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Small power hike has a great big effect on Renaultsport's fastest car, rekindling the fire of the old R26

Our Verdict

The Renault Megane looks bland, and it's not that good to drive either

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22 March 2012

What a brilliant little car! The ultimate hot hatch! And pretty good value at under £25,000.

22 March 2012

Oh dear, the red highlighting really clashes with the yellow lol

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22 March 2012

Price: £24,825; 0-62mph: 6.0sec; Top speed: 158mph; Economy: 34.4mpg; CO2: 190g/km; Kerbweight: 1379kg; Engine type, cc: 4cyls, 1998cc, petrol, turbo; Installation: Transverse; Power: 261bhp at 5500rpm; Torque: 265lb ft at 3000-5000rpm; Gearbox: 6-spd manual Price: tba; Top speed: 172mph; 0-62mph: 5.0sec; Economy: 35.3mpg (combined); CO2: 188g/km; Kerb weight: 1350kg; Engine type:, Horizontally-opposed six-cylinder, 3436cc petrol; Power: 311ps at 6700rpm; Torque: 265lb ft at 4500rpm; Gearbox: 7-speed dual clutch

23 March 2012

[quote simon955]Price: £24,825; 0-62mph: 6.0sec; Top speed: 158mph; Economy: 34.4mpg; CO2: 190g/km; Kerbweight: 1379kg; Engine type, cc: 4cyls, 1998cc, petrol, turbo; Installation: Transverse; Power: 261bhp at 5500rpm; Torque: 265lb ft at 3000-5000rpm; Gearbox: 6-spd manual

Price: tba; Top speed: 172mph; 0-62mph: 5.0sec; Economy: 35.3mpg (combined); CO2: 188g/km; Kerb weight: 1350kg; Engine type:, Horizontally-opposed six-cylinder, 3436cc petrol; Power: 311ps at 6700rpm; Torque: 265lb ft at 4500rpm; Gearbox: 7-speed dual clutch[/quote] What's the second one?

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jer

23 March 2012

I am surprised I do not see more on the road.

23 March 2012

There is the car that the Astra VXR will have to beat to be the best hot hatch.

23 March 2012

[quote superstevie]What's the second one?[/quote] it must be a porsche...is it the new boxster??

23 March 2012

This is one part of the market where 'volume' brands still rule the roost.

Ford, Vauxhall and Renault will all have seriously good c.£25k hot hatchbacks in 2012, in order to match their performance brands like Audi, BMW and VW have to charge a lot more money for cars that, in some cases, are inferior.

Can't wait for this multi-car test in the mag: Giulietta Cloverleaf, Audi S3 (bit old perhaps), Focus ST, Mazda3 MPS, Megane 265 Cup, Astra VXR and Golf R.


23 March 2012

[quote simon955]Price: tba; Top speed: 172mph; 0-62mph: 5.0sec; Economy: 35.3mpg (combined); CO2: 188g/km; Kerb weight: 1350kg; Engine type:, Horizontally-opposed six-cylinder, 3436cc petrol; Power: 311ps at 6700rpm; Torque: 265lb ft at 4500rpm; Gearbox: 7-speed dual clutch[/quote] [quote superstevie]What's the second one?[/quote] Quick search reveals it is the new boxster. Not quite sure the connection.

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23 March 2012

Phenomenal. I'd have one in blue.

Almost 160mph for less than £25k...

Off to Autotrader to look for second hand Renaultsport Clios... again.

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