Even though these special edition Renault Meganes are called Monaco GP, they are not aimed at Monaco residents! They are aimed at those who may fine the regular Megane a bit boring and want some extra garnish on it. The new Monaco GP series include Megane Coupe and RS, joining the Laguna which received the honor in 2010.
The Monaco Edition Megane gets its own unique styling feature which on the outside include sleekly drawn headlights and large air intake expresses a resolutely forward-moving style, while the rear end features a broad shoulder line. The car also gets pearlescent white paint developed specially for these models, complemented by Etoile black body components (including the side mirrors, rear diffuser and fog-lamp surrounds), black headlight masks and “Monaco GP” badge work on the sides.
The Monaco treatment also influences the interior. There is Pearlescent white cabin details on the console, strip, and door handles, plus “Monaco GP” stitching on the seats, a numbered plate and “Monaco GP” protective mats.
Both RS and Coupe are feature-rich cars with ESP, together with bi-xenon directional headlights and latest-generation dual-chamber airbags. The chassis was specially designed to bring drivers optimal control and driving thrills, with no detriment to comfort. The Monaco GP models are concentrates of agile handling, dynamism and precision. The RS is also fitted with an independent pivot arm on the front axle for pure motoring pleasure.
Renault Megane Monaco GP Editions will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March and will go on sale a few days later in 14 countries along with a new Lguna Monaco edition. They can be ordered with five different engines, including:
– 2.0T 205 hp.
– 2.0T 170 hp, auto box
– 2.0 dCi 150
– 2.0 dCi 180
– 2.0 dCi 175, auto box
Megane Coupe features:
– 17-inch Celsium gloss black rims
– GT/GT line front and rear bumpers
– Fabric/TEP upholstery with Monaco GP stitching
– Rear parking assist
– Power-folding side mirrors
Megane RS features:
– 18-inch Keza gloss black rims
– Leather upholstery with an electrically-controlled heated driver’s seat enhanced with Monaco GP stitching.
– Gray overstitching on the steering wheel and gearstick handle.
Main options for this version: Bose Sound System, Cup chassis with limited slip differential, 19- inch diamond-effect STEEV rims. One engine on offer: 2.0 16V turbo, 250 hp.