Renault Megane II RS 230 R26R

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Description

The second generation Mégane was launched in 2002 and received a facelift in 2006. The performance oriented Mégane II RS was available in three-door and five-door hatchback versions and it was built at Renault’s Dieppe factory.

The car was fitted with a twin scroll turbo 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 225 hp (165 kW) of power and 300 Nm of torque, allowing the car to achieve 0–100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and could reach a top speed of about 236 km/h (147 mph). It was also available with a 2.0L (1995 cc) diesel engine producing 173 hp (127 kW) at 3750 rpm and 360 Nm (270 lbft) at 2000 rpm. allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8,5 seconds and reach a top speed of 221 km/h (137 mph).

Both versions used double-axis strut suspension with independent steering axis at the front, with electric power steering that reduced its influence as speeds increase.

Visually the car was distinguished by the redesigned bumpers with larger air intakes, 17 or 18 inch wheels, new xenon headlights and the centrally located double exhaust pipes. Inside the car had sport seats in leather/cloth and seat belts with red stitching. The Renault Megane II RS was facelifted in 2006 with redesigned grille and bumpers, new wheels and updated interior trim.

Renault Sport 230 F1 Team R26.R

The Mégane Renault Sport 230 F1 Team R26.R was an even more focused version of the R26 that weighted 123 kg less. Weight reduction was achieved via the removal of the rear seats and seat belts, passenger airbag and curtain airbags (the driver’s airbag remained), climate control (air conditioning remained as standard), rear wash/wipe and heated rear window, front fog lamps, headlamp washers, radio/CD player and most of the soundproofing.

New parts included new front springs (14 mm/100 kg), new rear springs (16.2 mm/100 kg), recalibrated shock absorber settings, grooved brake discs, new alloy wheels are fitted with a different offset increasing the track by 4 mm (0.2 in), optional Toyo Proxes R888 225/40R18 tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport 2 235/40R18 standard) and stiffer lower arm bushes.

Other features included a carbon fibre bonnet, polycarbonate tailgate and rear side windows, Sabelt seats with carbon fibre shell and aluminium base, 6-point harnesses, a rear spoiler, optional roll cage and an optional titanium exhaust.

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Model

Renault Megane II RS 230 R26R

Production

2009

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

230

Power (kw)

169

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

310

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

6,0

Top Speed (km/h)

237 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

147 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,8

CO2 (g/km)

209 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1230 kg

Length

4229 mm

Width

1781 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2619 mm

Front Track

1523 mm

Rear Track

1523 mm

Boot Space

328

Tire Size

235/40 R18

Front Brakes

312 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

300 mm Discs