2017 Renault Megane Sedan Ahead Of Official DebutOctober 6, 2016
Renault first revealed the 2017 Megane Sedan two months ago, before the 2016 Paris Motor Show. A week from that moment, the French automaker published an extended photo gallery of this model, along with its technical details.
The new Renault Megane Sedan is the latest addition to the model’s family.
The new four-door version of the Megane is blurring the lines between a sedan and a four-door coupe, with the rear end of the car blending nicely with the familiar face of the French compact model. The good proportions of the Megane Sedan are accompanied by generous dimensions (4.63m long and 1.81m wide), while the wheelbase is a class-leading 2.71m. Also class-leading are the front and rear tracks, measuring 1.57m long. The boot capacity is set at 550lt, while rear passengers have 37mm more knee room than the five-door version.
Inside, the dashboard is exactly the same as the one in the five-door Megane model, highlighted by the optional 8.7-inch portrait-oriented R-Link 2 infotainment system.
Depending on the market, the new Megane Sedan will be offered with a wide range of driving aids, including adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking system, lane departure warning, safe distance warning and more.
The Megane Sedan will benefit from the same features, technologies, and engine range as its five-door sibling. However, this sedan prides itself on the roomiest interior in the class, thanks to the largest wheelbase in the segment. It also comes with a massive trunk, which has a capacity of 550 liters, and is also the biggest in the category.
The French brand improved the trunk opening, and it now can fit an object with a maximum width of 1,393 mm, and with a length of 1,084 mm.
The figures mean that the Megane Sedan’s trunk can get an object that is 1.3 meters wide (51 inches) and 1.08 meters (42 inches) long inside, which means you can fit a 65-inch TV with some room to spare.
Renault declares that this model also has the biggest track in its segment, 1.57 meters (61.8 inches) front and rear, and the stance is complemented by wheels of up to 18 inches.
Concerning powertrains, the range has eliminated the GT’s 1.6-liter TCe engine, but has introduced a CVT transmission in the company of a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated unit, which is also available with a five-speed manual.
Renault also offers a 1.2-liter gasoline turbocharged engine with 130 HP and a seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, as well as a three diesel options, and one of them, a 1.5-liter dCi with 110 HP, can be had with a six-speed EDC transmissions.
The fastest-accelerating 2017 Renault Megane Sedan can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.5 seconds, and it is also the only one that can exceed 200 km/h (124 mph). The slowest model in the range takes 13.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, and the second-slowest takes 13.2 seconds for the same maneuver.
The most economical versions of the Megane Sedan have an average fuel economy rated at 3.7 liters/100 kilometers in the NEDC’s standard combined cycle.
Renault had employed the CMF C/D platform for the Megane Sedan, which means that it shares its underpinnings with the hatchback and station wagon version of the Megane 4. The French automaker has also confirmed that it will sell this car in over 30 countries around the world.