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Peugeot to show diesel hybrid sports car


As well as showing the production version of its RCZ sports car, Peugeot will unveil the RCZ concept Hybrid4 at Frankfurt

The RCZ Hybrid4 is based on the power train seen in the 3008 HYbrid4 which will go on sale in Europe in mid-2011: a 2.0-litre HDi FAP diesel engine of 120 kW at the front and an electric motor of 27 kW maximum at the rear.

It offers fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 3.7 litres/100 km and 95 g/km respectively.

The RCZ Hybrid4 has a combined potential power of 147 kW and maximum torque of 300 Nm at the front and 200 Nm at the rear.

Peugeot’s 6-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox, already used throughout the Peugeot range, is combined with the internal combustion engine.

The chassis benefits from the multi-link rear suspension which makes up the rear module of the Hybrid4 technology.

The 2.0-litre HDi FAP engine under the front bonnet powers the front wheels and the electric motor in the rear powers the rear wheels to create a four-wheel drive system.

PSA Group’s Hybrid4 vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine (diesel) and an electric motor, which can operate independently or together.

The internal combustion engine operates mostly on main roads and motorway journeys.

The electric motor takes over from the internal combustion engine during its less efficient phases, in particular when moving off or when driving at low speed or again on deceleration (energy recovery).

Read more on the Peugeot RCZ here.

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