Peugeot cars

After the French automaker Peugeot revealed the RCZ sports car coupe version at the Frankfurt Motor Show as an affront to compact sports car makers like Audi and their TT coupe, it was to be expected that the European lion would also be coming out with a competitor for the rag top roadster version as well. In a recent interview with Automobile MAgazinem a Peugeot official confirmed that the company is taking into consideration two alternative open air models for the future, being "a roadster version as a competitor for the Audi TT , but also a Targa variant in the spirit of the first 911."

Now we are all familiar with what an Audi TT looks like with its top down, but a Porsche Carrera Targa inspired sports coupe would be quite a fresh design. Unlike modern day Targa models that make use of an oversized sliding glass roof, the original features a removable roof panel. However where the old one was made of metal and rubber, a 21st century targa would have to make use of some lightweight carbon fiber and hopefully won’t lose any of the performance of its fixed roof brethren. The RCZ’s engine lineup will include a 1.6 Liter turbocharged direct gasoline injection engine that makes 200 HP as well as a standard 1.6 Liter boosted gas burning mill that makes 156 HP while there are also plans for a top of the line 2.0 Liter unit that will go well beyond the 200 HP barrier.

200 European customers will be very happy as they will have the chance to drive a limited edition Peugeot RCZ. Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the RCZ Limited Edition is painted in pearlescent white, coupled to a Nappa black leather upholstery interior.

Peugeot RCZ Limited Edition

The Limited Edition RCZ comes very well equipped with equipment such as the WIP COM 3D (and the Peugeot Emergency service), the Vision Pack (directional bi-Xenon headlamps, headlamp wash, etc.), the Nappa Leather Pack (heated electric leather seats, over-mats, etc.), the Easy Motion Pack (front and rear parking assistance, etc.), the alarm, etc.

Each units will be numbered from 1 to 200 and will be priced at 35,500 euros.

The Frankfurt Motor Show has given the creative French automaker Peugeot the opportunity to unveil the innovative BB1 concept - a "full electric vehicle that reinvents the automobile in every way: architecture, style, interior design, drive, connectivity – while all the time respecting the environment."

Peugeot BB1

Despite its rather small appearance, the BB1 is only 2.5 meters long, it can accommodate up to 4 passengers. The driver takes control of the BB! in a new more upright driving position, made possible through the absence of floor pedals. The rear passengers are then seated in tandem behind the driver. On the right-hand side, front and rear passengers adopt a similar position.

The BB1 is powered by an electric motor placed inside the rear wheels, designed in association with Michelin the unit delivers 20 HP and accelerates the BB1 from 0 to 30 KPH in 2.8 seconds, and from 30-60 KPH in 4. The power needed to turn the electric motor is provided by a lithium-ion battery pack that gives the passenger car an autonomy of 120 km.

Peugeot BB1

Thanks to its electric propulsion, the BB1 is an environmentally friendly vehicle emitting no loud noises outside the vehicle as well as zero emissions. The lack of pollutant emissions is due to the fact that it consumes no fossil fuels at all. However this eco-responsibility isn’t limited to just wasting gas, the BB1 is so efficient that at a standstill, the passenger compartment is continuously ventilated thanks to the solar panels placed on the roof of the vehicle.

Press release after the jump.

Looks like a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, but in fact is a Peugeot iOn set to go on sale by the end of 2010. Is a new "zero-emission" city car that will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new Peugeot iOn is a four doors and four seats model, with a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle of 4.50 m. The car develops 64 bhp and a torque of 180 Nm and can hit a top speed of 130 km/h.

The lithium-ion car batteries are rechargeable in six hours using a conventional 220 V socket and have an autonomy of 130 km.

Press release after the jump.

In a sign of the times, we’re all seeing automakers venturing into partnerships with other brands in an effort to curb costs and, at the same time, share technologies that could become beneficial to one another.

The latest alliance we’re hearing is between BMW and PSA Peugeot, which apparently are in talks regarding the prospect of sharing small car platforms in the future for a number of MINI variants with the PSA Peugeot Citroen. While full details behind this team-up are still clouded in mystery, it doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us considering that the two brands already have a history of partnerships, which includes sharing a number of four-cylinder engines for the MINI.

Unlike their relationships with other manufacturers, BMW and Renault have always considered themselves as friendly colleagues. Even their two big bosses, BMW’s Norbert Reithofer and PSA’s Philippe Varin have spent a number of days in the past few months chatting up one another on the prospects of future joint ventures between BMW and PSA.

So unless something unforeseen happens, we probably should start expecting more BMW and PSA tie-ups down the road. We’re not complaining. After all, two (car)heads are always better than one.

We’ve been on the lookout for any and all evidence of the Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe being more than just a pipe dream and while we’ve seen some spy photos of the much-anticipated car, Peugeot hasn’t released the official photos of the car.

That is, of course, until now.

Peugeot RCZ sports coupe

We’ve finally laid our eyes on Peugeot’s new sports car after two years when we first saw its concept version at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite the fact that the car is barely visible from these promotional photos, the car didn’t seem to veer away from its original concept design, particularly the double-bubble rear windshield and roof panel.

The RCZ, which will be officially unveiled by the French automakers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is more than likely to be outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that comes in a number of different variants, including one that comes with a 218hp engine.

Continued after the jump.

Before the car’s official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the French automaker Peugeot has released a series of teaser images of selectively showing off the future production version of the 308 RCZ . Wit the sports car being unveiled in September, sales should be in full swing by spring of 2010.

Only 2 years after the company introduced the concept car to consumers, Peugeot has completed development on the production version of a compact 2 +2 coupe with a very strong identity suited for a modern and demanding public that has high expectations of driving pleasure.

Source: Autoblog.nl

First revealed in 2005, the Peugeot 407 Coupe receives two new engines for the 2009MY: a V6 3.0 litre HDi PEF 241 bhp and 2.0 litre HDi PEF 163 bhp.

Peugeot 407 Coupe

The new V6 HDi PEF 3.0-litre engine, coupled with a 6-speed sequential automatic gearbox, develops a maximum power output of 241 bhp at 3,800 rpm supplemented by maximum torque of 450 Nm from 1,600 rpm - a value which remains unchanged up to 3,600 rpm. With this engine, the 407 Coupé becomes the most powerful production vehicle ever constructed by Peugeot in its 120 years history as a car manufacturer.

Peugeot 407 Coupe

The new 2.0-litre HDi PEF 163 bhp at 3,750 rpm is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. With this power and a maximum torque of 340 Nm (constant between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm), this 4 cylinder engine is the perfect counterpart to the V6 HDi PEF and brings genuine appeal for its combined attributes in terms of purchase price, running costs and a top-of-the-range specification.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Starting this October, Peugeot will put on sale the most economical 207 ever: the 207 Economique and Economique +. The prices for the entry level Economique three-door model will start from £12,995.

Peugeot 207 Economique

Peugeot 207 Economique is powered by the 1.6 liter HDi engine developing 90 bhp at 4000 rpm and 161 lb ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The engine is amted to a special five-speed manual gearbox with a higher final drive ratio than the standard 207 hatchback. But the really big news about the car is its CO2 emission level: only 99g/km.

The 207 Economique will be offered with: an electric air inlet flap, ABS, EBFD, EBA, passenger seat height adjustment, electric front windows and adjustable front head restraints.

Press release after the jump.

With red racing stripes and a double evacuation, the new Peugeot 107 GT Line wants to scare models like Renault Twingo RS, Abarth Abarth 500 or Swift Sport. But it has no chance, because under the exterior changes the small 107 keeps the same engine.

Peugeot 107 GT Line

The model was created to celebrate the success at the 25 hours Le Mans race. But even if at a first looks the new model looks bad, it is just an old 107: a model powered by a 1,0 liter engine that delivers the same 68 hp.

So Peugeot when can we expect a Peugeot 205 GTi reincarnation?

Back to top