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Renault Megane Cabriolet Offers Great Driving Experience

It’s extra weight gives it a strong road grip

Renault Megane Cabriolet is a good choice with extraordinary airy cabin

Cabriolets are in fashion and automaker companies have made these convertibles with proud. Renault Megane Cabriolet is also known as a good choice due to some good and extra features. Megane Cabriolet is a very safe convertible among others due to its well-equipped interior which is heavier than any other hatchback.

Renault Megane Cabriolet Top View

Renault Megane Cabriolet Top View

Renault has used weight to manage the safety factor of its Cabriolet. It is well refined and decent vehicle with a nice roof-up arrangement that gives very airy and lighter interior when is on top.

Interior is also well arranged and organised one

Megane is an efficient series of Renault. As far as Megane cabriolet or convertible is concerned, it is also a well-designed convertible with the good and nice interior. Its interior is of good material and of the standard one. The dashboard is well arranged with a lot of handy features, practical also along with good and easy to operate and in good access to the driver too.

Renault Megane Cabriolet Interior

Renault Megane Cabriolet Interior

Its sunroof is an extraordinary thing especially when it is on top. It is made of fine fabric with good glass opening in it that gives good light and air in the interior when is in unfolded position. Megane Cabriolet is one of the smoothest convertible due to its extraordinary suspension and some extra weight it has.

Practicality and boot space is not exceptional but reasonable

Megane Cabriolet is of good shape and design that offers great practicality. Its interior is good enough for four adult occupants. At rear seats, the situation is a little bit tight for big size adults but reasonable for normal physique persons. Its front seats are much better than any other cabriolet of the market. Its storage capacity is good and reasonable with 417-litres when the roof is up but when the roof is in folding position half of the place is occupied and you can use just 211-litres of space.

Renault Megane Cabriolet Boot Space

Renault Megane Cabriolet Boot Space

Renault Megane Cabriolet has strong engine lineup under its bonnet

When we talk about the convertibles, available in the market and don’t talk about UK’s most popular cabriolet then it is not a fair deal. There is no doubt, that Renault Megane Cabriolet the French brand is one of the most favourite cabriolet used in the UK due to some of its efficient and economical diesel engines and some speedy petrol engines that suit this two-door vehicle well. In expert’s view, Megane Cabriolet in diesel engines does best. Here we discuss its engines range in detail.

Diesel engines of Renault Megane Cabriolet are efficient and frugal in performance

Renault has used 1.5-Litre diesel engine unit in its Megane Cabriolet that is capable of 108bhp and 192lb/ft torque. It is a four-cylinder and eight-valve engine and takes 12.0 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 118m/h. It is a reasonable speed for a tiny engine. Its fuel average is very high and offers 62m/g along with 115g/km of Co2 emissions. It is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive assembly as standard. This engine is also fitted with six-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive system as optional. This set up gives 58m/g of fuel average along with 124g/km of Co2 emissions. It takes 12.8 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with same 118m/h top speed.

Renault Megane Cabriolet Diesel Engine

Renault Megane Cabriolet Diesel Engine

1.6-Litre TDCI Diesel Unit

Renault has used 1.6-Litre TDCI diesel unit that is capable of 128bhp and 236lb/ft torque. It is reasonably quicker than the previous one. It takes 10.6 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 128m/h. It is also a four-cylinder and eight-valve and offers a good fuel average of 64m/g along with just 115g/km of Co2 emissions. It is available in the six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

1.9-Litre Engine

There is a unique 1.9-Litre engine that is also available in Megane Cabriolet. It is capable of 128bhp and 221lb/ft torque. Its top speed is 127m/h along with 10.3 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h. Fuel average of this four-cylinder and eight-valve diesel engine is 48m/g along with 149g/km of Co2 emissions. It is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

Renault Megane Cabriolet SideView

Renault Megane Cabriolet SideView

2.0-Litre Engine

In the 2.0-Litre category, Renault has used 157bhp and 280lb/ft torque diesel engine that takes 9.1 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with the top speed of 134m/h. Fuel average of this engine is not as healthy as we have in 1.5-Litre and 1.6-Litre category but quite reasonable with 42m/g along with 175g/km of Co2 emissions. This unit is of four-cylinder and sixteen-valve, that’s why the fuel consumption is a little bit high. It is also fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

Petrol engines are also efficient in performance

Renault has used different petrol engines in its Megane Cabriolet, start with 1.2-Litre TCI petrol unit that is capable of 128bhp and 151lb/ft torque. It takes 10.6 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with the top speed of 124m/h. Fuel average of this petrol unit is 44m/g along with 145g/km ofCo2 emissions. This petrol unit is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

Renault Megane Cabriolet Rear

Renault Megane Cabriolet Rear

1.4-Litre Petrol Engine

In the 1.4-litre category, there is also a 128bhp and 140lb/ft torque petrol engine is available. It is point two seconds faster than the 1.2-Litre version and takes 10.4 seconds to get from 0-62m/h along with the top speed of 124m/h. Its fuel average is 38m/g along with 169g/km of Co2 emissions.

2.0-Litre Petrol Engine

In the 2.0-Litre category, there is a 138bhp and 144lb/ft torque version. It takes 11.3 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with the top speed of 121m/h. fuel average of this petrol unit is 35m/g along with huge amount of 183g/km of Co2 emissions. It is fitted with one-speed CVT automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

The fastest engine in the whole range is a 2.0-Litre petrol unit that is capable of 177bhp and 221lb/ft torque. It takes 7.6 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with 143m/h top speed. Its fuel average is also good with 34m/g along with 188g/km of Co2 emissions. This fastest unit is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.

Renault Megane Cabrio Euro NCAP

Renault Megane Cabrio Euro NCAP

Safety and reliability

Renault Megane Cabriolet has secured five stars in Euro NCAP rating and in reliability, it is also considered a good vehicle. Its durability is good enough. It has secured a good position in Auto Car Driver Power Customer Satisfaction survey recently.



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