The new Renault Megane R.S. is now in Malaysia to challenge that white Honda

The new Renault Megane R.S is finally here in Malaysia and will be available for booking at RM279,888 for the manual transmission model and an estimated RM299,888 for the EDC Automatic model.

Unlike before, the Megane R.S is now fitted with a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine paired to either a 6-speed auto or manual transmission; making 280 hp and 390 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h time of just 5.8 seconds, onward to a 250 km/h top speed.

The Megane R.S. raises the bar in the hot hatchback game with its new 4CONTROL technology with 4-wheel steering that’s a world first in its segment. The result of which offers quicker steering response, allowing the car to be more nimble and agile in the lower speeds.

At higher speeds the system ensures higher stability, better traction and higher cornering speeds.

Offered with the Cup chassis, the Megane R.S.’ dampers are 10% stiffer with cornering performance aided by a new Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential.

Braking performance is taken care of by enlarged brake discs which are 15mm larger than before at 355mm. Made of a mix of aluminium and cast iron, its weight has been reduced by 1.8 kg per wheel.

On the outside, the Megane R.S. is fitted with 19-inch wheels, with a lowered ride height by 5mm from before. Another highlight of the car’s exterior is the new R.S. Vision lighting system that’s integrated into the front bumper, first found in the Clio R.S.

Equipped with nine LEDs per block, the system is capable of offering various functions where it serves as side lights, cornering lights, fog lights and long range high beam lights.

With a range of 460 metres (17% more than the old Megane R.S.), the high beam feature perfectly complements the full-LED headlamps.

The Megane R.S. is available in four colours – Diamond Black, Pearl White, Liquid Yellow and their new signature colour, Orange Tonic.

For those of you who’d like a closer look at the Renault Megane R.S. should head on over to Mid Valley Shopping Centre where the car will be displayed from 24-28th of April 2019.



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