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2018 Renault Megane RS 280

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  • Mileage~29,800
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.8L
  • LocationWarrington


2018 Renault Megane RS 280

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Glyn Parry
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The hot hatch with a cult following for its track-focused handling and performance.

The Renault Mégane R.S. 280 is based on the fourth generation Mégane and is the third hot hatched developed by the Renault Sport team, who are known for their high-performance road cars.

The R.S. 280 was introduced in 2017 and developed with the assistance of Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg. It features a turbocharged 1.8L inline-four engine with four-wheel steering and offers incredible performance and handling on the road or track.

This example has been owned and enjoyed by Russell for the previous two years, he's taken meticulous care during his ownership and recently treated the car to a fresh service.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Russell the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Russell loves a sporty hot hatch and the R.S. 280 has been one of his favourites.

Russell purchased this R.S. 280 back in 2019 and since then he has really enjoyed using the car for commuting and weekend trips. Due to the pandemic and also just not driving as much, Russell has made the hard decision to sell and is looking for a smaller weekend Lotus to enjoy.

He has recently treated this nimble hot hatch to a fresh service and front tyres for the new owner too.

Russell will be more than happy to answer any questions you have on the car in the comments below.

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Sleek aerodynamic body lines allow you to cut through the air and finished in Volcanic Orange you'll be unmissable on the road or track.

Wheels and Tyres

The 19" glossy black alloy wheels are a real stand out feature on this car for all the right reasons. The intricate sporty details not only look great but serve an important purpose too. Each wheel is wrapped in Toyo Proxies Sport rubber that's got tonnes of tread left.

When consigning the car we noticed some slight curbing along the outside edge of the wheels, most noticeable on the nearside front wheel. These are visible in the video, but Russell has had these rectified and refurbished as you will see in the photos of the wheels.

Please take a look at the exterior photos and videos to really appreciate the car.


All the panel gaps look tight and true across the RS 280 as you would expect for a car of this age and mileage. Of course we did notice a few minor stone chips on the front end and around the rear arches and a small scuff on the rear bumper.

The bodywork is in line with the age and mileage of the car, please take a look at the exterior videos and photos for a 360-degree tour.


The best possible choice for this hot hatch - 'Volcanic Orange' which really makes the car stand out from other dull-coloured hot hatches available.

As you would expect from a car of this age and mileage, the paint is even in finish and colour across all the panels.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a view of the paintwork from every angle.

Glass and Trim

All the trim is in excellent condition and likewise, the glass which is free from stone chips or cracks.

Overall in excellent condition around the car.


Some of the Renault Sport teams best work - high-performance ergonomics and R.S. styling really make this car.

Seats and Carpets

FInished in black cloth, the seats inside this car look excellent with no marks or areas of concern. The rear seats look unused. The sporty front seat bolsters hug you, and hold you comfortably.

If we are being really picky the driver's carpet has a very small amount of fraying where your heel would rest.

Please see all the images and videos for a full interior tour.


A digital and sporty styled dashboard can be found inside this RS 280 - it is in excellent condition as you would expect for a car of this calibre, age and mileage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A sporty affair, the Renault Sport team have gone to town with this interior design, the steering wheel and gear stick offer high-performance control of this hot hatch.

All of which is in great condition and well kept by Russell. Please take a look at the images and videos for a closer view of this R.S. styled interior.


The real reason you're here - for the 1.8L turbocharged inline 4, that will take you to 60mph in 5.8 seconds with a phenomenal soundtrack.

Engine and Gearbox

Under the bonnet, you'll find a lightweight aluminium 1.8L turbo engine, the same one found in the Alpine A110. The RS 280 delivers 276bhp, plenty of power to keep up with the power-crazed hot hatch alternatives on the road today.

The gearbox is simple, intuitive and satisfying to interact with, a 6-speed manual that offers a lot of performance for those who want to push the car to its limits.

The gearbox and engine have always been given the attention they deserve with regular servicing when required.

Suspension and Brakes

Unlike some of its rivals, the RS 280 uses passive dampers rather than electronically controlled adaptive shocks, and the rear suspension is a torsion beam.

Russell reports a great ride in the car, comfortable enough for everyday driving yet firm when you want it to be. The system uses fluid-filled shock absorbers commonly found on rally cars. The hydraulic compression stops and four-wheel-steer help offer a supple ride yet very flat and direct cornering.

Big brakes and grippier rubber boost the RS 280 safety credentials, Russell assures us the cars suspension and brakes have always been attended during servicing and when required.

The Drive

This sporty Mégane RS offers an extremely fun drive with ultimate track performance whenever you request.

Russell has owned many Lotus cars in his past and he is a big fan of performance focus cars, this Mégane RS has met his expectations and more, he's had a great two years in this car and with lack of use has made the difficult decision to part with it.

Electrics and Other

This car is not short on electrical options, it comes very well equipped with: a 8.7" touchscreen with TomTom Live; rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors; hill-start assist; electrically folding door mirrors; dual-zone climate control and cruise control to name a few features. Russell reports all the electrics are working very well.

History and Paperwork

A modern hot hatch with an awful lot going for it - finished in Volcanic Orange we bet it'll become a modern classic.

This 2018 Renault Mégane RS 280 is off to a great start with a whole load of paperwork.

Russell has given the car the attention it deserves and recently had the car serviced with his local garage last month.

We've carried out checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi clear from a theft/insurance write-off perspective. There is finance outstanding on the vehicle that will need to be settled.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
13.01.2021 Service 29,649
18.07.2019 Wheel Balance 11,123
Key Details
  • ModelMégane RS280
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date12.07.2018
  • CC1798CC
  • Mileage~29,800
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourVolcanic Orange
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #VF1RFB00060133818
  • Engine #N007031
  • Last Service13.01.2021
  • MOTExempt until 12.07.2021
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • Tyre BrandToyo
  • Tyre Age2020
  • Security SysDeadlocking, Keycard
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned2 years
  • Key FeatureVolcanic Orange Paintwork

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Ok thanks Russ. Missed the auction


Will the car be re advertised ?

£14,115 bid by ecc123 19.02.2021 @ 19:01:42

New to the site. Is there a reserve?

£13,800 bid by psingh 19.02.2021 @ 18:15:21

Hi, yes it does

Luke de Alberdi
Luke de Alberdi

Thanks, couldn’t see it anywhere in the description!

Luke de Alberdi
Luke de Alberdi

Does this have the LSD?

£13,555 bid by ecc123 19.02.2021 @ 16:56:21
Russell Treasure
Russell Treasure

Sorry, I cannot take a PX as I already have found another car.


Take its older brother as a px? Rs250 Cup.

Neil schulz
Neil schulz

What is the condition of the paint work, ie stone chips especially on the front of the car? I’m very picky .
Also as the car been serviced more than the once that as been mentioned

Russell Treasure
Russell Treasure

Hi, yes there are a couple of stone chips, one on the front and one on the wing, also the scuffing on the rear bumper.
It has been serviced twice in my ownership, as per the schedule. It has just had the big service.

£13,000 bid by NASHY 16.02.2021 @ 09:10:11
£11,250 bid by Lukedealberdi 15.02.2021 @ 21:13:44
£11,000 bid by NASHY 15.02.2021 @ 19:16:16
£9,000 bid by Lukedealberdi 15.02.2021 @ 16:08:57
£6,000 bid by mattsavage 12.02.2021 @ 22:39:50

Hi Russell,

Were there any services completed prior to the one you do this year?


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