2010 Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 UK Version review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 22 September 2009 , 18:09:30 byVeronica

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Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 UK Version

Renault developed the new Megane Renaultsport 250, a model that will go on sale later this year available with a choice of two chassis settings. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine capable of developing 250 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. It is built in Spain at the Palencia plant. Its front bumper incorporates a blade reminiscent of the low-slung noses in the Formula 1 cars today. The extended wheel arches, side sills, rear diffuser, extended tailgate spoiler and centrally-positioned exhaust tailpipe all complete the new character. LED daytime running lights are a key part of the styling signature of the vehicle. For the interior, the carmaker decided to combine exclusive sporting style with comfort thanks to the height-adjustable front seats with additional lateral support or optional Recaro seats, thanks to the new fascia design incorporating analogue instruments and to the height- and reach-adjustable Renaultsport steering wheel incorporating thumb rests, and aluminum pedal covers. The new model features the same innovative independent steering axis front suspension arrangement that was first seen on Megane Renaultsport 225 in 2004 and, later, on the Clio Renaultsport. The new model hides under the seat a 2.0-liter 16V turbo engine capable of developing 250 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. The sum of the different improvements that have been made to this engine has resulted in a gain of 20 horsepower over Megane R26.R. All the output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The acoustics of the engine have been tailored to produce a distinctive exhaust note inside and outside of the car. Renault Sport Technologies has combined its experience of producing racing and road cars to develop a unique range of performance models. Their new achievement will be presented for the first time in November in the UK.