2016 Renault Megane GT arrives with design inspired by Renaultsport

Article by Christian A., on September 17, 2015

The Renaultsport-inspired GT recently launched is the flagship of the latest Megane range. The many features of the Renaultsport include the distinct trimmings of the interior and exterior, 4Control segment-first four-wheel steering, bespoke chassis settings, and the 205hp TCe engine paired with the dual-clutch seven-speed EDC transmission.

Its front bumper is designed to increase the level of its sportiness which goes well with the DNA of the Renaultsport. Complementing the front bumper is the special design of the grilles, both the upper part and lower part.

The car is made more aerodynamic by the wider air intake that is flanked with air scoops. As expected from a true Renault, it has a Dark Metal finish for the door mirror housings. Renaultsport also offers as an option the diamond-effect 18-inch GT-badged wheels.

Finishing the exterior are the two exhaust tailpipes located at the rear and that are chrome-plated. The tailpipes mirror the twin air scoops found at the front providing symmetry to the car. Renaultsport badging is found on the front wings and left-hand rear.

Moreover, the Megane GT also comes with aluminum pedals, a special gear lever, gearshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel and of course, the bespoke steering wheel.

The interior meanwhile is just as amazing and is clear evidence of the Renaultsport. Another eye-catching feature is the wrap-around seats with the chequered sports logo and blue stop stitching. With the standard headrest, they provide great comfort while improving firm lateral support.

There are three upholstery choices available for the Renaultsport. These are the Alcantara leather with the blue stripes, Alcantara leather that has black stripes, and fabric. Information needed by the driver can be obtained through an instrument that is then displayed on a screen.

Strengthening the already unique personality of the GT are the touches of blue inside the cabin that matches the Iron Blue color of the exterior. In addition to the amazing design, the Mégane GT is expected to be the first of its class to have the 4Control four-wheel-steering technology that has been perfectly calibrated by Renaultsport engineers.

This particular 4Control chassis makes sure that the rear wheels are precisely aligned in order to give maximum enjoyment while driving and to enhance responsiveness to improve safety.

It is the same system that makes sure of correct and proper handling when driving on twisty roads and that promotes stability when driving in high speeds. In emergency situations, the presence of the four-wheel steering assures fast responses.

The 4Control system is also able to increase the maneuverability either at slower speeds or even when parking. Finishing off the chassis package are the brakes, ESC, springs, and recalibrated dampers that provide versatility but not at the expense of comfort.

In terms of technologies, the Renaultsport also utilizes the specially developed technologies like the Launch Control and Multi Change Down. The former enables fast getaway from the standing start while the latter allows fast downshifting. Over-all, the Renaultsport has not only been made more precise and smoother but is now very relaxing to drive as well.

Press Release

The new Mégane GT - inspired by Renaultsport

The flagship of the new Mégane range at launch will be the Renaultsport-inspired GT, featuring unique exterior and interior embellishments, a 205hp TCe engine mated to a seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, segment-first 4Control four-wheel steering and bespoke chassis settings.

The design of the GT’s front bumper signals the step-up in sportiness that goes hand-in-hand with the Renaultsport DNA. It is complemented by a special design for the upper and lower grilles.

The lower air intake is wider and flanked by air scoops, while a Dark Metal finish – in particular for the door mirror housings – confirms that the car is a true Renault. The optional 18-inch diamond-effect, GT-badged wheels were specially developed by Renaultsport. At the rear, two chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes echo the style of the twin air scoops at the front to provide a sense of symmetry. The tailpipes flank a diffuser that takes its inspiration from Formula One. The new Mégane GT carries Renaultsport badging on the left-hand rear, as well as on both front wings.

The interior is Renaultsport through and through. The wrap-around seats with integral headrests, blue top stitching and a chequered sports logo are comfortable while providing firm lateral support. Three different upholstery choices are available: fabric, Alcantara leather with blue stripes and Alcantara leather with black stripes. There is a bespoke steering wheel, sports pedals in aluminium, a special gear lever and steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles.

The information delivered by the instrument pack and display screen is enhanced, too, most notably with the addition of a Race mode. Hints of blue within the cabin pick up on the new Iron Blue exterior colour to reinforce the GT’s unique identity.

The new Mégane GT is the first vehicle in its segment to feature four-wheel-steer 4Control technology, specially calibrated by engineers from Renaultsport. The 4Control chassis is a Renault innovation that ensures precise alignment of the rear wheels, providing exceptional driving enjoyment and sporting responsiveness with safety.

4Control ensures precise, dynamic handling on twisty roads with total stability at higher speeds. In emergencies, the four-wheel steering provides reassuring, lightning-fast responses. The car becomes smoother, more precise and more relaxing to drive, without dulling enjoyment. The system also improves manoeuvrability at slower speeds or when parking.

Rounding up the GT’s chassis package are recalibrated dampers, springs, ESC and brakes with no loss of comfort and versatility.

Meanwhile, the GT employs new technologies specially developed by Renaultsport, including Multi Change Down, which enables rapid downshifting, and Launch Control for super-swift getaways from a standing start.

“At Renaultsport we poured all our know-how into ensuring the new Mégane GT would be both comfortable and a joy to drive,” says Patrice RATTI, Managing Director, Renault Sport Technologies. “The 4Control four-wheel steering system combines with a suspension specially tuned by Renaultsport engineers to deliver a unique experience on all types of road. With its 205hp engine, seven-speed EDC gearbox operated via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, unique exterior styling and its sports-focused interior, the new Mégane GT is the perfect solution for buyers looking for performance, excitement and enjoyment at the wheel!”

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