Monday, September 14, 2009

Peugeot RCZ Hybrid4 – Clean Green Fun

Peugeot RCZ Hybrid4 Concept

  • 200 bhp - 76.35 mpg and 95 g/km of CO2
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • First public viewing at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show

PARIS : September 14, 2009 - At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot will unveil a concept version of its exciting RCZ 2+2 coupé, the RCZ HYbrid4. Based on the same power train as the 3008 Hybrid4, it is powered by a 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine with a maximum power of 163 bhp and a 37 bhp electric motor giving a total power output of 200 bhp.

Its creation clearly demonstrates the flexibility of the Peugeot HYbrid4 technology and the marque’s desire to offer this technology in different vehicle types across its model range (crossover, coupé ….)

With the innovative HYbrid4 technology, the RCZ HYbrid4 concept car achieves a level of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions previously unheard of in the world of the sports car: 76.35 mpg and just 95 g/km of CO2. This clearly shows that performance and respect for the environment are achievable together in one vehicle.

The RCZ HYbrid4 is powered by a 2.0 litre 163 bhp HDi diesel engine at the front and a 37 bhp electric power train at the rear. This gives a maximum power output of 200 bhp and a maximum torque of 221 lb ft at the front and 147 lb ft at the rear.

The hybrid power train also benefits the dynamic performance of the vehicle as the rear suspension now becomes a multi-link arrangement due to the HYbrid4 rear power train module, which also provides four-wheel drive.

The RCZ HYbrid4 concept car illustrates more than ever a new chapter in the history of Peugeot’s “lifestyle vehicles” and shows that, in the future, performance can live happily alongside respect for the environment.

Technical Data – RCZ HYbrid4




HDi Diesel

Capacity (cm3)


Maximum Power @ rpm

163 bhp @ 3,750 rpm

Maximum Torque @ rpm

221 lb ft @ 1,580 rpm



Synchronous Electric Motor With Permanent Magnets

Continuous / Maximum Power

27 bhp / 37 bhp

Continuous / Maximum Torque

74 lb ft / 147 lb ft

Combined Maximum Power HDi + Electric

200 bhp



6-Speed Electronically Controlled Manual Gearbox (BMP6)

Performance (Driver Only)


  • 0 to 1000 m (s)


  • 0 to 62 mph (s)


In-gear acceleration

  • 18 to 37 mph in Auto (s)


  • 50 to 75 mph in Auto (s)


Maximum Speed (mph)

134 mph

Fuel Consumption

Urban Cycle

67.3 mpg

Combined Cycle

76.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

95 g/km

Electric Mode (Zero Emission Vehicle)

Fuel Consumption

0 mpg

CO2 Emissions

0 g/km

Maximum Range at Stable Speed

2.80 miles

Dimensions (m)

Overall length


Overall Width


Overall Height




Front / Rear Overhang

0.934 / 0.741

Front / Rear Track

1.580 / 1.593

Special Features

  • High-Voltage Nickel Metal Hydride Battery, Voltage 200 V, Capacity 5.5 Ah

  • 200 V to 12 V Converter to Supply Vehicle Network in ZEV Mode

  • Inverter: Operating Voltage Range: 150 to 270 V - Liquid Cooled

  • PTMU: GMP Control Unit Ensuring Optimal Fuel Consumption

[Source : PEUGEOT]


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