Peugeot has unveiled a new concept car based on the 508 sedan. Called the 508 Sport Engineered, the company has created the “beginning of an important year” and it will be debuted at the 2019 Geneva motor show.
Based on the regular 508hybrid sedan, yet with even more performance, the 508 Sport Engineered is capable of a 4.3 second 0-100km/h sprint and a top speed of 250km/h - yet also emissions of just 49g/km and an all-electric range of 50km.
Using a 147kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine under the bonnet, as well as an 82kW front electric motor and a 147kW rear electric motor driving the rear wheels, the 508 Sport Engineered offers up to 500Nm of torque and uses an 11.8kWh battery pack.
Accompanying the drivetrain is a lowered suspension package, as well as a widened front (24mm) and rear (12mm) track for enhanced handling capability.
The 508 Sport Engineering’s brakes have been upgraded to four-piston calipers on 380mm ventilated front discs, while the tyres have been upgraded to 245/35 R20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.
To go with the substantial drivetrain upgrade is an exterior and interior styling refresh, with much more aggressive styling and sportier interior treatments.
On the outside, the 508 Sport Engineered debuts a number of new styling treatments including new bumpers with more aggressive lines, a rear diffuser with winglets on the quarter panels, carbon fibre mirrors, ‘Selenium Grey’ paintwork and an anodized finished for the Peugeot badging.
On the inside, ‘comfort fit’ seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara trim feature proudly, as does the 'Kryptonite Green' stitching, interior accents and buttons in the media system. Alcantara also features on the steering wheel and gear sector, as well as as the headlining.
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