Peugeot RCZ

From Peugeot press: Revealed as a Concept Car in September 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept car has been made a production model, available in 2011. Designed to enhance the sheer enjoyment of driving, the Peugeot RCZ is dynamic and responsible, offering an innovative blend of performance and environmental-friendliness.

This all new engine allows the car's chassis to fulfill its true potential. With its maximum torque of 255 Nm at 1700 rpm (or 275 with overboost) and a maximum power of 147 kW at 5800 rpm, the Peugeot RCZ benefits from dynamic acceleration (80 to 120 kph in 6.5 seconds in fifth gear); 0 to 100 kph in 7.6 seconds...) while its fuel consumption does not exceed 7.1 liters/100 km in the combined cycle (less than 165 g/km of CO2).

The 1.6 liter THP 115 kW (156 bhp) BVM6 or BVA6 turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine achieves a remarkable synthesis between performance (240 Nm from 1400 rpm and 115 kW at 5800 rpm) and fuel consumption (6.9 liters/100 km; 159 g/km of CO2 with a manual gearbox).

With a capacity of 1997 cm3, the 2.0 liter HDi FAP 120 kW (163 bhp) BVM6 develops a maximum power of 120 kW at 3750 rpm and a generous maximum torque of 340 Nm at 2000 rpm. To obtain this level of performance it has a new generation ECCS (Extreme Convent ional Combust ion System) combustion chamber, a variable-geometry low-inertia turbocharger, a high-pressure pump allowing a pressure of 2000 bar in the common rail and solenoid injectors with eight apertures.

This engine gives free rein to the Peugeot RCZ's potential in terms of road holding while limiting its fuel consumption to only 5.4 liters/100 km in the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.

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