The upcoming Peugeot 508 could be getting an electrified performance flagship variant, according to a new report out of the UK.
Citing a "company insider", Autocar claims the new 508 GT will pair a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery system.
The petrol motor is said to produce around 200bhp (149kW) and drive the front wheels, with an additional 100hp (75kW) will be provided to the rear axle via the electric motor – making for a system output of approximately 300bhp (224kW).
While a capacity for the battery system is yet to be confirmed, the British publication says the 508 GT will be capable of 31 miles (50km) on pure-electric power.
It's unclear when Peugeot plans to debut the new 508 GT, though the core sedan range was revealed in February, and the wagon-bodied Touring followed in June.
The most powerful petrol variant available at launch will be a 168kW '225 S&S' 1.6-litre turbo four, mated to an eight-speed automatic driving the front wheels.
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