Concept 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered unveiled before Geneva Show

22 February 2019 - 08:53 By AFP Relaxnews
The Concept 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered
The Concept 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered
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The Concept 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered – unveiled on Thursday, 21 February, 2019, by the French automaker – is the forerunner to a new range of top-performance hybrid production vehicles. The concept car will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, 7-17 March, 2019.

This concept is a high-performance iteration of the Peugeot 508 Hybrid. It features three engines: a PureTech 200 gasoline engine, as well as a 82kW electric engine at the front and a 150kW electric engine at the rear. Plus, four-wheel drive promises exceptional performances, with this 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept managing 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds for a top speed of 250 km/h.

Peugeot claims the concept has CO2 emissions of just 49g/km and the ability to run for up to 50km in 100% electric mode.

In terms of aerodynamics, the concept has an impressive 3D-printed valance with floating blades, specifically positioned to direct air towards the radiator. The 20-inch alloy wheel rims reveal a glimpse of the Peugeot Sport Engineered signature on the brake calipers.

On the inside, the Peugeot i-Cockpit is designed for performance with a compact steering wheel, head-up instrument panel and new "comfort-fit" seats. Plus, the 100% Kryptonite 10-inch HD touchscreen and 12.3" head-up digital pad promise total immersion.

Peugeot Sport CEO, Bruno Famin, said in a statement: "Electrification has enabled us to develop the sportiest line ever seen at Peugeot! We dreamed of doing it and now we have realized our dream."