Renault Megane Coupe Concept rolls into Geneva

Renault Megane Coupe Concept rolls into Geneva

Renault has used this week’s Geneva Motor Show to take the wraps off its new Renault Megane Coupe Concept, which officials claim will eventually spawn a compact production coupe later this year. The concept is characterized by aluminium-finish air intakes, which sit under two rows of main and dipped beam lights that sit on a crystal-like strip of LEDs.

Under the hood lies a 200hp (147kW) 2.0L turbo petrol engine which delivers its peak torque of 280Nm from as low as 2,600rpm. Mated to a manual six-speed gearbox, the 2.0L turbocharged unit drives the new two-door from a standstill to 100km/h in just 7.2 seconds, yet it returns economical fuel consumption of just 6.5L per 100km (36mpg). This also equates to a correspondingly low emissions rating of 154g of CO2/km.

The new coupe also rides on a sportier chassis than its regular Megane sibling, and sits on 21in aluminum alloy shod with 245mm Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

Inside, there’s a touchscreen central multimedia system that controls everything from the navigation to audio and mobile phone connectivity. The car also has the ability to be locked and unlocked using a Samsung F700 mobile phone, which also serves as a hands-free card and connects to the centre console. Both rear passengers benefit from a portable Samsung P2 multimedia player with touch screen which they can use to swap files using the MP3 and video Bluetooth controls.