Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Mercedes-AMG unveils Project One in Frankfurt


Overnight, Mercedes-AMG has revealed the all-new Project One. Powered by the 1.6-liter V6 taken from the Formula One car, and teamed with four electric motors, the OEM’s first hypercar is making waves within the industry.

Nissan unveils the new, reworked Leaf EV


Nissan has revealed the all-new Leaf EV which, with a range of 378km and packed with innovative technology, is being heralded as a game changer.

Click here/on image to watch video

As new test cycles come in to effect across Europe, does the WLTP go far enough in rectifying the shortcomings to real world emissions and fuel consumption? 


Renault gives Megane RS an engine upgrade

Renault revealed its all-new Megane RS at the Frankfurt motor show this morning (September 12). The hot-hatch has been given a new turbocharged 1.8 liter four-cylinder unit.

With the new powertrain, the OEM’s newest addition to its line-up will generate 283ps at 6,000 rpm, and 390Nm of torque.

But the Megane RS isn’t focused on straight line speed; with a focus on being nimble, the car is fitted with 4CONTROL chassis and features four-wheel steering, in addition to front and rear hydraulic compression stops.

Thanks to engineers at Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Formula 1, there is a redesigned combined input cylinder head; a higher capacity dual intake air filter, meaning greater permeability; and a twin scroll turbo improves flexibility and response at low revs.

To translate this added muscle, the French auto maker has developed a choice of two transmissions. A six-speed manual and six-speed EDC automatic transmission, both with improved ratios and gearshift calibration, are said to give the Megane RS performance and efficient fuel consumption.

The EDC transmission is packed with technology. Paddle-shifters, launch control and multi-change down technology ensure the vehicle can downshift several gears under breaking. This added efficiency means that the engine will produce 155g/km of CO2, while the NEDC fuel consumption stands at 6.9 liters per 100km.

Despite all the work under the hood, Renault has also found time to consider the redesign’s style. As the OEM looks to motorsport for inspiration, the newest Megane features a wide air intake to feed the engine and intercoolers. And from the back, there is a centrally positioned exhaust as well as a working diffuser.

Patrice Ratti, general manager of Renault Sport Cars, spoke to the media at Frankfurt and is optimistic about the hot-hatch: “Performance is the chief reason our customers cite for purchasing the Megane RS and the all-new Megane RS takes the styling and technologies even further to deliver truly exceptional driving enjoyment. Our intention is to see the all-new Megane RS, with its chassis and 4CONTROL, remain the C-segment hot-hatch benchmark.”

With a nod to Renault’s racing past and present, the OEM’s newest hot-hatch will hit the roads in 2018.

Written by Sam Petters

12 September 2017

Read Latest Issue
International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Engines on test: FCA Multijet turbocharged 1.4-liter
Fiat's 124 Sport Spider may be built on the ND-generation MX-5 platform but, thanks to a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine from the Abarth 500, it offers up a very different driving experience
Read Now

Personality Profile: Leah Bruce, Ford Motor Company
A regular in the magazine, Personality Profile highlights the work of those who work in the industry. First up online, is Leah Bruce, diesel manufacturing strategy manager, Ford  
Read Now

Daimler reveals how the GLC F-Cell went from testing to production
With the Mercedes GLC F-Cell SUV set to be unveiled at Frankfurt this week, Daimler has revealed the extensive testing process the first production plug-in hydrogen-powered car was put through.
Read Now

Read Latest Issue

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email