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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

By luanpa in | August 28, 2010 | (1) Comment

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is based on the Prologue HYbrid4 Concept, first seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show. It is the world’s first hybrid production car with a diesel engine under the bonnet.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 benefits from the combined power of the HDi diesel engine, It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel rated at 163 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque in front, and an electric motor rated at 37 hp and 148 lb-ft in the rear. Combined output is 200 hp, and combined torque is 369 lb-ft.

The diesel engine is connected to a six-speed automated manual gearbox. The maximum combined power output is 200 bhp, 163 bhp from the 2.0 liter HDi FAP diesel engine and 37 bhp from the electric motor.  A maximum torque of 500 Nm is available, split with 300Nm at the front from the HDi diesel engine and 200 Nm at the rear generated by the electric motor.

When the battery has sufficient charge, the electric motor alone can propel the 3008 at lower speeds or provide on-demand all-wheel drive. The rear-mounted motor also provides regenerative braking to charge the battery. The combined output of the two powerplants comes in at 200 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 front
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Front-Side

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Rear Angle
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Interior

Peugeot has just launched its 3008 crossover, mixing the qualities of a hatchback and an SUV. It’s a genre pioneered by the Nissan Qashqai, with Skoda also getting in on the act with the imminent arrival of its new Yeti. Unlike its two rivals, however, the 3008 isn’t available with four-wheel drive: a clever, off-road-optimised, traction-control system has to do.

This will change in 18 months’ time. But when it arrives, the all-wheel-drive 3008 will be no ordinary 4×4: it will be the production version of Peugeot’s Prologue HYbrid 4, as revealed at the Paris Motor Show last year, featuring a 2.0-litre, 163bhp turbodiesel in the nose and a 37bhp electric motor between the rear wheels.

That doesn’t sound like much electric horsepower. That doesn’t matter: what you really want for acceleration is torque – and electric motors have plenty of that. In this case there’s 148lb-ft on tap, which, when added to the 221lb-ft from the diesel engine, gives you have a potential 369lb-ft. And yes, in this hybrid (unlike, say, a petrol-fuelled Lexus RX 450h) the point at which the two power units’ torque curves cross happens to be at peak torque for both.

That means the HYbrid 4 really will give a 369lb-ft burst of thrust from low engine speeds, making it a potentially rapid machine. And here’s the best bit: all that torque, and a combined 200bhp, comes with a CO2 figure on the official test cycle of just 109g/km. In no other production car can so much power be had for so little CO2 output and a combined-cycle fuel consumption of 68.9mpg.



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  1. The interior is awesome but I dont like the way it looks like on the outside.