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Peugeot’s clean, green AWD coupé

Peugeot RCZ HYbrid4 concept

You may remember the pics and details from Peugeot’s Audi TT clone that were about released a month ago. Now, Peugeot has announced that they want a piece of the green market too, with this RCZ HYbrid4 concept.

Headline figures are around 3.7l/100km, CO2 emissions of 95g/km and all while still having a smidge under 150kW to play with.

That’s not tricky part, though. The real headline feature of this car is that the power supplied is split between two engines, one driving the front wheels, the other powering the rears. A 2-litre diesel offering 120kW provides the go up front, while an electric engine sends an additional 28kW to the rears. Torque to the front is a healthy 300Nm, while that tiny leccy engine sends 200Nm of torque to the rear axle.

A pretty neat interpretation of all-wheel drive then!

Peugeot RCZ HYbrid4 concept


  • 200 bhp – 76.35 mpg and 95 g/km of CO2
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • First public viewing at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot will unveil a concept version of its exciting RCZ 2+2 coupé, the RCZ HYbrid4. Based on the same power train as the 3008 Hybrid4, it is powered by a 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine with a maximum power of 163 bhp and a 37 bhp electric motor giving a total power output of 200 bhp.

Its creation clearly demonstrates the flexibility of the Peugeot HYbrid4 technology and the marque’s desire to offer this technology in different vehicle types across its model range (crossover, coupé ….)

With the innovative HYbrid4 technology, the RCZ HYbrid4 concept car achieves a level of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions previously unheard of in the world of the sports car: 76.35 mpg and just 95 g/km of CO2. This clearly shows that performance and respect for the environment are achievable together in one vehicle.

The RCZ HYbrid4 is powered by a 2.0 litre 163 bhp HDi diesel engine at the front and a 37 bhp electric power train at the rear. This gives a maximum power output of 200 bhp and a maximum torque of 221 lb ft at the front and 147 lb ft at the rear.

The hybrid power train also benefits the dynamic performance of the vehicle as the rear suspension now becomes a multi-link arrangement due to the HYbrid4 rear power train module, which also provides four-wheel drive.

The RCZ HYbrid4 concept car illustrates more than ever a new chapter in the history of Peugeot’s “lifestyle vehicles” and shows that, in the future, performance can live happily alongside respect for the environment.

Technical Data – RCZ HYbrid4



  • HDi Diesel
  • Capacity (cm3): 1997
  • Maximum Power @ rpm: 163 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
  • Maximum Torque @ rpm: 221 lb ft @ 1,580 rpm


  • Synchronous Electric Motor With Permanent Magnets
  • Continuous / Maximum Power: 27 bhp / 37 bhp
  • Continuous / Maximum Torque: 74 lb ft / 147 lb ft
  • Combined Maximum Power HDi + Electric: 200 bhp
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Electronically Controlled Manual Gearbox (BMP6)

Performance (Driver Only)

  • Acceleration: 0 to 1000 m (s): 29.6; 0 to 62 mph (s): 8.5
  • In-gear acceleration: 18 to 37 mph in Auto (s): 2.8; 50 to 75 mph in Auto (s): 6.3
  • Maximum Speed (mph): 134 mph

Fuel Consumption

  • Urban Cycle: 67.3 mpg
  • Combined Cycle: 76.3 mpg
  • CO2 Emissions: 95 g/km

Electric Mode (Zero Emission Vehicle)

  • Fuel Consumption: 0 mpg
  • CO2 Emissions: 0 g/km
  • Maximum Range at Stable Speed: 2.80 miles

Dimensions (m)

  • Overall length: 4.287
  • Overall Width: 1.845
  • Overall Height: 1.359
  • Wheelbase: 2.612
  • Front / Rear Overhang: 0.934 / 0.741
  • Front / Rear Track: 1.580 / 1.593

Special Features

  • High-Voltage Nickel Metal Hydride Battery, Voltage 200 V, Capacity 5.5 Ah
  • 200 V to 12 V Converter to Supply Vehicle Network in ZEV Mode
  • Inverter: Operating Voltage Range: 150 to 270 V – Liquid Cooled
  • PTMU: GMP Control Unit Ensuring Optimal Fuel Consumption

3 replies on “Peugeot’s clean, green AWD coupé”

lovely shape looks great. Shame peugeot cars are so very unreliable with the electrics. And yes , I speak from experience. They are rubbish, and no one at Peugeot ever wants to do anything about it.

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