Friday, August 21, 2015

Upgraded and facelifted Renault Megane RS 265 Cup launched officially in Malaysia

TC Euro Cars, distributors of Renault in Malaysia have the upgraded 'normal' Megane RS 265 Cup on sale already. It may be 10hp less than the RS 275 Trophy R, but the point is that you could actually go buy one tomorrow if you wanted one as the Trophy R cars that were allocated for Malaysia are gone, sold, finished. Long before the official launch. 

The upgraded and facelifted Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup is priced at RM234,888, on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia and private individual registration only. Colours available include Diamond Black, Glacier White, Oyster Grey and Pearl White. For an additional RM7,000, drivers can also opt for the signature Sirius Yellow paint job.

upgraded renault megane r.s. 265 cup gains extra refinement for maximum driving pleasure

Designed to deliver maximum driving pleasure, the facelifted Megane R.S. 265 Cup packs a range of technologies illustrating the finest Renault Sport expertise

Already extremely powerful, Megane R.S. styling has taken on even more dynamism with the Renault’s new design identity

Kuala Lumpur, 20 August 2015 – The Renault Megane R.S. model was designed to deliver maximum driving pleasure. The facelifted Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup continues this tradition, delivering higher levels of comfort, safety and performance for everyday motoring and track driving that promise to delight car enthusiasts in Malaysia.

Recently introduced in the market by TC Euro Cars, the upgraded Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup is priced at RM234,888, on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia and private individual registration only. Colours available include Diamond Black, Glacier White, Oyster Grey and Pearl White. For an additional RM7,000, drivers can also opt for the signature Sirius Yellow paint job.

“This facelifted Megane Cup reflects Renault’s peerless approach to motorsports. Engineers and designers at Renault Sport Technologies sought to make progress in every area in order to develop innovative solutions that would make this hot hatch the market reference. It’s a car that addresses today’s concerns, with its affordability and practicality for daily use, while being an uncompromised performer on the track,” said Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd.

Track Ready with Unrelenting Performance
The Megane R.S. 265 Cup features Renault’s powerful turbo-charged 2.0T 16V 265 engine, delivering maximum power of 265hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 360 Nm at 3,000 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the hot hatch is capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in 6 seconds, with a top speed of 255km/h.

Exceptional road-handling and optimum traction is delivered by equipping the R.S. chassis with Renault’s independent front double-axis strut system – borrowed from racing cars – which helps separate drivetrain and steering constraints for a better transition of power to the road while minimising torque steer.

The strut system combined with limited slip differential further improves the Megane R.S. 265 Cup’s accelerative grip performance while limiting understeer progressively. Four-pot Brembo brake callipers, red instead of the silver found with the Sport variant, ensure consistent braking power with minimal brake fail.

The R.S. Drive system is another exciting feature on the Megane R.S. 265 Cup (also available in the Sport variant) providing drivers with the option of various levels of stability control and engine response. Three modes– Normal, Sport and Race (ESC off) – allow drivers to control the sports handling and traction control systems. In Race mode, the Electronic Stability Control is completely disconnected and the raw power of the Megane R.S. 265 is unleashed.

Additionally, the R-Link integrated multimedia tablet comes standard in the Megane R.S. 265 Cup with Renault’s R.S. Monitor 2.0, compared to the 1.0 version that comes with the Sport variant.

R.S. Monitor 2.0 includes a set of functions for real-time display and vehicle data acquisition. The all-inclusive and fun-to-use system – the only one of its kind on the market – allows drivers to scientifically map the car’s performance and their progress to identify areas of improvement on the track.

This upgraded on-board telemetry system is also fitted with the all-new R.S. Replay function, for sharing more motorsport fun with friends. Drivers can save their data on a USB key, “replay” their track performance, displaying the position of their car on the circuit, power, engine revs, steering wheel angle and pedal travel.

As with apps used in motorsport competition, the R.S. Replay software can superpose the performance of two drivers and compare them. All these data can be shared with the Renault Sport community on the new website

Bold and Daring
Already extremely powerful, the Renault Megane R.S. 265 styling has taken on even more dynamism with the Brand’s new design identity. The facelifted boot features the enlarged Renault logo, showcased by the gloss black background.

The new headlights stand out with their gloss black “eyelids”. The projector headlamps are fitted with lenses, underscored by a white comma detailing that amplifies the light beam, providing top-quality lighting at night. In a nod to Renault’s Formula 1 success, the front new bumper is fitted with an F1-inspired spoiler design integrated with six LED daytime running lights on each side.

A coupe body with flared wheel arches, matte-black 18” Tibor alloy wheels, a Renault Sport rear spoiler and single central chrome exhaust complete the Megane R.S. 265 Cup’s elegant and bold exterior.

Interior styling is equally sporty with red detailing on the dashboard and stitching, red seatbelts and Renault Sport side sill. The facelifted Cup comes standard with Recaro seats sporting dual leather-fabric upholstery and Renault Sport-embroidered headrests.

Comfort and Convenience with Uncompromised Safety
Upgraded equipment found in the Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup include a 7” full-colour display touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry and engine start/stop with walkaway lock function, four-eye reverse sensor with camera and four speakers with four tweeters.

For better overall anti-roll stiffness, Renault designers have stiffened the anti-roll bar by 13 percent. Additionally, the front axis stiffness has been reduced by a further 35 percent, while a reduction of 38 percent has been achieved in the rear.

Other comfort and convenience features include cruise control and speed limiter, dual-zone regulated air conditioning, rain-sensing wipers and automatic dusk sensing headlamps.

In terms of safety, the facelifted Megane R.S. 265 Cup has secured a Euro NCAP five-star rating after achieving the full score of 37 points. Programmed crumpled zones that minimise impact forces and six high-efficiency air-bags (front, side and curtain) provide additional occupant safety.

Other standard safety equipment include antilock braking (ABS) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Understeer Control (CSV) and Traction Control (ASR).

For added peace-of-mind, like all Renault vehicles, service intervals for the Megane R.S. 265 Cup are 10,000km or six months, whichever comes first. The Cup comes with a three-year or 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty.

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