Peugeot RCZ Coupe gets updated

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The head-turning Peugeot  RCZ coupe has received a facelift, an equipment upgrade and an extended range of colours and material combinations that allows for extensive customisation.

The two-door coupe will also be offered with a choice of two versions of the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine along with two transmissions choices: a six speed auto and manual.

Peugeot RCZ Coupe – Specifications and Features

Engine range and specs

Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6 delivers 147kW between 5500 and 6800 rpm and is accompanied by 275Nm of torque between 1700 and 4500 rpm. In this spec, the coupe reaches 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 240km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.7-litres/100 km.

In six-speed automatic guise, the engine produces 115kW of power and 240Nm of torque, which enables the model to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 213km/h. As far as economy is concerned, the automatic coupe has a combined-cycle fuel consumption rating of 7.3-litres/100 km. CO2 emissions come to 168 g/km.

Exterior styling features

Changes to the styling are focussed on the front end of the coupe, which include the grille, headlights, bonnet and bumper, bringing the Peugeot RCZ Coupe in line with the rest of the modern Peugeot family.

The new hexagonal grille is augmented by twin, satin-chrome horizontal bars, while directly below, a curved lower air intake adds a new, bolder expression with the light signature of LED daytime running lights, set in a gloss black surround, and xenon lights which have a smoother fluid shape, but retain their clear lenses.

The roof slopes back to the rear almost from the time it leaves the top of the windscreen giving it a unique coupe shape. The rear view remains dominated by the distinctive Zagato-inspired double bubble that runs from the back of roof into the twin rounded contours of the rear screen.

Interior styling features

The interior cabin of the Peugeot RCZ Coupe gains a gloss black finish on the gear lever and leather trim on the door panels, and aluminium accents. It is further equipped with a standard kit that includes dual-zone climate control, automatic headlight and windscreen wiper activation, electrically operated and folding exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, electrically operated windows, and satellite controls for the audio and cruise control systems.

As expected from sporting coupes, there isn’t much headroom, but there is a back seat that can be used occasionally by children or very tolerant adults for short distances. The extra width of the Peugeot RCZ Coupe has 321 litres of boot space which can be expanded to 760 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

The automaker’s RT6 infotainment system is a new feature for the coupe and uses a colour-screen display for drivers to view satellite-navigation and multi-source audio (with Bluetooth connectivity), as well as access to mobile phone paring and BT audio streaming. The navigation now offers a perspective view, and incorporates speed restriction indicators for main routes, while the single-disc CD player is MP3-compatible.

Active and passive safety features

The new Peugeot RCZ Coupe retains its extensive list of active and passive safety features which include the intelligent dynamic control system encompassed under the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) moniker, and is made up of several separate but integrated systems such as anti-skid regulation (ASR) and Intelligent Traction Control.

Further boosting high-speed stability is a retractable rear wing, which is neatly integrated into the tailgate, and is automatically raised at speeds above 120 km/h, or by the push of a button at lower speeds.

Peugeot RCZ Coupe – Price

View the new Peugeot RCZ
RCZ 1.6 THP Automatic R423 500
RCZ 1.6 THP Manual R434 900
The pricing includes a three-year/100 000 km warranty, as well a Peugeot’s Premium Plan, a full maintenance plan valid for five years/100 000 km. Services are at 20 000 km intervals.