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Renault expands Mégane Sport range with GT220

Renault expands Mégane Sport range with GT220

Renault has revealed GT220 versions of the Mégane Hatch, Coupé and Sport Tourer, further expanding its range of performance models.

Powered by a 220bhp version of the Renaultsport 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the new entry-level models of the Mégane performance range also feature a Renaultsport-engineered chassis and 18-inch 'Serdard' alloy wheels.

The GT220 is based on the Mégane GT Line TomTom, but delivers twice as much horsepower and is fitted with stiffer springs and dampers, and larger front brake discs from Renaultsport. The 18-inch 'Serdard' alloy wheels come with 225/40R18 Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres as standard.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine develops its 220bhp at 4,750rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The GT220 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 7.6 seconds and can go on to reach a top speed of 149mph. Yet, with Renault's Stop & Start technology as standard, the GT220 is also economically efficient, returning 38.7mpg on the combined test cycle and emitting just 169g/km of CO2 emissions.

The new GT220 is also packed with a range of safety devices, including Renault's Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR) and Understeer Logic Control (UCL) advanced driver aid systems, as well as ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD emergency brake assist.

Specification and colour choices for the GT220 remain the same as those offered on the GT Line models, including the option of bespoke Malta Blue paintwork with anthracite grey and polished detailing, finished with dark chrome shell door mirror housings.

The GT220 features a number of interior and exterior gadgets as standard, including dual-zone climate control, cruise control, automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights. It's also fitted with a fully integrated Renault R-Link satellite navigation, Bluetooth, a USB connection, a rear parking camera and an uprated Arkamys 3D sound system.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert