Go back a decade or so and you’;d find showrooms full of hardtop convertibles. There was the Pontiac G6, Chrysler Sebring, Volkswagen Eos, Volvo C70, Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430 and so numerous much more. Although there nonetheless are some on the marketplace, by and large the trend has abated. Heck, even Mercedes-Benz, which (with apologies to Mitsubishi) almost singlehandedly brought the trend to the forefront with the authentic SLK, is getting ready drop the folding hardtop from the up coming SL after 3 generations with. No person seems to have informed Renault, even though.
The French automaker has been making a Coupé-Cabriolet model of the Mégane for more than a decade now, and even though rivals like the Peugeot 308 and Opel Astra have extended given that dropped the drop-tops from their lineups (replaced, in the latter case, by the soft-prime 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 greatest in its (ever-shrinking) class.
With a 3,500-pound curb excess weight, that also makes the Mégane CC a great 700 lbs heavier than, say, a related-sized (but fixed-roofed) Honda Civic Coupe, or about as a lot as a modest crossover like the Toyota RAV4. To pull all that weight, European consumers can pick from a assortment of gasoline or diesel engines with as small as 97 horsepower or as a lot as 130, mated to a guide, automatic or continuously variable transmission. As a result, the ideal a Mégane CC will do even in the best spec is -62 in about eleven seconds… but at least you will have the wind in your hair, when you want it to anyway.
A NEW MEGANE ON THE Street:
– NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET
– PETROL PLUS Automated 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 functions the new design identity along with a fresh touch of elegance.
On board the New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is the Renault R-Hyperlink on-line multimedia method.
Now Renault Mégane (sedan, coupé and estate) is also obtainable with a 130 hp petrol engine coupled with a dual clutch (EDC) automated gearbox, providing an appealing combination of comfort, driving pleasure and fuel economic system.
01 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: More Sophisticated THAN EVER
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet completes the Mégane revival with a front finish identical to all the other versions in the variety.
Family members likeness
Like the other automobiles in the variety, Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet features Renault’;s new brand identity.
That signifies a new bumper, new headlamps, new air vents and a new hood with a massive Renault brand displayed on a shiny black background.
The elongated headlamps stretch out the front end, producing the car look wider and contributing to the dynamic air of New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
“By adopting the new visual identity, we have offered Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet a appear in harmony with the brand’;s other vehicles. The aim with this new design was to protect the distinct functions of Mégane Coupé-Cabriole: harmonious lines and a cabriolet search even in the coupé version.”
Jean-Phillipe Texier, Layout Project Leader, Variety M1
Accent on elegance
A distinctive characteristic of Nouvelle Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is its large, black, shiny glass roof. The chrome trim 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 lengthy, with a wheelbase of 2,609 mm) and its fluid, dynamic lines give it a sleek and stylish shape.
Within, the varieties are soft and clean, the resources and fittings are of the best high quality. And the side-vent and dashboard trim subtly echoes that “shiny, massive, black” roof overhead.
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a model of understated chic and timeless elegance.
02 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: GET AWAY, Stay Connected
Most of the autos in the Renault range presently come with the Renault R-Link connected multimedia technique. Now it is obtainable on Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, also.
Multimedia in motion with Renault R-Website link
The integrated Renault R-Hyperlink multimedia tablet is now accessible on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, both as common tools or an selection, based on the version.
Renault R-Link is the hyperlink in between the car and connected lifestyle.
Renault R-Hyperlink brings together all the multimedia functions – navigation, radio, phone with Bluetooth®, audio streaming, and connectivity for mobile devices. It also supplies vehicle-relevant companies and access to the Renault R-Link Keep, which offers a catalogue of far more than 50 applications for downloading from the vehicle (depending on the nation).
The functionalities are controlled by means of a 6-inch (18-cm) touchscreen that is intuitive and basic to use. A vocal command mode makes it possible for effortless activation of some functionalities (in 9 languages), while the Text To Speech (TTS) perform immediately reads aloud the texts and RSS feeds of specified applications when the auto is in motion.
The method can also be managed with a joystick positioned in the center console.
Coupé and Cabriolet: a ideal combo
Nonetheless boasting the biggest panoramic glass roof in its section and a forward-positioned windshield, the automobile delivers special open-air driving sensations in cabriolet mode with none of the drawbacks. A glass windbreak not found on any other coupé-cabriolet in this segment, decreases airflow disturbance, making certain optimum comfort for all 4 passengers at speeds up to 90 km/h.
Offered as an option on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is a removable net that can be installed when no one particular is sitting in the back for much better safety towards the wind over 90 km/h.
When the weather is undesirable, the glass roof lets loads of light into the cabin.
THE DOUAI PLANT: THE KNOW-HOW TO Deliver Quality
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is built on the exact same assembly line as New Renault Scénic, Grand Scénic and Scénic Xmod.
Productive management of the diverse operations involved in creating van and coupé-cabriolet bodies in a single manufacturing movement is central to the manufacturing approach at the plant, exactly where a high quality policy – the “Douai certified high quality” program – has been instituted with a commitment from all the personnel. The 4 pillars of this high quality plan are: adoption of top quality specifications and reflexes, promotion of the program every single day, the highest degree of abilities and habits, and improved focus to perceived top quality.
03 NEW MÉGANE COUPÉ-CABRIOLET: ENGINES
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet delivers sensations galore with engines geared for driving pleasure.
Power engines: entertaining and fuel efficiency
3 engines from the Power range – a single petrol and 2 diesel – have been selected to power New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
The downsized new-generation Power engines share the very same philosophy: decrease consumption and CO2 emissions while supplying pleasure behind the wheel with refined acoustical design and style.
Power TCe 130 petrol engine
Launched with the renewal of the Renault Scénic variety in 2013 and available on the new Mégane assortment, Power TCe 130 is a single of the engines provided with New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet. This 1.2l engine is flexible and responsive, with fast select-up even at low revs that makes driving a pleasure. As of mid-2014, this engine will also come with an overboost perform, producing it even much more lively and responsive. This new system activates the turbocharger quicker and far more usually. The Energy TCe 130 engine with overboost therefore has much more torque (+twenty Nm) during begin-up and speedy acceleration phases. This signifies drivers get pleasure from faster choose-up and more spirited overall performance, however owing to the engine’;s quiet operating and ultra-quick, unobtrusive Stop & Start method, they might neglect it is beneath the hood.
Power dCi 110 diesel engine
The Energy dCi 110 engine is packed with technologies, including turbocharger architecture, an individualized spray cone angle program, reduced friction, and the same technological innovation bundle as the Power dCi 130 engine and benefited from a operate on the frictions’; reduction.
With torque of 260 Nm (an improve of twenty Nm) offered from one,750 rpm, the Energy dCi 110 engine has plenty of pep even at low engine speeds. Rounding out its efficiency, CO2 emissions are 115 g/km1 and fuel consumption 4.5 l/100 km1 for a combined cycle.
Power dCi 130 diesel engine
The Power dCi 130 is a effective, 1,598-cm3 diesel engine generating 130 hp. The generous torque of 320 Nm – 80% of it available from 1,500 rpm and provided across a broad usable rev band – delivers the quick and efficient select-up that tends to make driving satisfying. The Vitality dCi 130 effortlessly revs up to 4,500 rpm, a lot higher than an average diesel, for the kind of driving that typically demands a bigger engine. Created by Renault engineers from the Formula one planet and incorporating technologies derived from knowledge on the racetrack, it delivers cutting-edge performance although consuming a modest, mixed-cycle 4.4 l/100km1,2.
Smoother driving with the EDC automatic gearbox
EDC dCi 110 diesel engine
The one.5 dCi diesel engine has a second-generation Widespread Rail direct injection program, which compresses the precise amount of fuel essential, as a result boosting efficiency and reducing 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) automatic gearbox, this engine gives flexible, responsive performance and smooth, potent acceleration.
04 THE NEW RENAULT RENAULT RENAULT MÉ GANE RANGERANGE : PETROL PLUS Automated
The new Mégane variety introduces the TCe 130 coupled with an effective dual-clutch (EDC) 6-velocity gearbox.
TCe 130: a quality-examined engine
The TCe 130 is a turbo petrol, direct-injection engine from the high quality- and efficiency-examined Vitality TCe 1301 family members. With torque of 205 Nm at 2,000 rpm, it provides real driving pleasure, superb acceleration, and prompt response to the driver’;s demands.
EDC automatic gearbox: even a lot more responsive
Paired with the TCe 130 engine is the efficient dual-clutch (EDC) 6-pace automated gearbox, whose shut gear ratios generate even more dynamic efficiency.
Its 6 speeds, shifted immediately or by the driver in up/down mode, supply smooth and powerful acceleration. Dual-clutch technologies ensures fast, flexible and fluid gear changes. The instant response during gear adjustments also implies higher safety when modifying lanes in targeted traffic or passing another vehicle.
A crawl perform is accessible on the EDC gearbox, making it easy to advance gradually in heavy visitors just by releasing the brake pedal. It also offers faster acceleration and a firm takeoff. Similarly, the hill start assist keeps the automobile from rolling backwards just before the Drive gear kicks in.
As for consumption and CO2 emissions, the EDC gearbox comes close to matching the overall performance of a manual gearbox. It has the electrical power to go from to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. CO2 emissions are lower, at 129 g, as is the mixed-cycle consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.
How the EDC automatic gearbox performs
The EDC (Effective Dual Clutch) automated gearbox combines the ease of an automated transmission with the responsiveness of a guide gearbox.
There is no clutch pedal, and gears are modified both immediately (PRND) or with an up/down shift mode.
Gearshifts commanded by an electronic handle unit that selects the correct gear are automated and effortless.
To optimize efficiency and fuel consumption, Renault has opted for the dry dual-clutch technologies, with which one clutch is for the odd-quantity gears (1st, 3rd, and 5th) and the other for the even-variety gears (2nd, 4th and 6th) as well as reverse.