Peugeot unveiled the new diesel-electric car is the Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Sedan in Europe. The Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 models can be recognized only through a discreet badge on the front grille. The addition of the electric motor at the rear comes with a penalty in boot space as the Hybrid4 model has 355 litres compared to the standard model’s 515 litres. Price the Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 saloon is priced at Â£31,450 in UK with the first cars to arrive in showrooms in July.
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Engine specs theÂ Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 makes use of a 2.0-litre HDi diesel engine delivering 161hp (163PS) that powers the front wheels and a 36hp (37PS) electric motor driving the rear wheels. The system produces a combined output of 197hp (200PS) and offers a choice of four driving modes including 100 percent electric (ZEV), 4WD, Auto and Sport that can be selected through a four-way rotary switch on the centre console. According to the French manufacturer, theÂ Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Sedan returns a combined fuel consumption of just 3.6lt/100km (65.3mpg US or 78.5mpg UK) with corresponding CoO2 emissions of only 95g/km. It can reach 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 9.0 seconds and continue to accelerate until 209km/h (130mph).