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2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy

2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy

Renault unveils an even hotter version of the Megane RS. With a power output of 265 hp and peak torque of 265 lb-ft (360 Nm), the 2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy delivers unrivalled efficiency for its class. A new tire fitment and an increase in power make the very most of the Cup chassis' potential, without detracting from the car's acclaimed versatility and ride comfort. A production run of only 500 cars is planned. 2012 Megane RS Trophy's specific styling features put it at the very top of the Megane RS range. (continued below)

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2012 Megane RS Trophy: Benchmark Performance and Versatility

Source: Renault | Published: Mon Jun 13, 2011

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Before the order books open on June 20, 2011, the newcomer will be marketed in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Prices in France will start from 35,500 EUR.

With maximum power of 265 hp, peak torque of 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) available across a particularly broad rev-band (3,000 to 5,000 rpm), a power-to-weight ratio of 5.09 kg/hp and specific power of 132.5 hp/liter, the 2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy boasts an exceptional performance package. Even so, Renault Sport's engineers have worked hard on the specification of the Megane RS's 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to take driving enjoyment and response to even higher levels. Maximum turbo pressure has been uprated to 2.5 bar (up 0.2 bar), while the air intake design has been revised to take the higher pressure and higher running temperatures into account.

Performance has been enhanced in the process, and the result is a 0-to-60 mph time of just 5.8 s (down 0.1s), a top speed of 157 mph and the 1,000 m standing start in 25.4 s (down 0.3s). Beyond these statistics, however, the experience of driving the 2012 Megane RS Trophy is a constant source of enjoyment and satisfying sensations. In addition to the finely-tuned set-up of the Cup chassis and the standard limited slip differential, a new tire fitment contributes to the car's exceptional road-holding on dry roads, especially through tighter turns, as well as in the wet. The design of the Formula 1-inspired Bridgestone Potenza RE050A's asymmetric, directional tread pattern and the form of its tread blocks provide outstanding grip, stability and acoustic comfort, whatever the conditions. Last but not least, 2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy's fuel-efficiency has been carefully optimized to return combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 8.2 liters/100 km, equivalent to 190 g of CO2/km, which represents a saving of 0.2 liters/100km and 5 g/km over Megane RS at the time of the latter's launch.

Assertive, Yet Seductive RS Styling Cues

2012 Renault Megane RS Trophy is recognizable at a glance thanks to its black roof, specific decals, new rear lip spoiler, 19-inch Gloss Black STEEV wheels with red piping and RS valve caps (optional or standard, depending on market) and numbered plaque. The LED daytime running lights also play a part in its striking looks. Megane RS Trophy marks the introduction of a new Sirius Yellow finish, an emblematic metallic paint that will be particularly appreciated by Renault Sport fans. This specific body color is available as an alternative to Glacier White, Etoile Black and Cassiopee Grey.

Inside, the Recaro bucket seats (fabric or leather, depending on market) add to the cabin's unmistakably sporty feel, as does the central display which shows the data provided by the RS Monitor. This innovative onboard data-logging system records performance and displays a range of mechanical parameters in real-time, a feature which owners will especially appreciate during track days, an exercise to which the Megane RS Trophy lends itself particularly well. Indeed, the car will be on show at the Renault Sport Day which forms part of the Renault Sport Enthusiasts Day program at the Nürburgring, Germany, on June 17, 2011.

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type I4, Turbocharged
Displacement 122 cu in (1998 cc)
Power 265 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 265 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Redline n/a
Driveline Front Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Solid Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 235/35 R19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 169.3 in
Width 72.8 in
Height 56.5 in
Curb Weight n/a
0-60 mph 5.8 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 157 mph
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy NEDC - Combined 8.2 l/100 km
Origin & Price
Origin France
Base Retail Price (MSRP) 35,000 EUR in France

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