Megane Renaultsport 265 from 24,825

* 265 Cup to cost 24,825 * Standard model from 26,025 * Adds new options and more power...

Megane Renaultsport 265 from 24,825
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Tom Webster
20 Feb 2012 15:10

The new Renault Megane Renaultsport 265 will cost from 24,825 when it goes on sale in early April.

The Megane Renaultsport 265 comes with a Sport mode that boosts the default power setting of 247bhp to 261bhp 14bhp more than the 250 model it replaces. It also changes the exhaust note to provide a more sporty soundtrack.

The extra power shaves a tenth off the 0-62mph sprint, with the 256 taking 6.0 seconds. The top speed is boosted by 2mph to 158mph.

New options include a 350 Red Styling Pack, which adds red striping on the front blade, rear diffuser and side protection mouldings.

A rear camera and front parking sensors are also available for 360, while a fatigue-detection system adds 300.

Buyers who want the Cups firmer suspension can pay 1350 to add it to the more luxurious 265. They'll also get 18-inch black alloys, grooved disc brakes with red calipers, a limited-slip differential and Michelin Sport 2 tyres.

The basic Cup comes with cloth upholstery, while the standard 265 adds leather and electrically powered seat adjustment.