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Renault Mégane
2017 Renault Megane Dynamique S NAV DC 1.5 Front
Manufacturer Renault
Production 1995–present
Predecessor Renault 19
Class Small family car
Body style(s) 3 or 5-door hatchback
4-door sedan/saloon
5-door estate
2-door coupé-cabriolet
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive

The Renault Mégane is a small family car produced by the French car manufacturer Renault since the end of 1995, and was the successor to the Renault 19. The Mégane has been offered in three and five door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles at various points in its lifetime, and having been through three generations is now in its fourth incarnation.

First generation (1995–2003)

The first Mégane arrived in late 1995 to replace the 19. It came in many bodystyles and engines, the model formed the basis for the Scenic, Europe's first compact MPV which arrived in late 1996. The range was facelifted in April 1999 and an estate/wagon version appeared but wasn't sold in the UK. Although a new Mégane arrived in late 2002, the original was sold into 2003 until all bodystyles were redesigned.

Models

Engines

Petrol engines

  • 1.4 51 kW (69 hp) and 55 kW (75 hp)
  • 1.4 16V 70 kW (95 hp)
  • 1.6 55 kW (75 hp) and 66 kW (90 hp)
  • 1.6 16V 79 kW (107 hp)
  • 1.8 16V 85 kW (115 hp)
  • 2.0 84 kW (114 hp)
  • 2.0 16V 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 2.0 IDE 103 kW (140 hp)

Diesel engines

  • 1.9 D 47 kW (64 hp)
  • 1.9 dT 66 kW (90 hp)
  • 1.9 dTi 59 kW (80 hp) and 72 kW (98 hp)
  • 1.9 dCi 75 kW (102 hp)

Second generation (2002–2010)

The second Mégane arrived in late 2002 with the hatchback models, other versions appeared during 2003. The hatchback models became known for their distinctive rear end styling which resulted in Renault doing an advert for it based on that. It was facelifted in early 2006.

Models

Engines

Petrol engines

  • 1.4 16V 60 kW (82 hp) and 72 kW (98 hp)
  • 1.6 16V 82 kW (112 hp)
  • 2.0 16V 99 kW (135 hp)
  • 2.0 16V Turbo 120 kW (163 hp)
  • 2.0 16V Turbo RS 165 kW (225 hp)

Diesel engines

  • 1.5 dCi 60 kW (82 hp), 63 kW (86 hp), 74 kW (100 hp) and 78 kW (106 hp)
  • 1.9 dCi 66 kW (90 hp), 81 kW (110 hp), 85 kW (115 hp), 88 kW (120 hp) and 96 kW (130 hp)
  • 2.0 dCi 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 2.0 dCi RS 127 kW (173 hp)

Third generation (2008–2016)

The third Mégane arrived in late 2008 with the hatchback and coupe models. Other models arrived during 2009. It received a mild facelift in 2012 then a more thorough one in late 2013. It entered its fourth generation in 2016.

Models

Engines

Petrol engines

  • 1.6 16V 74 kW (100 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp)
  • 1.4 TCe 96 kW (130 hp)
  • 2.0 16V 103 kW (140 hp)
  • 2.0 TCe 132 kW (180 hp)
  • 2.0 TCe Renault Sport 184 kW (250 hp)

Diesel engines

  • 1.5 dCi 66 kW (90 hp), 78 kW (106 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp)
  • 1.9 dCi 96 kW (130 hp)
  • 2.0 dCi 118 kW (160 hp)


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