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.
Renault Megane Coupe 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.
Renault Megane Coupe refinement
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.