Renault Mégane Sport Tourer is the version with bodywork family of the Mégane that surprised everyone by its design. Although in Spain it seems that the ‘break’ did not enjoy much success, being eclipsed by the SUV, the French brand has decided to go ahead with the one that is the fourth generation of this model to continue to grow in Europe. Also to stand up to other models family of C-segment as the Opel Astra Sports Tourer, Peugeot 308 SW or SEAT Leon ST.
This new model will have everything good that we have already seen in the Mégane compact, but in addition with the versatility and space that characterize this type of bodywork. Like his brother, it is a model 100% English. It was assembled in the Factory of Palencia, while the engines come from the factory of Valladolid and boxes of change of the ground of Seville. And from here is exported to other markets, coming specifically to 38 different countries.
But let’s move on to talk about our contact with the family. The new design language introduced by Laurens van den Acker has a strong impact on the brand, and it was a risky change that is actually on a few manufacturers. The case is that has seemed to work, because we see it as also been extended to this body. In fact, when you see it parked in front of, we do not find significant differences with respect to the five-door.
Same headlights in the shape of a ‘C’, bumper, and grille are very similar, and ribbing on the hood remain in the Mégane Sport Tourer. Although if we keep spinning around will the differences. The bars on the ceiling will betray you, in addition to the new length that you earn on your behind. The family measured 4,62 metres long, which represents an increase of 27 centimeters with respect to the compact. Usually, these models tend to extend the rear overhang, but in the fact that today we also tested grows its distance between axes up to 2,71 meters (4 more inches). In terms of height and width changes are minimal.
Although is even more curious to see the evolution that it has had regard to the third generation of Mégane Sport Tourer. The new one is 6 inches longer, same width and 0.9 inches more of battle than its predecessor. What is striking is that it is 6 inches more under, thereby producing an image much more dynamic and modern. The chrome trim in the shape of ‘L’ on the side mark their lines, while the rear headlights LED end up a signature of light that it will be easy to recognize at night.
Gains in livability
Because one of the main objectives of the Renault Mégane Sport Tourer will be to provide facilities that the compact can not give. This results in a habitability much more remarkable, which will be what make you decide to those clients looking for space. squares in front will be practically equal, with a few seats looking for the comfort and help us to cover miles without accusing the fatigue. We’ll even have function massage that finishes highest.
In the second row of seats is where you might notice the inches extra that wins the body. The space for the knees is now 21.6 centimeters and we will not have problems with the head. Another detail that has allowed this Mégane Sport Tourer is the of tilt the rear seats to an angle of 27 degrees (25 degrees), so that the posture will be more comfortable. The central plaza will be more narrow and the tunnel transmission is quite pronounced.
The trunk will be another of the differential aspects in this model. Mark the difference thanks to their 580 litres (521 dm3 VDA) and its useful forms. The mouth of load is in a lower position, making life easier for the user and also will stand out because of its breadth. 55 of those litres are ‘hidden’ under two compartments that will break down what is transported. In our unit, we have spare wheel, but a subwoofer belonging to the Bose sound system.
From the trunk we may folding down the rear seats in two parts (60:40). You could miss out on that abatieran individually, to increase their modularity. However, this can be done with the co-pilot seat, so that may load objects of up to 2.70 metres long, taking advantage of its generous dimensions. With the seats folded cargo capacity increases to the 1.695 liters.
the Quality is appreciable and technology to the height
the interior of The Renault Mégane Sport Tourer in addition to being broad, the is modern. Will share all the virtues that were introduced in the five-door, like all the technology back. This will result in the existence of high-quality materials and a good finished off. The plastics of the dashboard are pretty soft and in general is appreciated a great leap in this aspect with respect to the previous generation.
Not depart out some of their footprints technology that we have already seen in other models. We talk about elements such as the touch screen vertical 8.7 inches, which is reminiscent of a tablet. Its handling is easy and intuitive thanks to the multimedia system R-Link 2 that has new features. It is complemented with a instrumentation partially digital, which is also customizable, and will depend on the driving modes.
And that is thanks to the system Multisense, the Megane will be able to adapt to our mood. Simply choose the way that most suits us to modify the response of the engine, the steering, suspension or the throttle. Also will change the color of the ambient lighting and the appearance of the instrumentation. Another eye-catching will be the Head-up Display in color that is displayed in the dashboard.
driving aids will also be present in this fourth generation. We will have an adaptive cruise control with an operation remarkable, a braking active emergency that did not need to test or an alert, lane change that does not intervene in the steering wheel. You will also find other systems more widespread, as is the case of the signal recognition, detector dead angle or the automatic high beam lights.
Full range of engines
let’s talk about your range of engines, which does not pillará to none by surprise. Effectively it is the same that we met on the Mégane body compact. For the part of the petrol we find the 1.2 TCe 100 and 130 HP; while diesels are the 1.5 dCi 90 and 110 and the 1.6 dCi 130 HP. Later in 2017 there will come a dCi 110 Hybrid Assist, with a small electric motor to assist the diesel.
That if we talk about the range conventional Mégane Sport Tourer, because on the other side we have the sport versions GT. These will be available to only two engines, the petrol TCe 205-CV and from the month that comes the diesel dCi 165 HP with two turbos. These models will benefit from some systems that improve their behaviour as in the case of the 4Control (rear axle directional). Also the Launch Control, RS Drive or Multi-Change Down.
Contact Renault Mégane Sport Tourer 1.6 dCi 130 CV
The unit tested had the engine 1.6 dCi 130 HP, the an intermediate option within the range diesel. After the brief contact, we can draw some interesting conclusions on the Renault Mégane Sport Tourer with this mechanic. In the first place, highlight the the quality of rolling, for it to be a relative generalist is well insulated and does not get a lot of noise to the interior. The new body achieved that has a aplomb more, but don’t notice much loss of agility.
What is certain is that this family remains below the 1,400 kg and that you get that is not anything heavy. On the contrary, we found a vehicle very easy to drive and only notice that we are not at the wheel of the compact at the time of parking. The balance will be another of the keys, as it is located in an intermediate point between sportiness and comfort. It will not come to any end and that is a plus point.
The response of our 1.6 dCi is smooth and linear, taking advantage of the power from low turns. Pensamos that is the option that is more correct for those who used to travel. It may be that the 1.5 dCi 110 HP is more sparing, but sometimes you may be able to acknowledge the lack of power. In that case the engine torque is 270 Nm and in change us we have 320 Nm waiting to be used. Nor will highlight a benefit, as it makes the 0-100 km/h in 10,6 seconds and its maximum speed is 198 km/h. For that will already be versions GT.
on the other hand, the good behavior will be added consumption adjusted. The Mégane Sport Tourer 1.6 dCi 130 approves a consumption of 4 liters. What is certain is that the brevity of the test means that we cannot draw conclusions. However, we realized that it will be easy to achieve figures set us on a route that combined highway and secondary roads rondamos 5.5 liters on average.
a Wide variety of equipment
When we see prices and finishes of the Renault Mégane Sport Tourer, we find a range of the most complete. The customer may choose between six different finishes which I will have below. We start with the three finishes more common and well-known: Life, Intens and Zen. The Life is the basic one that starts with climate control or manual pilot rear LED. The Intens is already including items such as automatic climate control bizona or the 7-inch touch screen. The Zen is the most complete thanks to the system, Multisense, the R-Link 2, the digital instrumentation and a multitude of driving aids.
One of the novelties in the range will be the new finish Bose, done in conjunction with the firm’s specialist in sound and who was the one who had the occasion to try. Take therefore a sound system with 11 speakers; in addition to vertical display of 8.7-inch, seat function, massage, or 17-inch wheels. For those who seek good sportsmanship purely aesthetic will have the finish > Line, with bumpers, tires, and many specific elements. In addition, if aesthetics are you’re looking for performance will be the GT that we have spoken of before.
Prices Renault Megane Sport Tourer in Spain
|TCe 100 CV||6v||Life||17.334 €|
|TCe 100 CV||6v||Intens||18.214 €|
|Tec 130 HP||6v||Intens||18.742 €|
|Tec 130 HP||6v||Zen||20.062 €|
|Tec 130 HP||EDC 7v||Zen||21.383 €|
|Tec 130 HP||EDC 7v||Bose||22.439 €|
|Tec 130 HP||6v||> Line||21.118 €|
|Tec 130 HP||EDC 7v||> Line||22.439 €|
|Tec 205 HP||EDC 7v||GT||26.399 €|
|dCi 90 CV||6v||Life||18.654 €|
|dCi 90 CV||6v||Intens||19.534 €|
|dCi 110 CV||6v||Intens||20.678 €|
|dCi 90 CV||6v||Business||22.650 €|
|dCi 110 CV||6v||Business||23.950 €|
|dCi 110 CV||6v||Zen||21.998 €|
|dCi 110 CV||EDC 6v||Zen||23.318 €|
|dCi 130 CV||6v||Zen||23.142 €|
|dCi 110 CV||6v||Bose||23.054 €|
|dCi 110 CV||EDC 6v||Bose||24.374 €|
|dCi 130 CV||6v||Bose||24.198 €|
|dCi 110 CV||6v||> Line||23.054 €|
|dCi 110 CV||EDC 6v||> Line||24.374 €|
|dCi 130 CV||6v||> Line||24.198 €|
|dCi 165 HP||EDC 6v||GT||28.511 €|
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