Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Review

More than a concept car, which has become a reality, Peugeot RCZ represents a new chapter in the history of "lifestyle" Peugeot vehicles. His expressive style and innovation and effective enjoyment of luxury and environmentally friendly engines and to drive the project will create the brand in the future, which promises to be more exciting than ever.

Building on the passion and skill of its designers and engineers, the Peugeot brand values ​​to instill in each vehicle it produces. Sometimes, however, exempted from the restrictions and creative shot, Peugeot makes a bold new step and will bring a "lifestyle" vehicles that are truly exceptional. The latter is always emotional, inspiring admiration among car enthusiasts, and many of the producers of pride.

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Image

Some concept cars exhibited at international motor shows also follow this example. Sometimes, their attraction is so large that the desire to see them take the road becomes unstoppable.

Accordingly, in September 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot revealed a styling exercise that leaves no observer intact: Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept Car.

The idea of ​​marketing based auto dealership, has rapidly become a reality.

But the transformation from concept to production model requires a real commitment, daring and ingenuity ... qualities that the producer is known for.

Designers and engineers worked together to ensure that all vehicle specifications adhered to the promise of its exterior design.

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Image

Indeed, if the main objective was to preserve the concept of style, despite the severe constraints imposed by manufacturing and marketing, the challenge has gone much further. ambitious goals set out in terms of management and production quality, giving the car its own strong and unique identity.

This compact 2 +2 coupe was therefore destined to become the exclusive vehicle for "something special" melting pot of emotion, he designed a modern and very demanding clientele with expert advice on what is driving pleasure.

His name, RCZ, symbolizes this unique position and unique compared to the Peugeot range, since this is the first passenger car to use the numbering system with a center "zero" or "double zero".

Peugeot RCZ, therefore, describes the sum of the values ​​of the Peugeot, who have constantly realigned with the times.

Designed to enhance the pleasure of driving, the Peugeot RCZ is also dynamic (the top model with all-new 1.6-liter THP 147 kW/200 hp) and its equivalent, which offers an innovative combination of performance and respect ' environment. Her lower weight, streamlined and polished modern engine technology, the entry level model has CO2 emissions of just 139 g / km.

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Image

An extension of this thought is the Peugeot RCZ is equipped HYbrid4 technology, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. Peugeot RCZ This is based on the powertrain HYbrid4 the 3008, which will be available in spring 2011: a 2.0 liter HDi FAP 120 kW (163bhp) at the front and 27 kW (37bhp) electric motor on the back. This concept has emissions of just 95 g / km of CO2, while benefiting from a potential of 147kW (200 hp) and four-wheel drive.

This reflects the willingness of Peugeot to offer this technology on different vehicles in its range, vehicles that can be very different (crossover coupe ...), which may be based on different platforms, but with a common theme, namely that new driving pleasure.

Another challenge facing the project was to successfully develop a new vehicle, especially for a short period. In this sense, it was decided to raise the center of vehicle production, which specializes exclusively for vehicles that are produced in small batches in the factory Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

Consequently, only two years after exhibited as a concept car, the Peugeot RCZ will be unveiled for the first time in public, in its final form at the 63rd IAA.

Peugeot RCZ will go on sale in spring 2010.


Sculptural, dynamic and elegant style of the Peugeot RCZ offers new dynamic and harmonious proportions, based on an architecture with three compartments and original compact coupe.

The "double bubble" roof window and the back is not only a remarkable feat of engineering, but also the signature style of a car, where every detail produces an overwhelming sense of quality and expressiveness. Windshield, black roof and dark tinted rear window to provide visual continuity strikingly offset by two aluminum roof arches. Side, creating a unique profile of continuity between the original plaster design front and sleek from the rear of the car.

In front of a cat show, a feature manufacturing soft edges of wings and large wheels, spoiler and ruby-red LED tail lights with crystal displays to create the appearance that combines sensuality and strength, technique and difference.

In addition, the proportions of the car (1.36 m in height) and well-designed body with rows of double-bubble roof, to optimize the flow of air creates an excellent aerodynamics. Active rear spoiler will also help the aerodynamics of the car can be introduced for the two positions of the vehicle speed, so that an optimal balance between maintenance and fuel consumption.

Inner emotions

The RCZ Peugeot cab driver immediately immersed in an atmosphere subtly echoed in the elitist world of motorsport.

"Come" in the vehicle, the driver discovers an ergonomic driving position is ideal to enjoy the driving characteristics of the Peugeot RCZ: The wraparound seats with their integral head restraints like a glove around the front passengers, and all controls are within reach of driver hands.

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Image

The fluid and the dashboard layout follows the style simplified strongly inclined accolades new models of the manufacturer, and this is perfectly distinctive in the world court.

Using high quality materials combined with elegant contours to improve the overall atmosphere of refinement.

Under the driver's eyes, mirroring the clock is located in the center of the dashboard, the dashboard indicators are included cases of metal etched, backlit labels.

The dashboard is completely lined with soft fabric with an innovative, hi-tech looking and very elegant. Customers can also choose from a variety of colors, as in the case of Nappa leather interior (leather luxury thick very fine-grain smooth).

This design, its elegance is enhanced by the equipment table hello-technology that can contain (new WIP Com 3D multimedia system, the JBL Hi-fisystem ™, USB connectors on all versions, etc.) are also versatile, allowing users to adapt to any situation.

For example, for a long weekend, the boot has a capacity of 384 liters (321 dm3 according to VDA) is added to the storage space beneath the floor. It 'possible that this capacity continues to grow folding rear seat back down, which gives the maximum capacity of 760 liters of boot (639 dm3 VDA).

Finally, it offers two extra seats, fully carved and completely impractical, especially since the design of the roof with his double bubble provides an extra margin for those occasional rear passengers.


I n 2010, three engines will find their place under the large aluminum hood of the Peugeot RCZ. High Performance Engines in every sense of the word: a generous torque and power, low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and comply with Euro 5-standard. These environmental concerns have been one of the key priorities of the project, forming a modern and responsible approach to a vehicle in this segment.

1.6 liter THP 147 kW (200 hp) BVM6

This new engine (to be published in the summer of 2010), the chassis of the car to realize their true potential. With its maximum torque of 255 Nm at 1700 rpm (or 275 with overboost) and a maximum power of 147 kW at 5,800 rpm, the benefits of Peugeot RCZ dynamic acceleration (80 to 120 km / h in 6.5 seconds in fifth gear ), 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds ...) while consumption combined cycle not exceeding 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers (less than 165 g / km of CO2).

For this, the 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1598 cm3 combines the latest technologies to create world's first twin turbocharger for improved performance and instant response at low engine speeds, the gasoline direct injection, variable valve lift and with variable valve timing camshaft intake and exhaust of Technology (VTI), lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

"Audio engine" Acceleration is also optimized for the development of sound of the engine. Using the Sound System has created a different sound when the engine speed. Just like a musical instrument, the vibrating diaphragm to produce a controlled sound that enhances the acoustic channel, this leads to noise level, which remains constant over long distances.

1.6 liter THP 115 kW (156 hp) or BVM6 BVA6

This turbocharged direct injection achieves a remarkable synthesis between performance (240 Nm at 1400 rpm and 115 kW at 5,800 rpm) and fuel consumption (6.9 l/100 km, 159 g / km of CO2 with a manual gearbox). It will also be available from summer 2010 in conjunction with a brand new 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential.

® 2.0-liter HDi FAP 120 kW (163 hp) BVM6

With a capacity of 1997 cm3, this engine - was launched this year - develops a maximum power of 120 kW at 3,750 rpm and maximum torque of 340 Nm at 2000 rpm generous. To achieve this level of performance that has a new generation ECCS (Extreme Convent ional Combust ion System) combustion chamber, an inertia variable geometry turbocharger low, high pressure pump to a pressure of 2,000 bar common rail "solenoids and injectors with eight starts.

This engine gives free rein to the potential of Peugeot RCZ for traction while reducing its fuel consumption of 5.4 litres/100km combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 139 g / km.


The famous "passion" which gives Peugeot car here makes sense. Based on the manufacturer's experience in terms of maneuverability and handling, for the Peugeot RCZ is taking the notion of driving pleasure to new heights.

Peugeot RCZ fundamental advantages of a highly effective suspension set-up developed from the second platform of the brand, two vehicles (front McPherson suspension and torsion beam type rear). In addition, the ride height of the car and the center of gravity is lowered 20 mm and 40 mm compared to a sedan 308. Compared to the latter, Peugeot RCZ is wider (+30 mm) with wide front and rear tracks (+ 54 mm + 72 mm). Suspension and dampers have been adjusted accordingly, with the addition of wider tires (18 "or 19"!) The end result is a grip of the first order. Finally, when Peugeot RCZ is equipped with THP 147 kW (200 hp), the front axle has a special anti-roll bar below to make the car more responsive and flexible while at the same time ensures a remarkably efficient.

The hydraulic steering is designed to provide a precision of the highest order and excellent responsiveness.

Braking, meanwhile, is powerful, durable and guaranteed by the generously dimensioned ventilated discs with a diameter of 302 mm and a thickness of 26 mm on the 1.6 liter THP 147 kW (200 hp) in particular 340x30mm. All models are equipped with rear disc brakes with a diameter of 290x12 mm.

For easy maneuvering on steep slopes, all versions of the Peugeot RCZ comes with Hill Assist. This feature is coupled in series to the PSE, which, except in versions with automatic transmission includes a traction control system with intelligence (ASR has sophisticated, which automatically adjusts the traction of both front wheels depending on available grip levels) and many sure Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Brake force (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). DSC, and RAS features of ASD can be performed simultaneously (ESP off), so that the experience and demanding drivers can use the capabilities of the car.


So that each customer can be a unique car, Peugeot RCZ in the game, save your personalization in order to keep the exclusive vehicle tracking.

The range includes: a carbon fiber roof, the arches of the roof of different colors (black and chrome, "sand") is 18 and 19 alloy wheels "with a variety of finishes (matte black, dark gray, Diamond), black parts of the body painting on the front, door mirror cover carbon, body decorations, etc.

These customization items can be ordered for purchase, and will be available individually or together.

2011 Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe Image

Maximum Security

In addition to the primary safety guaranteed by the excellent road, school safety, which enjoys a particularly optimized and effective containment, also includes a cover assets "appears in place thanks to a pyrotechnic firing system and limit the degree of injury to a pedestrian is likely to incur in the event of a collision.

In terms of security service, Peugeot will be implemented in 2010 at no additional cost in the range Peugeot RCZ - a world first - a range of communications services, including Peugeot and Peugeot Emergency Assistance. The latter, released in 2003 on telematics Peugeot has already helped nearly 3,000 people by identifying the location of their vehicles to incidents and organize the dispatch of appropriate emergency services. According to the philosophy of Peugeot RCZ offers personalized services, which now operates in eight countries in Europe, will be available for free for an unlimited time, not only in vehicles equipped WIP Com 3D, but also through its ongoing work taking a "communication unit located" system.