Peugeot is coming to this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with a rich lineup of production and concept models. These are going to be the two most important ones at their booth: the Peugeot 208 Hybrid and 308 R. They preview future production cars based on the popular hatchback models.
The Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE is a traditional hybrid car without a plug-in system, utilizing an electric motor to help its petrol engine work more efficiently. The engine is a three-cylinder 1.2- litre VTi 68 horsepower unit, improved with all kind of fancy tricks to consume less fuel. What’s more, there is a sophisticated braking energy recovery system working in tandem wit the hybrid system.
As a result while the car still offers satisfying performance with a 0 to 100 km/h time of around 8 seconds, it has a CO2 rating of just 49 g/km.
Then we have the Peugeot 308 R Concept, a no-compromise souped-up version of the new 308. This car is fitted with a heavily modified version of Pug’s 1.6 liter turbo unit which develops 270 horsepower and 330Nm of torque. It is the same unit that powers the RCZ R coupe. Despite the big power, this small engine manages to do 6.3 l/100 km and 145 g/km CO2. We are just wondering about the turbo lag, which is always a problem in high-powered small engines.
Styling-wise, the 308 R is distinguished with sport bumpers, modified wings, a new grille, 26mm lowered ride height, matte black trim on the back-end, and 19-inch alloys, as well as dark chrome accents.