Renault reveals new Megane R.S. Facelift at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Live Photos]

Article by Anita Panait, on September 12, 2013

Renault is proud to introduce one of the newest members of its performance range -- the range-topping Mégane R.S. Along the with the sporty Megane GT, the Megane RS performance models boast of showcasing the brand’s new design identity – a new bumper panel as well as enlarged Renault logo on the hood over a gloss black background.

The Mégane R.S. sports new headlights that feature gloss black 'eyelids,' thanks to its lens and white comma design. The model’s new headlights amplify the light beam to provide excellent lighting during night.

Renault designed the Megane R.S. to provide optimized driving pleasure with its 2.0 16V 265 engine, limited slip differential, front suspension with an independent steering axis and a choice between two chassis types (Sport or Cup), underlining the fact that the brand’s motorsport technology is well embedded in the Megane R.S.

For instance, its new front bumper features a Formula One splitter, which can be seen across the Renault Sport range. The Megane R.S. also boasts of features derived from the limited series Mégane R.S. Red Bull Racing RB8.

These features include Recaro seats with dual-fabric leather-cloth upholstery and Renault Sport embroidery on the head restraints as well as the Renault R-Link connected multimedia tablet, with version 2.0 of the R.S.

Monitor 2.0 data acquisition system that is compatible with the new R.S. Replay function. A customer could also avail of optional 19’’ black wheels with grey striping, wrapped in Bridgestone high-performance tires.

The Renault R-Link assimilated multimedia tablet is available as an alternative or standard on the all-new Mégane go (which depends upon model and trim level, excluding the coupé-cabriolet).

Renault R-Link cutting-edge technology brings associated living into the vehicle. The system groups all the multimedia capabilities, which include radio, telephony with Bluetooth and audio streaming, navigation, and connectivity for mobile devices in around 26 languages. It additionally offers vehicle-linked services and entry to the Renault R-Link Store, with a list of more than 50 apps (depending on the country) that can be downloaded in-vehicle.

Functions are run by means of a huge 7-inch (18 cm) touchscreen that is straightforward and natural to use. Some functions can be effortlessly initiated using voice commands (nine languages available*), while the Text to Speech (TTS) function instinctively speaks text messages and RSS flows for some apps once the vehicle is moving.

The system can likewise be operated using a joystick on the center console.

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