Renault has announced the Renaultsport 265 version for the facelifted 2012 Megane is now available to order in two versions: Megane RS 265 Cup is priced at £24,825 OTR and RS 265 at £26,025.

Renault has announced the Renaultsport 265 version for the facelifted 2012 Megane is now available to order in two versions. The Megane RS 265 Cup is priced at £24,825 OTR and the RS 265 at £26,025. Deliveries begin in early April.

Both models feature an increase in power of 15 bhp and 20 Nm (14.7 lb-ft) of torque to a total of 261 bhp (195 kW / 265 PS) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft). This was accomplished by increasing boost pressure by 0.2 bar to 2.5 thanks to the air intake being revised to take account of the higher pressure and running temperatures.

As a result, 0-100 km/h arrives in 6.0 seconds (instead of 6.1) and onto a top speed of 158 mph ; 254 km/h (+2 mph ; +3.2 km/h). In everyday driving its 360Nm is available between 3,000 and 5,000rpm thus rendering a power-to-weight ratio of 191hp per tonne.

Other new options include a Renaultsport 'Red Design Pack' which includes red striping on front blade, rear diffuser and side protection mouldings for £350, rear parking camera with front parking sensors for £360 and Visio System lane departure warning and auto high/low beam is available for £300. One new exterior color for 2012 is Arctic White.

There is also the Cup Chassis Pack available on the 265 for £1,350. It consists of 18-inch matt black alloys with 235/40 R18 95Y Michelin Sport 2 tires, slotted brake discs, limited slip differential, red brake calipers, stiffer springs/dampers and anti-roll bars.

Megane Renaultsport 2012 is eligible for the Renault 4+ customer care package with headline Renault Selections PCP offer of £419 deposit/£419 per month over four years for the 265 Cup version and £439/£439 for the 265.

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2012 Renault Megane RS 265 priced in UK