PARIS -- Peugeot is offering a preview of a new line of high-performance electrified vehicles with the Peugeot Sport Engineered concept, a plug-in hybrid version of the 508 fastback sedan.
The concept has a total power output of 500 hp and 730 newton-meters of torque, giving it a 0-100 kph (62 mph) time of four seconds. Top speed is 250 kph.
The concept will debut at the Geneva auto show on March 5.
Peugeot Sport announced last October that it would be developing a range of electrified performance cars.
The Peugeot Sport Engineered concept has four-wheel drive and three engines -- a 200 hp gasoline engine, a 110 hp electric motor in the front, and a 200 hp electric motor at the rear. An 11.8 kWh battery will give the concept a 50 km electric range. When operating as a hybrid, emissions will be 49 grams of CO2 per km under WLTP testing, a figure that would qualify it for double credits under the coming 2021 EU emissions standards.
Performance enhancements include a 24 mm wider front track and 12 mm rear, a lower ride height. Aerodynamic aides include a new front bumper and valence with blades that direct cooling air to the radiator, as well as drag-reducing flaps on the subframe and a rear diffuser.
Peugeot parent PSA Group will produce the first models of a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles this year, including the Opel Grandland X, the DS 7 Crossback and the Peugeot 3008 and 508.