Performance PHEV claims 4.3-second 0-100 sprint and 50km electric range, previews upcoming electrified go-fast line-up.
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Peugeot Sport has revealed a high-performance version of the 508 Hybrid, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

Dubbed the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered, the concept car teams a 'PureTech 200' 150kW turbocharged petrol engine with a 110bhp (82kW) electric motor on the front axle, while an additional 200bhp (150kW) electric motor drives the rear wheels, giving the performance sedan all-wheel drive.

The French company claims the electrified concept can dash from 0-100km/h in just 4.3 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h).

Electric power is drawn from an 11.8kWh battery pack, allowing for a zero-emissions driving range of up to 31 miles (50km) on the WLTP test cycle.

As for the design, the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept gets numerous special appointments, including redesigned bumpers incorporating 3D-printed elements, a rear diffuser, winglets on the quarter panels, carbon-fibre side mirrors, special 'Selenium Grey' paint, and an anodised finish for the lion badge first seen on the e-Legend concept.

Inside, there's 'comfort fit' seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara with Kryptonite green and Onyx Black top-stitching, extended Alcantara trim on the steering wheel and gear selector, along with the headlining.

The bright Kryptonite colour also adorns the accents for the door handles and dashboard, along with featuring in the interface for the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 10.0-inch central touchscreen.

Peugeot says the concept "marks the beginning of an important year", where it will continue the rollout of its electrification strategy – by 2023, the company plans to electrify its entire range.

"Electrification provides a marvellous opportunity to develop new driving sensations," said Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO for the Peugeot brand.

"We are creating a "neo-performance", new energy sources, new features, new territories, new challenges....sheer pleasure for only 49g of CO2/km."

The company has confirmed it will introduce its first all-electric model later this year, likely to be a variant of the new-generation 208 light hatch.

Stay tuned for all the latest Peugeot news during our coverage of the Geneva motor show from March 5.

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