2010 Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 unveiled in Frankfurt

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2009

With your purchase of a Renaultsport Megane 250, you will get a high-tech lap timer. The Renaultsport Megane 250 goes on sale in November. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ford Focus RS rival was sighted sporting a Renaultsport Monitor display in the middle of the dashboard. With the timer, the demands put on the engine and "real-time" performance of the unit would be shown.

It also indicates lateral acceleration, 0-60mph times, and lap times. The driver is even allowed to tweak the throttle mapping. Also built in is a gearchange warning light.

The new model comes in either the standard sports chassis or the cup version, which also features a limited-slip differential. Power comes for a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, which produces 247bhp and 251lb ft of torque.

Even if sales of the last-generation R26R model were poor, the company doesn't rule out building a hardcore version of the new Megane Renaultsport 250.

It can be recalled that the R26R received outstanding reviews and was expected to reach 230 UK owners however only 159 were sold in Britain. The R26R was launched as a stripped-out track day special of the previous Megane.

Nonetheless, Renault is unmoved and blames the economic climate on the lukewarm interest. The company says that the new car could get the R26R treatment, which included plastic windows and a roll cage.

The Megane Renaultsport 250 is based on the three-door Megane hatchback and uses a version of the outgoing car's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, enhanced to produce 247bhp.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

BMW will be on the lookout starting now, as its "i" division will be going head to head with rivals in the coming days. According to a report from Autocar,...
by - May 30, 2017
The Jaguar I-Pace has been getting a lot of attention since the concept made its debut at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And just a few months following its...
by - April 23, 2017
German carmaker Opel – now a part of the PSA Group – is introducing its newest X model that will compete in the compact class (C-segment). The new 2018 Opel...
by - April 21, 2017
The Frankfurt Motor Show is considered as one of the major auto shows, not just in Europe, but also in the world. Despite being one of the biggest events in...
by - April 10, 2017
It appears there won’t be a long wait before we get to see Mercedes-AMG’s hypercar – the Mercedes-AMG Project One. This is because the Formula One-powered road car will be...
by - January 16, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries