Based on a Peugeot 308, Peugeot Sport has developed 308 R Hybrid. This plug-in hybrid gasoline leads the demands of sportiness in its segment at a high level and offering outstanding performance.
Undoubtedly this is a compact hybrid that combines power and torque perfectly well by developing its drivetrain that combines a gasoline engine with two electric engines. The 500 hp and 730 Nm of torque are available in three driving modes (ZEV, Sport Hybrid and Hybrid) and Launch Control strategy, overseen by the driver through the Peugeot i Cockpit.
Peugeot i-Cockpit, for efficient driving
Thanks to the architecture of the Peugeot i-Cockpit, the driver controls While developing 500 hp mechanics. To do this, you have three commands available. In the center console, two buttons allow you to monitor the traction chain. The first triggers the powerful propulsion of the vehicle, while the second transition from active mode to Hybrid ZEV (100% power).
Instrumentation provides all the necessary information without looking away from the road. The center console provides all the data on the drive chain: in gear, current mode, charge level and instantaneous state (input power or recharging) battery. Also, the gear shift indicator allows to squeeze the most mechanical of the vehicle, indicating the ideal place for the moment higher gear. To do this, when it is about to activate the switch displays its data in red and an alarm sounds.
The development of the 308 R Hybrid has been the task of Peugeot Sport has achieved a hybrid powertrain gasoline plug-in high performance, EMP2 integrate it into the platform.
The result is presented to us a power of 500 hp and four-wheel drive, with a speed that reaches 250 km / h, electronically limited speed, performs the 0-100 km / h in just 4.0 seconds and covers at 1000 meters standing start in just 22 seconds. All with CO2 emissions of 70 g / km.
The propulsion system of this model includes three power engines:
– The four-cylinder gasoline engine 1.6 THP 270 S & S, the mechanical standard with the highest specific power in the world in this engine, with 169 hp / l.
– An electric motor with a power of 85 kW / 115 hp, coupled to the front wheels via the gearbox with six gears.
– A second electric motor, with the same characteristics, located on the rear.
Peugeot 308 R Hybrid: high performance for demanding drivers
At the time of startup, the 308 R Hybrid automatically activates the ZEV mode, which uses the electric motor to propel the vehicle rear. With its 115 hp, the ZEV mode remains in operation until it reaches 100 km / h. If the battery has insufficient charge level, the 308 R Hybrid goes in a totally autonomous, to HYbrid mode. The driver can also switch to this operating mode by pressing the knob on the center console.
On Hybrid mode, the power and torque transmitted to the wheels reach a maximum of 270 hp and 330 Nm, respectively. The gasoline engine is the main mechanical 308 R Hybrid. The front electrical unit intervenes in three phases.
Under acceleration at low speeds, it makes up the response time of the turbo. When it is changing gear, replacing the combustion engine to ensure a constant torque. In addition, you can also recharge the battery. For this, the gasoline engine develops a higher power demanded by the driver. The extra power is transferred to the battery. When operating in this mode, a fully discharged battery requires less than 15 km to return to full capacity by increasing the availability of the latter mode, the Hybrid Sport, accessible from a button on the right of the steering wheel. To slam on the accelerator pedal, the electric motors act as a boost and are associated with gasoline engine developing 400 hp and 530 Nm. Thus, the 308 R Hybrid features spectacular acceleration.
At the front axle, the electric motor 15 provides additional CV in the front and also intervenes in the same manner as in Hybrid mode. At the rear, the motor power decreases average speed increases, optimizing availability Sport Hybrid mode, by requiring less battery power.
In addition to these three modes, the 308 R Hybrid has a Launch Control strategy, designed to achieve the best output from standstill. 500 hp and 730 Nm of the propulsion system are managed automatically.
For a time of only 4.0 s in the 0 to 100 km / h, it is necessary to transmit power to the ground, controlling the slip of the front wheels (235/35 R19 tires fitted) To this end, when the engine gasoline remains in its revolutions to deliver full power, the front power intervenes from the time when the adhesion limit is exceeded. When operating as a generator consumes excessive thermal torque and keeps the front wheels at their optimum traction.
The gasoline and electric motor are united: both engage the ring gear. This assembly has the advantage of eliminating unwanted movements in gear changes. When the engine torque is reduced, the front electric motor acts to offset the drop in torque. Thus, motor wedges are held in tension during the transient phases. The speed steps are performed in a very quick way, transparent to the driver and smoothly.
The lithium-ion 3 kWh, with an excellent power / size, is located under the rear seat, in the place usually occupied by the reservoir. Electric motors and inverters are cooled by a special water circuit. The temperature of the gasoline engine is managed in an independent manner, to ensure its performance under any circumstances.
Peugeot Sport has developed the propulsion system to decelerate with the aid of electric motors throughout the speed range, ie, from 250 km / h. In addition to preserving the disks and calipers, the regenerative braking is one of the methods of recharging the batteries, which adds to the energy transfer in the HYbrid or HYbrid Sport modes and connection to a fast charging station, solution allows the battery to regain its full load in just 30 minutes.
Peugeot 308 R Hybrid car: high performance for demanding drivers