Jose Altoveros / Peugeot | September 21, 2018 09:43
The Peugeot 504 returns as an EV with the e-Legend concept
Peugeot is set to debut an all-electric, autonomous concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show called the e-Legend. Should its design be familiar, that's because the e-Legend is heavily based on the classic Pininfarina-designed Peugeot 504 Coupe from the 1970s.
Set to make its public debut in Paris next month, the retro-themed concept sticks to the 504's boxy profile. Up front, there's more references to the classic coupe such as the double square headlights. While the grill is flanked by the headlights, it is simply an aesthetic bit with no actual function as this vehicle is a pure electric vehicle. That said, there are some vents below which likely help cool the batteries and electric motors.
From the side, you can easily see more of the e-Legend's boxy profile taken from the 504 Coupe. That said, Peugeot did add some modern-day styling by tweaking the body to improve airflow. Aside from that, there are also slim side mirrors, 19-inch wheels and a trim piece which shows personalized greetings and charge level.
While the outside may look retro, the interior takes on a more futuristic approach. The cabin has a minimalist design with large display screens all around. In fact, the sunvisors are a pair of 12-inch displays. All-in-all, the e-Legend has a total of 16 different displays located inside. The conventional controls we are used to have also been replaced by a touch screen. This leaves only the steering wheel in the center, which can even fold away into the dashboard thanks to its autonomous driving function.
Powering the all-electric concept is a 100 kWh battery pack, giving it a range of 600 km based on the new WLTP cycle. A 25 minute charge is enough to give the car a range of 500 km. The powertrain produces 456 PS and 800 Nm of torque sending power to all four wheels. This translates to a 0-100 km/h time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h.
Despite the retro look, the Peugeot e-Legend concept will unlikely make it to production. However, its high tech components could be used by Peugeot on future EV models slated for production.