:146.6 mph (236 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):6.5 s
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-Speed manual
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:225/40R18
Length:166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width:70.1 in (1781 mm)
Height:56.8 in (1443 mm)
Front/rear Track:59.8/59.8 in (1,519/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume:11.7 cuFT (331 L)
Unladen Weight:2976.2 lbs (1350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4012.4 lbs (1820 kg)
City:20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
Highway:33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Combined:26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:209 g/km
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