2009 Peugeot RCZ review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 , 08:08:11 byDan

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Peugeot RCZ

Peugeot developed a new model, the RCZ, a stunning coupe that has been designed to be a special vehicle within the Peugeot range for customers who see their cars as a source of driving enjoyment as well as daily transport. The RCZ is both dynamic and responsible, offering an innovative blend of performance and environmental-friendliness. It will be built by Magna Steyr in Austria in a production center that specializes in exclusive vehicles built in small volumes. The model is a compact 2+2 Coupe that features a number of key styling elements. It has 1.36 m in high and, with the optimized airflow due to the double bubble roof, has superb aerodynamics. The passenger compartment immerses the driver in a subtly elitist ambience echoing the world of motorsport. The use of high quality materials throughout the interior combines with the elegant design to enhance the overall premium feeling of the interior. The fascia panel is covered entirely with an innovative soft feel material, hi-tech in appearance and very elegant in style. Nappa integral leather trim, luxurious thick leather with a particularly fine, smooth grain is also available. The interior allows users to adapt to different situations. At launch in 2010, three engines will be available under the large aluminum bonnet of the new model. First there is the 1.6-liter THP 200 BHP that sends the output to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. It can deliver 188 lb. ft. of torque this way the model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds. The second engine available is the 1.6-liter THP 156 that uses a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Last, but not least, there is the 2.0-liter HDi FAP 165 BHP 6-speed manual gearbox, an engine capable of developing 163 BHP and 251 lb. ft. of torque. The model will go on sale in the spring of 2010.