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Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric (2022) is now configurable

The electric car is already configurable

Renault is adding an electric crossover to the Mégane range as part of the Renaulution plan. Of the Mégane E-Tech Electric, Mégane E for short, is based on the Nissan Ariya’s CMF EV platform and will be offered in parallel to its namesake siblings with burners for the time being. The only thing the Mégane E has in common with them is the name, which is already clear from the more compact dimensions. Despite his crossover appearance, he is poaching in the area of ​​VW ID.3 instead of ID.4. the Renault puts a range of up to 470 kilometers. Market launch is only in March 2022, but the car is already configurable. The final orders are possible a month earlier, then Renault also wants to quote prices. They should start at under 40,000 euros. (These new cars are coming in 2021.)

Dimensions:

● Length: 4.21 m
● Width: 1.78 m
● Height: 1.5 m
● Wheelbase: 2.7 m
● Weight: 1524 kg
● Luggage compartment volume: 440 l

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

The proportions make the Mégane E-Tech appear significantly larger than it actually is.

The Mégane E bears the new Renault logo

Despite its relatively compact dimensions the Mégane E is visually brawny. The ones moved into the corners of the vehicle contribute to this Rims between 18 and 20 inches just like the color-contrasting wheel arches. The front is from Z-shaped daytime running lights and flat LED headlights. The latter are equipped with automatic high beam that adjusts the spread pattern depending on the road (city center, country road, motorway). Emblazoned in the middle the new Renault logo. Not only the engine, but also the entire air conditioning system is housed under the front hood, which leads to more space in the interior. They are also interesting Door handles. They can be lowered into the front doors as standard. The rear ones are hidden in the C-pillars.

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

The loading sill is very high. Behind it there is a storage volume of 440 liters and a deep loading floor.

440 liters storage volume

The rear of the Mégane E is reminiscent of the Range Rover Evoque with its tiny rear window and flat taillights. They are a highlight in the literal sense of the word Tail lights, which unite with their milled inner workings 3D effect produce. Stand behind the tailgate 440 liters trunk volume to disposal. Because the electric motor is on the front axle, the loading floor is very deep and allows more space. Unfortunately that is Loading sill is extremely high, which should make loading difficult.

Infotainment developed with Google

The cockpit of the Mégane E is digital. One is standard Unit consisting of digital displays and vertical infotainment screen installed, the Renault “OpenR” is called. The digital cockpit can be configured and, in addition to animated round instruments, also shows the active driving aids, the navigation map and various information on music, vehicle data and more.
Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

Except for the many levers on the steering column, the cockpit is very tidy. Infotainment based on Android.


That Infotainment was developed together with Google and relies on Android Automotive OS, such as the Polestar 2 uses. In addition to the common Google services, a route planner specifically for electric cars is also integrated. The infotainment reacts instantly and appears clear progress compared to previous Renault systems to be. The system also masters wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a button bar below the infotainment for climate control.

Wood, leather and recycled materials

With the air conditioning units moved to the front, there is not only a lot of space in the cockpit for the passengers, but also enormous plenty of space for shelves and compartments. It should be 30 liters in total, even the center tunnel is basically a single large storage and storage space. The disadvantage: This meant that the gear selector lever had to hit the Steering column hike. There are no less than sitting there now four levers and control satellites, three of them on the right. In practice, this could lead to confusion and operating errors. Apart from that, the cockpit looks well thought-out and of high quality, for example the door storage compartments are lined with felt. Many surfaces are made from recycled materials. The top of the three equipment lines has wooden trim strips and leather seats.

Vattenfall wallbox

Vattenfall wallbox

Vattenfall wallbox + green electricity

The exclusive charging package in the AUTO BILD edition: Charge Amps Halo ™ for 499 euros instead of 1189 euros RRP.

In co-operation with

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It’s tight in the rear

It’s not quite as airy in the rear. Leg and headroom are also good for adults; A merit of the long wheelbase and the flat battery. However, it is difficult to squeeze your feet under the front seats. And from a height of about 180 cm, the window edge begins at eye level, which leads to a cramped feeling of space leads. In addition, niceties such as a folding central armrest or a third climate zone are missing. Others can do that better.

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric
Generally speaking, the space in the rear is okay. The upper window line, however, affects the feeling of space.


Two drives for the market launch

When the Mégane E two engine variants give, both front-wheel drive. The weaker engine brings it up 96 kW (130 PS) and 250 Nm torque, while the stronger 160 kW (218 PS) and 300 Nm torque brings. Then it speeds up well 1.6 tons heavy crossover from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.4 seconds, the top speed is on 160 km / h limited. According to Renault, the engines have been completely redeveloped and are supposed to be more compact and lighter than in the Renault Zoe with greater power output. Among other things, oil cooling and more efficient thermal management are responsible for this. (All important information about the environmental bonus.)

Particularly safe battery

Both Batteries customers have a choice between 40 and 60 kWh, ranges of up to 300 km and 470 km respectively to enable according to WLTP. Charging can be carried out with a maximum of 130 kW, provided a fast charging station is available. In the best case, it can then Electricity for a range of up to 300 kilometers in 30 minutes reload. The wallbox can be charged with seven, optionally with 22 kW. Exciting: Renault has it Batteries with special access for the fire brigade Mistake. Any battery fires should be able to be extinguished efficiently in a few minutes without the vehicle having to be kept under water in special containers for hours. The maximum also belong in the security category 26 driver assistants, brought by the Mégane E.
Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric
With alternating current, it can be charged with seven kW (optional 22 kW). With direct current it is a maximum of 130 kW.


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