A great looking oil-burner but has some stiff competition
- 2011 Peugeot RCZ HDi; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; six-speed manual; two-door coupe: $54,990*
On test this week is the diesel model, and while that power figure doesn't seem all that impressive, it's the torque which counts. It makes 340Nm, comfortably eclipsing the turbo petrol model's 275Nm figure.
Okay, it's not as exciting to look at as the RCZ, but it is the better car, and considering its performance advantage (more than 1.2 seconds quicker to 100km/h and half a second quicker than the petrol RCZ) then the extra $3200 is money well spent. The BMW can be had with sat-nav, which is currently unavailable on the RCZ. But here's the kicker: unlike the Peugeot, you can have it in auto if you want.
Put simply, if you want a Peugeot RCZ diesel, buy a BMW 123d.
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*Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer and does not include dealer delivery, on-road or statutory charges.