2018 Renault Megane R.S. showcased at IAA 2017 - Live

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:42pm IST | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

The 2018 Renault Megane R.S. has made its world debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are the VW Golf R rival's images from the show.

2018 Renault Megane R.S. front three quarters at IAA 2017

The 2018 Renault Megane R.S. is the third generation of the French automaker's popular compact hot-hatch. The fourth generation Renault Megane's high-performance variant is the first car with the new Renault Sport badging. The all-new Megane R.S. has motorsport-inspired styling mods, including a 3D honeycomb-pattern grill mesh, a F1-style front blade and a rear diffuser.

Chequered flag LED fog lamps, more aggressively designed, wider bumpers, increased track width, 19-inch wheels and side air vents with Renault Sport badging are a few more of the 2018 Renault Megane R.S.' exterior highlights. A new 'Tonic Orange' paint is the launch colour. The sporty theme continues inside with features like sports front seats complete with integrated head rests, a charcoal grey trim, red top-stitching, fabric or Alcantara upholstery and R.S. badging.

The 2018 Renault Megane R.S. sports a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 280 hp and 390 Nm of torque. 6-speed manual and 6-speed EDC dual-clutch automatic are the transmission choices. Along with an AT option, the 4CONTROL 4-wheel steering system is also new to the Ford Focus RS competitor.

2018 Renault Megane R.S. at IAA 2017

Renault will start taking orders for the 2018 Renault Megane R.S. in December 2017. A Trophy model with a 300 hp version of the 1.8L engine will follow at the end of 2018.

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