Become the specialty of the PSA group, the hybrid diesel engine is poised to be extended to foreign models.
If the hybrid car is entered in manners with already more than 4 million copies sold around the world by Toyota, the hybrid technology diesel has yet to prove its worth. The offer has so far on the fingers of one hand. This solution advocates are hoping that the Government help from €4,000 (within the limit of 10% of the acquisition cost) granted since August 1 hybrid car emitting less than 110 g/km of CO2 will stimulate sales, which accounted for little more than 6000 units in the first nine months of the year.
The PSA group, the first to bet on this solution in part to hide the abandonment of the engines gasoline and V6, now four models proposed. Inaugurated by the Peugeot 3008 and extended from two versions of the Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 (sedan and allroad way break a 3rd Version of Full Hybrid Diesel as well as to the Citroën DS5, this system combines a 4-cylinder diesel HDI 2 litre of 163 PS with a 27 kW electric motor. In recent weeks, Mercedes has broken the French monopoly with a class E 300 (sedan and break) combining the 4-cylinder turbo diesel of the E 250 CDI to a 20 kW electric module. These templates as a priority for high mileage drivers claim to show a reduced consumption due to their ability to move in silence for 2-3 km, up to 50 km/h. launched in December, the Volvo V60 plug-in Hybrid as it set the stage of the second generation hybrid.
A power range of 50 km, provided they do not exceed 120 km/h, a consumption homologated to 1.9L / 100 km, only 49 g/km CO2 emissions which earned him to receive a bonus of € 5,000 and an exemption from TVS to corporations, sports performance (0-100 km/h: s 6.2): this break 280 HP AWD (5 cylinder diesel 215 HP + two electric motors of 70 ch) is not in the lace.
Less impressive than it might seem (just 4.52 m long), this mutant modern defends a vision of high quality (3.8 l / 100 km). This is true with original ambience. Less than let the system operate automatically, a wheel opens the choice between different modes: zero emission in the city if they touch the accelerator, sport (200 HP) or 4-wheel drive. Box 6 speed robotic night unfortunately to the approval, the batteries reduce the volume of the trunk and the suspension remains closed.
Sochaux range upwards, this luxurious leisure break emblem is the case of the moment. Thanks to doubling by the manufacturer of the amount of the premium to buy hybrid cars, its price tag down € 38,000 until 31 December. Dressed in fighter, this car all calls the same remarks as her cousin to the rafters. 100 Kg compared to the DS5 overweight translates to performance in withdrawal.
Performance similar to a Mercedes E 300 CDI for a lower consumption of 15% in Mercedes E 250 CDI (4.2L / 100 km), it is the promise of this sedan that is a notch by its template and its benefits. If the small electric system replaces the thermal maximum for 1 km, less than 35 km/h, this class is an active up to 160 km/h. managed automatically freewheel function, energy flows are unfortunately wasted fitfully with the auto box 7-speed.