Peugeot 508 RXH dieselhybrid versus racehorse GreenCarGuide co uk

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Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid versus

Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid

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size: 508 RXH

Fuel: Diesel-electric

Fuel economy combined: mpg

Green-Car-Guide rating: 10/10

To its ‘low emission 4 4’ credentials, we the new Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid against the of footballer Michael Owen – so one won?

The new Peugeot 508 RXH shares the diesel-hybrid powertrain as the Peugeot HYbrid4. which means it has a diesel engine together a battery and electric motor, and driving modes: ZEV (zero-emission), Sport and 4WD. Having a 4WD means that theoretically it be capable of driving across a wet so what better way of testing theory than pitching the car the racehorse of footballer Michael

Michael Owen jointly a stables facility with Tom and Andrew ‘Bert’ Black the aim of developing winning racehorses. sufficient space to set up a race a car and a horse . it was an experiment that had to be tried.

Horses at the stables taking in the race included Michael Ascot winning ‘Brown and Wayne Rooney’s ‘Switcharooney’ . The consisted of a long uphill with a sweeping right corner at the top of the hill and then a sprint to the finishing line. The would run on a surface comprised of against the Peugeot 508 RXH which have to drive uphill on wet and rutted grass.

The idea was to try and pace with the horses. this didn’t seem a particularly difficult test of the so when the race started we decided to see just how fast the 508 actually go on the grass. Therefore we the car from the line and it quickly up speed with no dramas in the department, despite numerous created by 4x4s driving the wet field, and even though the car was on road tyres.

Before long we were the top of the hill and the right hand We eased off the throttle slightly and the car into the corner and it kept the line with only slippage. It was then only a distance to the finish and the 508 crossed the without any problems.

We looked to see where the horses were and then did they come view over the crest of the This exercise therefore that if you need to get across a wet as quickly as possible, forget the instead travel in comfort in a 508 RXH . Admittedly, the horses were being exercised rather being in all-out race

So the Peugeot 508 RXH has effective four-wheel capability, but it also features of just 107 g/km CO2, with official combined economy of 68.9 mpg. It has a zero-emission mode.

We ve tested the 3008 HYbrid4

both in France and in the UK and we think the car is a concept, but the 508 RXH is a much better car to and it also looks much attractive.

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

Whereas the 3008 appears rather bloated, the 508 RXH much sleeker. This means that, despite the ground clearance of the 508 RXH, it isn t as and bulky in terms of its handling, makes a considerable difference to the experience. Yet despite being the 508 RXH is still spacious, both in the compartment and in the boot, and the interior and have a high quality with good levels of

We’ve also driven the 508 . in e-HDI 112 guise, and we weren’t fans. The main reason for was the car’s electronically-controlled 6-speed (EGC) or ‘automated manual’ This gearbox has huge between gear changes and with a relatively low power and a long, front-wheel drive bodyshell, it’s just not a fun car to


The 508 RXH has the same gearbox as the saloon but as is the in the 3008 Hybrid4, the pauses gears shift are filled by the motor. There’s still a but it’s much less Rather than have the car its own gear changes, you can choose to things manually via the paddles the steering wheel, and that be our preference if more enthusiastic is desired.

The 508 RXH also has more – 163 bhp from the diesel engine and 37 bhp the electric motor, giving a of 200 bhp – and this provides a much driving experience. And of course it has drive capability. The downside of the system is the added weight, and the 508 RXH a considerable 1910 Kg.

We’ve not able to drive the 508 RXH for long to comment on its real-life fuel but we would expect a similar to that of the 3008 Hybrid4: normal driving, it’s that owners will close to the official 68.9 We would expect an average of 40-50 mpg, and 60 mpg if driven carefully. This may be some way of the theoretical combined figure, but still likely to be better most other cars in class.

Similarly, our experience with the Hybrid4 would suggest the amount of time that the car be able to drive in zero mode will be very usually limited to the first few after starting off.

The 508 RXH 33,695 and it s on sale now. a competitor to cars such as the A4 Allroad 2.0 TDI. The Audi 31,380, produces 177 bhp, 46.3 mpg, emits 159 CO2, and has a 25% BIK rate for company car which equates to 3,115 per for 40% tax payers.

In comparison the 508 RXH has a BIK rate of 12% which equates to just per year.

In June Peugeot is also a saloon version of the 508 with the system . and that will just 95 g/km CO2 – highly for this class of car. also shows the difference in that larger wheels, wheel arches and higher clearance on the 508 RXH make but car buyers the appearance of 4x4s and that s why re a growing segment.

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
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