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  • The new Megane RS storms into South Africa boasting performance figures of kW and Nm, it also has four-wheel steering. Sean Parker.

    The highly-anticipated Renault Megane RS has finally arrived in South Africa. We have price, details and gallery of the new hot hatch.

    Port Elizabeth - Renault has unleashed its all-new Megane RS in South Africa, and it's priced directly in the path of Volkswagen's less potent.

    Renault rs megane

    Renault rs megane

    It also gets gently pumped-up wheel arches to cover its wider track and big wheels. Play around with the various drive modes: It, too, was trustworthy though, sliding with all four wheels and although the Torsen diff corrupts the steering a little, it's useful on turn in and coming out of hairpins. Wheels24 on your mobile phone.

    Renault rs megane

    Renault rs megane

    Renault rs megane

    Renault rs megane

    Renault rs megane

    Renault Megane R.S. () review: return of the king? | CAR Magazine

    The hot hatch segment is one of the most fiercely contested So, what has Renault got up its sleeve with the new Megane RS to take on the establishment? The French automaker is pushing value, Formula 1 tech and a good price Purists will take heed knowing the Cup version is available with a six-speed manual gearbox. Visually, the RS model makes its mark with a wider air intake, the body has also been widened and it sits lower to the ground.

    It looks purposeful, powerful and poised. At the back, there's a Formula 1-inspired diffuser and the rear spoiler, according to Renault, provides genuine downforce.

    Renault rs megane

    We spent some time around the track in the Lux model, with features the Sport chassis and not the hardcore Cup chassis. Around the Aldo Scribante race track in Port Elizabeth, the 1. There are fixed paddle-shifts on the steering column which conduct changes for the six-speed dual clutch gearbox.

    The 'box does a decent job of executing changes and the exhaust emits a delicious burp on up changes. Play around with the various drive modes: These modes enhance the engine note and stiffen the steering sport or completely disable the ESP and enhance agility from the four-wheel steering system race. Here's how much the new hot hatch costs in Mzansi.

    Renault rs megane

    The interior's highlights are a pair of Alcantara-wrapped sports seats which did a good job of keeping me stable while I navigated the track, they're helluva comfortable too. Expect four speakers, push-to-talk and audio streaming tech.

    As for the ride comfort, it's impossible to gauge a car's ride quality on a smooth race track, but on Port Elizabeth's average road surface the Megane displayed a comfortable ride. Naturally, I was impressed by the compliant ride but also felt the Megane had lacked the rawness of previous generations. First seen on the Megane GT, the RS version also benefits from a four-wheel steering system which helps the car's agility. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, up to a maximum angle of 2.

    At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction, limited to a one-degree angle for the rear wheels. It's all about positioning the car better for acceleration out of corners, particularly when you've selected Race mode. It's an enjoyable car to drive, dancing around the track with enthusiasm, but very little steering feel.

    Renault rs megane

    I'd go so far to say artificial. Take it for a spin and scrutinise it for yourself, but most people won't push a car to the manner in which we did at Aldo. The Megane certainly delivers, perhaps not in the same way its hardcore versions have in the past. The Cup version and the revised range Expression and Dynamique arrives locally in mid-September Mazda will launch its first electric vehicles in as part of its 'sustainable zoom-zoom ' long-term technology development programme.

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