Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered First out in the New Sportier Collection
As we previously said, Peugeot replaces its GTi series with the new Sport Engineered. First out in the new collection of sportier performance cars will be a plug-in hybrid version of 508. 360 horsepower and four-wheel drive will provide the best driving experience and the 508 Sport Engineered is available both as a station wagon and sedan.
The most powerful Peugeot car ever built. Peugeot wants to market the new 508 Sport Engineered with a driveline of 360 horsepower, electric drive from the start thanks to the plug-in hybrid driveline and a limited top speed of about 250 km / h. 0-100 km / h runs in 5.2 seconds.
Peugeot will start selling that performance car during the first quarter of 2021, which will then be almost two years after the new 508 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.
We have previously told about the investment in performance cars under the common surname Sport Engineered, but now Peugeot has also released more information about the first car in the series, 508.
The price is claimed to be over 60,000 euros on the domestic market, which indicates a price in Sweden of between 600,000 and 700,000 kronor.
Peugeot wants to use the plug-in hybrid driveline to get maximum power but reduce carbon dioxide emissions to reasonable levels. Corresponding performance with only one petrol engine would result in high emission levels.
508 Sport Engineered has a CO2 value of low 46 grams and must be able to handle just over 40 km on electricity according to the new WLTP driving cycle. The battery is fully charged in a 7 kW charging box in two hours and in about seven hours in a 230 socket.
For comparison, Peugeot has picked out a BMW 340i with four-wheel drive and which has similar price and performance but also a CO2 value of 160 grams per kilometer.
A turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine works together with two electric motors, one on each wheel axle. The driveline is the same as used in the DS7 Crossback E-Tense and in the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4.
Peugeot will continue to sell a front-wheel drive plug-in hybrid version of the 508, but then without the sporty last name of course. This simpler variant was included in our large plug-in hybrid test this spring, and it went and won the whole race.
The 508 Sport Engineered is also slightly wider between the wheels and it also gets larger brake discs compared to its less powerful siblings. There will also be some new design elements such as spoilers, air intakes and screens and there will be 20-inch wheels as standard. The interior should also match the sporty impression with slightly more exclusive materials.