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Renault Megane Coupe (2009–2016)

Last updated 8 February 2017

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Kerb weight 1195–1397 kg
Warranty 3 years
Servicing 12,500–18,000 miles

Full specifications

Driving

Renault engineers stiffened the springs quite a lot, by 19%. And lowered it by 10%. Though even on the 225/44 R17 tyres of our TCE 180 it didn't rattle our teeth over the ridges that Spanish highway engineers lay in your path to slow you down for ‘obras'. But the most sensational thing about it is the way it goes.

The engine is punchy and flexible, making 4th a very usable gear. It pulls about 27mph per 1,000rpm in 5th, so it's a quiet cruiser. So you have the double benefit of a quick 7.5 second 0-60 and diesel-like flexibility without a horrible power vacuum at very low revs. Show it a corner, or better still a series of fast bends, and it really comes alive.

Like the hatchback, the steering is very informative. And, though stiffer by 19%, the suspension is still soft enough to stop the car leaping across the road on white lines like a BMW 123i, or a Scirocco on 18" wheels. It grips so reassuringly I hardly ever strayed into the realms of understeer, despite some really serious cornering speeds.

So, it's arguably better looking than a Scirocco, it goes as well, it handles better, and it costs a lot less. And this is merely the ‘coupe' version of a mainstream family hatchback. Astonishing.

Engines

Engine MPG 0-62 Top speed CO2
1.2 TCe 53 mpg 10.9 s 118 mph 119 g/km
1.2 TCe 130 52 mpg 9.8 s 124 mph 124 g/km
1.2 TCe 130 Automatic 49 mpg 9.7 s 124 mph 129 g/km
1.4 TCe 43–45 mpg 9.6 s 127 mph 145–153 g/km
1.5 dCi 81 mpg 12.1 s 118 mph 90 g/km
1.5 dCi 106 63 mpg 10.9 s 118 mph 120 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 69–81 mpg 12.1–12.3 s 118 mph 90–106 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 Automatic 67 mpg 11.7 s 118 mph 109 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 ECO 67–69 mpg 12.3 s 118 mph 106–109 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 ECO Automatic 67 mpg 11.7 s 118 mph 110 g/km
1.5 dCi 86 64 mpg 12.9 s 109 mph 115 g/km
1.5 dCi 90 71 mpg 12.5 s 104–112 mph 104 g/km
1.5 dCi Automatic 71 mpg 11.7 s 118 mph 104 g/km
1.6 40–79 mpg 10.5–12.1 s 118–121 mph 93–163 g/km
1.6 dCi 71 mpg 9.8 s 124 mph 104 g/km
1.9 dCi 55 mpg 9.5 s 130 mph 134–135 g/km
2.0 CVT 37 mpg 10.3 s 121 mph 175 g/km
2.0 dCi 48–50 mpg 8.5 s 134–137 mph 150–155 g/km
2.0 dCi 160 48 mpg 8.5 s 136 mph 155 g/km
2.0 dCi 165 50 mpg 8.5 s 134 mph 145 g/km
2.0 dCi Automatic 43 mpg 9.2 s 130 mph 175 g/km
2.0 TCe 37–37 mpg 7.8 s 142 mph 178 g/km
Renaultsport 265 38 mpg 6.0 s 158 mph 174 g/km
Renaultsport 266 38 mpg 6.0 s 158 mph 174 g/km
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