Renaultsport Clio 200 price confirmed


After months of waiting, prices have at long last been released for the new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo. And the good news is it’s going to be rather cheaper than previously thought.

The basic 200 Turbo will cost £18,995 when it hits these shores in June, with order books opening on April 8. Standard spec will include air conditioning, a touchscreen sat nav system with Bluetooth, electric mirrors, keyless start and entry, and Renaultsport front seats. The Lux version, which will add an upgraded sound system, auto lights and wipers, climate control and electric, tinted rear windows, will cost £19,995.

The pricing pitches the standard Clio R.S. £2,000 above the Ford Fiesta ST, though it’ll also come in £1,055 below the similarly-dual-clutch-equipped Polo GTI, and just £100 above its chief rival, Peugeot’s 208 GTI.

Both models will get a standard six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission that, Renault says, includes the first sub-supercar multi-change-down function (in other words, it’ll be able to block change). Also standard will be the R.S. Drive system, offering three modes that’ll alter engine, throttle, steering and ESC mapping, as well as launch control and fully-disconnectable ESC and ASR traction control. Hydraulic compression stops in the dampers – usually the preserve of rally cars – will be teamed with stiffer anti-roll bars and bigger brakes, as well as the ‘R.S. Diff’, Renault’s new electronic differential system.

We’ll be able to bring you a full run-down on the new car very soon. Indeed, as we speak Chris Harris on the launch driving it, and he’ll soon be able to tell us whether Patrice Ratti’ssuggestion that our opinions on the EDC system would change once we’d driven it have any truth to them.

 

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  • kayzee 12 Apr 2013

    vanschpunk said:
    Working in Toulouse, Southern France at the minute and spotted this on the way home from work



    Trust me guys, brilliant road presence and far far far nicer in the flesh!!! And this is coming from a potential New Fiesta ST purchaser!!!
    Yeah looks okay in black there.

  • TonyTony 11 Apr 2013

    Sat in a new Clio at the renault showroom. Drivers seat pushed right back means no rear room but plenty of driver leg space and room, loads of clearance from the steering wheel too.

  • vanschpunk 25 Mar 2013

    Really is alot nicer in the flesh, and it was initially rolling beside a mk7 fiesta. Its no bigger!!!

    So it will probably end up being a real cracker!! Not too big, will probably handle well, has the power and RS dans will probably still buy one if they test drive them!!

  • Dr Z 24 Mar 2013

    hehe That probably is it's most flattering angle.

  • BadBanshee 24 Mar 2013

    Very photogenic. It looks like the Megane RS's kid brother there. Succeeds with adding a couple of doors but keeping that sporty 3 door look.

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