Renault’s decision to turn the Megane into an electric SUV and dismantle its RS division at the same time has misled many fans. Fortunately, the French carmaker has not completely forgotten the history of the creation of world-famous cars, recently showed a special Megane E-Tech inspired by the famous Renault Clio Williams.
In the world of hot hatches, Clio Williams is considered a royalty. In fact, it is considered one of the largest hot hatches, and since its introduction in 1993, people have rediscovered what a hot hatch can do.
Under the Clio Williams redesigned body, the 145 hp at 6100 rpm. and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder natural air that produces 129 pounds (175 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm. Renault has also overhauled Clio’s suspension system for use at Williams, making it one of the most reactive, accurate and pleasant hot hatches for driving.
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At a recent JASP event in Madrid, Spain, Renault Clio presented a unique Megane E-Tech with an inspired design to celebrate Clio Williams.
Clio Williams is still distinguished by its dark blue color and contrasting gold wheels. The special Megane E-Tech is washed in the same dark blue hue and decorated with some gold accents, especially on the front fascia and rocker panels. Although it doesn’t have gold wheels like the Clio, it still looks like a piece.
Of course, the new Megane has very little in common with Clio Williams other than the E-Tech brand. It is powered by a CMF-EV platform and power like the Nissan Ariya and has 129 hp. and 215 hp. configurations. Renault’s initial-level 40 kWh battery pack says the WLTP range is good for 186 miles (299 km), while the larger 60 kWh provides up to 292 miles (470 km).
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