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The French automaker Peugeot willl unveil their SR1 Concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Not only does the sleek SR1 wear the car builder’s new badge starring the king of the jungle, but it also shows the streamlined direction that Peugeot’s design department is going in with their future lineup.

Peugeot SR1 Concept

The SR1’s body is characterized by a long swooping bonnet, flowing fenders and a chiseled rear end. Looking at the Peugeot SR1 Peugeot SR1 Concept’s profile shows off the side styling lines that merge into the windows and windscreen, making the hood seem that much bolder. The shape is not only efficient but it also gives the car a very low center of gravity for optimal handling. This design gives the Peugeot’s presence a new kind of balance. Which is further emphasized with the power train that is made up of Peugeot’s latest HYbrid4 technology consisting of a 1.6 Liter THP gas burning lump that makes 218 HP up front combined with an electric motor developing an additional 95 HP at the rear.

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While the French built Peugeot RC-Z is already a very successful car, they are planing to bring a smaller model to market that will compete with other compacts fromFord , Honda and Mini . It seems that the new car trend these days is leading towards smaller and more efficient vehicles, however compact does not have to mean mean less. The new 2+2 model will be placed below the current 308 RC-Z and according to the automaker, it will be a bigger hit than the 205 GTi, quite a big claim.

The new compact coupe will be built on the same front wheel drive platform as the next generation Peugeot 207 and promises to deliver the same level of performance as the 208 HP turbocharged Mini JCW . Like the Mini, the new Peugeot will be offered in both coupe and roadster configurations with a design inspired by both the BB1 concept and RC-Z sports car. Peugeot has made some pretty big claims for their future small car, we just hope they can deliver.

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Previewed in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show by the 308 RCZ Concept , the Peugeot RCZ is the first Peugeot passenger car not to use the brand’s traditional numbering system with a zero or two zeros in the middle. It is also the first true Peugeot sports car set to compete with models like Audi TT.

Peugeot RCZ

Only 1.36 meters tall the RCZ sports car offers interior room for 2+2 people, with exterior design taken almost entirely for the concept car: the same double bubble roof (which can be ordered in carbon fiber), while the front windscreen, black roof and dark-tinted rear windscreen ensure a visual continuity strikingly set off by two
aluminum roof arches.

Peugeot RCZ

At its launch the RCZ will be available with a choice of three engines: 1.6-litre THP petrol turbo delivering 156bhp and 240Nm of torque, a diesel 2.0-litre HDi FAP that delivers 163 hp and 340 NM of torque, and top of the line a 1.6-litre THP with 200 hp. The engines can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The RCZ can be ordered with either 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, McPherson type front suspension, ESP, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Peugeot Connect 3D multimedia system, JBL hi-fi system, Peugeot Connect USB box and Nappa integral leather trim on the interior.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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