Renault has announced the special edition Megane Estate GT 220 which will be launched later this month.

"Megane Estate GT 220 is concrete evidence that a car can be practical yet still pack genuine performance," commented Jean-Maxime Boulanger, Product Manager, Renault Sport.

"It has all the qualities expected of a sporty car while at the same time permitting everyday driving pleasure.", he added.

The Megane Estate GT 220 will come with a unique exterior featuring body-color door handles, gloss black accents and 18" Serdard-style wheels fitted with low profile tires.

Other upgrades include a sport-tuned suspension, a revised power steering system, bigger brake system and high-performance tires.

Inside, the ambience of the GT version has been rounded off with a specific steel gear lever knob which heightens the car's sporty custom feel.

The Megane Estate GT 220 is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 220HP (162 kW) and 340Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. Nothing is mentioned about the acceleration, but it will be around 7 seconds to 100 km/h. The fuel consumption is pretty good – 7.3 liters / 100 km (32.2 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 169 g/km.

Technical features:

- A chassis based on the Sport chassis available for Mégane R.S. - Specific suspension. - The same high-performance tyres as Mégane R.S. - Specifically-calibrated electric power steering for the GT chassis. - Braking performance to match its sporty calling

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Source: Renault