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2017 Renault Megane Sedan

The New 2017 Renault Megane Sedan is a dynamic and elegant saloon which features the styling hallmarks associated with this type of car which, in many countries, is still the favoured body shape of motorists in search of a vehicle that mirrors their success and social standing.

2017 Renault Megane Sedan Interior. The cabin exudes an unmistakable ‘cockpit’-feel thanks to sculpted, enveloping seats and features such as a colour head-up display, a configurable colour 7- inch TFT data display, a portrait-format 8.7-inch multimedia tablet, R-LINK 2. Furthermore, the positioning of all of the vehicle’s technological features has been thought through to facilitate their everyday use.

R-LINK 2 multimedia tablet and a 7-inch instrument display. Higher-end versions of the new Megane come with R-LINK 2 with a 7-inch landscape format or 8.7-inch portrait format (22cm), identical to that available for the new Espace and the Talisman. Unique in the segment, it benefits from a capacitive ‘pinch & zoom’ screen for simplified use, much like that of a smartphone or tablet computer. R-LINK 2 is a control centre that manages the vehicle’s various functions: multimedia, navigation, telephone, radio, MULTI-SENSE, driving aids (ADAS).

Shoulder and elbow room are amongst the best in the class (1,441mm shoulder room in the front and 1,377mm in the rear, with 1,492mm elbow room in the front and 1,413mm in the rear). 216mm knee room in the rear – 37mm more than in the five-door version. The angle of the rear-seat back (27 degrees) optimises head room for taller passengers and improves postural comfort.

2017 Renault Megane Sedan Exterior. The new Renault Megane Sedan is far more than merely a four-door version of the new Megane. It stands out from the opposition by dint of its coupĂ©-like silhouette and proportions, Renault’s designers have drawn upon their acclaimed expertise to seamlessly incorporate 550dm3 VDA of boot storage capacity without compromising the vehicle’s aesthetic appeal, its generous dimensions (4.63m long and 1.81m wide, with a record wheelbase in its class of 2.71m), its sleek profile is the result of painstaking work on the proportion of glass to metal (one-third / two-thirds), as well as its low height (1.44m) and ground clearance (13cm), fitted as standard either across the range or in the higher-end versions, chrome detailing (grille, side mouldings, door window strips, door handles and exhaust tailpipes) point to the model’s quality and reinforce its statusenhancing appeal, its 1.57m front and rear track – the widest in its class – and its range of wheel sizes up to 18 inches imbue it with a striking stance, its broad, sculpted shoulders express its sportier style.

The new Megane Sedan shares many styling features with its five-door sibling, including its lighting signature which is visible night and day: the front C-shaped lighting signature features LED 3D-effect light guides. High-end versions of the new Megane Sedan are equipped with full LED (LED Pure Vision technology) head lights complete with automatic main/dipped beams. The permanently-lit rear LED lights form a unique horizontal 3D-effect signature featuring Edge Light technology.

One of the new Megane Sedan’s most impressive features is its boot, whose 550dm3 volume (20dm3 more than the Renault Fluence) is the largest in its category. In addition to its capacious load- space, it is exceptionally practical with easy access courtesy of a wide opening. The maximum load length is 1,084mm, with a maximum width of 1,393mm.

2017 Renault Megane Sedan Engines and Transmission. This 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit offers the same performance and efficiency as a naturally aspirated 2.0 litres engine. Its direct injection technology and integrated turbo manifold mean it is flexible and responsive. The direct injection improves combustion to the benefit of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures. Mated to a 7-speed EDC automatic transmission this engine generates the same fuel consumption and CO2 emissions levels as the manual gearbox version (5.4 litres/100km; 122g of CO2/km) whilst providing the comfort and response of a dual clutch transmission.

At the beginning of 2017, the same unit will become available with a 6-speed manual transmission. Energy dCi 90, 6-speed manual transmission: 90hp and 220Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, this unit is both economical and a pleasure to drive. Equipped with a Stop & Start system, it consumes just 3.7 litres of fuel per 100km, equivalent to 95g of CO2/km.

Energy dCi 110: 6-speed manual transmission: 110hp and 260Nm of torque from 1,750rpm or 6-speed EDC automatic transmission: 110hp and 250Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. This engine guarantees an enhanced driving experience, resulting of an extensive work on the intake phase and combustion process. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions remain very low (95g of CO2/km, 3.7 litres/100km), both with the 6-speed manual gearbox and the 6-speed EDC automatic transmission. Energy dCi 130, 6-speed manual transmission: 130hp and 320Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. Courtesy of downsizing, this 16-valve diesel produces 130hp despite a cubic capacity of just 1,598cc. Fuel consumption figures for this diesel engine are just 4l/100km and CO2 emissions only 103g/km.

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