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AUTO NEWS – Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea hits Geneva with 400bhp

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Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea hits Geneva with 400bhp


That is the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea. The highly effective plug-in hybrid present automotive has gone on show on the Geneva Motor Present and previews a performance-based 508 PHEV that may go into manufacturing by the top of subsequent yr.

Peugeot’s newest idea is powered by a 197bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged PureTech petrol engine that’s supported by two electrical motors – a 107bhp unit powering the entrance axle and a further 201bhp motor for the rear axle.

• New Peugeot 508 HYbrid prototype evaluation

The overall mixed energy output is over 500bhp however as a result of the system’s energy sources can’t ship their peak outputs concurrently, a real-world most of round 400bhp is nearer the mark. As such, Peugeot claims a 0-62mph time of 4.Three seconds and a high velocity of 155mph.

Peugeot has advised AutoExpress that the recent 508 plug-in hybrid will make manufacturing, and whereas the ultimate ranges of efficiency, design and even its title are but to be confirmed, we perceive that the idea is roughly 85 p.c of the completed article.

It would arrive in showrooms by the top of 2020 and can hold the idea’s four-wheel drive powertrain, however energy output can be toned down “to a mixed determine of round 350bhp,” in keeping with Peugeot’s head of brand name technique and idea automobiles, Philippe-Emmanuel Jean.

In essence, the 508 Sport Engineered idea is an evolution of the agency’s present 508 hybrid, albeit it with a handful of styling updates. Its exterior encompasses a redesigned entrance bumper, carbon-fibre wing mirrors, quarter panel-mounted canards, bigger facet skirts, huge alloy wheels and badging borrowed from the agency’s e-Legend idea.

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Inside, the Peugeot 508 idea receives a set of bucket seats, a brand new dashboard, contemporary door playing cards and an up to date headliner all of that are trimmed in leather-based and Alcantara.

Different options embody a touch-sensitive gear selector, a carbon-fibre sports activities steering wheel, a 10-inch infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.

The 508 Sport Engineered idea’s electrical motors are powered by an 11.8kWh battery, which offers a claimed zero-emission vary of 31 miles. Supposedly, when working in hybrid mode, the system may also return emissions figures of 49g/km of CO2 below the WLTP regime.

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AUTO NEWS – Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea hits Geneva with 400bhp
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