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Performance Review: Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy - [2018]

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Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy - [2018]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2018 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1798 cc (109.7 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 162 mph (260.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.6 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.8 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 296 bhp (220 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1494 kgs (3293 lbs)
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft (399.9 Nm) @ 3200 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.75 secs @ 99.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 198.1 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 197.4 lb-ft
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Renault Megane Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2018. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 ans Bugatti and the 2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire 8.0L W16 64 Valve Turbo.This particular Renault Megane has a 1798cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

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Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The Megane shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Megane's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1494 kgs (3293 lbs) this makes the Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy in the same weight category as the 2021 Ferrari 296 GTB 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo Hybrid or the give or take 50kg.

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The Renault Megane shares the same bhp with the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp)

In terms of power the 1798cc 16V St4 engine produces 296 bhp (220 kW) @ 6000 rpm similar to the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp) or the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (306 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 295 lb-ft (399.9 Nm) @ 3200 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (311 lb-ft) or the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (295 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Renault Megane you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Pontiac GTO 6.6 Litre V8 HO - [1967] image

The 1967 Pontiac GTO 6.6 Litre V8 HO (223.1 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Renault Megane.

The Renault Megane has a Power to weight ratio of 198.1 bhp per ton and 197.4 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2018 Megane competing with the 1967 Pontiac GTO 6.6 Litre V8 HO (223.1 bhp per ton) or the 2008 Lotus Europa SE 2.0 Turbo (223.1 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Renault Megane generating around 197.4 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2014 BMW 4 Series M4 Cabriolet F83 (222.4 lb-ft per ton) or the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado 7.0l V8 Hardtop Coupe (222.2 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.6 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.8 secs, this made the Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy as fast as the 2020 Maserati Ghibli GranSport Petrol Hybrid (5.6 secs) the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range (5.6 secs) the 2018 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy EDC (5.6 secs) the or the 2017 Seat Leon Cupra 300 (5.6 secs). This Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy is also faster than the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost Wagon (5.7 secs) the 2016 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi 2.0 Turbo Clubsport (5.7 secs) the 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 265 DSG (5.7 secs) the and the 2014 Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy (5.7 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Megane and the 1990 Ferrari Mondial t

When talking about the performance of the Renault Megane on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.75 secs @ 99.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1990 Ferrari Mondial t (13.69 secs), the 1995 BMW 3 Series M3 GT E36 (13.69 secs), and the 1966 Mercury Cyclone 6.4 V8 (13.69 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2018 version of the Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy has a maximum speed of 162mph.

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Top Speed of the 2018 Megane equals the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 5.2 V8 (173 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2018 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy then how about the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 5.2 V8 (173 mph), the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R 5.2 V8 (173 mph), or the 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS PDK (173 mph).

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