Renault Clio RS 200 EDC Pricing Announced

Following its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September last year, the new Clio RS 200 EDC became one of the most contested and discussed hot hatches of the moment.
Renault Clio RS 1 photo
Renault has chosen to make a number of big changes to the car that left some fans gasping for air. The 2-liter engine that has been used by the Clio RS for three generations now has been killed off. In its place is a more advanced 1.6-liter turbo developing the same 200 HP, but also more torque at 240 Nm.

Just like VW Groups mini hot hatches, the new Clio RS will only be available with a dual-clutch automated manual gearbox, a bit like the DSG but with one less gear. The EDC can vary the rate at which it changes gears via three preset functions.

Naturally, all this tech costs a lot of money. The French carmaker announced today that production will start in March and that prices in the domestic market will start at €24,990. Since prices can be lower in other European countries compared to France, the only way to check and see if the Clio RS is more expensive is to compare it with another car. Right now, the Megane RS is listed on at €30,750. So we'd say that no, the new Clio RS isn't more expensive, at least not by a lot.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch "Dark Metal" alloy wheels and a host of body mods that make the Clio a lot hotter. Navigation costs €400 extra, rear parking sensors are €250, reversing camera costs €450 and leather seats can add €1000 to the price. Paint is probably the most expensive option. White is standard, but any other metallic paint costs €470, while the special Sirius Yellow you see in the photo above is a staggering €1,600.


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