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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Compact

Offered with either a three- or a five-door bodywork, the Megane RS rocked the hot-hatch arena and became everyone's favorite back in 2004 when it broke the covers of the magazines.

Two years after the launch of the Megane's second generation, Renault made a surprising move and introduced a special version for it: the RS. Moreover, it was developed by the Renault Sport department, the same team that was already famous for producing the Clio RS and, of course, the Formula 1 engines.

At the front, the RS version received a different bumper than the rest of the Megane range, with a wide lower grille needed to cool the intercooler and engine. Instead of adding some overfenders on the wheel-arches, they replaced them with new ones, and the same went for the rear ones. From its sides, the windows formed an arched line that started from the A-pillars and went on to the C-pillars. In the rear, Renault Sport made a new rear bumper to complete the sporty image and installed a dual exhaust in the middle.

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 three-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, a stiffened chassis, and a lower ground clearance with the Cup option package.

RENAULT Megane RS Coupe 2004 - 2006 6 Photos
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RENAULT Megane RS Coupe 2004 - 2006
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0L 16V Turbo 6MT (225 HP)

RENAULT Megane RS Coupe 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
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2932.1 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3968.3 lbs (1800 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
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