2008 Renault Megane Coupe Concept review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 7 March 2008 , 22:03:48 byVeronica

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Renault Megane Coupe Concept

French carmaker Renault decided to reveal a new model at the Geneva Motor Show. We are talking about the Megane Coupe Concept show car which previews a compact production coupe which will be released a bit later. It features a modern, dynamic silhouette with taut lines that seem to suggest perpetual movement, while its alert, expressive front-end looks point at once to a truly dynamic personality. The headlamps use high-performance light-emitting diodes which are both long-lasting and extremely efficient. The four independent tubes that make up the modern rear lights are housed in the bodywork and serve as a further illustration of the dynamic, technological spirit behind the new concept. In addition to its practical aspect, this technological feature reveals a cabin that blends effortlessly with the elegance and energy expressed by the exterior. The front seats which rise up from the sills seem to float in midair. The aperture revealed by the open doors carries over to the front seat shells and the upper part if the two rear seats. The door panels themselves incorporate supple, slide-ocking stowage, while the floor is protected by a black, modern, graphic mesh. The four-zone climate control system allows each passenger to select the temperature they prefer using controls housed either side of the dashboard in the case of the front passengers or on the front seatbacks for rear occupants. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter Turbo petrol engine capable of generating 200 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a manual 6-speed transmission. The power produced, enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Also, the new Renault Megane Coupe Concept show car features a sport chassis, plus suspension and steering engineered to guarantee precise, responsive handling.