Surprising Narrow Tires on Funky Crossover
The Peugeot 408 was released in the previous year and is currently available for purchase in Europe. This high-rider has an eye-catching, fastback-inspired design, which muddles the distinctions between car and crossover. It noticeable stands elevated from the pavement, influencing the manner it performs when put to the test, something km77.com analyses during the moose trial in the video featured above.
The 408 is provided with an array of powertrains. Peugeot presents the hybrid versions producing either 150 or 180 horses, which vary depending on version. Additionally, the off-road-oriented model features a foundations 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit that exerts 130hp and 168lb-ft of torque. The example in the video up above utilizes this motor and shifts output to the front axle through its 8-speed automatic transmission.
The initial trial for the Peugeot 408 was a slalom, the clock ticking off 25.9 seconds. An impressive show, boasting times equal to that of the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography and Nissan Ariya and X-Trial – which were 26.1 and 25.5 seconds, respectively.
The 408’s best go at the moose test occurred at 72 kilometers per hour (44.74 miles per hour), before leaving the course with a speed of 44 kph (27.34 mph). Seeking to pass the assessment at faster paces didn’t deliver much success, being that the make started knocking down cones at 75 kph (46.60 mph). Farewell. In March, the Alpine A110 was put to the test – which it passed satisfactorily at 80 kph (51.57 mph) in a remarkable 21.6 seconds.
The 408 finished the assessments with its slim 205/55 R19 Michelin e-Primacy tires. Wider, racier tires might have granted the Peugeot to execute more effectively, but its 73 kph velocity was adequate for km77.com.
It would be intriguing to observe the test once more with the other compounded drivetrains. The electric motor and accumulator could amplify mass and alter the 408’s dynamic aspects. The auto producer is designing a solely electric adaptation that would modify the handling again; however, that is not supposed to be available until a handful of months after the ICE and hybrid models go on sale.
Source: km77.com / YouTube