Peugeot is showcasing at IAA in Frankfurt the 308 R Concept which previews a more powerful version of the all-new French hatchback.

Peugeot is showcasing at IAA in Frankfurt the 308 R Concept which previews a more powerful version of the all-new French hatchback.

Looking significantly more aggressive than the regular model, the 308 R Concept is powered by the same engine inside the RCZ R, a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter THP outputting 270 bhp (201 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque at 1,900 rpm. Output is transferred to the front axle via a six-speed manual gearbox and a Torsen differential.

Performance details haven't been released, but Peugeot did tell us the 308 R has a fuel consumption of 6.3 liters / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 145 g/km. It sits 26mm lower than the standard version and has received 19-inch wheels wrapped around in 235/35 R19 tires with stopping power coming from an Alcon braking system.

A production version is likely to come out sometime next year.

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