Peugeot previews diesel-electric hybrid 508 RXH
11 July 2011
Peugeot previewed the new Peugeot 508 RXH, a diesel-electric hybrid featuring four-wheel drive via the 2.0L HDi FAP HYbrid4 drive train, first being featured in the 3008 Hybrid4. (Earlier post.) The diesel-electric hybrid drive unit in the 508 RXH delivers maximum power of 147 kW (200 bhp) and maximum torque of 450 N·m (332 lb-ft).
|508 RXH. Click to enlarge.|
The 508 RXH offers a ZEV 100% electric mode, suitable for driving in town and for reducing consumption in the combined cycle to less than 4.2 L/100 km (56 mpg US), with emissions of 109 g/km of CO2.
The 508 RXH will be unveiled as a world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 2011, and will go on sale in spring 2012. Peugeot plans to extend the HYbrid4 technology to other models.
Peugeot keeps amusing the media with its diesel hybrid that will never go in sales, it is a too expensive combination, period! they should better work on gazoline / hybrid or EV or PHEV
Posted by: Treehugger | 11 July 2011 at 07:50 AM
Yes. Does anyone remember the 2CV, that is the two (statutory) horse-power French automobile. ..HG..
Posted by: Henry Gibson | 16 July 2011 at 09:35 PM