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Renault Megane GT dCi 165

Renault has launched a flagship sporty Megane GT dCi 165 auto EDC model, priced from £27,740.

Available in both hatchback and Sport Tourer bodystyles, the new 1.6-litre twin-turbo engine produces 165PS and 380Nm.

The hatchback is capable of 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds with a top speed of 133mph. It offers official combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 120g/km.

The figures for the Sport Tourer are 8.9sec, 133mph, 61.4mpg and 124g/km respectively.

The GT dCi 165 Auto EDC’s features Renault Sport-developed suspension and 4Control chassis with four-wheel steering.

At speeds of less than 50mph in sport mode and 37mph in other modes the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, by up to 2.7 degrees at the back, giving the GT increased manoeuvrability.

At higher speeds the front and rear wheels steer in the same direction, turning by up to 1 degree at the back, for greater stability. 4Control calculates the angle of the rear wheels 100 times a second and adjusts them as necessary.

Megane GT dCi also features specific springs, dampers and anti-roll bar settings by Renault Sport.

 


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Comments

  • James - 05/06/2017 13:16

    £28,000 seems a very high price for the specs listed, especially if this is the sport model.

  • mistryj7 - 05/06/2017 20:25

    The CO2, economy, steering, chassis balance and 'verve' may be improved. However, the overall power/torque and acceleration ability is not different to a VW Golf GT TDI 150 from about 15 years ago.

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