The 508 PSE, by Peugeot Sport Engineering, is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) designed to elevate the sexy character of the Peugeot family. To entice potential buyers of the 508 to look for a more powerful vehicle, capable of being more appealing thanks to its superior acceleration capability, the Gallic brand designed a more muscular PHEV, with a power of 400 hp, instead of the 225 hp so far .
The current Peugeot 508 PHEV, called 508 GT Hybrid 225 e-EAT8, as it is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, produced by the Japanese of Aisin, assembles a supercharged 1.6 petrol engine, with 181 hp. To this engine the 508 PHEV combines an electrical unit with 109 hp, installed inside the box itself, replacing the torque converter – hence the name e-EAT8 of the box, as it is also electrified. The 11.8 kWh battery powers the electric motor and ensures that it is able to travel only in electric mode.
The 508 PSE is distinguished by a number of characteristic details
The 508 PSE raises the technical specifications of the Peugeot family. It keeps the 1.6 turbo engine at the front, associated with the 109 hp electric unit installed in the box, also mounted at the front, to later apply a second electric motor, here with 200 hp, coupled to the rear axle. Technically, the 508 PSE ends up getting closer to the technical characteristics of the 3008 Hybrid4, GrandlandX Hybrid4 and DS7 Crossback E-Tense 4 × 4, with whom it shares the mechanics.
According to Peugeot CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, the 508 PSE announces CO2 emissions of only 49 g / km, in a model that only needs 4.3 seconds to go from 0-100 km / h, and then accelerate up to 250 km / h. Despite the increase in electrical power, the battery continues to have only 11.8 kWh, which guarantees a range of 50 km in electric mode.
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