2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Renault Megane Monaco GP Special Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 3, 2011

It can’t be denied that the Renault Megane Monaco GP special edition, which is based on the Megane Coupe and Megane RS, is designed to appeal to a younger target market. Exuding “elegance, sport and style,” the car will have two versions based on the Dynamique equipment level. The official unveiling is set to take place at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

The Megane features a pearlescent white body finish, which was designed exclusively for the Monaco GP series of cars.

The car boasts a sharp contrast, which was accomplished with the use of Etoile black components such as side mirrors, rear diffuser, fog lamp surrounds and headlight masks. A set of “Monaco GP” badges on the sides of the car is also painted in this color. Pearlescent white accents were added to the console, strip and door handles.

Just like most special edition models, “Monaco GP” stitching can be seen embroidered on the seats. The car chassis was tweaked to boost “driving thrills” but without sacrificing comfort.

These two models are equipped with a sporty ESP system, bi-xenon directional headlights and the latest-generation dual-chamber airbags. The Coupe version is offered in five engine options: dCi 110 EDC, dCi 130, dCi 160, Tce 130 and Tce 180. The Renault Megane RS Monaco GP is powered by the existing 250 hp 2.0-liter 16V turbo engine. Prices have yet to be revealed.

Press Release

RENAULT REVEALS MEGANE COUPE MONACO GP LIMITED EDITION

Having played a headlining role in the finest moments at the motorsport mecca that is the Monaco Grand Prix, Renault developed the Monaco GP limited edition for its Laguna Coupé last year, aimed at fans of elegance, sport and style. Now set to join it on the grid after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is the curvaceous Mégane Coupé version.

A shared signature for Monaco GP limited edition: elegance, sport and style
The Monaco GP limited edition models are big on personality. On Mégane Coupé, the front end with its sleek headlights and large air intake give it a dynamic stance, enhances by its broad haunches. Its imposing design is accentuated in this limited edition through pearlescent Arctic White paint, together with gloss black body components - door mirrors, rear diffuser and foglight surrounds, black headlight masks and “Monaco GP” badging.

Exclusive interiors
Everything on the inside expresses its impeccable build quality and stylish sportiness. Among its original touches are Arctic white cabin details (console, dashboard trim, door handles), plus exclusive “Monaco GP” stitching on the seats, a numbered plaque and “Monaco GP” floor mats.

Reassuring roadholding
Monaco GP features the very best in technology for unrivalled efficiency and peace of mind, including the latest-generation dual-chamber airbags, plus impressive grip whatever the conditions thanks to ESC. The chassis too was specially designed to bring drivers optimal control and driving thrills, without affecting comfort.

Mégane Coupé Monaco GP
The Mégane Coupé Monaco GP limited editions features all the equipment of the Dynamique trim, including Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation, plus:

17-inch ‘Celsium’ gloss black alloy wheels
GT/GT Line front and rear bumpers
Unique carbon grey upholstery with Monaco GP logo
Rear parking sensors
Electric folding door mirrors
Two engines are on offer with the latest addition to the Mégane family. The 1.9 dCi 130 uses the best in dCi combustion and turbo technology and emits just 135g/km of CO2, while the TCe 130 benefits from the latest advances in downsizing, enabling a 1.4-litre powerplant to boast the torque of a two-litre and the power of a 1.8-litre.

A new edition of Laguna Coupé Monaco GP
In response to the success of Laguna Coupé Monaco GP limited edition, a new version launches in the spring.

Two potent but refined diesel engines will be available in the UK, namely the 2.0 dCi 150 and 2.0 dCi 180, the latter with 4Control four-wheel steering for even sharper handling.

It will retain the exclusive pearlescent Arctic white. The wealth of equipment and comfort features rival the car’s elegance and sportiness:

18-inch ‘Interlagos’ Chrome Shadow alloys
Unique carbon grey Monaco GP cloth upholstery with Monaco GP logo
Rear parking sensors
Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation system
4Control four-wheel steering
Bose Sound System – 10 speakers, single CD with MP3, Bluetooth connectivity and digital amplifier
Hands-free card
Electric folding door mirrors
Leather seats with Monaco GP stitching - optional

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