Production Megane Sport Coupe will keep dramatic styling of concept (pictured)

Production Megane Sport Coupe will keep dramatic styling of concept (pictured)

Images of the production Renault Megane Sport Coupe have been leaked once again, this time from a patent application filed in the European Union. The latest shots confirm the upcoming Megane Sport Coupe, due next year, will feature similar styling to the Coupe Concept (pictured) from March’s Geneva Motor Show.

While Renault has not released any official information on the upcoming Megane Sport Coupe, it appears likely that it will employ the same engines used in the five-door hatch model. This means that it should be available with a range of 1.6L petrol engines developing between 80 and 110hp, as well as a flagship 2.0L turbocharged unit with more than 180hp.

The older naturally aspirated 2.0L unit in the current Megane lineup, meanwhile, is expected to be phased out and replaced by a new family of 1.4L turbocharged engines built in conjunction with Nissan. For diesel fans the Sport Coupe will likely retain the current range of engines found in the hatchback, developing between 85 and 160hp.

In addition to this, there is the strong possibility of a successor to the Megane RS to be based on the new Sport Coupe. If such a car were to appear it won’t be launched until late next year at the earliest, and although no word on its powertrain or capabilities has been given you can expect it to be packing in the vicinity of 230-250hp.