Mégane R.S. ships with a 2.0 16v turbocharged petrol engine developing 265 hp (195 kW) at 5,500 rpm with torque of 360 Nm from 3,000 rpm. The sound of the engine has been reworked to achieve a more satisfying pitch both outside and inside the car.
In terms of running gear, Mégane R.S. features an independent steering-axis front axle for an efficient transfer of power to the drive wheels. An optional limited slip differential pushes back the limits of the chassis still further.
R.S. Dynamic Management gives the vehicle several facets. In normal mode, all safety functions are active and fuel consumption is limited. In Sport mode, the brake booster is deactivated and ESP parameters adjusted for a sportier drive with a faster pedal response. ESP can also be deactivated, letting drivers give free rein to their talent.
Mégane Renault Sport is built at the Palencia plant (Spain), an ISO 14001 certified site.