Renault Mégane III
|2008 to 2016|
|Assembly||Bursa, Turkey (Oyak-Renault)
Douai, France (Megane CC)
Palencia, Spain (Renault Spain)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback
2-door coupé cabriolet
|Platform||Renault C platform|
6-speed EDC (only dCi 110 FAP)
|Wheelbase||Hatchback: 2,641 mm (104.0 in)
Coupe: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Estate: 2,703 mm (106.4 in)
|Length||Hatchback: 4,295 mm (169.1 in)
Coupe: 4,299 mm (169.3 in)
Estate: 4,559 mm (179.5 in)
|Width||Hatchback: 1,808 mm (71.2 in)
Coupe & Estate: 1,804 mm (71.0 in)
|Height||Hatchback: 1,471 mm (57.9 in)
Coupe: 1,423 mm (56.0 in)
Estate: 1,507 mm (59.3 in)
The third generation was launched in late 2008, to keep the range competitive. In October 2008, both the five-door hatchback and Mégane Coupé were officially put on sale. The two models have different designs; the Coupé has a sporty design while the five-door model is more conservative. No automatic transmission is offered, with it being replaced by a continuously variable transmission.
In 2009, a five-door estate version was introduced, and was named the Sport Tourer. Another addition to the range came in the form of the Coupé Cabriolet in 2010. That year also saw the addition of a 1.4 L turbocharged engine being added to the range.
Production of the Mégane's saloon derivative, the Fluence, began in Argentina in 2011, at the firm's Córdoba plant. The Mégane III was also made available for sale in Argentina that year, but was produced in Turkey, and imported into the country. In Brazil, the Fluence replaced the Megane in Renault's lineup from 2011 onwards.
In 2012, the Mégane III underwent its first facelift, which also introduced three new engines; a 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine, a new 110 hp (112 PS; 82 kW) version of the 1.5 L dCi engine, and a new 1.6 L dCi engine.
The Renault Mégane 3 III 1.5 dCi engine
Another facelift followed for 2014,with a more powerful 128 hp (130 PS; 95 kW) version of the 1.2 L turbocharged engine going on sale, whilst the styling of the hatchback, coupé and estate versions was updated to match Renault's new model range Later that year, a 220 hp (223 PS; 164 kW) version of the 2.0 L turbocharged petrol engine was added to the range.
|Options:Equipment included on some trim levels|