Go back a decade or so and you’;d locate showrooms full of hardtop convertibles. There was the Pontiac G6, Chrysler Sebring, Volkswagen Eos, Volvo C70, Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430 and so a lot of much more. However there nevertheless are some on the industry, by and massive the trend has abated. Heck, even Mercedes-Benz, which (with apologies to Mitsubishi) nearly singlehandedly brought the trend to the forefront with the original SLK, is getting ready drop the folding hardtop from the subsequent SL soon after 3 generations with. No one would seem to have advised Renault, however.
The French automaker has been producing a Coupé-Cabriolet edition of the Mégane for more than a decade now, and while rivals like the Peugeot 308 and Opel Astra have prolonged since dropped the drop-tops from their lineups (replaced, in the latter case, by the soft-leading Cascada), Renault presses on. Redesigned to a lot more closely resemble the rest of the assortment, the new Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is capped by a folding panoramic glass roof that Renault claims is the largest in its (ever-shrinking) class.
With a 3,500-pound curb bodyweight, that also makes the Mégane CC a very good 700 lbs heavier than, say, a similar-sized (but fixed-roofed) Honda Civic Coupe, or about as a lot as a little crossover like the Toyota RAV4. To pull all that bodyweight, European buyers can choose from a assortment of gasoline or diesel engines with as tiny as 97 horsepower or as considerably as 130, mated to a manual, automatic or continuously variable transmission. As a result, the greatest a Mégane CC will do even in the best spec is -62 in about eleven seconds… but at least you’;ll have the wind in your hair, when you want it to anyway.
A NEW MEGANE ON THE Street:
– NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET
– PETROL PLUS Automatic ON THE REST OF THE Assortment
Renault completes the revival of its Mégane line with the introduction of the new Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
The Coupé-Cabriolet characteristics the new layout identity along with a fresh touch of elegance.
On board the New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is the Renault R-Hyperlink on the internet multimedia system.
Now Renault Mégane (sedan, coupé and estate) is also accessible with a 130 hp petrol engine coupled with a dual clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox, supplying an interesting combination of comfort, driving pleasure and fuel economic system.
01 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: A lot more Sophisticated THAN EVER
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet completes the Mégane revival with a front finish identical to all the other versions in the assortment.
Like the other cars in the selection, Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet functions Renault’;s new brand identity.
That signifies a new bumper, new headlamps, new air vents and a new hood with a massive Renault emblem displayed on a shiny black background.
The elongated headlamps stretch out the front end, generating the automobile search wider and contributing to the dynamic air of New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
“By adopting the new visual identity, we have provided Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet a seem in harmony with the brand’;s other automobiles. The aim with this new style was to preserve the certain functions of Mégane Coupé-Cabriole: harmonious lines and a cabriolet search even in the coupé model.”
Jean-Phillipe Texier, Style Undertaking Leader, Selection M1
Accent on elegance
A distinctive characteristic of Nouvelle Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is its big, black, shiny glass roof. The chrome trim all around the windshield mixed with the beltline adds a touch of luxury and cabriolet styling, even when the roof is up.
Its unchanged proportions (4,485 mm extended, with a wheelbase of 2,609 mm) and its fluid, dynamic lines give it a sleek and sophisticated shape.
Within, the forms are soft and clean, the components and fittings are of the best top quality. And the side-vent and dashboard trim subtly echoes that “shiny, large, black” roof overhead.
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a model of understated chic and timeless elegance.
02 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: GET AWAY, Keep Linked
Most of the vehicles in the Renault selection currently come with the Renault R-Hyperlink connected multimedia system. Now it is accessible on Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, also.
Multimedia in movement with Renault R-Hyperlink
The integrated Renault R-Link multimedia tablet is now accessible on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, either as regular equipment or an option, based on the version.
Renault R-Hyperlink is the website link among the vehicle and linked existence.
Renault R-Website link brings together all the multimedia functions – navigation, radio, telephone with Bluetooth®, audio streaming, and connectivity for mobile units. It also supplies vehicle-relevant providers and accessibility to the Renault R-Hyperlink Keep, which delivers a catalogue of far more than 50 applications for downloading from the car (based on the country).
The functionalities are controlled via a 6-inch (18-cm) touchscreen that is intuitive and easy to use. A vocal command mode enables straightforward activation of some functionalities (in 9 languages), although the Text To Speech (TTS) perform automatically reads aloud the texts and RSS feeds of specific applications when the car is in movement.
The technique can also be controlled with a joystick found in the center console.
Coupé and Cabriolet: a excellent combo
Nevertheless boasting the largest panoramic glass roof in its section and a forward-positioned windshield, the car offers special open-air driving sensations in cabriolet mode with none of the disadvantages. A glass windbreak not identified on any other coupé-cabriolet in this segment, reduces airflow disturbance, guaranteeing maximum comfort for all 4 passengers at speeds up to 90 km/h.
Presented as an alternative on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a removable net that can be installed when no one particular is sitting in the back for greater safety towards the wind over 90 km/h.
When the climate is negative, the glass roof lets loads of light into the cabin.
THE DOUAI PLANT: THE KNOW-HOW TO Supply Good quality
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is built on the same assembly line as New Renault Scénic, Grand Scénic and Scénic Xmod.
Effective management of the various operations involved in producing van and coupé-cabriolet bodies in a single production flow is central to the manufacturing approach at the plant, where a quality policy – the “Douai certified good quality” program – has been instituted with a dedication from all the personnel. The 4 pillars of this quality plan are: adoption of top quality specifications and reflexes, promotion of the prepare each day, the highest level of expertise and behavior, and improved focus to perceived high quality.
03 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: ENGINES
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet delivers sensations galore with engines geared for driving pleasure.
Vitality engines: enjoyable and fuel efficiency
3 engines from the Energy variety – 1 petrol and 2 diesel – have been chosen to electrical power New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
The downsized new-generation Energy engines share the same philosophy: reduce consumption and CO2 emissions although offering pleasure behind the wheel with refined acoustical layout.
Power TCe 130 petrol engine
Launched with the renewal of the Renault Scénic assortment in 2013 and offered on the new Mégane assortment, Energy TCe 130 is 1 of the engines provided with New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet. This one.2l engine is versatile and responsive, with quick choose-up even at minimal revs that helps make driving a pleasure. As of mid-2014, this engine will also come with an overboost perform, creating it even more lively and responsive. This new system activates the turbocharger quicker and a lot more of8. The Energy TCe 130 engine with overboost thus has more torque (+20 Nm) during start-up and rapid acceleration phases. This means drivers enjoy quicker choose-up and a lot more spirited performance, even though owing to the engine’;s quiet operating and ultra-fast, unobtrusive Stop & Begin program, they may neglect it is below the hood.
Vitality dCi 110 diesel engine
The Energy dCi 110 engine is packed with technologies, including turbocharger architecture, an individualized spray cone angle method, decreased friction, and the identical technology package as the Energy dCi 130 engine and benefited from a perform on the frictions’; reduction.
With torque of 260 Nm (an increase of 20 Nm) available from one,750 rpm, the Power dCi 110 engine has a lot of pep even at lower engine speeds. Rounding out its functionality, CO2 emissions are 115 g/km1 and fuel consumption 4.5 l/100 km1 for a mixed cycle.
Power dCi 130 diesel engine
The Energy dCi 130 is a effective, 1,598-cm3 diesel engine making 130 hp. The generous torque of 320 Nm – 80% of it available from one,500 rpm and provided across a broad usable rev band – delivers the quickly and productive pick-up that tends to make driving enjoyable. The Energy dCi 130 effortlessly revs up to 4,500 rpm, considerably greater than an regular diesel, for the kind of driving that normally demands a more substantial engine. Designed by Renault engineers from the Formula one planet and incorporating technologies derived from expertise on the racetrack, it delivers cutting-edge performance while consuming a modest, combined-cycle 4.4 l/100km1,2.
Smoother driving with the EDC automated gearbox
EDC dCi 110 diesel engine
The one.5 dCi diesel engine has a second-generation Widespread Rail direct injection system, which compresses the precise amount of fuel required, thus boosting efficiency and decreasing consumption. The EDC dCi 110 engine delivers 110 hp at 4,000 rpm, with combined-cycle consumption of just 4.8 l/100km.
Paired with an productive dual-clutch (EDC) automated gearbox, this engine provides flexible, responsive performance and smooth, potent acceleration.
04 THE NEW RENAULT RENAULT RENAULT MÉ GANE RANGERANGE : PETROL PLUS Automated
The new Mégane assortment introduces the TCe 130 coupled with an efficient dual-clutch (EDC) 6-speed gearbox.
TCe 130: a good quality-examined engine
The TCe 130 is a turbo petrol, direct-injection engine from the good quality- and efficiency-examined Energy TCe 1301 family. With torque of 205 Nm at 2,000 rpm, it provides actual driving pleasure, excellent acceleration, and prompt response to the driver’;s demands.
EDC automatic gearbox: even more responsive
Paired with the TCe 130 engine is the productive dual-clutch (EDC) 6-pace automated gearbox, whose shut gear ratios produce even far more dynamic performance.
Its 6 speeds, shifted automatically or by the driver in up/down mode, provide smooth and strong acceleration. Dual-clutch technologies ensures quick, flexible and fluid gear modifications. The immediate response in the course of gear adjustments also indicates greater safety when shifting lanes in site visitors or passing another motor vehicle.
A crawl perform is accessible on the EDC gearbox, generating it easy to advance slowly in hefty visitors merely by releasing the brake pedal. It also provides faster acceleration and a company takeoff. Similarly, the hill start off aid keeps the car from rolling backwards before the Drive gear kicks in.
As for consumption and CO2 emissions, the EDC gearbox comes shut to matching the performance of a guide gearbox. It has the energy to go from to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. CO2 emissions are reduced, at 129 g, as is the combined-cycle consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.
How the EDC automatic gearbox works
The EDC (Effective Dual Clutch) automated gearbox combines the convenience of an automatic transmission with the responsiveness of a manual gearbox.
There is no clutch pedal, and gears are transformed either immediately (PRND) or with an up/down shift mode.
Gearshifts commanded by an electronic handle unit that selects the correct gear are automatic and effortless.
To optimize efficiency and fuel consumption, Renault has opted for the dry dual-clutch technologies, with which a single clutch is for the odd-amount gears (1st, 3rd, and 5th) and the other for the even-variety gears (2nd, 4th and 6th) as well as reverse.