Peugeot has brought to Paris the RCZ R, a hotter version of the beautiful coupe, scheduled for a late 2013 release.


Another car introduced by Peugeot at the Paris Motor Show this week is the RCZ R, a hotter version of the beautiful coupe that previews a production model which is scheduled for a late 2013 release. Developed in collaboration with Peugeot Sport, the RCZ R comes with a 1.6-liter THP engine that pumps out 256 hp (191 kW) and has CO2 emissions of 155 g/km.

It has been equipped with a Torsen limited slip differential while the suspension has been tweaked to provide the car with sportier characteristics. We also notice the bespoke wheel, an updated exterior and a different look of the interior cabin.

The French carmaker is also showcasing the facelift for the regular RCZ that comes with an updated front end, different LED lights and headlamps, as well as new chrome bars on the central air intake. It will be offered with new wheel choices and body colors and more equipment.

The engine lineup of the 2013 Peugeot RCZ has remained the same, with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that develops 154 hp (115 kW) or 197 hp (147 kW), and a 2.0-liter diesel with 161 hp (120 kW). As optional, the first gasoline engine will be offered with an automatic transmission.

The facelifted RCZ will go on sale in Q1 2013.


Gallery: Peugeot RCZ R concept unleashed in Paris