A brand-new turbo-charged engine with direct injection graces the new Megane R.S. This technology is the result of a marathon collaboration between the various stakeholders in the Alliance in order to pool their skills and expertise. Today, the full potential of this technology has been realised in the new Renault Megane R.S.
The new Renault Megane R.S. comes with an all-new turbo-charged engine equipped with direct fuel injection.
- Taking advantage of synergies within the Renault-Nissan Alliance, this 1.8-litre (1,798-cc), four-cylinder engine generates maximum power of 280 hp (205 kW) at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 390 Nm
- Maximum torque is available from 2,400 rpm up to 5,000 rpm, positioning it firmly amongst the front-runners in its class.
To enable the engine to reach this level of power and torque under the bonnet of the new Renault Megane R.S., Renault Sport teams focused their development work primarily on the cylinder head, air intake and exhaust.
- The cylinder head has been completely redesigned with combined input from the teams at Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing Formula 1 engineers.
- The revised, higher-capacity dual-intake air filter now features improved permeability.
- The twin-scroll turbo significantly enhances flexibility and response at low revs.
This new engine also benefits from a chain drive which is synonymous with resilience and reduced maintenance costs.
This engine emits 155 g of CO2 per kilometre (a considerable 11% reduction compared with the previous generation), while NeDC combined-cycle fuel consumption stands at 6.9 litres per 100 km .
A new choice of gearbox
For the first time, the new Megane R.S. offers a choice of two gearboxes with its new 280-hp TCe engine.
- A six-speed manual gearbox
- A six-speed gearbox with eDC (efficient Dual Clutch).
The ratios and gearshift calibration were developed by Renault Sport teams to meet the demands of performance and efficient fuel consumption, while the eDC transmission’s gear shift times have been optimised for greater performance and driving enjoyment.
The eDC gearbox stands out for a number of specific features:
- Paddle-shifters of a type similar to those used in motor racing allow drivers to change gear without having to take their hands off the steering wheel when cornering.
- Multi-Change Down technology ensures fast sequential down-changing and allows drivers to downshift several gears in quick succession under braking. This ensures the vehicle is in the most appropriate gear to tackle the next corner.
- Launch Control for optimised getaways, directly inspired by motorsport technology. This is available in either Race mode or Sport mode, where it works in conjunction with the specially adapted traction control to produce a textbook start even in low-grip situations.
 New Renault Megane R.S. with eDC transmission and 18-inch wheels.
A 300-hp, 400-Nm Trophy version
Before the end of 2018, Renault Sport will introduce a Trophy version of the new Renault Megane R.S. with an engine producing 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It will incorporate a number of technologies geared to performance, including the Cup chassis and 19-inch wheels as standard.