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PEUGEOT RCZ 2009-2013

Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Based on the 308 RCZ concept announced in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the final version of the Peugeot RCZ was unveiled to the public in 2009 in the same place.

The RCZ was a good step forward for Peugeot, as it was hard to name a fun-to-drive car they had produced over the years.

Creating a completely different car, the RCZ was the first car not to have a “0” in its nameplate. Fact that actually meant the new sport-coupe had nothing to do with the other models in the range.

From the front, we could say that the RCZ was similar to the 308.

At the back, things drastically changed with the aggressive design. Rather unusual and easily noticeable from the rear, the RCZ had a double bubble roof and windscreen, features more specific to a concept car. However, Peugeot went far enough to even produce it, despite the increased costs.

Available with a diesel or a choice of several gasoline engines, the most powerful unit developed 200 hp and was mated with a manual transmission.

While you would expect the 200 ponies to provide great power, the performance was rather modest. Yes, the unit was smooth and had a good torque, but fast wasn’t really the adequate word.

Nobody can deny the RCZ’s great look and while the trial was a successful one, there was room for improvement in all aspects.

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PEUGEOT RCZ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L THP 6AT (156 HP)
  • 1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)
  • 1.6L THP 6MT (200 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.0L HDi 6MT (163 HP)
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PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6L THP 6AT (156 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L THP 6AT (156 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
115 KW @ 5800 RPM
156 HP @ 5800 RPM
154 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM
240 Nm @ 1400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.7 in (1,580/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
102.8 in (2611 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2974 lbs (1349 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3805 lbs (1726 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.8 mpg US (10.3 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
168 g/km

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
115 KW @ 5800 RPM
156 HP @ 5800 RPM
154 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM
240 Nm @ 1400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
133 mph (214 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/45 R18 or 235/40 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.7 in (1,580/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
102.8 in (2611 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 / 22.5 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2974 lbs (1349 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3805 lbs (1726 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
31.7 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Highway
55.4 mpg US (4.2 L/100Km)
Combined
44.1 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
159 g/km

PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6L THP 6MT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L THP 6MT (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
147 KW @ 5800 RPM
200 HP @ 5800 RPM
197 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 1770 RPM
279 Nm @ 1770 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/45 R 18
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.7 in (1,580/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
102.8 in (2611 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 / 22.5 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3132 lbs (1421 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3778 lbs (1714 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.1 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
Highway
50.4 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
Combined
42.1 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
155 g/km

PEUGEOT RCZ 2.0L HDi 6MT (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L HDi 6MT (163 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
120 KW @ 5800 RPM
163 HP @ 5800 RPM
161 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
325 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/45 R18 or 235/40 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.7 in (1,580/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
102.8 in (2611 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3249 lbs (1474 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3897 lbs (1768 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
41.5 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Highway
62.7 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
Combined
53.2 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
139 g/km
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