2021 Peugeot 508 PSE New 355 hp plug-in Hybrid Revealed. After the tweaked 300 and 500 crossovers, the French automaker has revealed something more exciting. And this is its most powerful production car to date.
The car which was previewed in February 2019 by the Concept 50 Peugeot Sport Engineered, the road-going version is however here as an electrified sedan and wagon duo.
2021 Peugeot 508 PSE Overview
The Performance plug-in hybrid models put together a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors.
The Combustion engine is however good for 197 hp which is also 147 kWh. And 221 pound-feet which is also 300 Newton-meters of torque.
The electric motor mounted at the front is rated at 109 hp (320Nm). While the rear motor makes 111 hp (83 kW) and 122 lb-ft (166 Nm).
With this hybrid arrangement, the Peugeot Sport Engineered version of the stylish 508 will be able to develop a combined 355 hp which is also 265 kW and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm).
And this is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed auto transmission. You should know that you are looking at the most powerful car that Peugeot has ever made.
As it is combining the likes of the good looking RCZ R and 3008 GT Hybrid4 300. The 308 R Hybrid Concept from 2015 doesn’t count as it never made it as a production model.
Apart from power, the all-wheel drive is really quick. Regardless of its body style, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.
The 11.5 kWh battery back given to it has an energy that is capable of an electric range of 26 miles which is 42 kilometers per WLTP.
It won’t take time to recharge once you are out of juice, as it takes less than two hours to gain a full recharge from a 32-amp wall box.
After all the additional hybrid-related hardware added to it, some of you might be wondering about the car’s weight.
However, you should know that this sedan weighs about 1,850 kilograms (4,078 pounds).
And the wagon is 1.875 kilograms (4,134 lbs), but this is not even surprising as we expected it to be heavier.
Although, even with their heftiness, the car needs just three seconds to complete 50 to 75 mph (80-120 km/h) task.
The Peugeot 508 PSE is to arrive at the dealer’s shop in half of next year.
However, it is expected to make the way for a next-gen 308 PSE which will likely be due in 2022 to take on the Volkswagen Golf R with over 300 hp.