Peugeot gives the go-ahead to the serial 508 Sport Engineered

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The concept car Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered the French showed in the spring of this year at the Geneva Motor Show, but the management of the company made the decision to mass-produce a “charged” rechargeable hybrid just now. According to the head of the brand, Jean-Philippe Imparato, the production version of the concept will debut in the spring of 2020 in two body styles at once: liftback and station wagon. Already in March, the company plans to announce acceptance of orders. Then the French promise to announce the technical characteristics of new products.

It is already known that the “charged” station wagon and liftback Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered will receive a 360-horsepower hybrid powerplant and four-wheel drive, although the concept could boast a total output of about 400 hp. and torques with 500 Nm. The power plant of the show car consisted of a petrol “turbo four” 1.6 PureTech with a capacity of 200 hp and two electric motors: on the front axle with a capacity of 100 hp, on the rear – 200 hp The estimated acceleration time from standstill to 100 km / h was 4.3 seconds, and the maximum speed was 250 km / h. Cruising range on electric traction – 50 km.

The first “charged” Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered customers will be delivered in October 2020. These will be the first production models of the brand with a capacity of over 300 hp. In the coming years, several sports hybrids will join them.