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Performance Review: Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 - [2012]

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Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 - [2012]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2012 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1998 cc (121.9 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 158 mph (254.2 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 265 bhp (197 kW) @ 550 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1387 kgs (3057 lbs)
  • Torque: 266 lb-ft (360.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.94 secs @ 98.2 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 191.0 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 191.7 lb-ft
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Renault Megane Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2012. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno 6.5 V12.This particular Renault Megane has a 1998cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

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 1387 kgs (3057 lbs) this makes the Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 in the same weight category as the 2021 McLaren 675 LT Spider 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo 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 1998cc 16V St4 engine produces 265 bhp (197 kW) @ 550 rpm similar to the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (266 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 266 lb-ft (360.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (267 lb-ft) or the 2020 Audi A3 S3 Saloon (280 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.

Maserati Ghibli S Q4 3.0 V6 Turbo - [2013] image

The 2013 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 3.0 V6 Turbo (216.0 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Renault Megane.

The Renault Megane has a Power to weight ratio of 191.0 bhp per ton and 191.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2012 Megane competing with the 2013 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 3.0 V6 Turbo (216.0 bhp per ton) or the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 330S - Hatch (215.9 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 191.7 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 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 (216.7 lb-ft per ton) or the 2008 Dodge Charger 6.1 SRT8 (216.7 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.9 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 6.1 secs, this made the Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 as fast as the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost Automatic Wagon (5.9 secs) the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost Automatic (5.9 secs) the 2017 Hyundai i30 N Performance 2.0 Turbo (5.9 secs) the or the 2015 Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 (5.9 secs). This Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 is also faster than the 2019 Land-Rover Defender 110 3.0 Turbo (6.0 secs) the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT 3.6 V6 AWD (6.0 secs) the 2017 Toyota Century 5.0 V8 (6.0 secs) the and the 2015 Seat Leon ST Cupra 265 DSG (6.0 secs).

BMW 5 Series 550i GT xDrive F07 - [2013] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Megane and the 2013 BMW 5 Series 550i GT xDrive F07

When talking about the performance of the Renault Megane on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.94 secs @ 98.2 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2013 BMW 5 Series 550i GT xDrive F07 (13.87 secs), the 2008 Volkswagen-VW Passat R36 3.6 V6 (13.88 secs), and the 2013 Porsche Macan S 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo (13.88 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2012 version of the Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 has a maximum speed of 158mph.

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Top Speed of the 2012 Megane equals the 2017 Honda Civic Type R 2.0i 16v Turbo - FK8 (169 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2012 Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 then how about the 2017 Honda Civic Type R 2.0i 16v Turbo - FK8 (169 mph), the 1995 Maserati Ghibli 2.0 Turbo Cup (169 mph), or the 2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R 4.0 V8 Turbo (170 mph).

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