The Mégane RS is much cheaper than the more powerful Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R. That’s true whether you’re paying cash, signing up to a PCP deal or getting one as a company car – and it remains the case after you’ve factored in all the bills you’re likely to face during three years of ownership.
We’ve driven the Cup version only in the UK so far, but we suspect it will be the sweet spot of the range. It adds stiffer suspension, a limited-slip differential (see driving section for more details) and doesn’t cost that much more than the softer-edged regular Sport variant.
Standard equipment is pretty generous and includes climate control, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and keyless entry. We’d recommend adding metallic paint and, more importantly, the Safety Pack Premium, which adds automatic emergency braking – a crucial safety aid that really should be fitted as standard.