German crash test is a scary reminder of what happens when cars and…

If you needed another reminder why you really don't want to get rear ended by a commercial truck while sitting in your car, here it is. This German crash test is intended to show what happens when a truck plows into cars parked behind another stopped commercial truck. » 7/30/11 2:00pm 7/30/11 2:00pm

Ride along on the fastest FWD lap the Nürburgring has ever seen

Renault broke their own 'Ring record this past week when they recorded a very impressive 8:07.79 around the Nordschleife. The time was good enough to make Renault's new Megane RS Trophy the fastest production spec FWD car to ever lap the Nürburgring. While watching the record setting lap we had to keep reminding… » 6/18/11 2:00pm 6/18/11 2:00pm

The French get all the cool police cars

French gendarmerie will have another reason to feel superior when they roll out in one of 70 new Renault Megane Coupé R.S. hatchbacks. Top speed's boosted to 160 mph and 0-60 mph time drops to 5.8 seconds. (Hat tip m2m!) » 2/15/11 1:00pm 2/15/11 1:00pm

Yo, Dawg, No! Two Fingers For Scissors, Hand Flat For Paper

Official caption? "The Renault Mégane Coupé-Concept will star in the latest music video from British hip-hop group N-Dubz." We're having problems coming up with our own caption as we're too busy wondering — are those cricket keeper pads? [via SniffPetrol] » 3/22/10 10:30am 3/22/10 10:30am

The Jalopnik Top 20 Classic Renault TV Commercials

Even though Renault never had a big presence here in North America, we can still admire the TV commercials for their cars. Spanning the spectrum from salacious to surreal, Renault ads rarely fail to entertain. » 2/22/09 11:00am 2/22/09 11:00am

Renault Megane Trophy: French Mid-Engined Hot-Hatch Madness For The…

Meet the latest in a long line of terrifying mid-engined French hot-hatches, the Renault Megane Trophy. The Trophy, revealed today at the Paris Motor Show » 10/02/08 2:45pm 10/02/08 2:45pm, is just like the new , but completely different. The French unquestionably know how to make a great hot hatch, but if there's one thing they do even better it's…

2009 Renault Megane Officially Revealed

Renault has released official pictures and information of the 2009 Renault Megane » 9/09/08 5:20pm 9/09/08 5:20pm, set to debut at this year's , thus assuring that no more French car magazines will be for publishing photos of the new hatch. The company plans to release six different versions of the Megane by 2010, including a range of…

2009 Renault Megane Photos Leaked

Photos of the 2009 Renault Megane III hatchback have leaked out thanks to » 9/02/08 12:30pm 9/02/08 12:30pm, which has released a treasure trove of press shots of the car. Compared to the car, the new Megane has more traditional proportions and a nose inspired by the . Though it still looks a little French, the sedan has a less-dramatic…

Renault Megane R26.R Screams Around The Nurburgring

Recently unveiled at the 2008 British Motor Show, the Renault Megane R26.R was proclaimed the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nurburgring. Now, Renault is backing up their claims of an 8:17 lap with this video of the French hot hatch buzzing around the famed German circuit. It may not be as quick… » 8/04/08 11:20am 8/04/08 11:20am

Renault Megane R26.R Returns 27 MPG, Sets FWD 'Ring Record

What you're looking at isn't just the ugliest front-wheel-drive car ever, it's the ugliest and the fastest FWD car ever. Renault wants to make sure its customers know this, so they etched the R26.R's 8m 17s Nurburgring lap record for production FWD cars into the rear windows. Find out what makes the .R so special… » 7/22/08 4:20pm 7/22/08 4:20pm

Choose The Difficult Road: Renault Megane GT

Scantily-clad babes on bikes? Lounge singers on rolling pianos? Elephant road crews? Procreating rocks? None of these things will bother you when you're driving Spain's roads in a Renault Mégane GT; in fact, you'll seek out such hallucinatory road hazards! » 3/19/08 11:00am 3/19/08 11:00am

Renault Megane Dragonfly Doors Would Make The Doc Proud

While we're all eagerly awaiting the return of the Delorean, take a gander at Renault's Megane Coupe concept that introduces "dragonfly wing" doors that seems a hell of a lot like the gull-wing style doors of the Delorean DMC-12 that Marty McFly and the Doc drove right into my heart. It's alright, imiation is the… » 3/06/08 4:00pm 3/06/08 4:00pm

The Fastest Way Into A Renault Mégane

One of the odder special model pairings in Europe is the Renault Mégane and French sports magazine L'Equipe (French for The Team), which resulted in the cleverly named Renault Mégane L'Equipe. This advertisement demonstrates the best way to enjoy this advermerger as a Renault driver. Beau Saut! [Google Video] » 1/11/08 3:15pm 1/11/08 3:15pm

Sports-Edition Renaultsport Unveiled at Autosport Show

If Nissan needs a million-dollar idea, they can take this one: Rebadge the special-edition M gane Renaultsport 225 F1 — which debuted at the Autosport International show in the UK last week — as a Nissan premium sports hatchback and take on the Audi A3 and VW GTI in the US. It might involve some shuffling of… » 1/14/06 10:09am 1/14/06 10:09am

Renault Announces Monaco Edition Megane Cabrio

Whither Bill Blass? Millionaire tax evaders of the Cote d'Azur, and the Europlebes who sweat them, have a new car on which to spend their chemin-de-fer winnings. Renault is offering a special-edition Megane cabrio inspired by that swingin' principality, Monaco. The dandy four-seater with its folding glass roof now… » 8/16/05 12:50pm 8/16/05 12:50pm