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.