Review: Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016)

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Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016): At A Glance

The estate version of the new Megane hatch will start from £18,000 when it reaches UK showrooms in September. 

Engine options are the same as those available for the new Megane hatch, with two turbocharged petrols and four diesels. Outputs for UK versions are still to be confirmed, but expect power ratings to vary from 100PS to 205PS.  

The GT model at the show, like the GT variant of the hatchback, gets a four-wheel steering system called 4Control, designed to make the car feel more agile, whether on a twisting road or in tight urban traffic. It also shares the hatchback’s standard equipment, including a large touchscreen system and a TFT instrument binnacle.

Bootspace remains the same as the old Megane estate - 580 litres - although the load length has been improved to take 2.8 meters. The boot can also be split into two compartments to prevent items falling over and rolling around in the back.

What does a Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016) cost?

List Price from £17,990
Buy new from £13,765
Contract hire from £188.23 per month
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Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016): What's It Like Inside?

Dimensions
Length 4626 mm
Width 2058 mm
Height 1457 mm
Wheelbase 2669–2712 mm

Full specifications

Expression+ trim level offers a broad specification including LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, all-round electric windows, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls, an AUX input, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, accessory power point, a 12-volt front socket and ample storage throughout the cabin.

Renault’s passive safety systems, such as six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats have been applied to every version in the range. Active safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, AEBS and lane departure warning are available on certain trim levels.

Dynamique adds to this with automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Renault’s Visio active safety system providing lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high/low beam headlamps; electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, handsfree keycard, automatic dual zone climate control, Arkamys 3D Sound 4x35W DAB radio, and seven-inch touchscreen R-Link2 multimedia system including satellite navigation with live traffic updates and Western European mapping. R-Link2 is the hub for controlling Renault’s unique Multi-Sense convenience system enables drivers to fully personalise the driving style of the car.

The Multi-Sense system has five modes to alter the driving set up and interior ambiance – Neutral, Comfort, Eco, Perso and Sport. Multi-Sense can be used to modify the response of the accelerator pedal and engine, engine sound, steering weight and interior lighting ambience through a choice of five colours. The system is accessed via the R-LINK 2 system or through a button on the centre console.

The specification is further enhanced on Dynamique S with the unique-in-class 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate.

The top-of-the-range Signature features 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, full LED headlights, black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel and electrochrome rearview mirror.

The GT-Line provides a more sporty and dynamic appearance with exterior and interior enhancements. Based on the Dynamique specification it adds a wider, lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh, flanked by lateral scoops to the front. Dark metal 17-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.

Child seats that fit a Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016)

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Real MPG average for a Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016)

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Average performance

73%

Real MPG

29–60 mpg

MPGs submitted

14

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What have we been asked about the Renault Megane Sport Tourer (2016)?

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Is turbo cool down necessary for modern cars?

I've just acquired my first turbo car, a Renault Megane GT Sport and am somewhat unclear about the need for turbo cool down. My manual doesn't mention it and the dealer says its not necessary on modern cars. Am I correct in assuming that the turbo reacts to throttle demand, if so it feels like a 20 to 30 mph drive across town will hardly heat up the turbo enough to require a cool down. Similarly what about a steady motorway cruise at pretty much constant speed. It seems faintly ridiculous to sit with the engine at idle for two minutes after a gentle 10 minute drive at 30mph to the nearest Tesco. I'm really keen to look after my motor. Can you give me some meaningful advice?
Assuming this is a petrol engine (you didn't say), the turbo is cooled both by engine coolant running through a water jacket and by engine oil running through the turbo bearings. But a turbo can still become extremely hot after racing, after running at constant speed on a motorway, after a long ascent, or after towing and if you switch off immediately the oil in the turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes and in the turbo itself can carbonise, contaminating the engine oil and restricting the oil flow through the turbo bearing. So best to let it idle for a minute or two in these circumstances. If the engine has stop/start and it switches off automatically, no need to worry. But if it continues to run, do not switch off. No need to worry about any of this after short, suburban journeys. The turbo won't get too hot.
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