Glass roof stows in the boot at the touch of a button, allowing up to four people to enjoy the sun. Equipment is generous and it's a refined and comfortable car
It's definitely a cruiser rather than a sports car, and the electric steering feels numb. Boot space is limited with the roof down. You can fit four adults, but you won't squeeze in four six-footers
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
There's a broad engine line-up, ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 litres, and from 80bhp to 165bhp. The 1.6 petrol and 1.5 turbodiesel reward a relaxed driving style, as does the 1.9 turbodiesel, which also provides strong acceleration and cruising ability, while the 2.0 petrol has plenty of punch. The pick, at a price, is the new 1.9-litre diesel.
Ride & Handling
The Coupe-Cabriolet is a civilised cruiser, but it's not much fun. The soft ride, which keeps you comfortable over long motorway journeys, results in plenty of body lean when you reach the bends. The electric power steering is also devoid of feedback. With the roof down the Mégane shudders over potholes and rutted surfaces.
The 1.6 petrol and 1.5 turbodiesel engines are vocal when extended and noticeable even when cruising at motorway pace, but the others are less intrusive. There's some rear suspension thump on poor surfaces, and wind noise becomes apparent from about 60mph, but by class standards, the Megane is quiet.