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2009 Renault Megane RS

 Renault has premiere their new 2009 Renault Megane RS at Geneva Motor Show this year. Powered by a 2.0 liter 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine, 2009 Renault Megane RS may outputs 250hp at 5,500rpm and 340Nm of torque from 3,000rpm.

2009 Renault Megane RS has a fully disconnectable ESP system and its suspension is the same as the one on the current version. Comes with 25 hp more, the new 2009 Renault Megane RS also comes with two chassis settings, sport and Cup.

Unfortunately, the company does not release any technical details about its pricing. However, the 2009 Renault Megane RS video has been made available for us.

Press Release

As the latest in a long line of Renault performance models, New Megane Renaultsport 250 stands out through its exhilarating performance and handling. The fusion of its extra 25hp with unmistakable sporting coupe credentials and choice of two chassis settings (sport and Cup, the latter with a limited slip differential) is clear evidence that New Megane Renaultsport has been honed to delight enthusiasts.

Coming after Megane F1 Team R26 and Megane R26.R, New Megane Renaultsport 250 profits fully from Renault Sport Technologies’ extensive experience when it comes to manufacturing performance models.

2009 Renault Megane RS - Powerful

New Megane Renaultsport 250 is powered by a new-generation two-litre 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine which boasts maximum power of 250hp at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 340Nm from 3,000rpm. The sum of the different improvements made to this engine has produced a gain of 20hp and 40Nm over Megane R26.R which itself emerged as the yardstick in the world of performance hatches. The Renaultsport engine’s twin-scroll turbo is exceptionally responsive, particularly at lows revs, with 80 per cent of maximum torque available from 1,900rpm. Its wide power band makes it a genuine joy to drive in everyday use, and the pleasure remains undiminished all the way up to the rev-limiter whenever it is pushed a little harder. The engine of New Megane Renaultsport 250 transmits its power through a six-speed manual gearbox.

Work has also gone into the acoustics of the Renaultsport engine to produce a tell-tale sporty note audible inside the cabin under acceleration.

2009 Renault Megane RS - Efficient

New Megane Renaultsport 250 has inherited the same suspension arrangement as the current version. Thanks to an independent steering axis layout at the front, the suspension and steering functions have been separated to ensure a particularly high standard of handling allied with great traction.

Like the Renaultsport versions of the Clio and Twingo ranges, New Megane Renaultsport is available with a choice of two chassis: the standard sport chassis or the Cup chassis, which comes with a limited slip differential for even greater traction.

The electric power steering features specific calibration and benefits from the latest improvements seen on New Megane aimed at achieving greater precision and even more feedback from the road.

New Megane Renaultsport 250 is equipped with ESP which is fully disconnectable in order to enable owners to enjoy their car’s full potential on a circuit.

2009 Renault Megane RS - Provocative

New Megane Renaultsport 250 benefits from undeniably sporty looks. The front bumper incorporates the LED daytime running lights, as well as the splitter which recalls the low-slung nose of the R28 Formula 1 car. The dynamic looks are further emphasised by extended wheel arches and sills, 18-inch alloy wheels, central exhaust tailpipe and rear diffuser.

The interior design, too, recalls the world of motor sport, from the extra lateral support for the seats, to the analogue rev-counter with visual and audible gearshift indicator, the aluminium pedals and the Renaultsport steering wheel complete with thumb grips. The Renaultsport signature is also visible inside the car: on the headrests, rev-counter and dashboard.

Renault Sport Technologies has combined its experience of motor sport with its longstanding production expertise to develop a comprehensive range of sporting cars. The hallmarks of Renaultsport models are their pedigree engines and efficient chassis which together deliver an undeniably high level of sports performance, as testified by the reputation forged by Megane F1 Team R26 and Megane R26.R which were voted ‘Sporting Car of the Year’ in France in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

New Megane Renaultsport 250 goes on sale in the UK later this year.



2009 Renault Megane RS
2009 Renault Megane RS
2009 Renault Megane RS

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