Renault has launched a sporty package for the Megane hatchback, called the GT Line. It includes a sport chassis borrowed from the previous RS, special paint, a set of alloy wheels, a few small styling and interior fireworks. Both color and GT Line equipmentpackage offered is matching perfectly to Megane hatchback. Once applied these improvements, Megan’s character changes slightly, however keeping its qualities appreciated by its fans.
The 1.4 TCe is an attractive element in the Megane range, which is appreciated both torque and linear power delivery. Unit does not excel in terms of maximum power – 130 hp at 5,500 rpm, but offers good torque 190 Nm at 2,250 rpm. Together with six-speed manual transmission, 1.4 TCe Megane proves to be a good friend in busy city traffic, no need many revolutions per minute to move.
Any extra offered are good. We appreciated the short wheelhouse and precision gear box, taken from the previous generation of Megane RS. We would have wanted a Start / Stop to reduce consumption in urban areas and a little more power, more confident to overcome. However, 1.4 TCe unit is valued for its elasticity and does not give you that feeling of downsizing only at the gas station, and not pressing the right pedal.
Being multi-engine segment sucked in to this class of power, few rivals surpass the torque of Megane. They are Golf, Bravo and Astra – all turbocharged engines. Turbo engines win the comparison in terms of allowances and consumption, the only disadvantage being the purchase price and the fact that require additional attention to maintenance and operation.
The 1.4 TCe bring a clear improvement of Megan’s performance against a 1.6 aspirated. Compared with engines that, the time 000-100 was reduced by not less than two seconds, is now 9.6 seconds. 122 hp version of the Golf is doing slightly better, with a time of 9.5seconds percent. The Bravo is equal to TCe of Megane 1.4 T-Jet, of 120 hp, 9.6 seconds up to one hundred.
Megane 1.4 TCe leaves behind Citroen C4 1.6 VTi models, Cruze Hatchback, Focus 1.6Ti-VCT, i10u Hyundai, Kia Cee’d 1.6, 1.6 MIVEC Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Ecotec 120 hp, Peugeot 308 1.6 VTI and Toyota Auris 1.6 Valvematic. Some competitors even need 11 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h.
At the top speed chapter are not surprises, the fastest models are less capable than 200km / h, and most reach just over 190 km / h.
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