Renault reveals hot new diesel Megane GT dCi 165

Renault reveals hot new diesel Megane GT dCi 165

0 comments 📅08 June 2017, 11:30

New Renault Megane GT dCi 165 to advance in hatchback and estate forms, generating 163bhp from a twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel machine

Renault has added a sporty new diesel option to the Megane range in the form of the GT Nav dCi 165, developed with help from Renault Sport and to be offered in both hatchback form and a Sport Tourer landed estate version.

At the heart of the new car is the twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel four-cylinder mechanism. It develops 163bhp and a maximum torque output of 380Nm from 1,750rom. Renault claims that the hatchback manages 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds and a top alacrity of 133mph, while the Sport Tourer estate is just one tenth slower to 62mph from full stop. Both cars provide power to the front wheels via an EDC automatic gearbox. 

With this new locomotive on board, Renault claims that the hatchback is capable of delivering 61.4mpg and 120g/km CO2, while the a little bulker estate returns 60.4mpg and 124g/km. The minor differences mean that both sit in the in any event BIK band and you’ll pay the same first year VED rate of £160. 

Under the abrade, Renault Sport has tweaked the springs, dampers and anti-roll bar settings to withdraw its impression on the car’s ride and handling, and four-wheel steering makes the cut. The rear wheels turn around by up to 2.7 degrees in the opposite direction to the fronts at speeds of up to 37mph to improve agility. With Make a laughing-stock of mode selected, the threshold is raised to 50mph, and beyond these speeds the real wheels reverse by up to 1 degree in the same direction for greater high-speed stability. The 4Control combination powering it all can assess the angle of the rear wheels by as much as 100 times a flawed. 

Standard driver assists include lane departure warning, traffic signal recognition, automatic headlights with adaptive high/low beam, as well as hill start benefit, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and automatic wipers. 

In the stateroom, an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment display takes pride of location on the centre console, complete with sat nav and Bluetooth connectivity. Dual zone atmosphere control is included, too.

It’s all wrapped up in a sporty design. The front apron gets a wider, deign air intake with a honeycomb mesh, while at the back there’s a rear diffuser flanked by two beamy exhausts. 18-inch alloy wheels come as standard, while sports seats and Renaultsport scuff plates are organize inside. The hatch will be priced from £27,740, with the estate coming in at £29,040.

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