With the all new Renault Megane compact car reworked from the ground up you should expect to pay a premium over the predecessor model, and the online configurator launched in France and a few select countries will tell you just how much you need to shell out.
Judging from the previous experience with the all new Talisman, we were expecting the French automaker to offer the Megane at an upscale pricing point, and now we have confirmation of the fact and also how many trim levels are available. We have four of the latter, plus the range-topping GT model to choose from. The entry-level version is the Megane Life that starts at 18,200 euros – for the price you’ll receive things such as cruise control/speed limiter, hill start assist or fog lights. The trim is only available with the base 1.5 dCi and 1.2 TCe engines fitted with manual transmissions. The top trim level at the moment is called Intens and will cost from €25,400 to about €32,000 and comes with amenities like the Nappa-covered steering wheel, an 8.7-inch infotainment and navigation display and another measuring 7 inches for the instrument cluster, LED headlights with 3D effect as well as all the safety equipment and GPS navi as standard.
The most basic engine on offer is the old 1.6-liter naturally aspirated but the least meaty engine is actually the 1.2-liter turbo with 100 hp and between the two we’d go for the latter due to higher torque – and by the way this one is also delivered in a more feisty version churning out 130 hp. There’s also the option to have the well known 1.5-liter dCi with 110 hp, which is worth another 200 euros over the TCE 130. Topping the mountain is the dCi 130, which is delivering 130 hp as well but comes with a hefty price tag – an extra €3,200 on top of the less powerful diesel engine.