Renault Megane GT launches new diesel engine


The fourth generation Renault Megane, the best seller of the French mark of the rhombus, reached the European market at the beginning of this year 2016. At the moment, the most sporty level in the compact is the GT, being also the most expensive. Eye, let’s not confuse it with the GT-Line, which is another equipment that focuses sportiness on aesthetics.

Until now, the Renault Megane GT was only offered with the gasoline engine Tce with 205 hp, version that we tried precisely during the presentation of the vehicle. In a market where most of the compact cars are marketed with diesel mechanics, the diamond mark knew that it was also necessary to introduce a diesel version to expand the range of possible customers. And so it has been, introducing a diesel engine of 165 hp in line with the sports finish.

Renault MeganeIt is a tetra cylindrical diesel with a block of 1,600 cubic centimeters and 16 valves, in addition to the supercharging by the turbo and the direct injection of fuel, being the same propellant that feeds some versions of Reanult Espace and the Talisman. Unlike these two models, in the Mégane GT delivers 5 more CV, reaching the already cited 165 CV. Its maximum torque is 380 Nm, quite high, and is from 1,750 rpm. Meanwhile, its approved consumption is 4.6 l / 100 km in the body 5-door and 4.7 for the familiar Sports Tourer. It should be remembered that all the Mégane GT incorporate, as standard, the 4Control four-wheel steering system to improve the ability of French tourism.

Although we do not know the exact prices for the Spanish market or the date of its arrival, this dCi engine is already available in the Renault Mégane GT of our French neighbors, for a price of 34,300 euros for the 5 doors and 35,200 euros for the Family body. That is, about 2,000 euros more expensive than the gasoline variant and 205 hp in France. Thus, if the price difference is identical between diesel and petrol in Spain and France, we can guess a price of about 27,500 euros in the five doors and 28,300 in the Mégane Sports Tourer GT.