UPDATED RENAULT MEGANE R.S. RANGE

RENAULT MEGANE IV R.S. (BFB RS) - PHASE 1Renault has made major changes to its Megane R.S. range. The biggest news is the introduction of an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic to the Cup chassis model.

The auto is already in use in the Sport chassis and has been strengthened to withstand the torque and revs of a high-performance engine.

Based on the required take-off acceleration, in-gear acceleration and maximum speed, the Renault Sport engineers specific shift patterns: Comfort, Normal, Sport and Race.

The EDC transmission also receives Multi-Change Down and Launch Control. Multi-Change Down drops several gears under braking by pressing and holding the left paddle. The best gear is then selected to exit a corner as efficiently as possible.

RENAULT MEGANE IV R.S. (BFB RS) - PHASE 1

Launch Control is available in Sport and Race modes when the clutch and turbo are preloaded, enabling an optimum standing start. When in Sport mode, traction control provides the driver with additional support.

The Renault Megane R.S. Sport chassis aimed at driver who like a sporty, but still refined, drive. The Megane R.S. Cup chassis has revised springs, dampers and bump stops and is it is 10 per cent stiffer than the Sport chassis.

Renault Sport technology continues as before: 4CONTROL four-wheel steering; R.S. Monitor to visualise provide a high range of driving data; and R.S. Drive Race Mode further expands driver enjoyment at track days.

Bose audio system and Alcantara leather are now standard on the Cup variants. An 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen gives access to satellite navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Note that Renault Australia has trimmed the Megane R.S. range. Only the Megane R.S Turbo Sport Megane R.S. Turbo Cup are now offered.

The full Megane R.S. range now has a five year unlimited distance warranty.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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