A push to 320 bhp for RS Tuning’s Renault Megane RS 250
RS Tuning Renault Megane RS 250 2011
The British tuner have recently brought out a stage 2 package for the French hot hatch which will give it quite an advantage over the Ford Focus RS, VW Golf GTi and Seat Leon Cupra R. Adaptions include an ECU re-map high-flow intercooler from Forge Motorsport, a stainless-steel sport exhaust from Milltek and either a cat bypass pipe for circuit use or a sport catalyst for road use. As well as 320 bhp instead of the stock 250 bhp, it also gets 488 Nm of torque instead of 340 Nm.
Megane RS 250
RS TUNING LAUNCHES 320 BHP STAGE 2 TUNING PACKAGE FOR THE RENAULTSPORT MEGANE 250
Leeds, United Kingdom, 6th September 2011
Designed for enthusiasts wanting the ultimate hot hatch, leading UK based performance specialist RS Tuning is pleased to launch an exhilarating ‘Stage 2` tuning package for the 2.0-litre, turbocharged Renaultsport Megane 250.
RS Tuning`s Stage 2 package consists of an alloy Forge Motorsport high flow intercooler, a choice of sports catalyst or cat bypass pipe, a Milltek stainless steel performance exhaust system and a specially developed RS Tuning ECU remap for the 250`s F4Rt engine.
The results of RS Tuning`s enhancement work on the 250 bhp Renaultsport RS250 are stunning, with peak power being boosted by a substantial 70 bhp to a dyno proven maximum of 320 bhp at 5500 rpm.
The Stage 2 tuning package for the Renaultsport Megane 250 also provides a significant increase in torque output, reaching an impressive 360 lb.ft (488 Nm) at just 3250 rpm. This compares with the standard car`s peak torque figure of 248 lb.ft (340 Nm.) Happily, this performance enhancement doesn`t come at the expense of tractability, as over 240 lb.ft (350 Nm) of torque is available from between 2500 – 6250 rpm.
No timing data is currently available for the RS Tuning Renaultsport Megane 250 Stage 2 upgrade package, but road and track testing has revealed supercar style levels of in-gear and outright acceleration. Bearing this in mind, the RS Tuning equipped car seems certain to eclipse the standard Megane 250`s quoted 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds, with an estimated top speed (where conditions allow) of over 165 mph.
Available now, the RS Tuning Stage 2 performance package for the Renaultsport Megane 250 RS costs £2199.00 fitted including VAT @ 20% for the cat bypass version (for circuit use only), while the MOT legal sports catalyst option costs £2499.00 including VAT @ 20%.