|Assembly||Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr)|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Engine||1.6 THP200 straight-4 (Turbo)
2.0 HDi FAP 165 PS straight-4
1.6 158 PS automatic
|Wheelbase||2,612 mm (102.8 in)|
|Length||4,290 millimetres (168.9 in)|
|Width||1,845 mm (72.6 in)(excluding mirrors)|
|Height||1,359 mm (53.5 in)|
|Curb weight||1,394 kg (3,070 lb) (1.6)
1,474 kg (3,250 lb) (HDI)
The Peugeot RCZ is a sports compact manufactured by Peugeot. It was launched in April 2010 and is available in almost 80 countries as of 2013. It was officially introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2009 and was initially announced as the 308 RCZ concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt show. It is assembled by Magna Steyr, a subsidiary of Magna International. Petrol engines are based on Prince platform while diesel is part of the HDi project.
The RCZ was originally planned as a simple concept car but it received critical acclaim, capturing the imagination of the public and professionals. Peugeot decided to take the leap from concept to actual car and began production. The car's lines and style have remained very close to the original concept so as not to disappoint public opinion, however a series of changes were made to the central dual exhaust system which was replaced by a dual exhaust to the left of the rear bumper. The RCZ has double-bubble roof inspired by Zagato.
The RCZ is 4.287 m (168.8 in) long, 1.845 m (72.6 in) wide and 1.359 m (53.5 in) in height and a wheelbase of 2.612 m (102.8 in).
|Power||Torque||0–100 km/h,s||Top speed
|1.6-litre THP156 2010-||I4 turbo||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in)||158 PS (116 kW; 156 hp) @6000rpm||240 N·m (177 lbf·ft) @1400rpm||9||212 km/h (132 mph)||6-speed automatic||168 g/km|
|8.3||215 km/h (134 mph)||6-speed manual||149 g/km|
|1.6-litre THP200 2010-||203 PS (149 kW; 200 hp) @5800||275 N·m (203 lbf·ft) @1770||7.6||235 km/h (146 mph)||155 g/km|
|2.0-litre HDi163 2010-||I4 turbo||1,997 cc (121.9 cu in)||165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp) @4000||320 N·m (236 lbf·ft) @2000||8.7||220 km/h (137 mph)||6-speed manual||139 g/km|
|2.0-litre HDi FAP 165 2012-||340 N·m (251 lbf·ft) @2000||225 km/h (140 mph)|
The RCZ can be specified including features such as electric heated and adjustable seating with driver's memory, leather seats and dashboard and hill assist function. Options include 19-inch alloy wheels and a JBL sound system. An Elan or Sportif Kit option pack can be selected to change the colour finish of the roof, door mirrors and front grille.
RCZ Hybrid4 Concept 
RCZ Hybrid4 HYbrid4, incorporating the principle of the HYbrid4, or all-wheel drive, 3008 technology with a 2.0 l HDi FAP 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) at the front and an electric motor 27 kW (37 PS; 36 hp) mounted on the rear. Announced fuel consumption: 3.7 litres per 100 kilometres (76 mpg-imp; 64 mpg-US) in mixed cycle. CO2 expected is 95 g/km.
Special Editions 
The RCZ Allure is a special edition of the 1.6 THP156 with 6-speed Tiptronic transmission and 18-inch wheels.
The Asphalt is limited edition (500 units) version of the RCZ. It includes 19-inch black and silver alloy wheels, black leather sport seats.
The RCZ Brownstone is a limited edition available exclusively in Germany in metallic brown paint with silver racing strips. Inside, the special version is also in brown, with Cohiba leather and Alcantara trim.
The RCZ has been well received, gaining the Top Gear 2010 Coupe of the Year award and the Auto Express Special Design Award 2010. and has won red dot awards. It has been cited as a return to form for Peugeot's lines of higher performance vehicles following the poor reception of the Peugeot 207 GTI. Autocar magazine described it as 'good to drive', 'albeit more for its peppy, happy-to-be-worked character than its sheer pace.'.
Sales and production 
|Year||Worldwide Production||Worldwide sales||Notes|
|2011||19,725||18,828||Total unit production reaches 38,933 units.|
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