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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Renault has completed the renewal of its revised family car offering with the announcement of the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer.

  • Six trim levels across a 25-strong version line-up
  • Unique-in-class technologies such as 4Control four-wheel-steering and 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system
  • Two dCi and two TCe engines with manual & EDC transmissions
  • CO2 emissions from just 96g/km & fuel economy of up to 76.4mpg (NEDC combined)
  • Boot space of 521-litres (VDA)
  • 5-star Euro NCAP rating and high levels of ADAS equipment as standard
  • Built on the new Renault-Nissan Alliance ‘CMF’ platform
  • Manufactured for Europe in Palencia, Spain
  • 4-year warranty as standard
  • Hybrid Assist and dCi 165 versions to follow in 2017
  • All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer available to order in UK from 1st December with customer deliveries taking place later that month
  • Priced from £18,550 on-the-road
Renault has completed the renewal of its revised family car offering with the announcement of the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer arriving in the UK this December. Based on the fourth generation Mégane that launched in the UK earlier this year, the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer is available to order from today, priced from £18,550 on-the-road.
Displaying Renault’s sensual design language, the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer provides features and technologies from the segment above, not usually seen on family car.
The arrival of the Mégane Sport Tourer completes the renewal of Renault’s family car line-up and joins the Kadjar crossover, All-New Mégane and All-New Scénic and Grand Scénic in Renault’s family car range.
Providing a wealth of space for occupants and their belongings and their belongings, the Mégane Sport Tourer boasts boot space of 521-litres (VDA) with seats in place and 1,504-litres (VDA) with rear seats down.

All-New Mégane Sport Tourer range
Offered in a 25-version line-up, the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer has six trim levels, familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles. Expression+, Dynamique, Dynamique S and Signature, as well as GT Line and GT all provide a comprehensive specification as standard, offering customers the choice between luxurious or sporty at the top of the range.
Expression+ trim level offers a broad specification including LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, all-round electric windows, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls, an AUX input, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, accessory power point, a 12-volt front socket and ample storage throughout the cabin.
Renault’s passive safety systems, such as six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats have been applied to every version in the range. Active safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, AEBS and lane departure warning are available on certain trim levels.
Dynamique adds to this with automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Renault’s Visio active safety system providing lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high/low beam headlamps; electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, handsfree keycard, automatic dual zone climate control, Arkamys 3D Sound 4x35W DAB radio, and seven-inch touchscreen R-Link2 multimedia system including satellite navigation with live traffic updates and Western European mapping. R-Link2 is the hub for controlling Renault’s unique Multi-Sense convenience system enables drivers to fully personalise the driving style of the car.
The Multi-Sense system has five modes to alter the driving set up and interior ambiance – Neutral, Comfort, Eco, Perso and Sport. Multi-Sense can be used to modify the response of the accelerator pedal and engine, engine sound, steering weight and interior lighting ambience through a choice of five colours. The system is accessed via the R-LINK 2 system or through a button on the centre console.
The specification is further enhanced on Dynamique S with the unique-in-class 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate.
The top-of-the-range Signature features 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, full LED headlights, black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel and electrochrome rearview mirror.
The GT-Line provides a more sporty and dynamic appearance with exterior and interior enhancements. Based on the Dynamique specification it adds a wider, lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh, flanked by lateral scoops to the front. Dark metal 17-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.
To the interior, the sports front seats feature additional lateral support and integral headrests, blue top-stitching and a chequered Renault Sport logo. The upholstery options, in fabric or Alcantara, provide hints of blue throughout to reflect the exclusive-to-GT-versions Iron Blue optional metallic paint. A full range of body colours is available. The GT-Line also has a bespoke steering wheel offering a firmer grip and GT badging on the dashboard.
Carrying across the look of the GT-Line, the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT, developed and engineered by Renault Sport, offers a number of unique-in-class technologies such as 4Control four-wheel steering, Launch Control and Multi-Change Down, both inspired by Renault Sport’s expertise in motorsport.
Making the car more responsive and precise to drive, the 4Control four-wheel steering system gives the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT the manoeuvrability of a shorter wheelbase vehicle. At speeds of less than 50mph in Sport mode, and 37mph in other modes, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, by up to 2.7 degrees at the back for greater manoeuvrability on particularly twisty sections of road. In excess of these speeds, the rear wheels turn in the same direction providing reassuring stability when cornering.
When Launch Control is selected the car's electronics fully manage getaways to ensure the fastest starts in complete control. This contributes to the GT's 0-62mph time of just 7.4 seconds. With the driver's left foot on the brake pedal, Launch Control is activated when the two gearshift paddles are simultaneously pulled and held, with activation confirmed by a 'Launch Control On' message in the instrument panel. With the driver's right foot pressed down on the accelerator, Launch Control activates as soon as the brake pedal is released.
Multi-Change Down allows the EDC transmission to downshift several gears in quick succession while braking, through one pull of the left gearshift paddle whilst in manual mode. The car will therefore be in the best gear for rapid acceleration out of corners.
The TCe 205 engine fitted with the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) seven-speed automatic transmission – only available on the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT – is capable of 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 145mph.
The Multi-Sense system in the Mégane Sport Tourer GT differs to the other versions. It offers four settings – Comfort, Sport, Neutral and Perso. Sport offers the most dynamic style and, unlike other versions in the range, is accessed directly via the R.S. Drive button on the centre console. Sport mode reduces the steering inputs needed by 40 per cent and adjusts the accelerator, engine and transmission mapping accordingly.
The All-New Mégane Sport Tourer range is available with an advanced range of safety and convenience features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, Safe Distance Warning, Handsfree Parking and 360-degree parking sensors.
There are also twelve high-value equipment packages available, to personalise Mégane Sport Tourer, depending on model.   
Optional personalisation packages
The Climate Pack for Expression+ delivers automatic dual-zone climate control and automatic headlights and wipers. The Parking Pack on Dynamique adds front and rear parking sensors and rear parking camera. For Dynamique S and above, the Parking Pack Premium includes Handsfree Parking, 360-degree parking sensors and Blind Spot warning.
The Safety Pack Premium on Dynamique S provides Adaptive Cruise Control, Safe Distance warning and the Automatic Electronic Braking System (AEBS).
The Leather Pack adds full leather upholstery to Dynamique S models and Look Packs are also available on Expression+ and Dynamique, adding extra tinted windows and upgrading the wheels to 17-inch alloys and 17-inch diamond-cut alloys respectively.
The BOSE Pack available is a BOSE sound system with seven speakers, amplifier and subwoofer and is available on Dynamique S models and above.
On GT models, Alcantara Packs are available, adding Carbon Grey alcantara upholstery with blue stitching, or two-tone blue and Carbon Grey alcantara upholstery to both GT-Line and GT.
Depending on trim level, other options include a unique-in-class 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen, full LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof and metallic paint.
Platform
Built at the Palencia plant in Spain alongside Kadjar, the Mégane Sport Tourer uses the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s versatile new Common Module Family (CMF) architecture, also used on the All-New Mégane, Kadjar, Espace and Talisman. The platform allows a wide range of cars of different sizes to be created using a variety of modules consisting of out-of-view parts, and is based around five available modules: cockpit, engine bay, front underbody, rear underbody and electronic architecture.
Powertrains
At launch there is a choice of four engines on offer – two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2-litre/130hp (manual and EDC) and 1.6-litre/205hp (GT only – EDC). The turbodiesel alternatives are a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit, with manual or EDC transmission, or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine.
A six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 engine while a seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox is available with the TCe 130 engine. The seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox is standard with the TCe 205 engine for GT. The dCi 110 EDC automatic provides emissions as low as 98 g/km of CO2, compared to 96 g/km of CO2 for the manual version. The TCe 130 EDC automatic offers 122 g/km of CO2 – just two grams more than its manual counterpart, while the TCe 205 engine for the GT’s CO2 emissions are 134 g/km.
The Mégane Sport Tourer is available with fuel economy of up to 76.4mpg (NEDC Combined), with CO2emissions as low as 96g/km. This is thanks to the sleek shape and low weight of the car, weighing from 1,340kg (TCe 130 versions); the engine’s Stop&Start system, which is standard on all manual models; the availability of a dual-clutch EDC transmission; an economical driving mode which optimises the engine’s performance when cruising; the Renault Driving eco2 feature to help owners adopt a more economical driving style and standard brake energy recovery.
In 2017, two further engine options will be available. The Hybrid Assist is a 1.5-litre dCi unit with electric assistance. The GT offering will be enhanced with the arrival of a dCi 165 1.6-litre twin-turbo unit.
All versions are covered by Renault’s four year warranty. The car is protected for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion.
Renault servicing packages are available from £299 for and is required once a year or every 18,000 miles and
UK ordering opens 1st December, with customer deliveries expected later that month.
Technical Information
Mégane Sport Tourer
Power
(hp @ rpm)
Torque
(Nm @ rpm)
0-62mph (sec)Top speed (mph)
Expression+ TCe 130130 @ 5,500205 @ 2,00011122
Expression+ TCe 130 EDC Auto130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011.7124
Expression+ dCi 110110@ 4,000260@ 1,75011.6116
Expression+ dCi 110 EDC Auto110@ 4,000250@ 1,75012.7116
Dynamique Nav TCe 130130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011122
Dynamique Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011.7124
Dynamique Nav dCi 110110@ 4,000260@ 1,75011.6116
Dynamique Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto110@ 4,000250@ 1,75012.7116
Dynamique Nav dCi 130130@ 4,000320@ 1,75010.6123
Dynamique S Nav TCe 130130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011122
Dynamique S Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011.7124
Dynamique S Nav dCi 110110@ 4,000260@ 1,75011.6116
Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto110@ 4,000250@ 1,75012.7116
Dynamique S Nav dCi 130130@ 4,000320@ 1,75010.6123
Signature Nav TCe 130130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011122
Signature Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011.7124
Signature Nav dCi 110110@ 4,000260@ 1,75011.6116
Signature Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto110@ 4,000250@ 1,75012.7116
Signature Nav dCi 130130@ 4,000320@ 1,75010.6123
GT Line Nav TCe 130130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011122
GT Line Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto130@ 5,500205@ 2,00011.7124
GT Line Nav dCi 110110@ 4,000260@ 1,75011.6116
GT Line Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto110@ 4,000250@ 1,75012.7116
GT Line Nav dCi 130130@ 4,000320@ 1,75010.6123
GT Nav 205 EDC Auto205@ 6,000280@ 2,4007.4143
Ownership Information & Pricing
Mégane Sport TourerMPG (NEDC Comb)CO2(g/km)BIK (band %)VED (band)Ins. groupPrice
Expression+ TCe 13052.312021%C14£18,550
Expression+ TCe 130 EDC Auto52.312221%D14£19,750
Expression+ dCi 11076.49619%A15£19,850
Expression+ dCi 110 EDC Auto74.39819%A15£21,050
Dynamique Nav TCe 13052.312021%C14£20,050
Dynamique Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto52.312221%D14£21,250
Dynamique Nav dCi 11076.49619%A15£21,350
Dynamique Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto74.39819%A15£22,550
Dynamique Nav dCi 13070.610420%B19£22,550
Dynamique S Nav TCe 13052.312021%C14£21,050
Dynamique S Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto52.312221%D14£22,250
Dynamique S Nav dCi 11076.49619%A15£22,350
Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto74.39819%A15£23,550
Dynamique S Nav dCi 13070.610420%B19£23,550
Signature Nav TCe 13051.412421%D15£22,550
Signature Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto50.412522%D15£23,750
Signature Nav dCi 11072.410120%A16£23,850
Signature Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto74.39919%A16£25,050
Signature Nav dCi 13068.910621%B19£25,050
GT Line Nav TCe 13052.312021%C14£21,550
GT Line Nav TCe 130 EDC Auto52.312221%D14£22,750
GT Line Nav dCi 11076.49619%A16£22,850
GT Line Nav dCi 110 EDC Auto74.39819%A16£24,050
GT Line Nav dCi 13070.610420%B19£24,050
GT Nav 205 Auto EDC47.113423%E27£27,450
Option Pricing
PackPrice
Climate Pack (Automatic Dual-Zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers) – optional on Expression+£350
Parking Pack (Front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera) – optional on Dynamique and GT Line£400
Parking Pack Premium (Handsfree parking, 360-degree parking sensors and Blind spot warning) – optional on Dynamique S and above£500
Safety Pack Premium (Adaptive cruise control, Distance warning and AEBS) – optional on Dynamique S and above£400
Horizon Pack (Sunroof and Electrochrome rearview mirrors) – optional on Dynamique, Dynamique S and GT Line£550
Leather Pack (Black leather upholstery) – optional on Dynamique S£1,000
Alcantara Pack (Carbon grey alcantara upholstery with blue stitching) – optional on GT Line and GT only£1,200
Alcantara Pack + (Two-tone blue and carbon grey alcantara upholstery) – optional on GT Line and GT only£1,200
Look Pack (17-inch alloy wheels and extra tinted windows) – optional on Expression+£310
Look Pack Premium  (17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and extra tinted windows) – optional on Dynamique£410
BOSE Pack (BOSE sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 subwoofer) – optional on Dynamique S and above£600