2013 Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept with GTi-performances review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 , 03:07:43 byEmil

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Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept with GTi-performances

This year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Peugeot will offer us more details on the final version of the 208 Hybrid FE Concept but we will tell you what we were able to find out so far. Just for information, the concept is being developed in collaboration with Peugeot Sport and Total. The engineers promised us to offer a new model that is a lot like the 208 GTi in terms of performance, but when it comes to CO2 emissions, the vehicle will have 50 g/km of emissions.

The output developed will enable the model to accelerate from 0 to62 mph in 8.0 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption, we have to say that the model is capable of reaching 135 mpg UK. The engineers managed to reduce the weight of the car with around 200 kg which is quite impressive in comparison to the base 208 version equipped with a 1.0-liter VTi. The new model will also come with a rear diffuser to improve airflow and both suspensions have been replaced by a fiber glass which behaves like a wishbone, an anti-roll combined and spring all together. As a result the French specialists were able to lower the weight by installing a 20-liter fuel tank. To transfer the output to the wheels the engineers have offered 19-inch alloy wheels in narrower tires.

The 1.2-liter unit has a more efficient combustion all because of the Atkinson cycle. Next on the list we have a racing cylinder head and diamond carbon coating and also the 908 HYbrid 4 Le Mans-sourced hybrid module and battery pack. The electric motor generates 134 BHP and the one in the 208 HYbrid FE concepts will develop 40 BHP. Just for information, this will work together with a 90-cell lithium-ion battery and will be located on the back of the EGC semi-automatic 5-speed transmission. For the moment there is no available information on a possible production model.