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Renault Megane RS 265 released

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9th September, 2012

Renault Australia has launched the highly-anticipated Megane RenaultSport 265 – their ultimate hot hatch and driver’s car.

Inspired by a tender to the Gendarmerie Nationale (the French Police) for their rapid intervention vehicles, the Mégane RS 265 delivers 15 extra horsepower and 20 Nm additional torque over the Mégane RS 250. By selecting the Sport Mode, the driver can benefit from peak power of 195 kW (265 hp) and torque of 360 Nm for an even crisper acceleration response.

All Mégane RS 265 come standard with Renault Sport’s legendary Cup chassis combined with a limited slip differential and deliver outstanding traction. The Megane RS 265 retains the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission (PK4).

To deliver the ultimate exhaust note at all revs the Mégane RS 265 benefits from a more open exhaust design and enhanced engine acoustics.

Through a series of subtle exterior changes, the Mégane RS 265 delivers a stronger 'personality' and more exclusive feel. The front end has been designed to be more expressive with the F1-style front blade, characteristic of RenaultSport models, now featuring two rows of six LEDs and chrome highlights. In addition, the front headlight masks are now sporty black.

New 18-inch matt black wheels rims are available along with an optional RS Red Design Pack, which comprises red pin-striping for the F1 blade, side protective mouldings and rear diffuser.

New interior trims showcase the quality and comfort of the cabin. Depending on the specification level, visible red or yellow stitching on the upholstery, steering wheel and gear lever knob compliments a striking dashboard trim strip and the flamboyant seatbelts, a hallmark of RenaultSport design. A new, distinctive, two-tone light grey and charcoal leather upholstery can be specified as an option on the range-topping Trophy+. Other sporty appointments include a black lacquer finish for the centre console and air vent surrounds, plus a carbon-effect finish for the door panel inserts.

For the first time, when the optional satellite navigation is specified, the Megane RS 265 comes with a rear-view camera with park-assist system. To further enhance driver comfort, indicators with highway mode are now standard across the range along with an Air Quality Senor, which monitors the quality of the outside air entering the cabin and automatically activates the air recycling mode when necessary.

The new Renault Megane RS 265 is the first vehicle to feature a new user-friendly radio interface, designed in response to customer feedback.

In response to customer demand, the Mégane RS 265 will now be available in three specification levels from launch; the entry-level Cup, the sport orientated Trophy and for the first time, the range-topping, luxury Trophy+. The Mégane RS 265 remains highly competitively priced with a host of standard features across the range and a manufacturer’s list price* starting at just $42,640*.

Megane RenaultSport 265 Trophy 8:08

In June 2011, the Mégane RenaultSport established a new record of 8mins 8secs for a lap of the Nürburgring in Germany, making it the fastest front-wheel drive car ever around the ‘Nordschleife’. To celebrate this momentous achievement, the Mégane RS 265 will be launching with a limited edition specification – the Trophy 8:08. The Trophy 8:08 features leather trimmed RECARO seats, black Steev alloy design wheels with red-piping fitted with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres, bi-xenon directional headlights and limited edition Trophy decals. The Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres were used to set the lap record. In addition the Trophy 8:08 will be available in two limited edition colours – RenaultSport’s signature liquid yellow and pearl white. Only 100 examples of the Trophy 8:08 will be coming to Australia.

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Commenting on the launch of the Renault Megane RS 265, Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia, said; “I am so excited to be launching the Mégane RS 265 in Australia. We have been blown away by the overwhelming customer response to the Mégane RS 250 and are actually, currently the third largest market globally for this car.”

“The Mégane RS 265 represents the best of Renault and Renault Sport.  Through subtle changes to the exterior and interior, we have achieved a striking result and a noticeable difference from the Mégane RS 250.”

“We have already seen a strong demand for the new Mégane RS 265 and anticipate we will sell out of our 2012 allocation quickly. I would encourage customers to place their orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” said Hocevar.

The Renault Megane RenaultSport 265 is now on sale nationally. Like all Australian market RenaultSport models, the new Megane RS 265 is covered by a comprehensive 3 year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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