While some of us eagerly awaits the confirmation for production of Peugeot 308 R Hybrid, Peugeot has release another 308 Concept. The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid as they call , it’s a plug-in petrol hybrid. Another words, it’s chargeable just like your iPhone, it’s run with petrol too and also a hybrid system that works the magic.
Developed by Peugeot Sport division, horsepower numbers are big, 500ps (about 493hp). That’s BMW M5 or Nissan GTR category. All wheel drive system is in place along with this huge power output. Peugeot Sport are push the 4-cylinder petrol 1.6-liter THP S&S engine (270PS/266hp) and an 85kW (115PS/114hp) electric motor linked to the 6-speed gearbox driving the front wheels, as well as a similar electric motor driving the rear axle.All of these allows the 308 R Hybrid to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4 seconds and to cover 1 kilometer from a standing start in 22 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically at 250 km/h, while CO2 emissions are just 70 g/km.
All thought a plug-in hybrid, the 308 R Hybrid carries a more aggressive looks with a modified front end sporting louvers on the bonnet as well as a modified bumper and grille with checked pattern over the standard Peugeot 308.The side air scoops integrate the sequential LED indicators while the central scoop sports the car’s signature 308 R Hybrid badge, carved into the block. The concept features an intense blue exterior color combined with matte black on the rear doors.
308 R Hybrid sports a unique interior design with four individual seats and a blue and black color scheme which we wait to see more next week. For now, they said, the Peugeot 308 R Hybrid cabin features a stretched-out central console and four bucket seats upholstered in fawn-colored patinated leather. Red accents are visible around the dials, on the steering wheel center marker and on the center console. The wheels of the 308 R Hybrid rides on 235/35 R19 tyres set on tracks that have been widened by 80mm (3.15-inch) At the rear, Peugeot 308 R Hybrid features a narrow spoiler at the top of the tailgate and a bumper with two scoops that aerodynamically help keep the battery temperature down by drawing out the hot air.
The weight distribution is 60 percent to the front and 40 percent to the rear, with a weight/power ratio of 3.1 kg/PS. The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept is scheduled to debut in Shanghai Auto Show next week.
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