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2011-08-04 13:55

DIESEL DREAM: With 120kW and 340Nm on tap, it doesn't seem as though the diesel RCZ is a slouch.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Peugeot
Model RCZ
Engine 1 997 cc HDi FAP
Power 120kW at 3750rpm
Torque 340Nm between 2000rpm and 3000rpm
Transmission six-speed manual
Zero To Hundred 8.2 seconds
Top Speed 220kph
Fuel Consumption 5.3 litres per 100 km
Boot Size 384 - 760 litres
ABS with ESP, DSC, EBD, EBA, traction control and hill start assist
Airbags adaptive dual front and side
Front Suspension MacPherson type with drop-link anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Deformable cross member and integral anti-roll bar
Price R366 500
Peugeot SA has announced the addition of turbodiesel power to its svelte RCZ sports coupe range, boosting the local lineup to three models.

The 2.0 HDI model joins the 115- and 147-kW versions of its turbo 1.6 petrol engine that were launched in South Africa in 2010.

The petrol models have apparently been largely successful in South Africa, with Peugeot SA, lamenting in its statement, the shortage of cars for local buyers due to particularly strong demand in Europe, where the striking sports coupe has scooped a number of awards.


Jean Francois Bacos, managing director of Peugeot South Africa, said: “While we are pleased with the RCZ sales we’ve achieved since the car was launched here in August last year, we could have sold considerably more cars if we had been able to source sufficient stock.”
“The good news,” Bacos said, “is that global demand for the RCZ has now stabilised, allowing us an opportunity to secure sufficient stock of the coupé for our SA customers for the first time.
In terms of design the HDI is unchanged from the petrol models and retains the RCZ's distinctive double-bubble roof and rear screen, and its signature grinning grille.

The cabin’s familiar Peugeot arrangement and sleek seats also remain unchanged. The standard of interior equipment is identical to that found on the petrol models with auto headlamps and windscreen wipers, front and rear parking sensors, climate control and generous leather surfaces.  

2.0 HDI

Something worth mentioning, though, is the 2.0-litre diesel powerplant with variable-geometrey turbocharging and common-rail fuel injection to produce outputs of 120kW at 3750rpm and 340Nm from 2000rpm. A six-speed manual transmission drives the front wheels.

Average combined fuel consumption is 5.3 litres per 100km, while CO2 emissions are quoted at 139g/km.

Peugeot recommends the use of low-sulphur diesel for the 2.0 HDI RCZ.

All three RCZs are sold with a three-year or 100 000 km warranty and a five-year or 100 000 km maintenance plan.

RCZ 1.6 THP 115 kW six-speed auto  -  R362 104
RCZ 1.6 THP 147 kW six-speed manual  -  R376 355
RCZ 2.0 HDi 120 kW six-speed manual  -  R366 500

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