New Renault Mégane GT and GT Line stand out by their sporty styling cues both inside and out. Their sporty character is further accentuated by the Malta Blue body colour (which is exclusive to these versions) and by the Dark Metal (anthracite grey) or polished carbon finish of certain details.
Front: the specific GT/GT Line bumper features a reshaped central air intake incorporating a gloss black centre section that supports the registration plate. The foglamps are housed in profiled, Dark Metal-coloured recesses on either side of the bumper. Black headlamp backgrounds round off the uniquely striking personality of new Renault Mégane GT and GT Line.
Rear: the body colour lower section of the rear bumper incorporates an aerodynamic diffuser.
The windscreen frame and cabin surround of new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet GT and GT Line are picked out in Dark Metal (instead of satin-finish chrome).
New Renault Mégane Hatchback and Estate GT Line and GT inherit the same 'Sport' chassis as Mégane Coupé. As is the case with Mégane Coupé, the ride height has been lowered by 12mm. The GT Line and GT versions of new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet place the accent more on comfort and feature the same ride height as the standard model.
Inside, the GT Line and GT versions share several sporty appointments with Renault Mégane RS:
2011 Renault Megane Coupe GT Line
Further exclusive touches include the polished carbon interior door pull handles, outer air-vents and dashboard trim.
Specific features of GT Line pack
Renault Mégane GT Line versions have 'GT Line' badging on the grille and tailgate, and sit on Dark Metalcoloured 17-inch Celsium wheels. The door mirror housings also come with a Dark Metal-coloured finish. Inside, 'GT Line' badging can be seen on the dashboard trim strip, head rests and front door sills.
Specific features of GT version
Even more exclusive are the new Renault Mégane GT versions which come with 'GT' badging on the grille and 'GT Renault Sport' badging on the tailgate. They sit on 18-inch Dark Metal-coloured Jetow aluminium wheels. Inside, 'GT' badging figures on the dashboard trim strip and front head rests, along with 'Renault Sport'2 branding on the door sills. Drivers will also appreciate the thick-rimmed leather-trimmed steering wheel incorporating thumb rests that was developed for Renault Mégane RS.
SPECIFIC ENGINE RANGES
The engines available for new Renault Mégane GT and GT Line have been selected to meet customer demand and match the performance characteristics of each version. New Renault Mégane GT Line are available with the same engines as the mainstream Renault Mégane range and deliver a combination of driving comfort and impressive fuel consumption. GT versions are powered by the Renault Mégane range's more potent, more exclusive powerplants for even greater performance.
Renault Mégane GT Line engines
The Renault Mégane GT Line range will appeal to customers who are looking for affordable, fuelefficient performance thanks to a choice of core-range petrol and diesel engines, the majority of which are Euro5-compatible and qualify for Renault eco²-criteria.
Renault Mégane GT
The more exclusive Renault Mégane GT is available with either of the Mégane range's two most powerful turbocharged engines: the petrol TCe 180 or the diesel dCi 160.
The TCe 180 Euro5 (132kW) is a new evolution of the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and delivers outstanding driving enjoyment. With peak torque of 300Nm at 2,250rpm, it is extremely responsive and provides exceptional pick-up from low revs thanks to its twin-scroll turbo and continuously variable camshaft angle at the intake port which optimizes airflow into the combustion chambers and enables the turbine to spin up to speed more quickly. The turbo responds to the slightest touch of the accelerator from as low as 1,200rpm. This engine drives through a six-speed manual gearbox.
The dCi 160 Euro5 (118kW) is derived from the Alliance's 2.0-litre diesel turbo engine and is acclaimed as one of the most efficient of its class. With peak torque of 380Nm available from as low as 2,000rpm, this engine climbs smoothly and swiftly up the revs to 5,000rpm. Its 1,600-bar fuel injection rail, piezoelectric injectors, the advanced form of its pistons and its variable geometry turbo all contribute to making this four-cylinder diesel engine one of the most efficient in its class. The two balancer shafts efficiently filter out vibrations and contribute to an exceptionally quiet ride for even greater driving pleasure and comfort. The dCi 160 Euro5 engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
New Renault Mégane GT and GT Line were designed to deliver everyday driving enjoyment for the GT Line pack and sporty driving thrills inspired from new Mégane RS in the case of the GT versions.
The suspension of Renault Mégane GT Line and Mégane GT shares its DNA with the rest of the Mégane family:
Renault Mégane GT Line: everyday driving enjoyment
In order to lower their centre of gravity and produce a more dynamic handling package compared with core-range Mégane, the GT Line versions of new Mégane Hatchback and new Mégane Estate come with the 'Sport' chassis that was developed for new Renault Mégane Coupé.
The GT Line versions of Renault Mégane Hatchback, Mégane Coupé and Mégane Estate are also equipped with the same seats as Mégane RS These seats provide extra lateral support for drivers, particularly in cornering.
The thinking behind the GT Line version of new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is slightly different inasmuch as it comes with the same chassis and seats as the standard version for a more comfortable ride with regard to vertical suspension performance.
Renault Mégane GT: a chassis tuned by Renault Sport Technologies
Renault Sport Technologies' engineers have fine-tuned the suspension of the GT versions of new Mégane to deliver a genuinely sporty ride that is perfectly suited to everyday motoring. The technical solutions they have adopted have been chosen to ensure a perfect balance between driving enjoyment and comfort.
The GT versions feature the same 'Sport' chassis as used by Renault Mégane Coupé, but adjusted to suit the specific features of the different body types to ensure a quality ride and feedback from the road of the highest order.
The package includes:
For optimum grip and efficient transmission of power and torque to the ground, the GT versions of Renault Mégane come with the same high-performance Dunlop Sport Maxx TT 225/40 ZR18 tyres seen on Mégane RS.
Renault Mégane GT is equipped with the same new electric power steering as the rest of the Mégane line-up and consequently benefit from the same improvements in steering feel. However, the calibration differs to that of the mainstream Méganes, however, to take into account the GT versions' specific tyres and chassis settings and provide a more responsive, firmer and sportier feel.
The brakes of the GT versions of new Mégane have also been adapted to its higher performance with: