Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

The New Renault Sport Megane Will Be Here On Friday

The New Renault Sport Megane Will Be Here On Friday

After that, it'll make its full debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

While its Formula One team is unlikely to be a podium contender in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the French vehicle maker has confirmed its hotly-anticipated Megane RS will make its first public appearance during the glamorous event. Explicit details of the French hot hatch weren't provided, but we've been told that the auto will feature a yellow and black livery to mark Renault Sport's colours.

Not much is known for certain about the new Megane RS yet, aside from its appearance which has been gradually revealed over the past few weeks in a series of leaks.

It's been rumoured that the new Megane RS could inherit the same 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers the new Alpine A110 to replace the 2.0-litre which powered the last vehicle.

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Visually, there's a new more aggressive front end including "chequered flag" running lights, bigger back bumper, and a likely widened track with big arches.

In standard tune, the Alpine's engine makes 249bhp, though Renaultsport bosses have in the past suggested that the hot Megane will make approximately 300bhp. It'll power the front wheels via a manual gearbox, with an automatic transmission anticipated to be on the options list.

Like the Megane GT, the RS is also expected to feature four-wheel steering that, combined with revised suspension settings and wider tyres, will build on the dynamic benchmark set by its predecessor.

As such, the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the sport and will decorate the new Megane yellow and black livery at the Monaco unveiling to pay tribute to its success.

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