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The new SR1 concept is the latest in a series of concepts produced by Peugeot and its sister brand Citroen over the last several years with a partially electric drivetrain called Hybrid4. Unlike the power-split systems produced by Toyota, Ford and others or the newer modular systems from Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen, this is a through-the-road hybrid.

A turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four with 218 horsepower output drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. At the rear axle, a 40-kilowatt electric motor spins the rear wheels for on-demand all-wheel-drive or low speed electric-only operation. No mention is made of the battery type, but since it's a concept and small we're guessing Peugeot has opted for lithium ion.

While the mini-SLR looks of the SR1 certainly look producible, it seems unlikely to see the light of day given that Peugeot is just now launching the RCZ into production.



Through the Peugeot SR1, the Marque reveals the stylistic design trends for its future models. The concept car embodies the new world of Peugeot, reflected by the new Lion badge which adorns its body.
Dynamic, balanced, sensual, with an exclusive high-tech interior, this "dream car" explores and reinterprets the theme of the "Grand Touring Car".

The use of HYbrid4 technology allows the Peugeot SR1 to offer an engineering specification in keeping with its styling: 230 kW (313 bhp) with emissions of only 119 g/km of CO2 (0 in electric mode), 4-wheel drive and steering... for an ideal blend of excitement and efficiency.


Elegance, purity, dynamism, allure, controlled power... these ideas find their fullest expression with the Peugeot SR1, the dream car par excellence. More than ever, the aesthetic traits of this concept show the general design trends of the Marque's future products, renewing Peugeot's strong stylistic identity.
In short, this concept car creates a new design language.

The Peugeot SR1 is a vehicle with timeless, ideal proportions, revisiting the great traditions of grand touring cars of the past: a large bonnet, flowing wings and a very low centre of gravity.

The design of the body gives the car a new balance: a sculpted bonnet, sweeping sides and a chiselled rear design. At the side the styling lines merge into the side windows and the front windscreen, emphasising the design of the bonnet.

This overall effect blends easily with the design detailing: the design of the lights and the air intakes,


the shape of the door mirrors... these elements merge seamlessly with the vehicle's carbon "skin". In parallel, some features ("full LED" internal headlamp functions, radiator grille contour) stand out, as if suspended.

The hard top echoes the feel of this intense, high-tech assembly: It uses preformed profile technology derived from the world of sailing. It blends with the body, creating the illusion of a CoupeĢ. The Peugeot SR1, however, radiates the same visual strength, with or without the hard top.

Finally, the Peugeot SR1 displays the new Peugeot Lion badge. Redesigned, finely worked and sculpted, it mirrors perfectly the perception of the vehicle as a whole.

Overall the Peugeot SR1 concept car gives the impression it has been carved from a solid block of material, monolithic, protective, sculptural and dynamic. At every moment it makes a great play on contrasts: purity and technological sophistication, authenticity and advanced technologies, expressiveness and understatement... making it a car that is quite simply... desirable!


The interior, too, promotes the idea of contrast. While the driver's seat and all controls are dedicated to out-and-out enjoyment for the driver, the passenger compartment is designed to provide optimum versatility and new sensations for all its occupants. There is room in the vehicle for three people as the third rear seat nestles in the middle, behind the two front seats. Entry to this seat is facilitated by the centre console, which can slide forward to improve access. The interior ambience blends colours and materials, with strong references to "a past motoring era" combined with "the latest advanced technology". Inside the vehicle, patinated leather and different grained wood are examples of the use of authentic and natural materials, warm, sensual and charged with history, that blend seamlessly with, "high-tech" materials such as nickel and satin-finished chrome. The construction of the fascia panel, optimised to perfection, gives a visual prominence to certain mechanical components such as the steering column and a number of peripheral controls. Similarly,


the instrumentation combines analogue and digital read-outs, giving clear emphasis to every item of information conveyed to the driver. This is the case for instantaneous fuel consumption and vehicle range, displayed on two glass crystal gauges directly in front of the driver.

Another innovation is the creation of an exclusive watch fully integrated in the fascia panel with its strap, designed in partnership with Bell & Ross. Easy to remove, the dashboard clock can therefore be transformed in the twinkling of an eye back into a wristwatch.

To do this, the Franco-Swiss watch manufacturer renowned for its models for extreme sports users, has designed a watch in complete harmony with the spirit of the Peugeot SR1. The watch case is cut from a block of steel and incorporates the bezel complete with 3D dial, a feat of engineering made possible thanks to new machining technologies.

With its exquisite finish, its monochrome appearance and its patinated leather strap matching the seats of the car, the watch offers the perfect blend of elegance, functionality and high-tech performance.

Every component and every detail has, therefore, benefited from meticulous attention, both in terms of design and manufacture, to guarantee perfection and an unrivalled refinement of perceived quality.


The Peugeot SR1 concept also blends styles in terms of its technical characteristics. For example, it incorporates HYbrid4 technology, which will be launched in the Peugeot 3008 in 2011. In the Peugeot SR1, at the front, a 1.6 litre THP petrol engine with a power of 160 kW (218 bhp), is combined with a rear electric motor developing 70 kW (95 bhp). In electric only mode, the car becomes a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), while its combined cycle fuel consumption is only 4.9 litres/100 km or 119 g/km of CO2.

When the two power trains operate simultaneously, the Peugeot SR1 develops a potential maximum power of 230 kW (313 bhp) and also benefits from 4-wheel drive.


Using HYbrid4 technology, which will eventually become available on different models in the Peugeot range, the SR1 concept offers convincing proof that driving pleasure can be combined with environmental friendliness.
The vehicle's dynamic efficiency is further enhanced by the use of a rigid, lightweight structure comprising of a one-piece body and a tubular chassis onto which are mounted the mechanical components and suspension.
Exploiting the best of existing technology to offer road holding worthy of this exceptional concept, the suspension consists of double wishbones with drop links both at the front and the rear. For even greater driving precision, the Peugeot SR1 benefits from the adoption of 4-wheel steering. The turning angle of the rear wheels is controlled as a function of the vehicle speed, via motorised links on the rear wishbones, giving the vehicle superb agility under all circumstances.
January 2010

Concept Car Peugeot SR1
1.6 litre THP (front)
THP + electric
Electronically-controlled 6-speed manual gearbox
Cubic Capacity (cm3) Maximum power Maximum torque
Type Continuous power / Maximum (peak) Continuous torque / Maximum torque (peak)
1598 160 kW (218 bhp) 280 Nm ; 300 Nm with overboost Synchronous with permanent magnets 40 kW (54 bhp) / 70 kW (95 bhp) 102 Nm / 178 Nm
230 kW (313 bhp)
Michelin 255 40 R20
23,2 4,7
3,0 250 (155)
50 4.9 (57.6) 119 0 0 12.5 km
4423 1917 1246 2595 872 / 956 1648 / 1648
1525 0,27 / 0,55
Maximum power
Type Dimensions
PERFORMANCE (driver only) Acceleration:
In-gear acceleration:
Maximum speed kph (mph)
0 to 1000 m (s) 0 to 100 kph / 0 to 62 mph (s)
80 to 120 kph in auto position (s)
Fuel tank (litres) Combined fuel consumption (litres/100 km (MPG) CO2 (g/km) Fuel consumption (litres/100 km) CO2 (g/km)
ZEV Zero Emission Vehicle
KERB WEIGHT with full tanks (kg)

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