Peugeot RCZ Review
Peugeot RCZ is a perfect blend of style, elegance and sportiness. This 3-Door coupe by French automaker Peugeot was launched in the year 2010. The Peugeot RCZ is a proud recipient of various international awards. This coupe got the Top Gear '2010 Coupe of the Year Award', Best Coupe of The Year, Special Design Award 2010, 'Best of The Best' Red Dot award and 'Best Sports Car' award by Diesel Car magazine for five successive times. These awards and acknowledgements confirm that this coupe carries appealing features along with a powerful engine which are liked by the customers and also by the critics.
Engine, mileage & variants
Peugeot RCZ houses a 1.6-litre turbo engine under its hood. This power packed engine churns out a peak power of 163 hp at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque measuring 240 Nm at 1400 rpm. It is coupled with the automatic gearbox 6-speed transmission with auto adaptive capability to deliver appropriate power and performance. This engine can make Peugeot RCZ run 100 kms in 7.6-litre of fuel on an average on combined terrains. Talking about its acceleration and pick up, this engine starts from a halt position and reaches 100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds. All the numbers delivered by this turbo engine looks decent and appropriate for this stylish coupe.
Peugeot RCZ truly looks like a head turner with an elongated shape and sleek structure. This coupe has stylish front grill in glossy black with its Peugeot lion insignia. The slanting roof, incorporated with the rear of this coupe, makes it look classy. Take a look at its crisp bodylines and bold fenders and you will find the entire design a class apart. The exterior measurements also ensure that this vehicle is not just a dummy when it comes to comfort, luxury and sportiness. Standing at 4290 mm x 2107 mm x 1352 mm (L x W x H) along with wheelbase standing at 2612, this coupe makes sure that there is sufficient space for all its 4 passengers. The 19-inch alloy wheels of Peugeot RCZ comes with 235/40 R19 tires to complement this vehicle.
Hop inside the Peugeot RCZ and you would fall in love with the classy interiors it possesses. This 2+2 coupe has low-slung luxurious leather seating with Peugeot insignia on the headrest. The driver and front seat occupants get the privilege to enjoy heating facility while traveling in this coupe. The wraparound dashboard of this Peugeot coupe looks very appealing with its organized instrument panel. Steering wheel comes covered with leather and can be height adjusted for the comfort of the driver. With all this, there is more to add on to the driving comfort with cruise control which helps the driver to cruise this coupe smoothly on highways. The entertainment package of Peugeot RCZ is similarly appealing. This package includes MP3, Radio, RD4, CD player along with USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-inch TFT screen for on board entertainment. This coupe can accommodate 384 litres of luggage in its boot. If you want space, this trunk can be expanded to a maximum of 760 litres with both the rear seats folded flat.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Peugeot RCZ comes packed with various safety features which ensure that the onboarders are safe in this coupe. This vehicle embeds front and side airbags along with four 3-point seat belts for the protection of its occupants. Anti-Lock Braking System, Emergency Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Programme and Emergency Brake Assist of this coupe keep it under the control while applying brakes on high speed. Ventilated disc front brakes with diagonal circuit system and disc brakes at rear with diagonal circuit system are employed in Peugeot RCZ. Independent McPherson with built-in coil spring and integrated hydraulic shock absorbers with anti-roll bar front suspension and independent trailed arm with built-in coil spring hydraulic shock absorbers along with anti-roll bar rear suspension makes for good handling on high speeds.
Peugeot RCZ is a beautiful looking car with performance to match as it lives up to its moderately powered engine and dynamics. Interiors face a bit lack of space though.