Peugeot 3008 Hybrid and 5008 Hybrid to be 15% more economical

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid and 5008 Hybrid to be 15% more economical

Peugeot today launched the upgraded 3008 Hybrid and 5008 Hybrid which get a new 48V mild hybrid engine that reduces fuel consumption by up to 15%.

In particular, the engine consumes 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers less gasoline when driving in the city and 0.7 liters when driving on the highway. On highways cars use almost the same amount of fuel as before. On average, the average hybrid powertrain reduces fuel consumption by 1 liter per 100 km on the WLTP cycle, while CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 g/km on average.

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid and 5008 Hybrid wear a three-cylinder petrol engine with a power of 1,200 horsepower with an output of 136 hp at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Benefiting from a variable geometry turbine, this internal combustion engine operates on the Miller cycle for maximum combustion efficiency and features a timing chain for low maintenance costs.

Also new is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, continuously variable-torque, designed specifically for hybrid drive systems. The gearbox unit also includes an electric motor and an electronic control unit, which increases the dimensions and weight of the vehicle and ensures better driving performance.

The permanent magnet electric motor is connected to the transmission and delivers a maximum power of 21 kW (28 hp) and a torque of 55 Nm. It enables the car to run 100% electric when the torque demand is low, and helps the internal combustion engine by reducing its consumption.

During deceleration, the engine acts as a generator to charge the hybrid system’s 48V battery. It also provides power for the main starting of the internal combustion engine with the help of the starter belt.

The 48-volt lithium-ion battery has a total capacity of 898 Wh and a useful capacity of 432 Wh. It is designed to maintain the same level of performance throughout the life of the vehicle, and is covered by a factory warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km.

All the parts that make up the new engine are under the hood, except for the 48V battery, which is under the front left seat of the Peugeot 3008 and 5008.

As soon as the battery charge level allows it, the Hybrid system enables the car to move forward, drive (in parking, for example) and move at low speed in traffic, just like an electric drive.

When driving in an urban cycle, the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 Hybrid can be driven more than 50% of their time in a 100% electric, zero-emission program.

At high speed (up to 145 km / h), the internal combustion engine stops as soon as the driver takes his foot off the accelerator and the car continues at a constant speed, or when it slows down.

When the driver is called upon to take control, at low speeds, the electric motor provides additional torque and an instant boost that compensates for turbo lag. In this way, low changes are avoided, and more driving comfort and changes are ensured. And when the driver presses the accelerator, the electric motor provides an additional 9 kW of power (about 12 hp).

In addition, these types will have an AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) system that emits sound in the environment, at a speed of up to 30 kilometers per hour to warn pedestrians and cyclists that a vehicle is approaching.

This engine replaces the PureTech 130 EAT8, and will soon be found in other models in the Peugeot range, including the 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW and 408. The Peugeot 3008 and 5008 Hybrid will be built at the Sochaux plant, and their Sales in Europe are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2023.