NEW RENAULT MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY LAUNCHED IN MALAYSIA: HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO BOOST SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Kuala Lumpur, 24 March 2021 – Those with a need for speed can look forward to even greater performance and a sportier design, as TC Euro Cars (”TCEC”) today launched the new facelifted Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY. The hot hatch will be available for purchase or subscription, with a variety of plans that suit different budgets.
The new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is retailing as follows:
*On-the-road for Private Individual registration without insurance. Valid till 30 June 2021
Customers can also opt to drive home the new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY by choosing subscription with the following options:
The new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is a speedy machine in its own right, boasting a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds.
Some of the new traits that sets this hot hatch apart are:
- Upgraded turbocharged 1.8L Inline-4 engine
- New Full LED headlamps and revised daytime running lights on the front, plus new rear LED lighting signature
- Exclusive R.S. double-diamond stamped specific leather and Alcantara© steering wheel
- Honeycomb radiator grille stamp incorporates R.S. double diamond logo
- EASYLINK 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay®and Android Auto®
- Sportier dashboard with 7” customisable TFT driver’s information display
- TROPHY stamped F1-style blade
- 19-inch Jerez wheels, the design of which was inspired by the Renault Sport R.S.01 concept car, featuring a diamond-cut finish with red borders.
The new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY debuts a brand-new version of the 1.8L turbocharged engine, delivering increased power output of 300PS, courtesy of pioneering technologies that include the ceramic ball-bearing turbocharger and exhaust system.
This direct-injection 1.8-L turbocharged petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (“EDC”) gearbox delivering a maximum torque of 420Nm. Like racing cars, the EDC gearbox comes with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. The gearshift performance depends on which R.S. Drive mode is selected, comprising of “My Sense”, “Save”, “Sport” and “Race” modes.
In Sport and Race mode, the EDC gearbox offers the following functions:
- Multi-Change Down: under braking in manual mode, this feature lets the driver drop several gears simultaneously by pressing and holding down the left-hand paddle. The best gear is then selected to exit the corner as efficiently as possible.
- Launch Control: the clutch and turbo are pre-loaded, enabling a standing start that is just as quick as in a racing car. In Sport mode, traction control provides the driver with additional support in finding the best possible grip in slippery conditions.
Chassis: The Best of Renault Sport
Built for racing, the new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is equipped with the Cup chassis that features a Torsen® mechanical Limited Slip Differential, the new calibration of which enables more precise entry to corners and improved traction when exiting corners.
It also comes with 4CONTROL; a four-wheel steering system that delivers outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds.
- At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, the more direct steering delivering incisive handling and a “playful” side that is unprecedented on a front-wheel drive car.
- At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction, meaning the rear wheels are perfectly aligned and the car enjoys increased stability.
In addition to that, it uses rally inspired technology by adding four hydraulic compression stops to all shock absorbers that allow the car to tackle bumpy roads and optimise tyre-ground contact making driving on an everyday basis efficient and comfortable.
Warranty and Colour Options
The new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first).
Besides the new Flame Red colour, the new Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is also available in four colour options – Diamond Black, Pearl White and the signature Liquid Yellow (additional RM9,000) or Orange Tonic (additional RM9,000).
For more information about the Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY and Renault Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my or call 1800-18-8663 (Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm).