The Peugeot Metropolis 400i RS is one of the latest city vehicles designed by the French manufacturer. The company calls it’s a 3-wheeled urban scooter and features an ergonomic construction, delivering and entirely new riding experience. Needles to say, it is also much safer than a conventional scooter thanks to its increased stability.
The Metropolis 400i RS is powered by a 400cc, 4-Stroke, liquid cooled engine which transfers it power to the wheels by means of an automatic transmission. The engine delivers a maximum output of 35 HP and 38 Nm of torque which is more than enough to propel the Metropolis 400i RS to a maximum speed of 150 kmph.
The Metropolis 400i RS features a Dual Tilting Wheels (DTW) front axle which uses a dual triangulation deformable parallelogram making it very agile in corners.
The Peugeot Metropolis 400i RS is offered with a base price of £7199.
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A NEW DIMENSION
Metropolis: noun, from the Greek "meter", meaning "mother" and "polis" meaning "city", denoting a great city, an area of enthusiasm, innovation and influence, whose infrastructure facilitates exchange and contributes to its influence.
Peugeot Metropolis is also the name of the new 3-wheeled urban scooter, which stands out thanks to its style, its compact size and its dynamic capacities which provide a new type of shape: the urban electron.
With over a century’s experience in 2 and 4-wheeled vehicles, who else but Peugeot could produce a vehicle like this? Who better than Peugeot can understand both the needs of drivers and aficionados of two-wheeled vehicles alike to offer the best synthesis? Who better than Peugeot to design tomorrow’s mobility today?
Born from the joint efforts of the teams at Automobiles Peugeot and Peugeot Scooters, Peugeot Metropolis represents every facet of the Brand’s know-how, combining the advantages of a car and a scooter into one package.
Stable and safe, protecting and comfortable, high performance and practical - this scooter represents the modern vision of a new type of 3 dimensional mobility.
A SUBLIME LOOK
Perfectly proportioned and balanced, Peugeot Metropolis hints at dynamism, modernity and quality through its fluid lines, its smooth outlines and elegant interplay between materials. But its chrome trim means that Peugeot Metropolis cannot hide its genetic, cat-like origins: it regenerates the Brand’s new aesthetic codes and adopts the "floating" radiator grill that characterises the brand’s new vehicles. The link with the automobile world, which was hinted at with the two wheels at the front, is now clear.
Positioned like a mouth under the headlights, the radiator grill lightens the front of the scooter by masking the upper part of the front axle and customises the vehicle by emphasing its look.
Supported by all possible technological innovations, Peugeot Metropolis offers two powerful 2x55W halogen bulbs and features LEDs in each of the 2 visual optics and in the offset indicators for a new, high tech visual signature.
The boomerang-shaped lights at the rear seem to merge into the bodywork. Here again, the LEDs light up the night, imprisoned between two shafts of light like 2 luminous claws. The dual-appearance chrome and brushed aluminium Lion sparkles like a gem, sunk into the rear hatch like a jewel box.
The sophisticated Peugeot Metropolis also plays the materials card by elegantly combining pearl, metal and chrome.
EMOTION ON THE MOVE
With its dynamic and exceptional qualities, Peugeot Metropolis gives a new dimension to the road and reveals new driving sensations.
A real technological gem, the Dual Tilting Wheels (DTW) front axle is composed of a dual triangulation deformable parallelogram, whose precision mechanic-style architecture enables the centre of gravity to be lowered and mass to be better centred. Combined with 2 dynamic drums and hydraulic single suspension, this front axle has independent, tilting wheels that can be locked electrically at low speed.
The design of the pressure-injected aluminium suspension elements also provides two advantages: additional stiffness and a reduction in non-suspended mass, lightening the steering and making control easier.
The product of automotive technology, this innovative front axle guarantees exceptional road-holding. Its compact architecture is also compatible with a completely flat floor, a first in this sector.
The solid Peugeot Metropolis nevertheless remains a compact scooter, with a length, width and wheelbase comparable to Satelis which, thanks to innovative technical choices, gives it impressive ease in traffic.
In addition to its ground links, Peugeot Metropolis has 3 disks (2x200 mm front / 1x240 mm rear) and SBC (Synchro Braking System) controlled integral braking for more effectiveness through the left hand lever, according to Peugeot’s braking philosophy. One specific feature on this 3-wheeled scooter is the foot pedal, imposed by engine-powered tricycle legislation, which also controls the integral braking.
Designed to be driven in major urban centres, Peugeot Metropolis has non-spherical rear view mirrors, whose convex surface removes blind spots and gives drivers peace of mind in towns.
THE INNOVATIVE INSTINCT
Peugeot Metropolis is a concentration of amazing technologies, whose mission is to significantly improve passenger comfort and safety, thanks to innovations which are as technically perfect as they are simple to use.
One visually remarkable element is the total absence of any ignition switch or lock on the vehicle: the traditional key is no more; Peugeot Metropolis has an electronic Smart Key which is recognised when the driver is within a 150 cm radius. To start the vehicle, the driver simply needs to unlock the steering, release the vehicle electronically by turning the button that replaces the ignition switch and start the engine by pressing the START button and the brake lever at the same time.
The Peugeot Metropolis has the same electric parking brake found on the Brand’s premium cars. Located in the centre of the handlebars, it can be accessed easily and activated by pressing it.
As the driver sees it, the dashboard would not look out of place in a luxury saloon. The perfectly balanced digital display, framed by a mileometer and rev counter, includes a function to monitor the pressure of each wheel, as well as average and minimum consumption and remaining autonomy indicators. In addition, the dashboard is pre- equipped for a sat nav system. Another first for the driving position: the danger button (hazard warning lights) it backlit as soon as it is activated.
The wide and profiled thermoformed windscreen has a new multi-position setting adjustment system (over 130 mm) to offer optimum protection. The driver can lower or raise the windscreen in under 5 seconds just by pressing on it. Nothing could be simpler!
Midway between a car and a scooter, the Peugeot Metropolis cuts no corners when it comes to performance or comfort.
It is powered by Peugeot’s new 400i LFE low impact engine, which develops 35 HP and offers 38 Nm of torque. Despite its size, it has a top speed of nearly 150 kph and is almost as quick when the driver is carrying a passenger.
Particularly comfortable to ride, it provides reassurance straight away thanks to its low seat height, which is measured at 780 mm. In addition to an adjustable windscreen, the driver also has a backrest that can be adjusted by 40 mm at the front and back for ideal support.
At red lights, the DTW concept front axle tile locking system that can be triggered at low speeds enables the scooter to stabilise itself, meaning that the driver does not need to put their feet on the ground.
Passenger comfort is also enhanced thanks to an integrated backrest, profiled handles and clippable ergonomic foot plates.
Finally, for extra travelling comfort, Peugeot Metropolis offers an illuminated boot that can take either one full helmet and 1 open face helmet, a PC case or a tennis racket, for example.
For more comfort, the storage area under the seat can be accessed by pressing a button on the front panel, while access to the rear hatch is controlled by a button at the rear left of the vehicle. The glove compartment under the rear panel provides a 12V socket to recharge a mobile phone on the move.
|Finance||Peugeot Scooter Finance|
|License Type||A1 or Car (Before 2014) License Type Required|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Weight (dry)||258 kg|
|Parts||Peugeot Metropolis 400i RS Scooter Parts|
|Accessories||Peugeot Metropolis 400i RS Scooter Accessories|