2018 Renault Megane R.S. to show in Frankfurt

Four-wheel steering comes to sporty Renault

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.

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Four-wheel steering could give the Renault an advantage over its hot-hatch rivals.

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.

Renault ambassador, F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg, says the new Megane R.S. is a special car.

“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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