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Rumours on the meganesport.net home page about a renaultsport megane donkey could be realised with the launch of the laguna GT 175 Dci. With 175bhp and a 225 humbling 265lb-ft of torque, a megane with this engine would really shift.
 
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The RenaultSport Diesel is coming with the all new M9R 2.0 16v Diesel.. currently fitted to the Laguna II (175bhp) and Megane II (150bhp)
 

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Webcode, when is it going to be released? What bhp will it be?
Do you mean the 150hp version or the 175hp? I want to know when the 175hp comes out as well so I can make my mind up whether to wait for it or just go for the petrol.
 
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The Hatch & Sports Hatch Megane with the M9R has the 150bhp engine. The Laguna has the 175bhp version..

There is no date for the HOT Megane Diesel.. But it will come as the develoment is shown in the Video linked above.. Note the introduction and the opening title is "Jean-Loup Huet, Directeur du Projet M9R"

There are rummblings within the network that the M9R is capable of 200+ So that would make it a 225 Beater!! :twisted:
 

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WebCode said:
There are rummblings within the network that the M9R is capable of 200+ So that would make it a 225 Beater!! :twisted:
Hmmmm, I should definately wait and get the RS dci then. Maybe faster than a petrol 225 wtih the economy of a diesel. :) Webcode, is there any relaibility problems with the 175 M9R at the moment?
 
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To be honest we have not seen the Full production version of the M9R yet.. and therefore there is little info on reliability.
 
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Even if the diesel isa fast as the petrol they are not as much fun to drive. Then run out of revs very quickly. 5000 RPM is the usual red line.

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Even if the diesel isa fast as the petrol they are not as much fun to drive. Then run out of revs very quickly. 5000 RPM is the usual red line.

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true but this new 2.0 Diesel is the powerfullest 2.0 production diesel in a consumer car .. no shit apparently compared with the usually 36-40mpg of rival audi,bmw,merc diesel V6`s with same HP this unit produces simular torque from the inline 4 and produces a combined 47.3 mpg on the estate laguna (which is heavier than megane) seemingly its pretty damn fast, great economy and emissions are low + the soot is burned in an incinerator system every 800 miles !!

its a nice engine with 200hp capability with 300+ torque also. id love an RS version in honesty though the insurance group would be the same and economy when driving it like a 225 would be about 30-35mpg still massivley better than a gunned 17mpg on the petrol 225 but then again diesel is more expensive and it would be effected less by depreciation hence a good 2k more expensive in reality to the petrol version.

another thing im sure it would effect the long term residuals of the petrol 225 as the derv would be more desireable

high performance diesels imo are just as expensive as petrol cars.

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TThe Renaults Megane sport D is being launched at the geneva show 2007. 175bhp 2.0dci and 0-60 of around 7.5s.
 
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