Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept Has AWD, Does 0-100km/h In 4.3″

Peugeot has unveiled a model we never saw coming. Dubbed the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept, the vehicle will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and provides a glimpse into the future of the marque’s electrified, performance-focused vehicles.

Peugeot Sport created the Engineered Concept by starting with the all-new 508 Hybrid and working its magic on the car’s design, performance, and efficiency.

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Powering the concept is Peugeot PureTech 200 engine that’s paired with a 110 hp electric motor sending power to the front wheels. A second electric motor, this time with 200 hp, has then been installed and drives the rear wheels. Total torque sits at 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) and Peugeot says that the 508 Sport Engineered Concept can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds before hitting a mechanically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The sedan also features an 11.8 kWh battery that allows for 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric operation.

To complement the bespoke powertrain, Peugeot has lowered the suspension and widened the front track by 24 mm and the rear track by 12 mm. The steering system has also been improved and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires are fitted.

In addition, Peugeot has altered the car’s appearance with a new front bumper which incorporates a 3D-printed valance to direct air into the radiator and towards the rear diffuser. Other modifications include small winglets on the quarter panels and flaps fitted to the subframes to reduce aerodynamic drag. The concept is painted in ‘Selenium Grey’.

Peugeot has also gone to town with the 508 Sport Engineered Concept’s interior. There’s new ‘comfort fit’ seats with leather and Alcantara upholstery, a plush steering wheel with Alcantara and carbon fiber, and a trio of Peugeot Sport Engineered lines across the bottom of the steering wheel. The roof, A-pillars and quarter panels are also bathed in Alcantara and ‘Kryptonite’ finishing is found around the door handles and dashboard.

“The work of everyone at Peugeot involved in developing our electric dream is starting to move faster than we ever thought possible. The 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept shows what is possible and gives us a taste of things to come over the next five years as we continue the path towards the electrification of our entire line-up,” managing director of Peugeot UK David Peel said.

The French automaker hasn’t said if the 508 Sport Engineered will make it to the production line.

 

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  • Merc1

    Wow this is a hot concept. Can we get some French cars back in the U.S. please?

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    • Sébastien

      Don’t you have the Bugattis already 😂

      • TheHake

        That’s German French. Thus Charlemagne’s car…

        • Sébastien

          Well Molsheim is definitely in France, so design and production are made in France

          • Counter Chicken

            Made in France, but calling Bugatti a french brand in 2019… the real french Bugatti die more than 50 years ago. Nowadays it’s just a German brand.

          • Sébastien

            Just as much as Jeep is Italian

    • dufonrafal .

      PSA will be back in the early 20’s (it’s weird to say that while talking about the future, isn’t it?)

  • mihsf

    Shut up and take my money right now.

  • AxlRock

    If there was still a cool wall, this would go right up there on the right side of it…

  • bxniels0

    Has anyone seen the regular 508 in the wild? As far as “normal” cars go, every time I see a picture of one, I think it’s a beautiful car. Just wondering if it lives up to the images of it in the real world.

    • dufonrafal .

      It looks good.

    • mihsf

      It does live up to images, I have seen quite a number of them.

    • TheHake

      Yup. It’s a great looking car. 1000000000000000000x better than the old 508.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Why even bother if you’re not gonna make it? Pisses me off everytime. To this day, i’m still mad the SR-1 wasnt put into production.

    • Jureck

      Was the same with the 308 R Hybrid.

      • Vince

        no, 308 r hybrid was never purposed to go into production, Peugeot reps says it was a demonstrator, and that they would consider the idea of bringing it to production. ( back a few years ago the cas would have cost more than 70k€ so let’s say nobody would have bought a peugeot that price ).

        here, peugeot officials confirmed it for September 2020, with a price around 65k€

        • Jureck

          Oh, didn’t know that.

    • exeptor

      Hope you are not right as this car deserve to be. Also we need more cars like it.

    • dufonrafal .

      It will be available in 2020.

  • MultiKdizzle

    I ship this.

    • Bash

      This is how the new generation talks now? ship this! lol.
      Damn I’m getting old.

      • TheHake

        I’d hit it… (where’s that banana gif…)

  • Bash

    So, this is a French muscle now.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    More personality than a BMW. Minus those yellow details. The rest is pretty good.

    • exeptor

      Yellow details and this hilarious tiny wings :). But yes – this car is definitely a fresh air in the current car design.

    • TheHake

      I kinda like those little yellow detail trimmings. Very Citoëny.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        I will never disagree with another user’s taste. Besides, i don’t find them ugly. Just out of place for the car and the color is not of my liking. But it exudes personality. It will not succeed just because it’s a Peugeot. Like Opel Insignia did not succeed just because it is an Opel/Vauxhall, despite being a very good car.

  • Jason Panamera

    Nice car but DS and Peugeot need halo cars. They can do it for sure but dunno if it’s gonna ever happen.

  • exeptor

    So we have 200 gasoline hp, 110 electric and another 200 electric. This means 510 hp. Just wonder how much will be lost when combined in one as the 508 Hybrid lose 120 hp – 200 gasoline plus two ev motors 110 each all of which translates to 300 hp overall. I know that the torque is more important but still.

    • dufonrafal .

      400hp & 500Nm

      • exeptor

        Probably if we follow the logic of the existing hybrid – just add the additional 90 hp on the back ev motor to the 300 hp in the current model. It will be (hopefully) one great Peugeot – styling and performance. If ever happens I just hope that the price will be reasonable for what it gives without any extras for exclusivity. If so this might be The car (a new one) to have.

  • Alex87f

    Peug’s been applying the same method to its concept cars in the last 5-10 years. They don’t want to develop anything larger than their existing 1.6 THP engine (which by the way is now 12 years old), so whenever an exciting concept car is needed its output is boosted with a ton of electric motors, and then they never bother putting in into production.

    This is likely because a powertrain with such a high electric to thermal power ratio will rarely ever have its full hp figure available. If I recall correctly, the “500hp” 308 R only had its quoted 500hp for a few hundred yards.

    All main PHEV’s (and even the performance ones) only get about 25% of their full HP from the electric motors, while this gets 50% from them. Unless pug has found a way to make the car’s powertrain super efficient, this will remain just a concept car.

    • Vince

      308 r hybrid was given for 500hp in launch control mode, and 400 hp in hybrid sport mode. ( permanent )
      it was said to be able to fully recharge the batteries in less than 15 km.
      there was also an hybrid mode where the car was 300hp with the electric engines only giving a small boost and smoothering the gear shifts

      • TheHake

        It never realised though.

        • Vince

          of course it was never realized, as it was a technological demonstrator, and actually helped for developping hybrid techs that are going to be released on the market this fall ( in 300hp awd on 3008 and DS7, and in 225hp fwd on 508, and also next year sport version on this 508 )

  • Vince

    Peugeot officials confirmed it will make it to production in Q3 2020, price around 65 k€, and power a bit lowered to 350/360 hp, but with the same torque, and probably an overboost for launch control mode.

    • TheHake

      *Gasp* 65k??? Ouch.

      • Vince

        “normal GT” is already 55 k€ …
        and RS4 or C63s are 100k€ plus 10k ecological malus in France and basically have same performances …

        • TheHake

          I really really like the new 508 but I’m not paying that for a Peugeot.

          • Vince

            that’s your choice mate 😉
            but there is no reason Peugeot should actually lose money when they produce a car ( they’re not tesla … )and should sell it less than it actually costs … for the GT version it’s already 10 k€ cheaper than an arteon and 15k€ cheaper than german premium, i do think it’s not a steal.

        • Alex87f

          0-100km/h isn’t the only performance metric. I like that car, but in any type of sporting use it will be shattered to pieces by an RS4 / C63. Which is okay, no one expects a 1.6t to keep up with a 4.0 tt v8 on steroids.

  • Salih Ahzem

    Mechanically-limited top speed? So it is THE top speed?

    • Vince

      yes, the rear electrical engine is active till 180 km/h, then you only have the help of the front electrical engine which is connected to the same gearbox than the thermic engine … ( which leave you with maximum 300hp, and 250 kmh top speed for that power in kinda on par ) … but, you’ll be at 180 in less than 12s ( 0-100 is 4s, 80-180 is 9s )

  • Well that will soon join the Peugeot museum in the section “cool cars we never made”.

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