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.
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.
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.
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Technical Characteristics of Peugeot RCZ
Technical Characteristics of 2009 Peugeot RCZ HDi 163 produced by Peugeot (FR).
|Body Type||Fixed-head coupe 2 doors|
|Front Track||1580 mm|
|Rear Track||1593 mm|
|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|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Tyres||235/45 R 18 / 235/45 R 18|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||8.7 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|