Peugeot will launch a new high-output Peugeot 508 PHEV next year. Its powertrain will combine a petrol mild hybrid turbo 1.6-liter motor with an electric engine.
The first 4-cylinder unit, assisted by a starter/generator motor, provides front wheel driving and develops 203 hp, while the second electric one is rear-mounted with 101 hp of capacity. The latter is powered by a lithium-ion battery put under the trunk’s floor. The car can travel 50 km (31 miles) just on electric traction.
The similar hybrid system is first used in the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense, with which the forthcoming 508 shares the EMP2 architecture.
The 508 PHEV’s powertrain will work in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission only. The rear engine runs independently and drives the axle with direct drive reduction gearing.
The same layout will be used for the upcoming Peugeot 3008 and 5008 EMP2-based PHEV modifications.
The PSA’s strategy aims to provide larger cars with plug-in hybrid variants, while smaller cars based on the CMP platform (like the 208) will have all-electric versions.