Renault launches the updated Mégane R.S and Mégane R.S Trophy

Renault announced the facelifted Mégane range, together with the updated Mégane R.S and Mégane R.S Trophy versions.

Both models have the same 1.8-litre engine producing 300 hp / 220 kW, which means that the 280 hp / 205 kW version has been dropped from the range. When combined with the six-speed manual transmission, torque is 400 Nm, while with the EDC dual-clutch gearbox it has been increased to 420 Nm (+30 Nm). Renault didn’t reveal any performance figures for the updated hot hatches, however, according to the press release “Increased power gives better acceleration, including at high revs, while best-of-class torque increases driving pleasure and driving comfort”.

The Mégane R.S comes with the Sport Chassis, while the Mégane R.S Trophy is exclusively available with the Cup Chassis. The latter includes the mechanical Torsen®
limited-slip differential at the front-axle, offering improved cornering control and driveability when exiting corners. Additionally, it has a more aggressive suspension setting with 25% stiffer shock absorbers, 30% stiffer suspension springs and a 10% higher setting for the anti-roll bar. The Mégane R.S. Trophy also retains its bi-material front brake discs which with red Brembo callipers. The 4CONTROL system is retained from the pre-facelift models, while the exhaust system now includes a mechanical valve to adjust the soundtrack.

Visually, the facelifted Mégane gains redesigned graphics for the full-LED headlights and taillights with new graphics and dynamic turn signals. The Trophy version is distinguished by the rear side privacy glass and the shark fin antenna.

Inside, we find Alcantara trim upgraded with a new red/gris technique (technical grey) environment, sportier Recaro seats (exclusively for the Trohpy), updated Easy Link infotainment system with a 9,3″ touch-screen and an optional R.S. Monitor, as well as a 10,2″ digital cockpit.

The safety equipment has also been updated with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Speed Control with Stop & Go and Active Emergency Braking System.