2014 Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 29 August 2013 , 02:08:12 byAngela

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Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept

The Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept is to be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show which will occur in just a few short  weeks time.

The car should be capable of reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in eight seconds and will return 135 mpg UK (112.4 mpg US or 2.1 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions standing at 49 g/km.

Judging by the attest reports, the new Peugeot will be approximately 200 kg  as opposed to the base 1.0 liter VTi version weighing an overwhelming 2.149 lbs (975 kg). This rather impressive weight reduction was possible due to installing a composite VER/carbon hood (5 kg), wings (2.1 kg) together with composite body panels. The outer skin is made out of carbon fiber, weighing only 20 kg, the door panels, using the same substance add 2 kg along with the flat base, 8 kg. The external glazing,  with the only exception of the door windows, uses polycarbonate diminishing the overall weight with another 5 kg. This way, the auto reduces 20% weight, reaching from 295 kg to 227 kg.

Judging by its appearance, one might say that it looks rather different from the `ordinary` car. The 208 Hybrid features aero-optimized 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in narrow tires as well as a rear diffuser designed to improve air flow. Interestingly, the model presents cameras which have taken the place of the typical exterior mirrors.

The hybrid car includes a 90 cell lithium-ion battery pack and was inspired from the 908 Hybrid Le Mans. It was designed to bring 40 bhp (30 kW) through a semi-automatic 5 speed transmission. Supposedly, it is capable of traveling on electric power an amazingly 12 miles (19 km) distance.

Regarding the electric motor, this works alongside a 1.0-liter engine, inspired by the base mode but enlarged to 1.2-liters. The engine will feature a better a more efficient combustion as a consequence of the Atkinson cycle. A racing cylinder head and a diamond carbon coating are also expected to feature the 208 Hybrid FE Concept. Furthermore, it would appear that a smaller unit with a 20 liters capacity will take the place of the regular fuel tank.

It is expected for the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in no more than 8 seconds and will consume 2.1 liters/ 100 km with a CO2 emission of 49g/km.