It seems that no manufacturer is safe from prying eyes these days and Renault is no different. Having already seen its fair share of prematurely revealed Megane photos, Renault has again been stung, this time by the EU, as 2009 Megane Coupe patent images have found their way online. We've got them right here of course.
Sporting a sultry-smooth profile, the new Megane Coupe is a winner in the styling department. The subtraction of two doors allows the Coupe a far more slender line than its five-door sibling, itself no ugly duckling.
We're still in the dark mechanically until the official reveal, but expect the Megane Coupe to share its engine and drive-train specifications with the five-door. Four petrol engines will be on offer, ranging from 1.6L (74kW) and 2.0L (104kW) aspirated mills to the TCe (turbocharged) 1.4L and 2.0L, producing 97kWs and 134kWs respectively. Diesel lovers are catered for with several dCi units delivering power from 63kWs to 120kWs.
On styling alone, the 2009 Megane Coupe is a winner and we're already salivating at the thought of an all-new Renault Megane R26.R based on the new three-door. There's no official word on special-edition models just yet, but with a platform looking this good, we'd have to think it's on the cards.