2015 Peugeot RCZ | new car review

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by
2015 Peugeot RCZ
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AEDAED 127,500
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  • 2015 RCZ
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Peugeot took the plunge in 2010 with the RCZ, and the car was positively received by critics. We here at AME agree that it is a good looking car, but would you buy one instead of an Audi TT?

Pros

Great looks, almost akin to that of an Audi TT

Cons

Rear space is almost non-existent.

Looks

Peugeot’s all have the same bulbous look these days, which frankly makes them look overweight and sluggish. But it’s amazing how different it looks when bolted to a 2+2 seater sports- body. Anyone would think it was an Audi TT from the side…

2014 Peugeot RCZ front side

Feels

All is well inside the 2015 . While the interior is not awash with racing pedigree, it is comfortable enough to make you smile. Obviously space is not in abundance, and in fact almost non-existent in the back, but it has enough charm to remind you that you’re in a coupe.

2014 Peugeot RCZ interior

Engineering

The first thing you notice in the RCZ is the lack of space for rear passengers. Those with heads and legs may prefer to get a taxi. But those who decide that they would like to own an RCZ will care little for other passengers. Firm suspension is sure to provide an exciting ride. It comes with plenty of features, including keyless entry, automatic rain and light sensors, and an active rear spoiler.

2014 Peugeot RCZ top

What’s on offer?

Under the hood, resides a 1.6 litre VVT turbo charged straight-4 engine that emits 163 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission, the French coupe directs its grunt to the front wheels to accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and onto its 213 km/h top speed.

2014 Peugeot RCZ side

Summing it…

We like the Peugeot RCZ; it is a nice-looking coupe. But there is one major problem; it is only a few thousand Dirhams cheaper than the market-leading Audi TT. Telling your friends that you have an Audi will impress them, tell them you drive a Peugeot and they will think something’s wrong with you. Of course they’ll be wrong to assume that, because it is a good car. But would you honestly buy one over a TT? I’m not so sure.

2014 Peugeot RCZ rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Peugeot RCZ
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
163 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
240 Nm @ 1,400 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.5 secs
Top speed213 km/h
PriceAED 127,500

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