Renault Megane Monaco GP

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 19:19

Renault Megane is a very fine hatchback, but still it’s a big leap giving it a badge that says Monaco GP!

This new line of Renault Megane Monaco GP editions – based on the coupe and RS variants – follow the same trend Renault started last year with the Laguna Monaco edition. It is basically the regular models with a few fairly unnoticeable exterior changes, modified interior, new wheels and a bigger price tag. Oh, and they come with lots of Monaco badges!

Details of both models are listed below, but in brief we can mention 17 or 18-inch wheels, pearlescent Arctic White paint, together with gloss black body components, white interior trims and extra equipments you would normally find on the options list as standard, as the key features of the Monaco GP edition.

Having played a headlining role in the finest moments at the motorsport mecca that is the Monaco Grand Prix, Renault developed the Monaco GP limited edition for its Laguna Coupé last year, aimed at fans of elegance, sport and style. Now set to join it on the grid after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is the curvaceous Mégane Coupé version.

A shared signature for Monaco GP limited edition: elegance, sport and style
The Monaco GP limited edition models are big on personality. On Mégane Coupé, the front end with its sleek headlights and large air intake give it a dynamic stance, enhances by its broad haunches. Its imposing design is accentuated in this limited edition through pearlescent Arctic White paint, together with gloss black body components – door mirrors, rear diffuser and foglight surrounds, black headlight masks and “Monaco GP” badging.

Exclusive interiors
Everything on the inside expresses its impeccable build quality and stylish sportiness. Among its original touches are Arctic white cabin details (console, dashboard trim, door handles), plus exclusive “Monaco GP” stitching on the seats, a numbered plaque and “Monaco GP” floor mats.

Reassuring roadholding
Monaco GP features the very best in technology for unrivalled efficiency and peace of mind, including the latest-generation dual-chamber airbags, plus impressive grip whatever the conditions thanks to ESC. The chassis too was specially designed to bring drivers optimal control and driving thrills, without affecting comfort.

Mégane Coupé Monaco GP
The Mégane Coupé Monaco GP limited editions features all the equipment of the Dynamique trim, including Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation, plus:

  • 17-inch ‘Celsium’ gloss black alloy wheels
  • GT/GT Line front and rear bumpers
  • Unique carbon grey upholstery with Monaco GP logo
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Electric folding door mirrors

Two engines are on offer with the latest addition to the Mégane family. The 1.9 dCi 130 uses the best in dCi combustion and turbo technology and emits just 135g/km of CO2, while the TCe 130 benefits from the latest advances in downsizing, enabling a 1.4-litre powerplant to boast the torque of a two-litre and the power of a 1.8-litre.

A new edition of Laguna Coupé Monaco GP
In response to the success of Laguna Coupé Monaco GP limited edition, a new version launches in the spring.

Two potent but refined diesel engines will be available in the UK, namely the 2.0 dCi 150 and 2.0 dCi 180, the latter with 4Control four-wheel steering for even sharper handling.

It will retain the exclusive pearlescent Arctic white. The wealth of equipment and comfort features rival the car’s elegance and sportiness:

  • 18-inch ‘Interlagos’ Chrome Shadow alloys
  • Unique carbon grey Monaco GP cloth upholstery with Monaco GP logo
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation system
  • 4Control four-wheel steering
  • Bose Sound System – 10 speakers, single CD with MP3, Bluetooth connectivity and digital amplifier
  • Hands-free card
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Leather seats with Monaco GP stitching – optional

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