Renault has lifted the veil off of the¬†M√©gane¬†Estate¬†GT 220, a limited-edition performance-focused station wagon.
Visually, the Estate¬†GT is fitted with an aggressive body kit that includes a discreet air diffuser mounted on the rear bumper. ¬†Fitted with flat black 18-inch alloy wheels, brushed aluminum roof rails and body-colored door handles, the GT is easily distinguishable from other¬†M√©gane wagons.
On the inside, the front passengers are treated to bucket seats and a healthy dose of GT-specific trim such as red stitching on the steering wheel and a steel shift knob. ¬†The rear bench can fold flat into the floor to free up 56.5 cubic feet of trunk space.
Far from a mere bundle of aesthetic upgrades, the Estate¬†GT is powered by a detuned¬†version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger that is found under the hood of the record-setting¬†M√©gane R.S. ¬†The mill sends 220 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque to the front set of wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. ¬†Performance specifications were not released.¬†
Renault claims that the wagon returns up to 32 miles per gallon in a mixed European cycle thanks to an automatic start/stop system.
A RenaultSport-tuned chassis and suspension system keep the extra power in check, while the electric power steering has been recalibrated to obtain a more responsive feel.
Each¬†M√©gane¬†Estate GT 220 will wear a numbered plaque on the center console but Renault has yet to indicate how many examples it plans on building and how much each one will cost. ¬†The car is scheduled to go on sale in France, Japan and ten other countries before the end of this year.