Plug-in hybrids are perfect for electric-only travelling and decrease CO2 emissions? The Peugeot 508 PSE can likewise achieve that. He is fed up with not 2, however 3 engines and their combined power. It is likewise the very first Peugeot Sport design. We will try that.
The GTI has actually been changed by the PSE. Yes, that is how things work. Peugeot is deserting its old brand name, which enhanced such fantastic autos, and is rather focusing on environmentally mindful plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Engineers at Peugeot Sport have actually improved the 508 GT’s plug-in engine concept, which debuted with the 508 GT. This is how PSE explains itself: Peugeot Sports Technology. And the men have actually properly sustained the station wagon. An auxiliary electric motor on the rear axle with an optimal power of 83 kW (112 hp) and an extra 166 Nm is the most important part. The front electric motor remains at 81 kW and is matched by a 200- horse power gasoline engine.
PSE was likewise accountable for the chassis. Bigger front brakes, a larger track, additional stabilizers, returned driving modes, and specifically customized Michelin Pilot Sport four tires must ensure a vibrant driving character. Prior to we start, let’s take a brief look at the body of the508 Since from the exterior, the PSE is a real riot starter: different flaps, a bleak front, distinct PSE labels in kryptonite, and huge tailpipes– the currently attractive, however up until now trendy 508 SW changes into a violent station wagon that draws in a good deal of attention.
The 1.6-liter engine produces 200 horse power.
Let’s go. And since we are currently familiarized with the 508 as a traditional plug-in hybrid and all of its capable driving modes, let’s engage the sport mode instantly. The front 1.6-liter, 200- horse power combustion engine should carry out along with the 2 electric motors. The overall optimum horse power is360 The overall torque is 520 Nm.
Exists anything? We leave the parking area extremely silently, right away get in the countryside, and after that start pedaling. And undoubtedly, people here is when the action genuinely starts. Optimum traction, no scratching, and the practically two-ton station wagon drive strongly.
It takes less than 5 seconds to reach 100 km/h, and after that it gets power and speed gradually till it approaches 250 km/h. Undoubtedly, simply on the highway. At 190 km/h, the electric motor turns off extremely imperceptibly.
He approaches quickly and flexes any which way.
Then differ the course. We identified numerous bends on the navigation map and are captivated regarding how quickly the station wagon will round the corners. Whatever here is outstanding, although it is not extremely athletic.
The station wagon’s steering is straight and non-toxic, and its roadway position is deep and complete. It keeps a straight course and late understeers. Just fast alternate turns, a frenzied throttle pedal, and cold tires make the PHEV anxious, however a little loose rear end does not impact the performance of a stylish station wagon.
Enough workout has actually been finished. We use e-mode to unwind. Powered by 2 electric motors, the 508 can increase to 140 km/h or around 40 kilometers (however not at this rate). With the chassis reduced, we have the ability to value the well-rounded and elegant leather-Alcantara seats, which must offer enough convenience for even longer journeys. Furthermore, decorative joints in kryptonite emerge frequently here. We will need to adapt to this lively color. The GTI red was likewise beautiful.
If you wish to drive rapidly, you need to pay properly.
Peugeot looks for 67,940 euros for its PSE. A large price for a station wagon that would be provided starting at EUR 34,700 He is likewise magnificently equipped. Optional bonus consist of a more effective onboard battery charger, a type 2 charging cable television, a breathtaking roofing system, and 2 other colors. Whatever else has actually currently been finished.
There are extremely few of them, however they would be similarly powerful and expensive challengers. An A6 55 TFSi e Quattro with 367 horse power and 500 Nm of torque. A Mercedes E 300 e station wagon (320 hp, 700 Nm). In any case, we prepare for the very first contrast test.
Peugeot Sport or not, the station wagon is not an interesting professional athlete in the old GIT significance. It is a fast, capacious, and comfy plug-in hybrid station wagon with a thrilling engine mix and a lovely, spacious exterior.