The Peugeot RCZ R the French car brand’s upgrade of their sports coupé, the RCZ, four years after the original debuted. This iteration was built to provide more power and an RCZ whose performance has been tooled to deliver the best that Peugeot can offer. It can boast the distinction of being the most powerful car made by a French automaker in the world. This is a car with the style of the RCZ and a more dynamic performance, made to cater to sports car fans.
This is the first road car that has been developed by Peugeot Sport since the 205 T16. It can accelerate to 62mph from standstill in less than 6 seconds and has a top speed, electronically limited, of 155mph. So far, this is the fastest Peugeot.
The two-seater has been completely reworked by Peugeot Sport with a number of race-inspired components integrated into it. The Peugeot RCZ R has a 1.6-liter engine is capable of producing up to 270bph. This is the most powerful engine of its size that can be found in a production car. This means less weight, lowered carbon emissions, a better fuel economy, and possible better handling.
The engine is sourced from BMW, but tooled by Peugeot to make it go faster. The upgrades that can be found in the Peugeot RCZ R includes new twin-scroll turbo, new turbo and exhaust manifolding, low friction polymer-coated bearings, a stronger cylinder block, aluminum pistons, a stiffer and lower suspension, toughened con rods, and uprated brakes that are now 380mm discs. Even the manual gearbox is upgraded with a stronger casing and new ratios. There is also a Torsen limited-slip differential in the casing to prevent wheelspin under hard acceleration by distributing the torque between the front wheels.
For the exterior, the Peugeot RCZ R has a fixed rear wing, matte black roof, 19-inch wheels hubs, dual chrome tailpipes, a large boot spoiler, and some R badging. Inside, it has supportive semi-race seats, some R badging, and red overstitching on the steering wheel and fascia. The seats and the steering wheel is adjustable. There are also a number of equipment that are standard with this model, including things like Bluetooth, GPS, rear sensors, climate control, xenon headlights, and automatic wipers.
Here are the specifications of the Peugeot RCZ R:
It has a 1,598cc 16V four-cylinder turbocharged engine
A six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive
270bhp at 6,000 rpm, 243lb-ft at 1,900-5,500 rpm
Made of steel, it weighs in at 1355kg
It’s top speed is limited electronically to 155mph or 250kph
It can accelerate from zero to 62mph or 100kph in 6 seconds
It’s carbon dioxide emissions is said to be at 145g/km
The official fuel economy is 33.6mpg
This car is expected to go against hot hatches and not just its fellow fast coupés. As of the start of 2014, it is selling at £31,995. That’s a lot of money for the upgrade, but the speed and agility, the engine sound, and measured steering may well be worth it.
Four years after the initial release of the Peugeot 508 in 2010, the French car brand’s large family car expected to undergo some redesigns this year, leading to the Peugeot 508 2014. The changes are expected to be mostly cosmetic, but can be seen as an attempt to update and make more relevant this model.
Exterior updates are expected to be an exchange of the headlights for something more like the style found on the 308. There are also going to be some additional chrome details to be added around the headlights and the grill. An upgraded bumper can also be expected in this latest iteration.
The interior is not expected to have any updating done other than some improvement to the trim. It will stay more or less the same as the last version of the 508.
Under the hood is a different matter. The Peugeot 508 2014 is expected to have the Peugeot’s BlueHDi diesel engine added to its roster of engines. This new engine will likely have the 508 offering lower carbon emissions, possibly somewhere below the 100g/km carbon emissions line, and a further increase in fuel economy.
Another aspect that will be featured in this update are new alloy wheels, some new colors, a more extensive range of equipment and personalization, and improved safety.
The new versions of Peugeot’s other lines like the Peugeot 5008 has had nine new color options added to them, something similar may be in line for the 508. Sound systems have also been redesigned and it can probably be expected to appear in the improved 508 too.
Other than that, expect to see the latest update on the 508 to be the same as you’d expect from this class. It will still be big and fairly conventional in terms of the mechanical aspects. The body will still be steel monocoque, with a front-wheel drive. The 508 is expected to still have that sophisticated and mature appearance both for the exterior and the interior.
Controls on the 508 are fairly straightforward and there will probably be no changes in the 2014 facelift. Given that the 508 has some spacious legroom, there should be no reason no to expect this of the update.
There were some aspects of the 508 that left some users wanting; the planned changes to the 508 may address some of these issues.
The new Peugeot 508 2014 is expected to go on sale sometime in July 2014.
The French automaker, Peugeot has just released a station wagon version of the new 308 hatchback – it is called the Peugeot 308SW. The new station wagon has also undergone quite a redesign, becoming much lighter and with an increase in spaciousness. It has dimensions that are longer than the hatchback’s by around 30cm, but most of the design is patterned after the hatchback’s.
There are a number of options in the station wagon’s engine range. These include a 2-liter BlueHDi that has 148bhp and also a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that has up to 128bhp. The 1.6-liter BlueHDi turbodiessel variant is said to have carbon emissions of only 85g/km.
The Peugeot 308SW is being offered by Peugeot as a car with some serious real estate in its boot. The brand’s claim is that the 308SW has a 610-liter load bay, and that’s with all five seats in place. The rear seats can also be folded completely flat, with the pull of one lever in the boot, which would add more space for loading.
The new EMP2, or Efficient Modular Platform, that is co-developed by Peugeot and Citreon could really help in making the most of the space in the back. The EMP2 is said to optimize weight and enhance dynamic efficiency in the Peugeot 308SW. The new architecture is able to remove a total of 140kg from the weight compared to the old 308 model. This means a more space-efficient interior and more liters behind the tailgate.
Two-way steering adjustments and front seats that can be adjusted for height are both offered in this car. The rear pillars can, however, block the view when going through angled junctions. The dashboard is minimalist and a touchscreen, identical to the hatchback version. The steering wheel has a small diameter, so opinions about that may be divided. The interior is high quality, with a sleek design that is clean and not distracting.
Most models are expected to have a 9.7-inch color touchscreen in the center stack, which can handle control of most major functions. Some options are considered upgrades, but even the basic model is pretty well equipped. LED rear lights and running light, cruise control, Bluetooth, and air conditioning are all standard features in this car.
Expect the Peugeot 308SW to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and, come spring, for it to be for sale all across Europe.
Apparently the shortlist with the cars that can win this title has been revealed and finally we were able to know which are the best cars that can be seen in this competition.
When it comes to front runners we must mention Tesla Model S and Mercedes S-Class.
At the beginning the list contained 32 nominees and now it has been shortened up to only 7 cars. The cars that can win the competition, in alphabetical order, are:
1. BMW i3
2. Citroen C4 Picasso
3. Mazda 3
4. Mercedes Benz S Class
5. Peugeot 308
6. Skoda Octavia
7. Tesla Model S.
This list has been analysed by 58 judges from 22 different European countries and they are going to choose the winner as well, after testing the cars. The European Car of the Year is going to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 3.
The cars were analysed according to several criteria such as their aspect, performances, power and even fuel economy. Each of them had pros and cons, but all in all these are the best cars that were produced in Europe this year.
If you are curious to know more about each car then you can visit the official websites of the companies and you can even choose your favourite vehicle on forums. Unfortunately the only opinion that matters is the judges’ one and they are going to be extremely attentive in order to ensure that they have made the right choice.
If you own one of these cars then I am sure that you can’t wait to find out the results because not only that you are going to know for sure that you have made the right choice, but you will also feel a lot of pride while driving the vehicle of the year.
When the winner is going to be revealed we are going to offer you its name and even more details about its specification and special features. Until then all you have to do is wait and keep reading about this topic.
Peugeot has officially blown the cover on its 2008 “urban crossover”. As a heads-up, the vehicle will get its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014 – just in case the “2008” number throws you off your track there for a second.
Set to take on the Nissan Juke, the upcoming small crossover is influenced by the 208 supermini, from which it borrowed the front grille and front/rear lights. In typical crossover fashion, the ride height and driving position are slightly raised, while a the bodykit features a more muscular appearance. Furthermore, the 2013 Peugeot 2008 sits on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, and it will be sold exclusively with a FWD layout. Peugeot officials added that the vehicle will feature some off-road capabilities available via a “Grip Control” traction system, similar to the one found on the larger 3008.
The engine range will be borrowed from the 208, along with a new 3-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline unit. Notably, Peugeot will also offer more powerful engines like the 1.4- and 1.6-liter e-HDI diesels and the most economical version of them all will have CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
More details will be available in March.
Peugeot has been particularly busy this month as it prepared itself for the Paris Motor Show where it will be presenting some of its new and updated production cars as well as some concept models. Among them we find the 2008 SUV and the Onyx and a refreshed version of the Peugeot RCZ Coupe.
The facelift for the RCZ Coupe comes two years after the two-door model went on sale in Europe. The vehicle features changes such as a new front grille, a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights and redesigned headlamps. The car featured in these images seems to be riding on a new set of wheels, and the interior looks a little more high-tech than the previous version.
It is possible that Peugeot also made some changes under the hood, but we’ll just have to wait for more detailed information in the upcoming days.
Peugeot came up with an interesting concept these days. A few pictures that present the bold Peugeot Onyx have surfaced on the internet. This car looks like it’s about to light-up like an UFO and fly away with a sonic boom.
The Onyx has a two-tone exterior, aggressive LED headlights, a sleek grille and a “muscular” body with a distinctly shaped rear-end. Peugeot took the design a little further and mounted an awesome set of carbon fiber wheels on the ride.
The interior is a little …strange. I understand that the future is inspired by this minimal trend but I can’t help the feeling that the seats are missing. The high-tech digital instrument cluster, the carbon fiber steering wheel and the roof-mounted digital rearview mirror give the car an alien look.
The car will reportedly have a mid-mounted, 256 HP – 188 kW 1.6 THP engine that’s interconnected with a 120 HP – 88 kW electric motor. This technology could make the car run on only 4 L/100km. Awesome or not?
Peugeot has just unveiled the new 2012 Peugeot 4008, a compact SUV/crossover that is going to be showcased for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next year and soon after the show it will go on sale. The 4008 will come with two petrol and two diesel engines: 1.6L petrol unit with 116 HP and 152 Nm of torque and a 2.0L unit on petrol as well delivering 150 HP and 198 Nm of torque.
The petrol engines will be connected to a 5 speed manual transmission as standard, with the 2.0L that could also come with an optional CVT automatic transmission. Next, the diesels are a 1.6L unit producing 112 HP and 270 Nm of torque and a 1.8L unit with 150 HP and 300 Nm of torque. The diesel models will feature a 6 speed manual transmission as standard.
The new 2012 Peugeot 4008 will come with either front wheel drive and all wheel drive, with the all wheel drive system featuring three modes: 2WD, 4WD and Lock. From initial rumors, in Europe the new 4008 compact SUV will be available only as a diesel.
French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a brand new plug-in hybrid concept called HX1 which will be premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. The concept represents a low-slung MPV/Crossover hybrid car that might mark the future of the MPV/crossover market as the French automaker hopes.
The HX1 Concept uses the company’s HYbrid4 technology and features an all wheel drivetrain with a 2.2L HDI engine which is able to produce 201 bhp powering the front axle and a 70 kW/95 bhp electric motor powering the rear wheels of the car leading to a total power output of 220 kW or 295 bhp.
The Peugeot HX1 Concept MPV will be able to travel up to 30 km in all electric mode and will return a fuel economy of 3.2 liters/100 km or 73.5 mpg US with a CO2 emissions level of just 83 g/km. The HX1 will also feature an embedded rear spoiler and side skirts on the tailgate that will deploy at speeds of over 100 km/h. and many other goodies that will make this hybrid pretty interesting.
More details about hte Peugeot HX1 MPV hybrid Concept will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
To celebrate the company’s 200th anniversary, Peugeot has created a new concept car which was dubbed as the EX1 and will be premiered at the Paris Motor Show later this month. The concept car is an all electric prototype with a futuristic and extreme design to demonstrate the exciting possibilities for electric power.
The concept also comes with Peugeot’s new design language previewed by the SR1 concept car and the new Peugeot 508 that will be also premiered in Paris. Measuring only 0.90m in height and 1.77m in width, the EX1 comes with a monocoque body made from carbon & honeycomb composite.
The Peugeot EX1 concept is powered by a pair of electric motors, one on each side of the car, offering four wheel drive. Each motor produces 125 kW of power, which gives the car a combined power output of 250 kW or about 340 HP and 240 Nm of torque. The motors are powered by a high output lithium ion battery.
The French automaker hasn’t released any performance figures of this concept but they announced that this all electric prototype will be capable of lighting acceleration that can exceed 1 G of gravitational force. More details about this concept will be released in Paris on September 30.