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New Renault Megane RS Delivers 5.8-Sec 0-62 Time From €37,600

Renault lifted the veil off its new Megane RS at the Frankfurt Motor Show a few months ago, and now it's followed up with full specifications – including pricing and availability.

€37,600 will be enough to put European hot-hatch enthusiasts behind the wheel, with their hand on the manual gear shifter. Opt for the dual-clutch version and you'll be looking at €39,400.

Those base prices are for the Sport chassis. Add the Cup Pack with the stiffer suspension, limited slip differential, and red Brembo brake calipers and you're looking at another €1,500.

That's just the start of the options list, though: other essentials include 19-inch alloys (€1,000), Alcantara trim (€1,500), and special yellow or orange paint (€1,600). An array of electronic goodies include Bose audio (€600), RS Monitor (€250) or RS Monitor Expert system (€450), head-up display (€400).

However you spec it, the new Megane RS packs a 1.8-liter turbo four rated at 280 horsepower and four-wheel steering (a segment first) in a five-door package, delivering a 0-62 time of 5.8 seconds – and a potentially devastating Nürburgring lap time that could put the FWD record back in the French automaker's hands.

Renault will begin deliveries in February for the DCT version and in the spring for the manual.

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