PEUGEOT plans to close another “set” this year with style and exclusivity. The “draw” of the Mark will be given by its average hatchback 308, which will represent the spirit of one of the most traditional tennis tournaments in the world. The Roland Garros special series, designed for a demanding consumer, is limited to 250 units and is based on the top-of-the-line Griffe THP.While maintaining its sporty personality, the 308 Roland Garros is even more equipped and with unique details such as black mask lights and unique 17-inch diamond wheels. In the front doors, the monogram of the special series is visible. In addition to the official logo of the tennis championship embroidered on the back of the seats and applied to the body, the hatch retains the charm of the first edition with the seats in light gray leather, carpets embroidered with the tournament’s visual identification and with the chrome cover of external mirrors.he unmistakable style of the model is marked by LED daytime running lights, fog lights and the panoramic glass roof, which provides brightness and wide visibility to the occupants. With a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and Bi-zone digital automatic air conditioning, the 308 Roland Garros offers state-of-the-art technology and state-of-the-art driving aids. This is particularly the case with the WIP Nav navigation system. Perfectly integrated into the vehicle in terms of style, it offers numerous features:7-inch (480 x 234 pixel resolution) color multifunction display, tiltable in three positions to provide the best viewing angle to the driver, and offers a birdview mode. To preserve the perfect integration with the dashboard lines, the equipment is electrically retractable and unprecedented in the South American market for its segment;ound system WIP Sound Radio MP3 CD player with WIP Plug and WIP Bluetooth:CD player with MP3 file playback;
– A USB input (WIP Plug) located in the center console that allows connection to any type of digital camera or mobile audio and video system;
– Bluetooth® for calls (when the user has a phone with this feature), which transports the address book from the mobile phone to the car screen.
The 308 Roland Garros also stands out in terms of safety, since it comes equipped with: – six airbags (two front, two side and two curtain type)State-of-the-art Electronic Traction Control (ASR) and Stability Control (ESP), which detects and corrects the risk of loss of grip in situations such as sharp corners, sharp deviations and slippery floors, acting on the brakes and acceleratolock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (REF) and emergency braking aid (AFU). The automatic turn-on of the warning flash in case of – strong deceleration completes this device;ear parking sensor. he Roland Garros special series is only available in white nacre (pearlescent) at a price of R $ 79,990.00.HP engine: performance and driving pleasurtylish in appearance, sporty in dynamic behavior, the 308 Roland Garros is equipped with the THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine, manufactured in aluminum block and 16-valve compound head with variable intake control and rolected rockers. This engine is powered by a direct gasoline injection system that develops 165 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. With maximum torque of 24.5 mkgf available at 1,400 rpm, it provides the driver with strength and safety in overtaking and speed recoveryCoupled with this motorization is the sequential automatic six-speed gearbox. Always working with the best engine speed, it allows for a quick and smooth gearshift, contributing in large part to the driving pleasure provided by each of the models.Long-standing international partnershiPeugeot’s affinity with tennis was born in 1984, when the parent company entered into an association with the French Federation. Since then, Peugeot has been carrying out a series of actions involving the Roland Garros Tournament (held in Paris and one of the four major championships that make up the Grand Slam of Tennis), which included special series for models 205, 405 and more recently , for the 207 CC, 308 CC, 208 and 3008 HYbrid4 (the world’s first diesel hybrid vehicle), as well as scooters and bicycles.n Brazil, Marca strengthened its relationship with the sport by signing a partnership with the Brazilian Tennis Confederation in 2011, becoming the official car manufacturer
in a series of tournaments throughout the year, such as Brazil Masters Cup, Championship South American Interclubs, Banana Bowl, Brazilian Championship for Children and Youth, Federations Cup and National Tennis and Children’s Circuit, among others. With this, athletes and technical staff were transported in Peugeot vehicles.The Tournament of Roland Garros began to be disputed in 1891. Its name honors one of the French pioneers in the aviation. In addition to Gustavo Kuerten, the only Brazilian men’s champion in the singles (1997, 2000 and 2001), the country has two other champions: Maria Esther Bueno (two doubles titles, female and mixed in 1960) and Thomas Koch (mixed doubles, 1975).2014 – PEUGEOT RCZRCZ fully evokes the concept Motion & Emotion, PEUGEOT’s worldwide signature. The front is marked by six subtly sculpted claw-shaped LEDs and xenon directional black-shade headlamps that give an even more modern and technological look. The hood emphasizes the compact shape of the vehicle and welcomes, as in the latest launches, the new PEUGEOT emblem with a double glossy satin finish applied directly to the body. Its insinuating lines, marked by refinement and dynamism, are accentuated by the charming aluminum arches that shape the sides and by the double undulation of the ceiling and the glass, characteristics that represent the uniqueness of the vehicleExclusivity inside and outhe interior of the new RCZ reveals an environment that combines sportiness and elegance, in total harmony with the exterior style.
The panel, for example, has a leather covering with an apparent seam, which integrates perfectly with the elegant shapes of every detail. e interior of the coupe expands the perception of quality. The model now comes standard with the new WIP NAV multimedia kit, with GPS integrated into the 7-inch, electrically-colored, high-resolution multifunction display panel. It also has WIP Sound (radio CD player with MP3 player), WIP Plug (USB connection / iPod + auxiliary input), WIP Bluetooth (hands-free kit), steering column radio control and hi-fi system Hi -Fi JBLTM, with 240 W amplifier and six speakers.The shift lever grill is treated in black lacquered, while the door panels are trimmed with leather details, matching the sports seats on the same material. Completing the sophisticated environment, aluminum details are applied between the instrument panel and the center console.The driver can easily find the best driving position through the seat’s electrical adjustments (with position memory) to enjoy the vehicle’s behavior: sporty, sporty seats with leather trim and integrated headrests make the driver feel inside a cockpit – and the escort has the same feeling. All controls are at your fingertips, such as the throttle and speed limiter. Because it is a sports coupe, the rear seat has both demarcated seats and the double curvature of the roof guarantees more space for the occupantse practicality is also a highlight in the RCZ: the trunk volume, which is among the most generous in the category, has 321 liters and can be expanded to up to 639 liters with folding backrest of the rear seats. The model also has storage spaces under the floor, which guarantee an additional space of 30 liters.en more precise driving sensationspressing all the know-how of PEUGEOT in terms of road behavior, the new RCZ brings to the highest level the notions of precision and driving sensations in order to sharpen all the senses of the driver. It features the ever-efficient suspension systems of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group (pseudo McPherson on the front and deformable rear crossbar) and features a variable electro-hydraulic assist steering, which ensures a perfect balance under all circumstances and provides a dynamic model.
The proportions of RCZ (1.36m in height), carved lines of the bodywork and the double undulation of the ceiling favor the circulation of the air in favor of a good aerodynamics. To maximize overall efficiency, the vehicle features a particularly low center of gravity, wide gauges and generous 19-inch wheels, which are offered as an option at the brand’s dealerships.The rear movable airfoil contributes to increase this efficiency, being able to adopt two positions depending on the speed of the car, in order to ensure excellent stability. The first position (19º) is opened when the vehicle exceeds 85 km / h (and returns to the starting position when the speed falls below 55 km / h), while the second position (34º) is driven from a speed higher than 155 km / h (returning to the position with speed below 142 km / h). It is worth mentioning that it is possible to activate position “2” by means of a button located in the central console, if the driver so wisheafety and technology at the height of a premium positioninccording to its outstanding positioning and dynamism, the RCZ has sophisticated equipment that assists in driving and ensures comfort and safety for the driver and passengers. ncluded in the list of standard items are equipment such as integrated stability control (ASR) control of stability control (ESP), brakes with state-of-the-art ABS with emergency braking aid (AFU) and electronic brake distribution (REF) , four airbags (two front and two side), Hill Assist, dual xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, Bi-Zone digital air conditioning and acoustic windshield, among others.he RCZ benefits from the highest level of passive safety with an optimized structure that comprises, for example, three front reinforcement points for energy absorption in the event of impacts. Regarding side shocks, the door, floor and rear effort racks are designed to protect passengers. In the rear, specifically, a beam located at the height of the trunk absorbs the impacts and facilitates the repair. addition, the model has effective restraint systems and an active bonnet with drive specially designed to reduce the damage of a possible run over, without interfering with the design and architecture of the vehicle (low base and hood). Thus, when the sensors located in the front of the vehicle detect a collision, a pyrotechnic system located on the hood is activated and elevates it up to 65 mm in just 0.1 seconds.
High power with the 165 hp 1.6l THP engine
The originality and modernity of the RCZ are reinforced by the THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine with a maximum power of 165 hp combined with a six-speed automatic sequential gearbox. This propeller, known and acclaimed by the Brazilian consumer, combines low displacement with high power and, due to its high torque at low speed, guarantees reduced consumption and high performance.Powered by a direct gasoline injection system, the 1.598 cm3 aluminum engine, developed with BMW, has a 16-valve manifold with variable inlet control , rotors arms and develops 165 hp at 6,000 rpm. With a maximum torque of 24.5 kgfm available at 1,400 rpm, it provides the driver with strength and safety in overtaking and speed pickups in urban journeys, for example. oupled with this motorization, the vehicle has a six- speed automatic sequential box . Always working with the best engine speed, it allows a quick and smooth gearshift, contributing in large part to the great driving pleasure provided by the modelAnother important factor in the automatic gearbox is that the torque converter used is also piloted. In this type of converter, an internal clutch effects the mechanical connection between the motor and the box, generating the “motor brake” effect. Thus, the driver has the same feeling as a car equipped with manual gearbox: when the foot is removed from the accelerator pedal, the vehicle “brakes” the engine. Consequently, there is greater braking and fuel economy, since the injection, in these conditions, does not release even a drop of gasoline to be burned.