French car manufacturer Renault have revealed a new powerful and performance GT 220 trim to be added to the Megane range. Available as a hatchback, coupe or estate.
The new GT 220 trim of Renault Megane is based on the GT Line TomTom trim, delivering up to twice as much horsepower and has even more dynamic driving characteristics. The Megane Renault Sport includes specially calibrated front and rear dampers and a model specific steering calibration.
Powered by a 2.0 litre 220hp (horse power) turbo petrol engine, mated with a six speed manual gearbox to the front wheels. The car has a top speed of 149 mph (miles per hour) and accelerates from 0-62 miles per hour in just 7.6 seconds. It comes with auto stop and start engine delivering around 38.7mpg (miles per gallon) fuel efficiency and CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions of 169 g/km (grams per kilometre) which is very close to the Golf and Focus in terms of fuel economy.
Braking is looked after by big, 320mm (millimeter) ventilated front discs which is up from 280 mm on the GT Line. The GT 220 benefits from Anti-Skid regulation, Under steer logic control, advanced driver aid systems plus anti lock braking system with emergency braking assist.
The Renault Megane GT 220 includes dual-zone climate control, LED daytime running lights, speed limiter, automatic headlights, USB connection, a rear parking camera with 3D sound system and fully integrated R-Link satellite navigation.
The design, colour choices and specifications will be the same as GT Line models, however it now includes a new bespoke Malta Blue paintwork with anthracite grey and polished detailing with the sportier bumper, reshaped air intake and black cross bar remaining at the front while the back keeps its anthracite coloured diffuser.
Prices starts from £23,245 for the hatchback, £24,230 for the Coupe and £24,245 for the Sport Tourer Estate as basic list prices.
Technical information at a glance:
|Model||MPG (miles per gallon)||CO2 emissions in g/km (grams per kilometre)||Accelerates 0-62 mph (miles per hour)||Top Speed in mph (miles per hour)|
|Megane Hatch GT 220||38.7||169||7.6||149|
|Megane Coupe GT 220||38.7||169||7.6||149|
|Megane Sport Tourer GT 220||38.7||169||7.6||149|