Peugeot 508, 508 SW Hybrid and 3008 GT Hybrid4 debuts – 1.6L PHEV, as much as 300 hp, 60 km e-range!

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Instantly after saying its electrification plans, Peugeot has revealed three new plug-in hybrid fashions – the Peugeot 508 and 508 SW Hybrid, in addition to the 3008 GT Hybrid4. The trio will go on sale in chosen markets by the second quarter of 2019.

Let’s begin with the 508. Major propulsion comes from a 1.6 litre PureTech petrol four-cylinder engine that develops 180 hp, and it’s mated to an 80 kW (110 hp) electrical motor for a mixed output of 225 hp. It’s fitted with a 300 volt 11.eight kWh lithium-ion battery pack for an all-electric vary of 50 km (NEDC cycle).

Its battery is situated below the ground of the rear passenger seat, due to this fact the boot area – 487 litres for the 508, 530 litres for the 508 SW – for each fashions stay unaffected. No mixed gas consumption determine was given, however Peugeot targets 2.zero litres per 100 km. That mentioned, its CO2 emissions is rated at 49g/km.

The engine is married to an e-EAT8 eight-speed automated transmission which channels drive to the entrance wheels. There isn’t a longer a torque converter unit, as an alternative it will get changed with a hybrid-specific multi-disc clutch, which Peugeot says provides a torque enhance of 60 Nm and improves reactivity.

Subsequent, the 3008 GT Hybrid4 will get a extra superior plug-in hybrid system, that includes the identical electrical structure because the 508 however features a second electrical motor (additionally 80 kW) that’s mounted on the rear axle. The petrol engine has additionally been tuned to make 200 hp. Mixed, this technique places out 300 hp, propelling it from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The usual petrol-only 3008 will get there in eight.9 seconds.

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Beneath the rear passenger seat rests a larger-capacity 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery (additionally 300 volt), providing a pure electrical vary of 60 km (NEDC cycle). Peugeot says the four-wheel drive mode improves grip on moist, muddy, snowy or winding roads, and that is achieved by evenly distributing energy to every particular person wheel. CO2 emissions is similar at 49 grams per kilometre.

Now, for extra numbers. Each the Hybrid and Hybrid4 methods allow a pure electrical cruise of as much as 135 km/h, and the battery might be absolutely charged (utilizing a Kind 2 connector) in seven hours by way of the European home socket.

Charging by means of a devoted three.three kW 14 A socket helps scale back cost time to 4 hours, whereas the non-compulsory 6.6 kW 32 A 3-phase AC Wallbox charger brings that even decrease with a cost time of below one hour 45 minutes. The charging hatch is situated on the rear left wing of the car.

All plug-in hybrid variants function the i-Booster braking system that recovers vitality throughout braking or deceleration. It will get an electrical pump instead of the vacuum pump on non-hybrid fashions.

Inside, the cabin will get up to date instrumentation to function an influence meter, which replaces the tachometer and shows key hybrid drive readings. The central infotainment show can also be up to date to include a selected hybrid menu for extra detailed driving information. In the meantime, the MyPeugeot cell app can now activate distant charging, show charging standing, pre-thermal conditioning and even assess gas consumption.

The 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid might be had in 4 trims – Attract, Attract Enterprise, GT Line and GT. The highest GT variant provides ample enhancements, together with the unique Greval Gray Alcantara upholstery.

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The 3008 GT Hybrid4, however, is barely accessible in GT trim with the identical Greval Gray Alcantara materials, complemented with actual aged gray oak trim. It’s additionally geared up with adaptive cruise management with Cease & Go perform, in addition to lane conserving help. A lower-tuned 3008 Hybrid (front-drive, 225 hp) will be part of the line-up at a later date. What do you suppose?

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