Friday, June 10, 2011

2012 Peugeot HYbrid4 Review

In launching this first diesel in the world of full hybrid vehicle - the 3008 Hybrid 4 - Peugeot will write a new chapter in the history of motorsport. The combination of a fuel consumption of 2.0 liters 163 bhp HDi diesel engine and an electric motor 37 hp is the optimal combination for a hybrid car. Unlike previous hybrid vehicles, which have chosen to use a smaller fuel-efficient gasoline engine that provides superior diesel engine 3008 HYbrid4 Drive combined cycle fuel consumption of 99 g / km CO2 emissions and 74.4mpg.

The use of hybrid diesel technology also provides several other advantages:

Effective in combination with excellent machinability

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Freedom and ease of use with the ability to choose four different operating modes: ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) four wheel drive, automatic and Sports

Quiet operation, when running in electric mode

Peace of mind safety features inherent in a four-wheel drive

CO2 emissions ecological 99g/km

HYbrid4 the 3008 is designed to please the demanding customers technophiles looking for a rewarding and original vehicle.

In terms of performance, the 3008 HYbrid4 benefits of the combined power of the HDi diesel engine and an electric motor during acceleration and when an immediate increase in power is required (the "momentum"). The combined power of 200 hp, 163 hp 2.0-liter HDi FAP diesel and 37 hp electric motor. A maximum torque of 500 Nm is available, breaking with 300 Nm at the front of the HDi diesel engine and 200 Nm at the rear generated by the electric motor.

You can manage all the available performance control switch mounted on the center console allows the driver to choose between four different modes of operation.

"Auto" mode: the entire system is controlled automatically, including the HDi diesel engine performance and an electric motor. This provides an optimum driving for fuel economy and dynamic performance.

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"ZEV" mode (Zero Emission Vehicle) provides access to a full electric mode. Activation of the HDi diesel engine is scheduled to coincide with more sustained acceleration only. This requires high-voltage batteries to charge enough and it becomes the vehicle in an excellent performance around the city "because of the absence of noise and emissions.

four-wheel drive mode (4WD) calls on the two power sources work together as much as possible, the rear wheels driven by electric motor and the front wheel is the HDi diesel engine. It offers peace of mind, security, better management and emphasizes the dynamic character of the car. At low speeds, allows all-terrain "features similar to an SUV. The driver is no longer subject to the possibility of a track or a slick ride on snow ski uphill

"Sport" mode facilitates speed changes more quickly at higher speeds than normal. In this mode, the term "controlled force" in its own diesel engine clutch with the electric motor provides more dynamic performance, optimally distributed and transmitted to the road by four wheel drive at a level of stability characteristics and handling that will appeal to lovers of motorsports.

With the Peugeot 3008 is equipped with technology HYbrid4, the goal is to appeal to customers who expect the pleasure of both environmental and technological sophistication, and also a real driving.

In fact, as the benefits of the sharp reduction in fuel consumption, will be the performance level of this technology to delight the most demanding customers in the form of traction, responsiveness, handling, peace of mind regardless of road conditions and the opportunity to enjoy quiet operation in the city in all-electric mode.

Peugeot HYbrid4 technology combines the best technology and experience: the HDi diesel engine, an electric car the attention of the second generation Stop & Start, manual transmission, electronically controlled fuel.

The "hybrid" system combines a simple propulsion HDi diesel engine and an electric motor. With their outstanding performance, diesel HDi thermodynamically more efficient than a gasoline engine and offers a 30% reduction in fuel consumption. Obviously, the HDi diesel engine is the best choice of engines.

For the "electric" component, Peugeot has a historical experience in the field of electric vehicles. To date, 106 electric, sold between 1995 and 2003, remains the world's best selling zero emission cars (for a total of almost 10,000 vehicles were produced). At the end of 2010, Peugeot will be the first to launch a new generation of 100% electric vehicles in Europe, Peugeot i0n.

The pursuit of common sense to use the best available components and expertise, it was natural to use Peugeot gearbox, electronically controlled 6-speed manual, not only for the capacity of motor control, but also for its ability to optimize fuel consumption. To further improve the performance of a stop & start the second generation is also used.

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The choice of the hybrid architecture was also guided by the quest for optimum efficiency and consistency. Hybrid technology uses two power lines that can operate alternately or simultaneously:

HDi diesel engine is the most optimal window for longer trips out of town. The diesel engine is still the most powerful and versatile power the vehicle

The electric motor takes over the HDi diesel engine in the phases of the requirements of lower power, such as pulling away, driving at low speed or deceleration (energy recovery). These are precisely the elements that characterize urban driving

Part of the HDi diesel engine and electric motor automatically, thanks to a Stop & Start system, which puts the HDi diesel engine in standby mode and restarts when conditions warrant (the accelerator pedal operation, the load low battery, etc ...).

Two sources of energy to complement each other in certain driving conditions ("promote" the effect of high acceleration, or when overtaking another vehicle, for example). HYbrid4 performance is directly comparable from HDi diesel engine with a much better position to respond to a good support for a real breakthrough in terms of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (combined cycle performance of about 35% less similar) .

electric motor and ancillary equipment (inverters, converters, etc.) are placed behind the vehicle. This offers several advantages, not only in the interests of customers and also helps to reduce costs and optimize the production process.

The original design of the system HYbrid4 allows four-wheel drive. The HDi diesel engine drives the front wheels while the electric motor (in the rear sprocket) drives the rear wheels.

Everything is controlled electronically ("wired"), and no mechanical connection between the front and rear transmissions. This system of many advantages of "traditional" mechanics.

It does not affect the layout and structural design of the cab

4x4 and no conflict with the environmental conditions

Installing the rear, and all parts of the 'electronic components, are still technical and economic benefits.

First, it avoids the need for a major overhaul of the engine compartment of the vehicle, while improving weight distribution. It also leaves intact the possibility of using a range of engines of different capacities, for possible introduction in the future.

Second, this architecture is achieved through the use of a single compact module that contains the rear electric motor, fittings and the rear axle and suspension.

The rear module costs therefore reduced because the technical feasibility of implementing the same technology HYbrid4 in different market segments, in different forms of body parts, etc ... whatever the type of engine motor internal combustion machinery used.

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A real revolution in terms of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while improving dynamic performance levels, offering four-wheel drive and an electric-only mode, HYbrid4 technology brings a number of advantages without compromise.

In addition, driveability, safety and eco-efficiency of the system is based on the simple choice, reasonable and consistent technology.

The 3008 was chosen as the first application of this innovative technology.

2.0 l HDi 163 bhp diesel engine

With a capacity of 1997 cc, developing the Euro 5 engine with a maximum power of 163 hp at 3,750 rpm and maximum torque of 300Nm at 1580 rpm. To achieve this level of performance it uses latest generation Peugeot ECCS (Extreme Conventional internal combustion engines System) design of the combustion chamber, a variable geometry turbocharger low inertia, high-pressure injection pump provides a pressure up to 2000 bar and injectors with eight valve openings.

Of course, this, combined with the new generation of "octosquare" Eolys diesel additive function with particulate filter (DPF) system.

Electronic Controlled Transmission 6-speed manual (BMP6)

HDi diesel engine is mated to an electronically controlled six-speed sequential manual gearbox:

In automatic mode, electronic control allows significant savings in fuel consumption compared to a conventional automatic transmission or even a traditional manual gearbox

It offers a truly satisfying driving was the opportunity to select a mode for changing gear at any moment - manually or automatically - when traveling to or through a control wheel

The quality of speed gearbox has been strengthened by technology HYbrid4 the rear electric motor is activated during the transition to improve the flow of operation and maintains running between gear changes.

Stop & Start last generation

This system places the HDi diesel engine in standby mode when the vehicle is stationary (at traffic lights, stop signs or traffic, etc) and when the vehicle is driven in electric only mode. It significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions in urban driving, while the HDi diesel engine enabling.the to restart instantly and seamlessly when needed.

system of "High Voltage" Stop & Start is the largest power 8 kW, and can produce enough energy to power requirements for the rear electric motor, if necessary (four-wheel drive mode).

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Rear Suspension

To ensure a dynamic performance on par with the standards of the reputation of the Peugeot road operation, the module also includes a power rear suspension multi-link rear, which houses the electric motor and gearbox.


ESP system installed in 3008 Peugeot HYbrid4 include "a better traction control (ASR) can leverage the capabilities of four-wheel drive car completely challenging surfaces. The performance of the system can be improved by installing optional 16'''Mud & Snow tires .

Electric motor

The power of permanent magnet synchronous motor in the rear of the vehicle. Provides a constant 27 hp, with maximum power of 37 hp. It generates a constant torque of 100 Nm, a maximum of 200 Nm when required.

PTMU (Powertrain Management Unit)

PTMU is an electronic device that automatically performs various procedures and HDi diesel engine and electric motor, programmed to optimize fuel consumption.

An inverter and a converter is used to control electrical energy. The inverter controls the torque of the electric motor, control electric current supplied by the high voltage battery. Operates within a voltage range between 150 and 270 volts. The converter reduces the voltage of 200 volt battery to 12 volts for high power systems aboard the vehicle.

In the 3008 HYbrid4 all these components are made as compact as possible to maximize the effect of installation and weight in the vehicle.

high-voltage battery

Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries are located under the luggage compartment floor, near the electric motor. The high voltage battery is in addition to the standard 12V battery under the hood, which operates its normal functions.

In the medium term, this battery technology is the most appropriate and cost-industrialization of vehicles produced in large quantities.

Energy recovery

energy recovery system (electric motor is the generator) allows the kinetic energy created by the vehicle is converted into electricity to charge Ni-MH battery during deceleration (to release the accelerator and brake). The recovery system allows the driver to re-use of "free" (business) to reduce energy consumption accordingly.

Human-Computer Interaction

A 7 inch 16 / 9 color screen or a multi-function, according to vehicle specifications, inform the driver in real time of operational status of the hybrid propulsion system. It also shows that for a given path, periods operating in different modes and the state of battery charge.

The scoreboard in the dial on the left shows the percentage of power used or recovered by phases of braking or deceleration. Scales indicates the battery status: charging, Eco (optimal range), Power Boost (maximum utilization with HDi diesel engine).

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HYbrid4 to develop its technology, PSA Peugeot Citroën has partnered with suppliers that offer the best skills in each area. Based on the technical specifications of the manufacturer, Bosch has provided expertise on the electric motor, power electronics, the reversible high-voltage generator / generator and other management systems the dialogue between these components, systems of correction and the stability program braking (ESP and ABS). In addition, SANYO has provided a wealth of knowledge in the field of Ni-MH High Voltage.

A distinctive design

The new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 is characterized by its advanced technology that combines responsible driving and driving pleasure, but also by his particular style.

Faced with the latest Peugeot design signals have been adapted to meet the generous size of 3008 and to subscribe to break the existing models. The headlights are now a full bar, the function of LED lighting to give the day and highlight the 3008 appearance. Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 also proudly wears brand new Lion Badge of her bonnet.

Rear spoiler is a two-tone glossy finish black period, which helps to distinguish it from other models from 3008, as well as signs chrome adorning the sides and rear of the car.


Under his spacious architecture, bringing the seat of all the features of a luxury car or even an airplane cockpit. A wide dashboard, controls close at hand and easy ergonomic center stack clearly isolated area of ​​the "pilot". Combined with a high position and dominant behavior, he has everything in place to reward drivers and provide a range of new driving experiences were not detected in a conventional hybrid car.

material characteristics are made to highlight throughout the crossover feel and explore new avenues of expression. This is especially new and special Guérande Tramontana and finish two-tone leather, which subtly combines light gray on seat cushions with a black finish on the sides of the seats.

The shift lever with its modern and elegant design is a key technology HYbrid4. Mood improvement of technology in the same way that the color display 7 ", which provides information on the flow of energy. A leaflet signed HYbrid4 specific adds a touch of exclusivity to the car.

"Multiflex" inside

Thanks to his intelligence "Multiflex" internal integration and intelligent battery and innovative rear suspension, the 3008 HYbrid4 also be transformed to offer a heavy burden under the parcel shelf of 420 liters (362 dm3 VDA), with 66 liters (29 dm3 VDA) available under the trunk floor.

The lower tailgate opens to reveal a shoe with a flat bottom is equipped with longitudinal snoereoeskenernes that exudes quality and strength. From start to permit folding rear seat system, controlled by a switch mounted on the load side lining, the second-row seats to fold automatically, "as if by magic.

Combined with the folding front passenger seat, the 3008 HYbrid4 offers a perfectly flat floor from liftgate to the dashboard. This releases an enormous 1501-liter compartment is easy to load.

Driver Assistance

Comfortably seated behind the wheel, drivers noted among the facilities they have some references to the world of aviation.

For example, to ensure that the driver does not have to take a look at the road, and on an airplane, the information essential to the conduct is projected onto a transparent panel retractable ably expand the dashboard. The system Head-Up Display can be adjusted through switches.

These settings are located above the central console, adding an extra touch of style to the atmosphere in the car. They also control a second Original Equipment - Distance Alert system. As its name implies, this feature helps the driver keep away from a safe distance in front of the vehicle after its 3008 pace.

Another piece of equipment that helps ensure maximum driving comfort Parallel Park Assist (PPA). This system evaluates the size of a room during parking maneuvers and offers the possibility to park in it.

Similarly, the electric parking brake assistance function with Hill helps the driver when maneuvering, but also optimizes the inner compartment of the vehicle.

Also, the latest generation of satellite navigation systems to guide users in their travels.

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Peugeot Connect the 3-D navigation means (NG4) includes all the benefits of satellite navigation brand available. These include a jukebox feature, linked to a hard drive, Peugeot Connect services, the GSM function, a USB connector, a DVD player, Bluetooth ® and a screen that shows specific buildings, all 3D.

HYbrid4 the 3008 is a crossover with a technological content that offers exceptional versatility and unique security, incomparable pleasure of driving and CO2 emissions of a very low level. selection of Peugeot diesel hybrid shows that it is possible to combine environmental requirements without compromising the performance of tests not previously available in a hybrid vehicle.

HYbrid4 the 3008 were produced in France (Sochaux and Mulhouse) and marketed in Europe in the spring of 2011.