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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

-One of the most exciting hot hatch available on the market, the RS came restyled for 2018.

Compared to the regular Megane, the RS had a different look given by the distinctive front and rear bumper, as well as various vents and a rear diffuser. New plastic wheels arches were included in the design and the car became wider and bigger than the previous version.

For the first time, the RS was equipped with 5 doors and no 3 doors option. Also new, the RS featured a huge infotainment touchscreen, an automatic transmission and even ambient lighting that is usually specific to luxurious vehicles.

The RS was available in 3 versions: 280 Sport, 280 Cup and the 300 Trophy. All trim levels included a 4-wheel-steering system that increase agility in slower corners and improved stability in quicker ones.

Fitted with the new RS came a 1.8-liter turbo engine that produced 276 hp for the first two trim levels and 296 hp for the Trophy.

Compared to the regular Megane, the RS came with a fresh palette of distinctive colors such as different yellows, oranges and reds.

The RS was one of the most affordable hot hatches on the market compared to its competitors.

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RENAULT Megane RS 2018 - 2020
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.8L 16V 6MT (280 HP)
  • 1.8L 16V DCT (280 HP)
  • 1.8L Trophy 6AT (300 HP)
  • 1.8L Trophy 6MT (300 HP)

RENAULT Megane RS 1.8L 16V 6MT (280 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 16V 6MT (280 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
205.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
280 HP @ 6000 RPM
276 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
287 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
389 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35-R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.1 in (4371 mm)
Width
73.8 in (1875 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
4 in (102 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.78
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3102 lbs (1407 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4200 lbs (1905 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.2 mpg US (25.6 L/100Km)
Highway
13.9 mpg US (16.9 L/100Km)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)

RENAULT Megane RS 1.8L 16V DCT (280 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 16V DCT (280 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
205.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
280 HP @ 6000 RPM
276 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
287 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
389 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Dual-clutch EDC automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35-R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.1 in (4371 mm)
Width
73.8 in (1875 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
4 in (102 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.78
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3153 lbs (1430 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4255 lbs (1930 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.8 mpg US (24 L/100Km)
Highway
19.3 mpg US (12.2 L/100Km)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)

RENAULT Megane RS 1.8L Trophy 6AT (300 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L Trophy 6AT (300 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
220.6 KW @ 6000 RPM
300 HP @ 6000 RPM
296 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
420 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35-R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.1 in (4371 mm)
Width
73.8 in (1875 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
4 in (102 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.78
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3102 lbs (1407 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4200 lbs (1905 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.2 mpg US (25.6 L/100Km)
Highway
13.9 mpg US (16.9 L/100Km)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)

RENAULT Megane RS 1.8L Trophy 6MT (300 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L Trophy 6MT (300 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
220.6 KW @ 6000 RPM
300 HP @ 6000 RPM
296 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
400 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35-R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.1 in (4371 mm)
Width
73.8 in (1875 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
4 in (102 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.78
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3102 lbs (1407 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4200 lbs (1905 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.2 mpg US (25.6 L/100Km)
Highway
13.9 mpg US (16.9 L/100Km)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
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