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Renault Megane Coupe (2009-2016) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Mid-range diesels offer best mix of pace and economy in the Renault Megane Coupe

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Renault promises excellent efficiency from the Megane Coupe, as most engines in the range have pretty strong economy figures. Couple that with a good warranty and relatively affordable prices and you won’t pay a fortune to run any Megane Coupe.

The Coupe will also likely enjoy stronger resale values on the used-car market than the five-door – especially if it's a high-performance Renaultsport model.

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The diesels are the engines to go for, thanks to their impressive economy. We’d suggest you avoid the basic 1.6-litre petrol in particular, as both its performance and efficiency are lacklustre.

It’s worth mentioning that the overall purchase price may surprise, as the coupe is more expensive than the standard five-door Megane. In fact, the most basic Coupe model costs around £1,500 more than the entry-level hatchback.

Renault Megane Coupe MPG & CO2

Most engines in the Megane range are efficient, after Renault recently decided to trim the car’s engine selection and downsize the ones that remained.

The 115bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol is capable of 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 119 grams per kilometer, so road tax is just £30 annually. Opting for an automatic gearbox increases power to 130bhp but drops economy to 48.7mpg, and CO2 to 129g/km, for a £110 yearly road tax bill.

The Renaultsport-engined GT 220 model, despite its performance pretensions, performs well, at a respectable 37.7mpg.

The diesels are the economy stars of the show with the Megane Coupe, as they include a 1.5-litre version capable of 78.5mpg. That engine also emits just 93g/km of CO2, so there’s no road tax to pay. There’s also a more powerful 1.6-litre diesel, which can reach 70.6mpg, while its 104g/km CO2 figure means you spend just £20 a year on road tax.

Insurance group

Insurance groups for the Renault Megane Coupe run from 14 for the smallest 1.2-litre TCe 115 petrol up to group 31 for the Renaultsport engined GT 220.

Warranty

Just like all Renault models, the Megane Coupe comes under the brand’s 4+ warranty scheme. For buyers, that means a four-year/100,000-mile warranty on all mechanical parts. Breakdown assistance and zero-percent finance are thrown in, too.

Servicing

Servicing intervals are once a year or every 12,500 miles (whichever comes first), and pricing for the usual maintenance tasks are published on Renault’s website, meaning you know what to expect when you take your car to the dealer. Also available are service plans, allowing you to spread the cost of maintenance, which start from £8 per month.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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