Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup
Renault Malaysia has announced the Megane R.S. 280 Cup in automatic and manual transmissions, from RM 149,888 (Langkawi duty-free price, manual). The regular price starts from RM 279,888 for the manual transmission.
The new Renault Megane R.S. has previously been unveiled domestically. Now, the top flight 280 Cup is available in a six-speed automatic Dual Clutch or a six-speed manual. For true drivers, go for the manual one; it’s less pricey and a whole lot more fun.
With 4Control, an all-wheel drive system and four hydraulic compression stops, the Megane R.S. 280 Cup is inspired to handle like a rally car or a track car, depending on your preference. The Cup chassis, fitted as standard locally, with new Torsen mechanical and LSD (limited-slip differential) provide further effective handling and above-the-top grip.
Powered by a 1.8-liter turbo with a redesigned cylinder head and a new cooling system, along with twin air inlet and a chain-driven timing system, the car pulls a max power of 280PS and peak torque of 390Nm; best in class. A 0-100 km/h sprint takes 5.8 seconds, with a top speed of 255 km/h (250 km/h for the A/T). For different fun drive experience, the Megane R.S. 280 Cup comes with four available drive modes: Comfort, Normal, Sport and Race.
The new Megane R.S. 280 Cup is a five-door sport hatch. Its got a wider air intake on the front bumper with F1-style front blade, honeycomb-pattern grille mesh and Gun Metal Grey satin-finish color contrasts with the brilliant shine of the bodywork. The side features wider front and rear tracks. Furthermore, wing-mounted air extractors, a side sill linking between the front and rear and a black blade give it that dynamic sporty look. From the rear, there’s a re-worked spoiler with vertical vents, and a rear bumper with built-in diffuser and central exhaust.
R.S. Vision high-performance lighting and 19-inch wheels complete the 280 Cup’s package.
Inside, the car essentially resembles past Megane R.S. to the core. The latest R.S. Megane 280 Cup houses an 8.7-inch R-LINK 2 touchscreen tablet. This allows the driver to access the car’s data and relevant information.
Reliable stopping power and color options
For a reliable stopping power, the car is fitted with Red Brembo brake callipers. The front brake discs has been increased to 355mm (+15mm compared with the previous generation). The rear remains similar to the standard Megane R.S.
The 2019 Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup comes in four hues: Diamond Black, Pearl White (additional RM1,000), Liquid Yellow and Orange Tonic.