Renault debuts the 2014 Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Facelift

Article by Christian A., on December 12, 2013

Back in September, Renault unveiled the facelifted versions of the Megane Hatchback, Megane Coupe and Megane Estate. Today, the lineup is completed as Renault unveiled the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Facelift. Just like on the other models, the biggest change on the new Megane CC is the introduction of the Renault R-Link multimedia system, as an option or as standard equipment on certain versions.

The R-Link comes with a chrome-trimmed seven-inch (18cm) display which functions in association with a centre console-mounted joystick. Moreover, the Megane Coupe Cabriolet continues to feature the coupe segment’s biggest panoramic glass roof.

Regarding the design, the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Facelift comes with redesigned headlights with gloss black background, a new front bumper and a new hood. According to Renault, the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet will be built at company’s plant in France, alongside Renault Scenic, Grand Scenic and Scenic Xmod.

The new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet – depending on the version -- comes with the integrated Renault R-Link multimedia tablet as standard equipment or an option. Renault R-Link combines all multimedia functions into one system -- navigation, telephone with Bluetooth, audio streaming, radio and connectivity. It allows users to access the Renault R-Link Store, from which customers could download any of the over 50 available applications, depending on the country.

Renault R-Link comes with an intuitive and simple-to-use seven-inch (18-cm) touchscreen from which the functions could be controlled. Interestingly, some of these functions could be voice activated in nine languages. Likewise, Renault R-Link features Text To Speech (TTS) function that could automatically read aloud the texts and RSS feeds of certain apps, which means that drivers don’t have to read them while driving. Drivers could also control the system through a joystick located in the center console.

The new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet still features a forward-positioned windshield as well as the largest panoramic glass roof in the segment. However, it also offers the joy of driving in open air when in cabriolet mode. Interestingly, its glass windbreak isn’t found in other coupe-cabriolets in this segment. This windbreak help reduces airflow disturbance at speeds up to 90 km/h, thereby making sure that occupants enjoy optimal comfort on board.

Renault is offering as an option a removable net that can be fitted when the rear cabin has no occupants, providing greater wind protection when the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is moving at speeds above 90 km/h. The massive panoramic glass roof, meanwhile, serves as protection when the weather is unfavorable, while letting plenty of light into the cabin.

Powering the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is any of three available engines: one petrol and two diesel mills. These new-generation Energy engines have been downsized to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions while still providing dynamic power and refined acoustics.

Press Release

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet

New Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet completes the Mégane revival with a front end identical to all the other versions in the range.

Like the other cars in the range, Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet features Renault's new brand identity. That means a new bumper, new headlamps, new air vents and a new hood with a large Renault logo displayed on a shiny black background.

The elongated headlamps stretch out the front end, making the car look wider and contributing to the dynamic air of New Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.

Accent on elegance

A distinctive feature of new Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is its big, black, shiny glass roof. The chrome trim around the windshield combined with the beltline adds a touch of luxury and cabriolet styling, even when the roof is up.

Its unchanged proportions (4,485 mm long, with a wheelbase of 2,609 mm) and its fluid, dynamic lines give it a sleek and elegant shape.

Inside, the forms are soft and clean, the materials and fittings are of the finest quality. And the side-vent and dashboard trim subtly echoes that "shiny, big, black" roof overhead.

New Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a model of understated chic and timeless elegance.

Multimedia in motion with Renault R-Link

The integrated Renault R-Link multimedia tablet is now available on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, either as standard equipment or an option, depending on the version.

Renault R-Link is the link between the car and connected life.

Renault R-Link brings together all the multimedia functions - navigation, radio, telephone with Bluetooth®, audio streaming, and connectivity for mobile devices. It also provides vehicle-related services and access to the Renault R-Link Store, which offers a catalogue of more than 50 applications for downloading from the car (depending on the country).

The functionalities are controlled via a 7-inch (18-cm) touchscreen that is intuitive and simple to use. A vocal command mode allows easy activation of some functionalities (in nine languages), while the Text To Speech (TTS) function automatically reads aloud the texts and RSS feeds of certain applications when the car is in motion.

The system can also be controlled with a joystick located in the center console.

Coupé and Cabriolet: a perfect combo

Still boasting the largest panoramic glass roof in its segment and a forward-positioned windshield, the car offers unique open-air driving sensations in cabriolet mode with none of the drawbacks. A glass windbreak not found on any other coupé-cabriolet in this segment, reduces airflow disturbance, ensuring maximum comfort for all four passengers at speeds up to 90 km/h.

Offered as an option on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a removable net that can be installed when no one is sitting in the back for better protection against the wind above 90 km/h.

When the weather is bad, the glass roof lets plenty of light into the cabin.

Energy engines: fun and fuel efficiency

Three engines from the Energy range - one petrol and two diesel - have been chosen to power New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.

The downsized new-generation Energy engines share the same philosophy: reduce consumption and CO2 emissions while offering pleasure behind the wheel with refined acoustical design.

Energy TCe 130 petrol engine

Introduced with the renewal of the Renault Scénic range in 2013 and available on the new Mégane range, Energy TCe 130 is one of the engines offered with New Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet. This 1.2l engine is flexible and responsive, with quick pick-up even at low revs that makes driving a pleasure. As of mid-2014, this engine will also come with an overboost function, making it even more lively and responsive. This new system activates the turbocharger faster and more often. The Energy TCe 130 engine with overboost thus has more torque (+20 Nm) during start-up and rapid acceleration phases. This means drivers enjoy quicker pick-up and more spirited performance, though owing to the engine's quiet running and ultra-fast, unobtrusive Stop & Start system, they may forget it is under the hood.

Energy dCi 110 diesel engine

The Energy dCi 110 engine is packed with technologies, including turbocharger architecture, an individualized spray cone angle system, reduced friction, and the same technology package as the Energy dCi 130 engine and benefited from a work on the frictions' reduction.

With torque of 260 Nm (an increase of 20 Nm) available from 1,750 rpm, the Energy dCi 110 engine has plenty of pep even at low engine speeds. Rounding out its performance, CO2 emissions are 115 g/km and fuel consumption 4.5 l/100 km for a combined cycle.

Energy dCi 130 diesel engine

The Energy dCi 130 is a powerful, 1,598-cm3 diesel engine producing 130 hp. The generous torque of 320 Nm - 80% of it available from 1,500 rpm and supplied across a broad usable rev band - delivers the fast and efficient pick-up that makes driving enjoyable. The Energy dCi 130 easily revs up to 4,500 rpm, much higher than an average diesel, for the kind of driving that normally demands a larger engine. Developed by Renault engineers from the Formula 1 world and incorporating technologies derived from experience on the racetrack, it delivers cutting-edge performance while consuming a modest, combined-cycle 4.4 l/100km.

EDC dCi 110 diesel engine

The 1.5 dCi diesel engine has a second-generation Common Rail direct injection system, which compresses the precise quantity of fuel necessary, thus boosting efficiency and lowering consumption. The EDC dCi 110 engine delivers 110 hp at 4,000 rpm, with combined-cycle consumption of just 4.8 l/100km.

Paired with an efficient dual-clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox, this engine provides flexible, responsive performance and smooth, powerful acceleration.

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