A hot hatchback Renault Megane RS may get an engine of 300 hp

On snow-covered roads of Sweden a pre-production prototype of a hot hatchback 2018 Renault Megane RS is being tested. This is a new generation of the model, the debut of which is scheduled for September, 2017. It is possible the next Megane RS is equipped with a new engine of the company with capacity of 300 hp.

Officially the technical characteristics of the new engine have not been voiced yet. It is known that standardly it will aggregate with a manual transmission, and a two-disc automatic transmission will be offered as optional.

2014 Renault Megane RS

Renault Megane RS – current version

The question remains: Will the hot hatchback Renault be front- or all-wheel drive? A more “relaxed” version of the Megane GT is available only with AWD drive.

According to insider information, the automaker will enable the buyer of the new Megane RS to choose between more productive all-wheel drive option and a lighter front wheel.

It is also known that in contrast to the predecessor the 2018 Renault Megane RS will be a five-door only.

Its main competitors are considered to be the Honda Civic Type R, a new generation of which will be introduced in two weeks in Geneva, and the Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport S. The French want to deprive the latter of the record “Nordschleife” of  the Nuyurgburgring track. It is the new Megane RS that should deprive.

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