Renault Megane Coupé Cabriolet unveiledFrench firm shows off new hard-top convertible
05 February 2010
Renault has released the first pictures of its new Megane Coupé-Cabriolet, which will go on sale this summer.
The four-seater CC gets a folding glass hard-top and is the second new convertible announced by the French brand this week, following the Wind.
Both will be given their official debuts at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The smoked-glass roof in the CC can be raised or folded away in 21 seconds.
The car also gets a fixed glass wind deflector behind the rear seats that, Renault claims, allows four people to enjoy 'draught-free driving' at speeds of up to 56mph.
Megane CC engines
The new CC, the sixth model in the line-up, will be the first Renault to get the firm's new dual clutch gearbox. The six-speed unit is said to cut CO2 emissions by up to 17% compared with a regular auto.
Named Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) it will be available on the 1.6-litre 108bhp diesel engine.
Four further engines will be available, including 128bhp and 158bhp diesels, and 128bhp and 138bhp petrols.
The 138bhp petrol engine will come with a new continuously variable transmission.
Renault Megane CC pricing
Prices for the Megane CC have not yet been announced, but it's expected that the car will cost about the same as the , which starts at around £20,000.
The EDC gearbox is likely to add around £1,400 to the price. The unit will be available in other versions of the Megane and the Renault Scenic MPV shortly after the CC goes on sale.
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