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Peugeot launches its new Peugeot Sport Engineered performance division with the new 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered plug-in hybrid.

26 Sep 2020 | International News : France

Peugeot has launched the high-performance versions of the new Peugeot 508 Fastback and SW, the first products of its Peugeot Sport Engineered performance division.

The new 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered is a technological showcase and truly represents the expertise of the Peugeot Sport engineers.

355bhp and 520Nm of torque will see the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered sprinting to 100km/h from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds
With 355bhp and 520Nm of torque from a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder combined with a pair of electric motors, the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered is the most powerful production car ever built by Peugeot.

That output gives the car a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 5.2 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.

Peugeot Sport's engineers have also adapted the chassis of the Peugeot 508 to deliver enhanced performance and agility.

Changes to the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered include the lowering of the driving position, a widened front and rear track and the use of 380mm diameter front brake discs and fixed four-piston calipers. The 20-inch alloy wheels of the car are also fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

The 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered utilises a 11.5kWh lithium-ion battery that charges in less than two hours from a 7kW wall box charge point, and gives it an electric-only range of 42km based on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure cycle.

The cabin features a compact steering wheel with the three 'Kryptonite' claws - a signature of the Peugeot Sport Engineered division
In the cabin, Peugeot i-Cockpit features a compact steering wheel with three 'Kryptonite' claws, distinctive elements of the Peugeot Sport Engineered division, and a fully digital Head-Up Display.

The Peugeot i-Cockpit graphic animations and the central 10.0-inch HD capacitive touchscreen have adopted the division's signature for an even more exclusive feel.

The upholstery of the 'wrap-around' seats also has a distinctive look with a mix of Mistral Nappa Leather and Alcantara, whilst the passenger compartment is decorated with double Tramontane Grey and Kryptonite stitching. The Focal Hi-Fi audio system is supplied as standard, as are heat and massage functions on the driver's seat.

The new 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered is available in three body colours: Selenium Grey, Nera Black and Pearl White.

Expect the regular Peugeot 508 to arrive on our shores from the first quarter of 2021.

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