The appearance of the production version was preceded by the Peugeot 308 RCZ concept car, which was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007. The success of the model was so deafening that the need for its commercial production became apparent. Creating a production car was carried out as soon as possible. His presentation took place at the 63rd Motor Show in Frankfurt, just 2 years after the first presentation of the 308 RCZ concept. Worldwide sales of the Peugeot RCZ started in the spring of 2010. By the way, RCZ is the first passenger car of the brand, in the name of which there are no numbers with one or two “0” in the center.
Peugeot RCZ – an exclusive coupe (2 + 2), which not only attracts the eye, but also gives driving pleasure. The car is distinguished by its expressive innovative appearance: a complex wave-shaped rear window, a wide grin of a false radiator grille, and a lion on the nameplate that has grown in size. Smooth and at the same time “muscular” contours of the body are emphasized by two arcs of polished aluminum alloy, which give the side projection of the car nobility and dynamics. The “feline” look of the headlights along the hood is the Peugeot business card. Elegant curved lateral body shapes and convex wings make the silhouette of the Peugeot RCZ compact and “muscular”. Each design element – ruby LED rear lights, an unusual shape of a convex hood, two chrome exhaust tips – emphasizes the sporty image of the car.
The Peugeot RCZ coupe is built on the basis of the Peugeot 308 hatchback, but 74 kg lighter (total 1297 kg), wider by 30 mm. It has the same length (2610 mm) of the wheelbase, but in a rut wider by 44 mm in front and 63 mm in the rear. A lowered center of gravity and an increased track added to the car’s lateral stability, the coupe keeps its trajectory well, clinging to the cover with 18-inch tires.
Peugeot RCZ 2010 year
The car’s excellent aerodynamics are created by its well-thought-out proportions (the car’s height is only 1.36 m) and the verified lines of the two-sphere roof and rear window. The aerodynamic qualities of the model are also enhanced by an active rear spoiler, the position of which can vary depending on the speed of movement in order to provide the optimal combination of road stability and fuel consumption.
The interior of the Peugeot RCZ is reminiscent of the interior design of race cars, bringing the driver and passengers to the world of super speeds and exciting experiences. Interior design is not satisfactory in ergonomics. The control panel does not interfere with a good view of the road. It can be finished with innovative cladding with an attractive smooth texture, or individualized with especially high-quality smooth leather. Noteworthy are the dashboard watches and indicators with a coal-black background and stamped metal decorative elements, as well as chrome inserts in the steering wheel spokes – parts of a prestigious sports car.
The Peugeot RCZ saloon is not only distinguished by elegance and modern equipment, but also by its wide transformation capabilities. In the standard version, the luggage compartment is 384 l (321 dm3 according to the VDA standard), but if there are a lot of things, they can be placed by folding the back seats of the back row and thus increasing the volume to 760 l (639 dm3 according to the VDA standard).
Peugeot RCZ 2010 year
The car is offered with two engines. Each of them is a role model due to its power, full compliance with Euro 5 standards, low fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. One of them is a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a direct fuel supply system with a capacity of 156 hp. The second 4-cylinder engine of the same volume, but with a capacity of 200 hp. Both engine options are aggregated with a 6-speed manual gearbox. For an engine rated at 156 hp optional with automatic gearbox. In Europe, a modification with a 2-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 163 hp is also offered, which has a modest fuel consumption of 5.5 liters per 100 km.
To facilitate driving on steep roads, Hilltop Assist is also included in each configuration, as well as ESP, which on all versions of the model with a manual transmission is supplemented with a power distribution control function (a redesigned ASR system that automatically distributes power to two front wheels depending on track conditions), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Brake Force Distribution (EBFD) and Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA). DSC, ASR and EBA systems can be turned off manually (ESP off function) so that the driver can fully enjoy all the features of the car.
Peugeot RCZ cars are assembled at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz, Austria. This factory specializes in the production of small batches of exclusive cars.