Peugeot is indeed embracing electrification as their new means of powering their entire range. Fresh from the company's announcement to electrify their entire model lineup this 2019, Peugeot has revealed a unique concept that takes plug-in hybrid technology to the next level.
Say hello to the sleek and suave 508 Sport Engineered Concept, Peugeot's take on a sports sedan that is capable of spriting from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds as well as offer zero-emissions on pure electric mode.
Starting with the stylish exterior, the 508 Engineered Concept comes with a redesigned front bumper that has a 3D-printed valence that directs oncoming air towards the radiator and rear diffuser. There are also winglets placed on the quarter panels which Peugeot claims reduces drag. Finally, Peugeot gave the concept overly-large alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tires, along with a specially-designed 'Selenium Gray' paintjob that shows the distinct lines of the sedan.
Besides giving the sedan a more stylish look, Peugeot also made some changes on the inside. With an emphasis on maximizing comfort as well as sporty aesthetics, Alcantara was extensively used throughout the cabin. From the steering wheel and gear selector, to the A-pillars and ceiling, Peugeot heavily used the distinct trim in the cabin.
Like all Peugeots on offer, the concept utlizes the i-Cockpit design which gives drivers immediate control of every in-car function. Other than that, the concept also comes with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a 12.3-inch heads-up and instrument display, and a plethora of 'Kryptonite' trim all around.
Powering this unique 508 is a turbocharged Puretech 200 engine that is helped along by two electric motors. The first motor is placed at the front and produces 152 PS while the other motor is mounted at the rear and generates over 200 PS. Peugeot has yet to reveal the concept's total system ouput, but the company did say that the 508 Sport Engineered concept can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.
And since this particular 508 is a plug-in hybrid, it is capable of driving purely on electric power. Thanks to a 11.8 kWh battery pack, it gives the Sport Engineered Concept the means to have zero-emissions up to 50 km.
“The work of everyone at PEUGEOT involved in developing our electric dream is starting to move faster than we ever thought possible. The 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept shows what is possible and gives us a taste of things to come over the next five years as we continue the path towards the electrification of our entire line-up,” said David Peel, Managing Director of Peugeot UK.
The 508 Sport Engineered will officially make its public debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show come March.