Get your shot of adrenaline with the new Renault Megane

The 2016 Renault Megane is finally out and it will certainly, “provoke your passion”. With the power to evoke strong emotions through its stunning sporty appearance and its impressive design, the Renault Megane for sale is sure to give you a shot of adrenaline.

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The Renault Brand

With a reputation for its distinctive and sometimes what some call outlandish design, Renault cars are recognised for strives in excellence and provocative designs. It is therefore no surprise that the new Renault Megane fits well into the reputation Renault cars have built for itself.

Opinions and overview of the Renault Megane 2016

Renault’s philosophy of sustainable mobility for all, “while striving to create innovative and people-centric products inside and out” is evident in the fusion of supreme fuel economy in a 1.6 litre turbo engine.

According to a Top Gear review, the 1.6 litre turbo engine produces enough brake horsepower to accelerate from 0 to 100km per hour in about 7.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of about 233 km per hour.

The new Renault Megane boasts a 97 kW turbo engine that has the ability to offer the same performance as a 2 litre engine, with a fuel consumption of around 6 litres per 100km. As always, the Top Gear team took the 2016 Renault Megane for a test drive to test the new Megane’s on the road performance.

Top Gear regarded these Renault cars as, ‘a soft and comfortable ride’ that felt, ‘composed in a nicely French way’. According to Top Gear’s review, the Megane was never flustered on the road and while the car can be a bit jittery at low speeds, it evens out fairly quickly as you begin to accelerate.

The British car magazine on the other hand reported a few issues with the gear box. According to their review, when in mid-range the gear-box appears to, ‘stick or twist,’ and sometimes holds for, ‘oddly long periods’. Other than that, the car received a stellar review with the writer referring to the car as, ‘light years’ beyond the current range of Meganes.

The 2016 Megane delivers impressive features such as a launch control that speeds us the standing start function, multi-change down allowing the driver to change down through several gears at once and a 7-speed automatic gearbox giving the car a very sporty feel.

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Image Source: Renault South Africa Website.

For the eco-friendly driver and drivers who are conscious of the need to reduce their carbon footprint, the new Megane’s CO2 emissions are just as pleasing as the car’s performance. The 2016 Renault Megane delivers carbon dioxide emissions of just between 103g of CO2 per km.

The MULTI-SENSE system in this Renault for sale allows the car to adapt to your driving style and the road ahead. With five available modes to choose from and a pleasing ambient light feature, the MUTLI-SENSE driving experience gives you ultimate control.

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Design and appeal of the new Renault Megane

While the new Renault Megane’s performance is nothing short of impressive, we understand that not every driver prioritises a car’s performance – there are other considerations to be made when buying a car including aesthetic design, safety features and any technological aspects of the car.

From a design perspective, this Renault car comes with a beautifully designed exterior. Franck Le Gall, one of the exterior designers for the Renault Megane, stated that ‘on the highly competitive market of compact saloons, it was vital that New Megane should stand out right from the first glance’, and this is exactly what the new Megane does.

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Image Source: Renault South Africa Website.

Its 18 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, chrome door sill plates, metallic paint and glass sunroof evokes a visceral reaction to any driver who is interested more in design than performance.

The 2016 Renault Megane’s front end has been completely redesigned. Its elliptic C-shaped front headlamps and full LED lights come together to create a very modern car. The car’s design adopts a frontage of elegance and sophistication. Combined with its sporty silhouette, precise taut lines and sculptured shoulders, the new Renault Megane flaunts a game changing dynamism.

From its interior the Renault Megane offers drivers an elegantly finished leather steering wheel. The Megane’s front seats are exceptionally comfortable offering the driver and passenger plenty of leg and shoulder space without adversely affecting the car’s boot space and shoulder room.

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Technologically, the car comes with a 7 or 8.5 inch central touchscreen that allows you to carry out a number of features including Bluetooth phone capabilities, activating a multimedia hub that plays through Arkamys 3D sound, finding any of over 50 R-Link apps, satellite navigation and vehicle stats and information.

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The safety features on the Renault Megane and other Renault cars are definitely notable. Feel safe with the blind spot warning system, hill start assist, hands free easy parking assist features available, auto-locking doors, a tyre pressure monitor and a speed limiter.

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Specifications of the 2016 Renault Megan models

Detailed below are some of the performance specifications and the Renault Megane price you can expect to pay for these new models.

Renault Megane Model84 kW Dynamique97 kW Turbo GT-Line97 kW Turbo EDC GT-Line151 kW Turbo EDC GT
Engine Capacity1 598 cm³1 197 cm³1 197 cm³1 618 cm³
Maximum Power84 kW @ 5 500 rpm97 kW @ 5 500 rpm97 kW @ 5 500 rpm151 kW @ 5 500 rpm
Peak Torque156 Nm @ 4 000 rpm205 Nm @ 2 000 rpm205 Nm @ 2 000 rpm280 Nm @ 2 400 rpm
Top Speed191 km/h197 km/h199 km/h230 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)12.2 seconds10.6 seconds10.3 seconds7.1 seconds
Combined Fuel Consumption6.4 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km5.4 l / 100 km6.0 l / 100 km
Renault Megane PriceStarting at R 279 900Starting at R 339 900Starting at R 354 900Starting at R 449 900

In this marketplace with so many options, it can be difficult to choose the right car for you. Renault cars are a surprising mix of reliability and power, sophistication and fun. The versatility of this Renault car makes it a great fit for many different car buyers.

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