Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Racy Lines Express Sexy Silhouette; Standing Still or on the Race Track, Grant Edwards Finds This Coupe Has the Power to Get Pulses Racing

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Racy Lines Express Sexy Silhouette; Standing Still or on the Race Track, Grant Edwards Finds This Coupe Has the Power to Get Pulses Racing

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What matters most

The good stuff: Arresting sculpted look, arguably the best looking car around for this money, chassis balance and poise.

What wead like to see: Improved centre console finishes, more engine punch for the automatic transmission, paddle shifters with the auto.

Warranty and servicing: Three year/100,000km warranty. Servicing is capped for three years/60,000km, with services annually ($330) and no-cost checks every six months.

The lowdown

Stunning in its original concept, and equally arresting in production form, the RCZ is one of the best looking cars on the market.

But the RCZ is not all show. Opt for the manual models and it can walk the walk.

Those looking for a sleek cruiser would be best suited to the automatic with the detuned four-potter, but go choose a model with three pedals and be assured of pleasure.

VITAL STATISTICS

Model: Peugeot RCZ.

Details: Two-door front-wheel drive coupe.

Engines: 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol at two levels of tune, generating maximum power of 115kW @ 6000rpm and 240Nm @ 1400rpm (automatic); 147kW @ 5500rpm and 275Nm @ 1700rpm (manual); 2.0-litre turbo diesel 120kW @ 3750rpm and 340Nm @ 2000rpm (manual only).

Transmissions: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

Consumption: 7.5 litres/100km (combined average); 6.9L/100km; 5.3L/100km.

CO2: 168g/km; 159g/km; 139g/km.

Bottom line: $58,990 plus on-roads, all models.

EVERY marque has a pin-up star and they donat shine much brighter than the Peugeot RCZ.

Beautifully proportioned with an arresting silhouette, this sports coupe is an unwavering head-turner.

Peugeot has just refreshed the four-seater with some minor tweaks inside and out a not that there was a lot wrong with the previous model launched three years ago.

Nothing has changed mechanically, you can still choose between diesel or petrol turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but the French brand has thrown in extra kit it values at $5800. …

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