This French car producer is trying to regain its old glory and once again become a major player on the market. We do not say that they are weak company, but it is evident that a lot of companies are gaining on them and that Renault is not dominant on the market in the way it used to be. Due to massive and good competition Renault has lost some of its market share, and with this new 2016 Renault Megane hatchback they are trying to get some of their old glory days back. Changes for this upcoming model include sportier design and other look related changes while on the front we should see a big logo and an elegant front fascia.
2016 Renault Megane rs Engine and Specs
This car is supposedly based on the CMF (Common Modular Family) platform which was developed in cooperation with Nissan. There are a lot of powertrain options available for this car. If the rumors are true, this model will get regular Renault and Nissan co-developed engines. Although it is expected for these engines to receive some tweaks, they should remain fairly similar to the ones on the previous version. That includes 1.2 liter TCe that is now available in current model and is able to produce 130 horsepower and 205 lb. –ft. of torque. There should also be a stronger version of TCe with 1.6 liter engine that can produce 200 horsepower and 260 lb. –ft. of torque. That is the gas side of this 2016 Megane. The diesel side should come with 1.5 liter engine that can produce 130 horsepower and 320 lb. –ft. of torque. Second diesel option is 1.6 liter engine with 160 horsepower and 380 lb. –ft. of torque. Rumors about this car clam that later in the lifecycle there will be new units added such as Renault Sport version that features turbocharged gas engine with up to 300 horsepower. Some roumors say that Megan Renault RS will have less power; about 250hp. Weight of new Megane will be about 2900 lbs.
2016 Renault Megane rs Design
This car was seen testing on the streets so we have a basic idea about this car’s body shape. Even though under heavy camouflage we could notice a sleeker body that was inspired by Clio and Captur. It is obviously a more serious version of Renault Megane Clio with a lot of attention paid to design. 2016 Megane has sharp headlights upfront and on the back side there is a huge diamond badge on the grille. On the inside it is expected that this car will be upgraded significantly. That includes higher grade materials that will be used and that should raise the quality of entire interior because that was one of the big problems for the current car. There will be an info and entertainment system that will be run from central touchscreen console just like in other models of this producer.
2016 Renault Megane rs Release date and price
This car will probably be on the market by the end of 2015 or in early 2016, but it is expected to be officially unveiled at some of the Motor Shows towards the end of the year and to start selling after that. The price should be similar to previous model’s one so around 16,000 eur.
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