The company is reworking a high-performance variant of the 2018 Renault Megane RS. The word around has it that it has been evolving since we last saw it. The images show that this model sports RS-style front and rear fascias. Read on to find out all the juicy details we’ve sourced so far.
2018 Renault Megane RS – Mighty Look
The 2018 Renault Megane RS comes in Sport or Cup body configuration along with four-wheel steering. The standard Megane RS model uses a Sports chassis, which becomes softer and will comprise more road influenced set-up. Buyers can also choose a harder Cup chassis that caters toward track use.
The Renault will maintain the car’s larger wheels and Brembo brake system. Similarly, the center exhaust layout remains untapped. Up front, the redesigned Megane RS conveys a revamped grille and air dam that will improve airflow via the radiator core and engine compartment.
The front fascia supports much bigger air intakes in the corners, consequently increasing airflow. The side profile of the inbound Megane RS remains the same, even though it features sportier side skirts and privacy glass. For improved aerodynamics, better stance and maneuverability, the RS variant sits about a half an inch lower to the ground.
It also sports fender flares which substitute the wider wheels. The future Megane RS leaves the rear fascia unaltered. However, the insert in the center gets replaced by a diffuser that supports the center exhaust layout. There is the likelihood for additional color options that are unique to the imminent Megane RS variant. Besides, the wheel design remains untouched.
Comes With Racing Seats
Speaking of the interior, the cabin of the 2018 Renault Megane RS mimics that of the Megane GT. It comes with real racing seats along with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and more intricate materials. Note that the main layout of the car remains unchanged.
It is going to receive a tablet-looking infotainment system dominating the center stake. Also, there’s a new digital instrument cluster which gives this car a rather expensive feel. The inbound Megane RS also brings an RS badge to the center spoke on the steering wheel. Extra speakers that provide a better-quality sound system will become available.
Engine and Transmission of the 2018 Renault Megane RS
The 2018 Renault Megane RS possibly plucks in a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo engine from the Alpine A110. The unit replaces the current 2.0-liter turbo unit available in the current Megane RS edition.
The new motor punches out up to 276 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque. It will maintain the Front-Wheel Drive setup of its sibling. However, it offers a dual-clutch transmission for the first time in history.
Debut Date and Price
The Renault has decided to hold back most of the details, but we believe a formal debut occurs in September at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Renault is a great brand nowadays. As a result, we expect it to outshine the competition. The 2018 Renault Megane RS starts out at about $39,843.