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Performance Review: Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy - [2014]

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Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy - [2014]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2014 | 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): 5.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 271 bhp (202 kW) @ 5500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1376 kgs (3033 lbs)
  • Torque: 266 lb-ft (360.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.8 secs @ 99.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 196.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 193.3 lb-ft
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Renault Megane Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2014. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2015 Koenigsegg Regera 5.0 V8 Turbo and the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo.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 2022 Volkswagen-VW Golf R Performance 2.0 Turbo or the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1376 kgs (3033 lbs) this makes the Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy 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 271 bhp (202 kW) @ 5500 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 2022 Toyota Corolla GR 1.6 Turbo (273 lb-ft) or the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD 3.5 V6 (267 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.

TVR Chimaera 4.0 - [1992] image

The 1992 TVR Chimaera 4.0 (221.6 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Renault Megane.

The Renault Megane has a Power to weight ratio of 196.9 bhp per ton and 193.3 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2014 Megane competing with the 1992 TVR Chimaera 4.0 (221.6 bhp per ton) or the 2015 Honda Civic Type R 2.0i 16v Turbo - FK2 (221.4 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 193.3 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 2004 Audi A8 6.0 W12 SWB Quattro D3 (218.3 lb-ft per ton) or the 2016 Audi A5 S5 3.0 V6 Turbo (218.3 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.7 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.9 secs, this made the Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy as fast as 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 Abarth 695 Biposto 1.4 Turbo (5.7 secs) the or the 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 (5.7 secs). This Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy is also faster than the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (5.8 secs) the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD 3.5 V6 (5.8 secs) the 2017 Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 DSG (5.8 secs) the and the 2017 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 280 (5.8 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Megane and the 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 260

When talking about the performance of the Renault Megane on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.8 secs @ 99.1 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 260 (13.74 secs), the 2010 Vauxhall-Opel Insignia VXR OPC 2.8 V6 BiTurbo (13.74 secs), and the 2022 BMW Z4 M40i 3.0 Turbo (13.77 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2014 version of the Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy has a maximum speed of 158mph.

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Top Speed of the 2014 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 2014 Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy 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 2019 Lotus Exige Sport 350 3.5 V6 (170 mph).

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