Friday, February 22, 2013

New RenaultSport Megane Estate GT 220 is a Limited Run Performance Edition

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Renault is tending to the needs of customers who would like to combine the performance credentials of the much-lauded RenaultSport Megane Coupe with the practical benefits of a station wagon by launching a new limited production version of its Megane Estate.The new Megane Estate GT 200 has been prepared by the French brand's RenaultSport (RS) division and will go on sale in France this month, ahead of its launch in 11 other select markets, from Europe to Japan.
“Mégane Estate GT 220 is concrete evidence that a car can be practical yet still pack genuine performance,” notes Jean-Maxime Boulanger, Product Manager at Renault Sport. “It has all the qualities expected of a sporty car while at the same time permitting everyday driving pleasure.”
At the heart of the Estate GT 220 is a de-tuned version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that sits under the bonnet of Mégane R.S. producing 217-horsepower (220PS) instead of 262hp (265PS), and a peak torque of 340Nm. A six-speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels.
Renault did not provide any acceleration figures, but it did say that the Estate GT 220 returns a combined fuel consumption of 7.3lt/100km (32.2mpg US or 38.7mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 169g/km.
RenaultSport engineers made changes to chassis with specially calibrated suspension, braking and electric power steering systems, while the car rides on the same high-performance tires asthe Mégane R.S Coupe.
On the outside, the RS-prepped Estate gains a number of gloss black details, ranging from the door mirrors and diffuser, to the front air scoops and roof bars, plus black 18-inch wheels and special badging.
In the interior, there's a specific steel gear lever knob, sport seats and steering wheel along with aluminum pedals, red accents and a numbered plaque on the center console.




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