PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED: PEUGEOT’s high-performance division.

      PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED 1PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED: PEUGEOT’s high-performance division want to establish a new type of performance by building machines with electric power that creates new sensations and driving experiences.

  • We are paving the way for a new era in which the kilowatt is king and can provide unprecedented levels of power and torque for PEUGEOT series production.
  • We are not following any pre-defined path, nor any beaten track. We are guided by our heritage, our passion and our know-how.
  • We, pilots and engineers, the new pioneers, must learn to relearn. Reset the meter, master new technologies, conquer new territories.

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PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED label.

With these high-performance versions of the PEUGEOT 508 sedan and SW, PEUGEOT is unveiling the first chapter in its PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED label. The perfect alliance between sportiness and technology,

PEUGEOT is reinventing the codes for renewed performance, a responsible performance: Neo-Performance. The signature of this new line with 3 Kryptonite claws refers to PEUGEOT SPORT’s new identity, to the light signatures of the production models and is drawing inspiration from the brand’s heritage with the rear lights from the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé.

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED is an absolute technological showcase and is the quintessential expression of the expertise of the PEUGEOT SPORT engineers. They have proven themselves time and time again:

  • in international competitions such as the WRC (World Rally Championship), DAKAR, Pikes Peak or the WEC (Word Endurance Championship),
  • with the development of the 208 FE concept in 2013 (46 g CO2/km – 0/100 in 8.2s) and the 308 R HYbrid in 2015 (500 hp – 720 Nm – 0/100 in 4.0s).

At the same time as the launch of this label, PEUGEOT is announcing its return to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) queen category from 2022.

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508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED is the most powerful production car ever built by PEUGEOT.

The powertrain can reach 360 hp and 520 Nm of torque by astutely combining thermal and electrical energy. This combination makes it possible to achieve almost instantaneous levels of responsiveness. This level of performance is unprecedented for the brand:

  • 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2s,
  • 1000 m DA in 24.5s,
  • 80 to 120 km/h in 3s,
  • maximum speed of 250 km/h (electronically controlled).

Driving pleasure is at the very heart of PEUGEOT’s DNA, which is why the PEUGEOT SPORT engineers have adapted the chassis of the PEUGEOT 508 to achieve a very high quality comfort to behaviour compromise:

  • optimising variable 3-mode shock absorption (Comfort/Hybrid/Sport),
  • lowered seat plate, tracks widened by 24 mm at the front and 12 mm at the rear,
  • 380 mm diameter front brake discs and fixed four-piston callipers,
  • 20-inch diameter rims fitted with Michelin© Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

The 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED can reach 360 hp thanks to the power of its combustion engine combined with its two electric motors, front and rear. The 4-wheel drive transmission ensures optimum traction in all weather conditions.

PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED driving

Driving Modes

Five driving modes are available directly via the mode selector on the centre console:

  • Electric: for 100% electric driving in total silence, with a range of 42 km under the WLTP protocol, which gives you access to the green zones in urban areas and provides high-rev acceleration with the immediate responsiveness of the electric engines from 0 km/h to 140 km/h,
  • Comfort: Hybrid mode with softened suspensions for “high comfort” driving,
  • Hybrid: mode that automatically selects combustion or electric power depending on the circumstances for more optimised consumption,
  • Sport: maximum power of 360 hp for ultimate pleasure! This mode also affects steering, shock absorption, accelerator pedal mapping and digital engine colouring. The combustion engine ensures that the battery is charged for maximum power at all times.
  • 4WD: maximum traction for slippery grip situations.

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As for the hybrid motor, the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED has benefited from PEUGEOT’s expertise with the recent launches of the PEUGEOT 3008 HYBRID/HYBRID4 and PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID alongside the expertise at PEUGEOT SPORT with its experience of hybridization in competition. Recharging modes are flexible and adapted to each daily situation:

  • in less than 7 hours on a standard domestic socket,
  • in 4 hours on a 16 amp reinforced plug,
  • in less than 2 hours on a 32 amp Wall Box.

Equipment installation solutions are available directly from our dealers. The entire eco-system dedicated to PEUGEOT’s electrified models is available via the MyPeugeot® and Free2Move Services applications.

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED has the same interior and boot volumes (above the floor) as the internal combustion versions thanks to the smart layout of the electric motors and battery.

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The PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED label has created a new type of virtuous performance: Neo-Performance. It is the perfect union of sportiness and technology with record CO2 emissions per km: this high-performance version is approved according to the WLTP protocol at 46 g CO2/km, the equivalent of 2.03 L/100 fuel consumption!

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED embodies the very spirit of PEUGEOT’s road handling know-how. The adjustments to its chassis are fine-tuned here by PEUGEOT SPORT engineers for ever greater driving pleasure. Cornering manoeuvres are precise thanks to ultimate steer tuning.

In addition to its 4-wheel drive and for the highest level of safety, 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED comes with all the driving aids available in the PEUGEOT 508 range: nightvision, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, lane departure warning system, automatic emergency braking, etc.

The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® comes into its own here with a compact steering wheel featuring three Kryptonite claws, distinctive elements of the PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED label, and a 100% digital head-up display. The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® graphic animations and the central 10″ HD screen have adopted the label’s signature for an even more exclusive feel.

The upholstery of the “comfort-fit” seats also has a distinctive look with a mix of leather, 3D mesh and Alcantara©. The passenger compartment is decorated with double Tramontane grey and Kryptonite stitching. The FOCAL® Hi-Fi audio system is supplied as standard.

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The aerodynamic design of the bodywork is emphasised by the distinctive features of this version:

  • at the front: sharp grille, front bumper, scoops and Kryptonite monogram,
  • on the side: three foils with specific decorative elements, the three claws again on the quarter wheel trim on the saloon and on the front wing on the SW,
  • at the rear: electrolytically treated black exhaust outlets, black gloss central diffuser,
  • 20-inch wheels fitted with MICHELIN© Pilot Sport 4S tyres, PEUGEOT SPORT Kryptonite front brake callipers.

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED is available in three body colours: specific Selenium grey, Perla Nera black, Pearl white. All 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED monograms are black to highlight the natural sportsmanship of PEUGEOT 508.

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED is manufactured in Mulhouse, France, and will be available to order from mid-October 2020 (depending on country).

About Rob Fraser 1485 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.