The wait is over for those who have been waiting to see more of the 2018 Renault Megane RS. Though, the actual model will be officially revealed in September at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, patent images have already been published by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). These images show the hatch's built from every angle, exposing all of its features without any kind of camouflage.
Overall, the performance model looks significantly sportier and more aggressive than its GT counterpart. The patent images had the same design elements from the teasers and spy shots that we have seen earlier. These elements include: flared wheel arches on the car's profile, huge air vents up front, and a trapezoidal exhaust tip.
Other than what we have already seen before, there are some bits that are new to us like the headlights up front that are not like the other Megane models, as well as the taillights on the rear end of the car. The bumpers just by the taillights also look more muscular with two side scoops. Like the Clio RS, the Megane gets the same checkered flag motif on the LED fog lights.
Though the patent only came out with images, we already have an idea of the Megane RS' specs from what Renault has shared before. The front wheel drive Megane will be offered in two transmissions including: a manual gearbox, and a dual-clutch automatic. As for the power, it has not been confirmed yet, but it will probably be a 300 horsepower 1.8 liter or a 2.0 liter engine by Alpine A110. What we do know is that the Megane RS will be equipped with the company's 4Control all-wheel steering, with a choice of either the Sport or the Cup chassis.
We still don't have the complete details about the RS such as the features it will have, and also how the interior will look. Furthermore, we also haven’t gotten hold of its performance specs like the top speed for instance.
Pricing information of the RS hasn’t been released yet as it’s still very early. And so far, no schedule of its release has been announced.
Similarly, the Megane GT might be getting a facelift early on in its life cycle, to make it look a little more like its RS sister. Sources say that the GT will be getting head- and taillights like those on the Megane RS. Other than that, Renault plans to give it more aggressive bumpers with larger air vents. It seems like the company wants both the GT and the RS to share a resemblance, and at the same time, make them stand out from the rest of the models.