Peugeot has disclosed additional details about the interesting 208 Hybrid FE Concept which will be shown in final version this September at Frankfurt Motor Show.

Peugeot has disclosed additional details about the interesting 208 Hybrid FE Concept which will be shown in final version this September at Frankfurt Motor Show.

The concept is being developed in collaboration with Peugeot Sport and Total and promises to offer 208 GTi-like performances while emitting less than 50 g/km of CO2. It will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 8 seconds and should return an impressive 135 mpg UK (112.4 mpg US or 2.09 liters / 100 km).

This will be possible thanks to a massive 200 kg (440 lbs) weight reduction compared to the base 1.0-liter VTi 208 which tips the scales at 975 kg (2,149 lbs). There's also a rear diffuser to improve air flow, while both suspensions were replaced by a fiber glass "blade" acting as a wishbone, spring and anti-roll bar combined. As a result, 15 kg (33 lbs) were shaved off from each axle. To further lower weight, Peugeot installed a small 20-liter fuel tank.

The Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept is fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels shod in narrow tires. The 1.0-liter engine was bored out to 1.2 liters and has a more efficient combustion thanks to the Atkinson cycle. Other changes include a racing cylinder head and diamond carbon coating, together with 908 HYbrid 4 Le Mans-sourced hybrid module and battery pack.

While the racer's electric motor generated 134 bhp (100 kW), the one in the 208 Hybrid FE concept will develop 40 bhp (30 kW). It will work together with a 90-cell lithium-ion battery and will be positioned on the back of the EGC semi-automatic five-speed gearbox. Peugeot says the concept will have an electric range of 9-12 miles (14-19 km) and will come with a choice of three driving modes: zero-emissions, hybrid and sport.

There are no plans at the moment for a production model.

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