Renault Megane RS vs VW Scirocco R

Picture of Renault Megane RS (Mk III)
Picture of VW Scirocco R
Category Renault Megane RSVW Scirocco R
Max power (ps / bhp) 250 / 247265 / 261
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 340 / 251350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1387 / 30581289 / 2842
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 180 / 178206 / 203

Performance

Category Renault Megane RSVW Scirocco R
0 - 40 kph 2.1 s2.1 s
0 - 50 kph 2.6 s2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.7 s
0 - 200 kph 22.0 s20.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 16.1 s14.3 s
0 - 100 mph 13.3 s11.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.9 s @ 86.4 mph9.7 s @ 88.2 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s13.5 s @ 106.9 mph
Top speed 245 kph (152 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.53 g (5 m/s²)0.55 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

Category Renault Megane RSVW Scirocco R
Track Performance 16771668
Straight line speed 866972
Total 25432640

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Nick Harry  8y ago

jj has a problem.The track results-largely the reason for this website- has the Renault winning 10-5 in races,without even mentioning what a RS 265 would do( while STILL cheaper than the VW) Too many words for jj I fear....


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Viking  10y ago

Both look to be quite fun to drive on a tight course or autocross. I haven't driven any front driver with this kind of power, but if the suspensions are set up right (as they definitely appear to be judging from the lap times), these are both probably a lot of fun.


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Apathy  10y ago

I'd rather have the scirocco, mostly because it looks stunning.


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jj  10y ago

@Nick just stop bullshiting like a troll...


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Nick Harry  10y ago

The track times are here to settle the arguments. this one is settled. The RS III is quicker. Factor in the value for money AND the aesthetics and the victory is even more decisive.


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scooones  11y ago

35 points 8 points
how do they figure that out then? the scirocco is quicker on 3 tracks, the meg is better on 5 ( two of them wet) but that is not a difference of 3 to 5
no matter how much quicker the meg is on those 5 tracks.


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scooones  11y ago

I would have the scirocco


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BumRush  11y ago

Ill Gladly take the Scirocco R, Hands down!


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Bemari  11y ago

Autoweek.TV compared these two cars at Belgium circuit called Mettet. Laptimes were 1,18.1 for Scirocco and 1,17.1 for Megane. They liked VW`s engine but preferred Renault because it has better chassis and brakes. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3o6wlBwLno&feature=fvst


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Sx343  11y ago

Ok but vw are boring to drive r.s are pure fun...i like the scirocco r but still the megane is beter...and i think the megane is a work of art..very beatiful..scirocco front sems like a golf who an elephant used as chair


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Sinisa  11y ago

Megane is dead ugly, and if using comfort mode option (DCC) it is slower than megane, if not, it\'s faster.


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vgm  11y ago

so what? \"Renault Megane RS Mk III is noticeably faster. \"


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Georg  11y ago

pretty clearly beat the Megan in Sweden by 1.2s tested by a neutral nation


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Anonymous,  11y ago

We may not be able to have proof, but we all can feel the truth in what some perple represent.


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Anonymous.  11y ago

who cares what a frensh magazine claims if a neutral nation TV show with proffesionell race drivers proof them lying?

Repeat that could you?


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the race  11y ago

ok than...the cup for the megan without 19\' rims starts from 25-26 k and soon is gonna be a version with 275 hp and with Edc ( same as Dsg) and we will see then the scirocco r and the golf r...they are not worth it in front of megane


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Georg  11y ago

btw the Scirocco R starts at 33.9 not at 35k... 35k is the version with DSG which is not avaible for the Megane


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Georg  11y ago

who cares what a frensh magazine claims if a neutral nation TV show with proffesionell race drivers proof them lying?


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the race  11y ago

hi georg..phil is right i think..i read a review of the magazine 3 2 1 and they say ( the magazine is french so i dont understand a word, but in Vw scirocco forum UK it was translated) that the scirocco is the best and win for the brutal engine and confort...but they also say the megane is more good for the track because scirocco brakes after laps in the track begin fading and the megane not! for the laptimes i would say that the megane confirm her self the king of Fwd after beating and in Magny cours by 0,6 the rocco..and how about fifth gear they sux hard and they way to measure the laptimes is not exact , but still megane is the best...because megane start from 29,000 Euro and the Rocco R from 35,000 Euro and still the megg R.S is faster


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Anonymous,  11y ago

Cmon now, we allllll nkow when people have a car that represents there country, or continent, they tend to push them harder then the other cars that arent from there, its no secret, hell even i push my Viper harer than my R33 on GT4, Uconsiouly, but i can tell. not saying they wont push the other car, just its not likely theyll poush it AS hard.