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With the launch of the 197 hp Clio Renault Sport, Renault is working on a horsepower upgrade for its bigger sibling, the Megane Renault Sport (shown at right in five-door trim).

What Car? reports that Renault's engineers have massaged the 2-liter 16-valve turbo four in the Megane to yield 250 horsepower - a 25 hp boost from the current edition of the Megane RS. To help manage the extra power, the FWD Megane is said to be getting a new powertrain management system

The fortified Megane RS will be launched later this year at the Paris Motor Show.

[Sources: What Car?, Renault]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Ugly or not, its more exciting than the plain looking Versa, which is based on the same platform - the Tiida, Versa, and Megane all use the Nissan "B" platform.
      • 9 Years Ago
      So, how long before this shows up repackaged as a Sentra SE-R? Keep the hatch, please.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Actually, it might be more accurate to say the Versa looks like this car, since Renault adopted this...overall style(?)about the time they merged with Nissan, or shortly thereafter.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Depending on if you can handle the rear of it, I'd say the rest of it looks better then the Versa. But that's just me.
      • 9 Years Ago
      instead of more power, they should give it less ugly
      • 9 Years Ago
      "...new powertrain management system"

      = drive by wire throttle, with "torque management" so you don't break your wrist due to the violent torque steer or shred your clutch because you floored it in 2nd.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh my god, I threw up a little in my mouth.

      The French are mad. At least when they smell they can put on French perfume, but what can cover my eyes from that automotive abortion?