2011 Peugeot RCZ 1

A sporty coupe with sex appeal, as well as enough comfort for everyday life must not necessarily be an Audi TT. There are alternatives, for example, the Peugeot RCZ. To drive the French can be used to a passionate affair.
Favourable and back friendly
Cost-conscious motorists in Germany like it sporty and comfortable at the same time. But who keeps an eye out for a corresponding object with sex appeal, sees only the Audi TT on local roads. Less frequently a Peugeot RCZ one roars past, but no less attractive is. This is true not only for his appearance, but also for its price: from 27.650 euro you can blow with the French by 115 kW/156 HP of strong 1, 6-litre petrol engine. It makes it less expensive than the Ingolstädter for almost 3,000 euros.



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But who – if not eternal, but for some time – links, a lot more than the price checks and searches for a hook. But on second glance must be certified: the 4.29 meters long RCZ is racy and sensitive at the same time. The body is discreet muscular with their double buckle in roof and rear window, the dynamic design conveys athletic athleticism. The look is true, but what is the comfort? Also not lack the maneuverability. That translates to at the start: despite a low amount of 1.36 meters can in the sleek 2 + 2-seater space be taken lightly – a limbo dance is thus unnecessary and yourself of back pain stricken can can be here gently down.

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The next moment of pampering is the Interior. The materials are high quality and well processed, everything is optically and haptically pleasant design. Double ziernähte, chromium and aluminum inserts, piano lacquer in the center console and optional nappa full leather furnishings are balanced coordinated, all together is reassuring to be boring without. Driver and passenger sit on strongly contoured seats with sufficient lateral support. While the sense of the space is airy front good, are the two jump seats in the rear to little more than for the baggage compartment. For the French 321-liter luggage compartment provides 31 litres capacity as is the case with the competitors Audi TT. Through the flexible rear seats, the way grows to up to 639 liters.

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Hook-free zone
So far, so good – then will the hook put well under the hood? Of because. The four cylinder petrol engine in cooperation with BMW with smooth power delivery, running clean and around. That’s enough to drive unstrained athletic. Also the aggregate tends not to drink one of thirst. From the pace depending on it takes times about seven liters in a serious battle but sometimes up to ten liters of gasoline. This one is pressed gently during acceleration from zero to 100 in not too fast 8.3 seconds like of a lover in the seats. If you expect this röhrendes noise or robust engine sound, will be disappointed. For such Schaumschlägereien the series French is not to have. However, the RCZ is because a bit corrupt, for 320 euros he can by a sound generator do this for all perceptible Potenzgehabe. So loud shows which translated the six-speed transmission with the pleasantly short coordinated manual transmission from the motor to the front wheels.

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The chassis is almost perfectly for all Gaits, mostly sports tight for the cam Hunt offers it yet enough comfort and absorbs bumps. Thus, the Coupe not only for the fast number, but also for longer riding qualifies. Constant companion is the precise steering that in all situations can – be built even when parking. Good only, that belong to the extensive standard equipment also parking sensors at the rear. Because of the attractive RCZ is not open there unfortunately. But who wants to run away, ever looking forward.

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Technical data Peugeot RCZ:
2 + 2-seat Coupe, length/width/height/wheelbase: 4.29 M / 1, 85 M / 1, 36 M / 2, 60 M, weight: 1 350 kg, trunk volume: 321-639 litres; Engine: 1, 6-litre turbo cylinder petrol engine with 115 kW/156 HP, torque: 240 NM at 1 400-4,500 rpm, 0-100 km/h: 8.3 seconds, top speed: 215 km/h, consumption: 6.7 liter per 100 km Super, CO2 emissions: 155 g / km, EUR 5, car tax: 102 euros per year; Price: 27 650 euro.

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