The new 2018 Renault Megane RS was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the new car to go on sale in 2018.
After various teasing parades in disguise, we finally glimpsed the hot hatch in the flesh in Frankfurt. On the basis of the five bodystyle doors (there is no three-door option), he sits squarely, carrying blistered wheel arches projecting from 60 mm and 45 mm further away from the body of the car standard to respectively front and back, which for a quite aggressive appearance. From behind, the central exhaust exhaust support and motor sport diffuser mimicking the aesthetic, more angry the latter allowing aero gain two lift and drag were reduced on the old car.
RS Monitor, which allows drivers to access data from their driving, has also benefited from a complete redesign. Like the Clio, you can see real-time performance data on the big 8.7-inch R-Link 2 infotainment screen, but the Mégane takes the system a step further with a number of new features though. For starters, you can hook up a dashcam camera or smartphone on the RS monitor and film turns on a track, which you can download and watch later. There is also RS Replay, which allows pilots to share their videos and data on social networks with other RS owners.
Power, meanwhile, comes from a turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-4, with peak-entering numbers at 275 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque. This matches the 275 hp Trophy variant R from its predecessor, but we are told a version of the latest Megane Trophy RS comes with 296 hp and 295 ft-lf. It will arrive before the end of 2018 and will include a sport suspension.
The new 2018 Renault Megane is hit showrooms in the UK early next year, and while prices are not yet announced expect to pay around £ 30,000 when it goes on sale.