Peugeot Adds Coupé Cabriolet Diesel Hybrid Variant
21 June 2006
|The 307 CC Hybride HDi|
Peugeot has applied its diesel parallel hybrid technology to the 307 CC (Coupé Cabriolet) Hybride HDi. The 307 CC Hybride HDi made its debut at the British International Motor Show and joins the 307 hybrid hatchback, announced in January (earlier post).
PSA Peugeot Citroën may introduce the diesel hybrids to the market in 2010.
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The hybrid powertrain in the two models is the same, combining a 1.6-liter HDi engine with diesel particle filter system (DPFS); a 2.5 kW Stop and Start System; a 16 kW (23 kW peak) motor; and a 288V NiMH battery pack. The hybrid delivers combined-cycle fuel economy estimated at 70 mpg—about 30% better than the standard HDi model.
The performance of the 110hp (82 kW) 1.6-liter Hybride HDi Coupé Cabriolet is roughly the same as the conventional model with a 136 hp (101 kW) 2.0-liter HDi with DPFS.
The Stop and Start system enables the engine to go into standby status as soon as the speed drops below 37 mph. The electric traction motor is located between the diesel engine and the gearbox. It offers 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) of continuous, with peak torque of 180 Nm (133 lb-ft).
The electronically controlled manual gearbox has an automated control to engage the hybrid power train. It eliminates the need for a clutch pedal and offers two driving modes; one fully automatic and one with sequential gear changes. Controlled regenerative braking during deceleration and braking recharges the batteries.
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