This will be of the first cars that will once and for all put an end to the debate about hybrids vs diesel as it's, a hybrid diesel! It will have the best of the two worlds as it's powered by Peugeot’s HYbrid4technology, which we will first see in Europe on the 3008 from 2011.
The power-train is similar in concept to petrol hybrids, but instead of a petrol engine, a 2.0-litre HDi diesel engine makes the Peugeot move. It produces 120 kW and powers the front wheels while a 27 kW electric motor drives the rear. This results in a total power output of 147 kW and an amazing fuel economy figure (given its size) of 3.8 litres of diesel per 100km. It also puts out just 99 g/km of CO2 emissions or 0 g/km when driven in all electric mode.
Similar to the Toyota Prius, the Peugeot 5 can run in full electric mode at low speeds. Peugeot says the 5 is a representation of its intent to amalgamate the “large saloon” (M2) and “luxury” (H) segments.
From the outside, it certainly is a looker, but that's what we have come to expect from Peugeot lately.
5 BY PEUGEOT DIMENSIONS (mm)
Overall length 4,860
Overall body width 1,880
Kerb height – with full tanks 1,420
Front/rear overhang 974/1,071
Front/rear track 1,643/1,614