The 2012 Renault Megane RS hits the UK dealerships with a starting price of £24,825 the 265 Cup edition. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 265 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. The French model is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds and hit a top speed of 254 km/h.
If the driver wants to obtain a better fuel economy, there is an option which decreases the power to 250 horses but increases the consumption by 5%.
The acceleration and top speed figures above are available in the Sport mode, when the car delivers 265hp. Renault offers a Cup Chassis Pack which adds a limited slip differential, new Brembo braking system, stiffer springs, anti-roll bar and 18-inch alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 95Y Michelin Sport 2 tires.
This package costs £1,350 while a £350 Red Design Pack which brings red stripes to the exterior appearance is also available. The first deliveries of the model should start in April.
“Mégane Renaultsport is powering on from the success of the multi award-winning 250 range with a new and improved model for 2012, packing more power and torque,” concludes the French car maker.