As we reported back in June, Renault’s new Megane R.S. will welcome a first for the model – all-wheel steering.
Known as the Renault 4CONTROL system, the French car maker tells us the four-wheel steering helps make the new Megane R.S. even more nimble through tight turns and more stable when cornering at higher speeds.
The 2018 Renault Megane R.S. will make its official debut this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The sporty Renault also welcomes a completely revised 1.8 litre engine.
The engine now delivers 205kW (@6,000rpm) and 390Nm of torque (from 2,400rpm).
For the first time in 2018 Renault Megane R.S. buyers will be able to choose either a manual or auto transmission - a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch auto.
Other changes for the Megane R.S. in 2018 include re-tuned steering, revised suspension with additional damping, beefed-up brakes, and new limited slip diff.
While cosmetic changes include 18” and 19” alloys, new bumpers, wider wings front and rear, and new extractor vents behind the front wheels.
A new paint colour is also coming online - Volcanic Orange (as seen in the photos).
And on the inside, Renault Megane R.S. buyers will benefit from new sports front seats with integrated head rests, a predominantly charcoal grey cockpit with red top-stitching, and aluminium pedals and gear lever.
“New Megane R.S. is even more efficient and nimble than its predecessor. It’s a delight to drive”
And stay tuned for an even more powerful version of the Renault hot-hatch.
A 223kW/400Nm Trophy version will be revealed before the end of 2018.
We will bring you more details, including Australian pricing and specifications, when confirmed by Renault Australia.
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