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Peugeot RCZ: The Independent Car

Peugeot introduced a sports compact vehicle, Peugeot RCZ, in April, 2010. A subsidiary company of the Magna International, Magna Steyr, carries all the assembly work for this vehicle, where fuel part of the engine is based on different platforms for different fuel variants. The diesel type engine is manufactured as Hdi Project’s part, while the Prince platform is used for the petrol variants.

First Look

This vehicle was announced for the first time at the Frankfurt Show in 2007 as a concept car by the name 308 RCZ, after which it was officially announced in 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Its production count reached the 30000 and the 50000 marks on 21 June, 2011 and February 14, 2013 with the Moroccan Red RCZ.

RCZ Editions

Allure: It is a special edition manufactured by the company with 18-inch wheels and a Tiptronic transmission of 6-speed gears combined provided with a 1.6 THP156 variant.

Asphalt: This version included alloy wheels in black & silver color of the size of 19 inches along with the sport seats covered by black leather. Only 500 units of this limited edition version were manufactured.

Brownstone: This is another limited edition version of the RCZ with silver racing stripes over a metallic brown paint, produced especially for the German market. The interiors of this version were provided with an Alcantara trim and a Cohiba leather to provide the similar brownish look.

Magnetic: Manufactured in Britain, this pearlescent black version was limited to 170 units with flame red or black-and-white leather sport seats, roof arches in a matte black color and black brake callipers, door mirrors and grille with soft-touch gear shift pedals & sports steering wheel.

Photo Gallery of Peugeot RCZ

Technical Characteristics of Peugeot RCZ

Technical Characteristics of 2009 Peugeot RCZ HDi 163 produced by Peugeot (FR).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors
Weight 1445 Kg
Length 4287 mm
Height 1359 mm
Wheelbase 2612 mm
Front Track 1580 mm
Rear Track 1593 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity n/a
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 163HP (120 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 340Nm @ 2000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 139 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1997 cc
Bore 85 mm
Stroke 88 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio n/a
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 235/45 R 18 / 235/45 R 18
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 8.7 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a

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