Renault Megane

 renault megane

MEGANE HATCHBACK - 1.3 TCE Play 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£16950

BEST PRICE

£13,560 

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One of Renault's most important models, the Megane, has been significantly updated in a bit to attract customer attention in the Golf and Focus family hatchback segment. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE Play 5dr
PETROL
£13,560.00
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE Iconic 5dr
PETROL
£14,360.00
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE Play 5dr Auto
PETROL
£14,600.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE Play 5dr
PETROL
£14,672.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Play 5dr
DIESEL
£14,728.00
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE Iconic 5dr Auto
PETROL
£15,400.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE Iconic 5dr
PETROL
£15,472.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Iconic 5dr
DIESEL
£15,528.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE Play 5dr Auto
PETROL
£15,712.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Play 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£15,768.00
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE GT Line 5dr
PETROL
£15,800.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Play 5dr
DIESEL
£15,840.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE Iconic 5dr Auto
PETROL
£16,512.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Iconic 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£16,568.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Iconic 5dr
DIESEL
£16,640.00
MEGANE HATCHBACK
1.3 TCE GT Line 5dr Auto
PETROL
£16,840.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Play 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£16,880.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE GT Line 5dr
PETROL
£16,912.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 GT Line 5dr
DIESEL
£16,968.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 Iconic 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£17,680.00
MEGANE SPORT TOURER
1.3 TCE GT Line 5dr Auto
PETROL
£17,952.00
MEGANE DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.5 Blue dCi 115 GT Line 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£18,008.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 GT Line 5dr
DIESEL
£18,080.00
MEGANE DIESEL SPORT TOURER
1.5 Blue dCi 115 GT Line 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£19,120.00

Ten Second Review

Renault's fourth generation Megane family hatchback is now a smarter proposition - in more ways than one. If you're shopping for something Focus or Astra-shaped in this segment, it'll probably no longer be one of the first cars you'll immediately think of, but this improved version of the MK4 model is clever, sensible and very good looking, with extra sophistication inside - and under the bonnet, where E-TECH plug-in hybrid tech is now offered at the top of the range. In short, it might surprise you.

Background

Ordinary family cars can no longer be... well, ordinary. People want polish these days, a smarter feel and hi-tech features that make them feel pampered and premium. Which means that in the Focus-sized family hatchback segment, they may well find themselves looking at models like this one, Renault's rejuvenated fourth generation Megane. With the French maker's position as one of Europe's biggest car makers severely under threat and a slimmed-down range of conventional models forced upon dealers by this brand's commitment to electric power, it's hard to over-state this Megane's importance if you happen to run a showroom with the yellow-backed silver diamond above the door. Hence the efforts Renault has gone to improve it, smartening the look, improving media connectivity and adding in a clever Plug-in hybrid E-TECH variant. All of this is crucial, for in the Golf and Focus family hatchback segment, this Renault has to take on and try and beat some of the very best cars you can buy. Can it? Let's find out.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
125
CO2 (g/km)
125
CO2 (g/km)
120
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
81.4
CC
1332
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
40.4
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
61.4
EC Combined (mpg)
51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
43.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
6.4
General
Generation Mark
3
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
17E
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
18E
Service Interval Mileage
18000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
140
Badge Engine CC
1.3
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
Play
Coin Description
TCE
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Performance
Engine Power - KW
103
Engine Power - RPM
5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
177
Engine Torque - NM
240
Engine Torque - RPM
1600
Engine Power - BHP
140
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
9.5
Top Speed
127
Engine Torque - MKG
24.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
205/55 R16
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
DAKOTA
Tyre Size Rear
205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2058
Height
1447
Length
4359
Width
1814
Wheelbase
2669
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1353
Gross Vehicle Weight
1814
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
49.7
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
434
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1650
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
650
Max. Loading Weight
461
Max. Roof Load
80
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1247
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.2
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Driving Experience

This fourth generation Megane's switch to a fresh CMF platform helped a lot in improving its dynamic responses but mainstream versions of this car still prioritise lowering your heartbeat rather than raising it. Ride quality is one of this car's most competitive traits. The engine options in the volume part of range are very simple, both four cylinder units: there's either a 1.3-litre petrol powerplant with 140hp. Or a 1.5-litre Blue dCi diesel with 115hp. Both can be had with either 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch auto transmission. Renault also offers an E-TECH plug-in hybrid variant which sees a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to two electric motors and a multi-mode clutch-less transmission. The system puts out 160hp (around 20hp more than the equivalent plug-in package that Kia offers) and features a 9.8kWh, 400V battery that allows a range of about 30 miles; plus the ability to travel at up to 84mph, on electric power alone. The only other variant in the range beyond this is the Renaultsport R.S. hot hatch, which uses a 1.8-litre turbo petrol unit now uprated to 300hp in standard form, a state of tune previously limited to the track-ready 'Trophy' version (which continues). Again, there's a choice of manual or auto (paddleshift) transmission. With most more ordinary Meganes, you can order the brand's 'Multi-Sense' driving modes system, one of those able to alter steering feel, throttle response, stability control settings and auto gearchange timings to suit the way you want to drive. Heck it even changes the engine note in an effort to put you in a sportier mood.

Design and Build

As before, this car comes in Hatch and Sports Tourer estate guises and has been only subtly updated as part of this fourth generation design's facelift. The first thing you'd notice if you were familiar with the original version of this MK4 model is the headlights, no longer of the old fashioned halogen variety but now of the Renault 'LED Pure Vision' type, with beams that increase the beam range by nearly 30%. The front fog lamps and rear tail lamps are also now LED-powered. Plus there's a redesigned front bumper, chrome-trimmed fog light surrounds, extra air deflectors, dynamic 'scrolling' indicators and a more pronounced front wing design. Inside, there's a new vertical 9.3-inch centre-dash infotainment screen in top variants (it's 7-inches in size in lesser versions). With its new Renault EASYLINK connected multimedia system, it offers a wide-range of multimedia, navigation and infotainment services, as well as Multi-Sense settings. Top variants also get a 10-inch digital instrument cluster display. And a rim-less electrochromic rear view mirror. Plus there centre console controls have been restyled. Otherwise, it's the usual Megane recipe. A couple of adults can be accommodated reasonably comfortably on the back seat. And boot space in the Hatch is rated at 434-litres (impressively this figure is unaffected by the PHEV installation). This rises to 1,247-litres with the rear bench folded. The Sport Tourer model has a 580-litre boot.
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