Megane RS Trophy info

Megane RS Trophy


Megane RS Trophy info: 31 Mar 2012

General info

Renault Megane RS Trophy was introduced in summer 2011 as a limited edition model to be sold in ten different European countries. Trophy was a special version of the Megane RS 250 model and compared to RS 250 the biggest technical difference was the fact that maximum power was increased by 15 PS to 265 PS. Otherwise the Trophy and the RS 250 were technically quite similar.

RS Trophy had better standard equipment than RS 250 including stiffer and lower Cup suspension with a mechanical limited slip differential, Recaro seats and Renault Sport Monitor. Four colours were available for the RS Trophy; pearl-yellow, metallic-grey, metallic-black and white although the choice of colours were even more limited on some countries.

Megane RS Trophy

Megane RS Trophy in yellow.

The 19" Trophy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tyres, red Trophy stickers on the front doors and spoiler and a numbered Trophy plaque on the cenre console were unique for the RS Trophy model compared to the RS 250.

RS Trophy plaque

The RS Trophy plaque on my own car (#422).

Originally Renault announced that it would build 500 RS Trophy's but later on it changed it's mind and apparently made 1,200 RS Trophy's.

A Renault test driver called Laurent Hurgon did a front wheel drive production car lap record on a standard RS Trophy on the Nürburgring Nordschleife on 17 July 2011. Besides leaving behind all the front wheel drive cars it also left behind some other cars including Audi RS6 Avant '08, Mercedes E63 AMG '09, BMW M5 '05, Porsche Boxster S '09, Audi RS3 '10, BMW 1 M Coupe '11 etc.

RS Trophy and Nordschleife

Laurent Hurgon, RS Trophy and the Nordschleife lap record time.

RS Trophy has never been officially imported to Finland and it's quite possible that my RS Trophy which I imported from Austria is the only specimen in this country.



Megane RS Trophy info: 31 Mar 2012

Technical data

RS Trophy engine bay

Engine capacity
1.998 cm3
No. of cylinders
4
Max power
265 hv (195 kW)/5.500 r/min
Max torque
360 Nm/3.000-5.000 r/min
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Dimensions:

Length
4,300 mm
Width
1,848 mm
Wheelbase
2,646 mm
Height
1,440 mm
Weight
1,410 kg (incl. 75 kg driver)
Performance:

Acceleration 0-100 km/h
6,0 sec
Maximum speed
254 km/h
Fuel consumption (EU-combined)
8,2 l/100 km (CO2 190 g/km)


Megane RS Trophy info: 31 Mar 2012

Equipment

RS Trophy wheels

The most important standard equipment on the RS 250 (Austria 11/2011):

- 18" silver AX-L wheels

- Trip computer

- Dual zone climate control

- ESP + ASR + CSV + ABS

- Rear parking sensors

- RadioSat Classic, MP3, 4*15 W

- Renault Sport Dynamic Management (three stage ESP)

- Renault Sport instruments

- Renault Sport rear spoiler

- Sports suspension

- Sports seats front

- Cruise control with speed limiter

- Light and rain sensors

RS Trophy standard equipment (in addition to the equipment in RS 250) (Austria):

- Bi-Xenon directional headlights

- Renault Keyless entry

- Cup chassis pack incl. limited slip differential

- Front and rear parking sensors

- Electrochromatic rear view mirror

- LED daytime running lights

- 18" black AX-L wheels (note! Austria was probably the only country where the 19" RS Trophy wheels were not standard equipment on the Trophy. However all the Austrian Trophy's which I've seen have had the 19" Trophy wheel on them.)

- Numbered Trophy plaquen on the centre console

- Radio R2 Arkamys Bluetooth USB

- Recaro sport seats

- Red brake calibers

- RS Monitor

- RS Trophy stickers on the front doors and spoiler

- 265 PS TCe engine

RS Trophy options (Austria):

- Fixed panorama sunroof

- 19" Trophy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tyres, size 235/35/19

- Metallic paint (grey or black)

- Special paint Liquid Yellow

- Preparation for an alarm

- Recaro seats in leather

- Emergency spare wheel

The equipment level on the Finnish RS 250 models were slightly better than in Central Europe and compared to Austria the following were standard in Finland: Xenon-lights, Renault keyless entry and an emergency spare wheel. A four year 100,000 km warranty is also standard on all new Renault's sold in Finland compared to a 2 year warranty in most other countries. It is however possible to extend the warranty on most countries and also I purchased a warranty for 4 years/60,000 km for 299 euros.

The equipment level on the RS Trophy is better than on the RS 250 although there were differences in the RS Trophy spec level in different countries and in Austria the Trophy was better specced than in most other countries. For example in Germany the following Austrian standard equipment were options: dual zone climate control, Renault keyless entry, electrochromatic rear view mirror, front parking sensor and Arkamys-radio. The spec level in the UK was also lower than in Austria and there it was not even possible to buy some equipment as options.

My RS Trophy has the 19" Trophy wheels, metallic paint and an emergency spare wheel as options.