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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

In 2006, Renault introduced a mid-life cycle refresh for the entire Megane lineup, and it couldn't leave aside its top-performance version, the RS.

While the rest of the range received the RS front suspension for better handling, the RS remained the same. They didn't have to improve anything on it, and it remained mostly the same vehicle as before.

Since the RS already sported specific body panels, Renault considered that it should replace only specific parts, which were common with the rest of the Megane range. Thus, the door-mirrors were black instead of body-colored. In the rear, there was a new set of taillights, which sported bigger reversing light lenses. Also, in the back, the bumper received a small refresh for its grille.

Inside, the carmaker installed a full-leather interior with side bolstering fitted as standard, while it offered sports seats on the options list. 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. Along with the facelift, the Megane receive a new infotainment system.

Apart from the 225 hp engine provided since the 2004 model, Renault Sport introduced a tuned 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine, which provided 175 hp. Thus, it entered the competition against the Golf GTD, which offered similar performances.

RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2006 - 2009 5 Photos
RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors (2006 - 2009)RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors (2006 - 2009)RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors (2006 - 2009)RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors (2006 - 2009)RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors (2006 - 2009)
RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2006 - 2009
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.0L dCi 6MT (75 HP)

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

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)
Cylinders
L4
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
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146.6 mph (236 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Height
56.7 in (1440 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)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2976.2 lbs (1350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4012.4 lbs (1820 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
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

RENAULT Megane RS 5 Doors 2.0L dCi 6MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L dCi 6MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
129 KW @ 3750 RPM
175 HP @ 3750 RPM
173 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
266 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
361 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.5 in (4229 mm)
Width
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Height
56.7 in (1440 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)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3197 lbs (1450 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3968 lbs (1800 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Highway
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
172 g/km
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