Thursday, January 7, 2010

Renault Megane Coupe Concept Unveiled

Renault used the Geneva Auto Show to debut their new Megane Coupe Concept, which hints at a future production model. Styled in an attempt to bring out character and dynamism, the concept symbolizes Renault’s idea of a perfect compact sports coupe.
The exterior features aluminum finished air-intakes which flow into the concept’s headlights, meant to convey the impression of movement. A series of crystal-like light strips act as turn signals and daytime running lights, while gull-wing doors provide access to the cabin. 21” wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires combine with the sports suspension to create an engaging driving experience.
On the inside Renault took influences from modern furniture to create an upscale driving environment. Independent asymmetric front seats seem to float due to the clever ingenuity of designers. The center console flows into the rear cabin, creating separate seating for two individuals. Featuring the latest technology, the cabin has a central screen which is divided into three separate views. The main screen activates the concept’s various systems such as navigation, radio, and Bluetooth while the two side screens display exterior side views via cameras incorporated into the mirrors. Rear passengers are well accommodated, as the concept has four-zone climate control and a Samsung P2 multimedia player.
Powering the Megane Coupe is a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine which produces 200 horsepower and 280Nm of torque. Using a six-speed manual transmission, drivers can get the coupe from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Fuel consumption is estimated at 6.5 liters per 100km.

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