Peugeot 508 Sport Due In 2020 With 365 HP Hybrid Power?

Peugeot’s getting ready to enter a new era with a sports sedan meant to put some heat on the Audi S4, Mercedes-AMG C43 and others – and it has already previewed such a car with the 508 Sport Engineered Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The final production version, on the other hand, is expected in 2020, according to AutomobileMagazine, who claims to know some very juicy details about the powertrain.

By combining the 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW) 1.6-liter petrol engine with a 110 PS (107 hp / 80 kW) front-mounted electric motor and another electric motor, rated at 200 PS (197 hp / kW), mounted on the rear axle, the PHEV assembly will reportedly deliver a total output of 360 PS (355 hp / 265 kW). The car will get electric all-wheel drive and is thought to use an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Performance is unknown, but the 508 Sport Engineered Concept was able to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The 11.8 kWh battery provided an electric range of 50 km (31 miles).

Speaking about the powertrain, Peugeot Sport chief Bruno Famin said: “It’s paradoxical, but the pressure put on emissions allows us to develop a 508 performance model that we would not have imagined before.”

Due to the added weight of the battery and electric motors, the 508 Sport (name unconfirmed) will get some suspension revisions and perhaps other technical upgrades compared to the rest of the 508 family. Moreover, the sportier look and 20-inch alloy wheels will make it instantly recognizable.

The sporty derivative of the new-gen 508 should arrive in the four-door version of the car at first, but if everything goes as planned, then the SW (estate) will follow it.

Note: 2019 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept pictured

 

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    20-inch alloy wheels will make it instantly recognisable.

    Go the whole hog and bring back Stagecoaches.

  • Nexus7

    “… then the SW (estate) will follow it…”

    Could be great competition for the E450 wagon… although by then, the E450 will have evolved with Eq-Boost. It’ll be a renaissance of actually design work again!

    • Alex87f

      The E450 is a class above in terms of size and price, as well as performance (keep in mind that Pug’ will only have its full hp as long as the battery is charged, after that it’s 200hp and a battery to drag around).

  • Shobin Drogan

    Great, now can they stuff that engine in a 208? lol

    • Rafael

      Hey mate!
      Was thinking about it… but not in the 208. But the 308!
      Take away that rear electric motor and you probably have the next 308 GTi’s powertrain, as Peugeot said it would be electrified, this makes total sense!

      “By combining the 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW) 1.6-liter petrol engine with a 110 PS (107 hp / 80 kW) front-mounted electric motor” – about 290-310hp!

  • Romain AA

    can someone explain how 197 + 107 + 197 = 355 hp?

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