Clio R.S. Wins Motor Magazine's 'Bang For Your Buck'

The Clio R.S. has stunned the Judges at MOTOR Magazine to win the toughly fought ‘Bang for Your Buck’. Held over two high octane filled days at the Winton Motorway, MOTOR Magazine tested the world’s best value new performance cars. The competition was fierce with each vehicle having to complete a series of high performance trials, but the Clio R.S. raced out in front of the pack to take out first place. How did we do it? 

With incredible performance like a 147kw turbo engine delivering 240Nm of torque and one of the best front-drive launch control systems in the category all for less than $30,000 the Clio R.S blitzed the competition,

Motor Magazine’s Scott Newman praised the new Clio R.S. “Whether you want to drive neat and tidy or trail the brakes in and hang the tail out, the Clio is game to play, and will do so all day”

Results
$0-50K placing – 1st
Overall placing – 2nd
Judges’ Ranking – 4th

0-100km/h – 6.99sec (15th)
0-400m – 15.10sec @ 152.08km/h (14th)
Lap Time – 1:46.50sec ( 14th)
Pricing - $29,290 (4th)

Specs
Engine: 1618cc inline-4, DOHC, 16v, turbo
Power: 147kW @ 6000rpm
Torque: 240Nm @ 1750rpm
Weight: 1218kg
Gearbox: 6-speed dual-clutch
Suspension: struts, A-arms, anti-roll bar (f); torsion beam, coil springs, anti-roll bar (r)
Brakes: 320mm ventilated discs, 2-piston calipers (f); 260mm solid discs, single-piston calipers (r)
Wheels:  17 x 7.5-inch (f/r)
Tyres: 205/45 R17 – Goodyear Eagle F1 (f/r)

You can learn more about the Renault Clio R.S. here.