Peugeot Presents Stunning e-LEGEND Concept With 100 kWh Battery

SEP 20 2018 BY MARK KANE 26

e-LEGEND Concept is the first long-range electric from Peugeot.

Peugeot will presents at the upcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show the all-electric e-LEGEND Concept, which carries the DNA of the French brand and references back to the Peugeot 504 Coupé from the past.

Our main focus is on the specs, which seem strong for Peugeot. The car is equipped with 100 kWh battery for up to 600 km (373 miles) of WLTP range, and you can replenish up to 500 km (311 miles) in 25 minutes.

Also, the powertrain doesn’t disappoint, as Peugeot went with 340 kW and 800 Nm all-wheel drive system that is good for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in under four seconds.

Of course, as you can see in the photos and videos, the e-LEGEND Concept is a pretty extraordinary car with all those stylish accents.

Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept spec:

  • 100 kWh battery pack
  • 600 km (373 miles) of WLTP range
  • fast charging up to 80% (500 km/311 miles) in 25 minutes
  • home wireless charging option
  • 340 kW and 800 Nm and all-wheen drive
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4 seconds
  • top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph)
  • dimensions are (in mm): length: 4650, width: 1930, height: 1370, wheelbase: 2690.
Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept
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Press blast:

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT

Because boredom is not part of our DNA, because independence does not rhyme with monotony, because the energy transition will not erase 120 years of automobile history, PEUGEOT reveals e-LEGEND CONCEPT. This exciting vision of the future of driving pleasure takes the form of a desirable and iconic vehicle. By adopting a realistic and radically modern template, this projection into the future of the automobile magnifies the genes and the elegance of the heritage of the PEUGEOT brand.

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is presented at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

 

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is not just a technological manifesto. This is the vision of a brand, PEUGEOT, actively focused on an optimistic and ultra-desirable future. For PEUGEOT, autonomous and electric are synonymous with even stronger sensations. Boredom will never be part of our DNA.

                                                                                                            Jean-Philippe IMPARATO, CEO of PEUGEOT

#UNBORING THE FUTURE

Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept

A major player in every technological revolution, PEUGEOT calmly approaches that of the energy transition with the conviction that technology is always at the service of automotive pleasure.

An exciting future is a future that gives you the choice over the silhouette, the type of propulsion or driving. New territories to clear, new challenges to face, the adventure of the PEUGEOT brand continues! With the promise to include the Requirement, the Look and the Emotion in each of our cars always upheld and renewed.

The embodiment of this vision is e-LEGEND CONCEPT! A real object of desire that promotes the freedom of movement and offers the choice between a never-ending choice of pleasures: #UNBORING THE FUTURE.

Finding time

With PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT, for us it’s about intensifying and refining the experience of 100% autonomous, electric and connected. The Responsive i-Cockpit is enhanced to offer its guests immersive driving specifically customized for each of the four driving modes available.

Aude BRILLE, head of PEUGEOT strategy

In today’s environment where we are constantly over-stimulated, having time for yourself is probably the most valuable thing. Autonomous driving will help you find that time for yourself and create new experiences to live within your vehicle.

Depending on the type of road traffic or the state of mind of the driver, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT offers four modes of driving.

Two autonomous modes:

  • SOFT: favours the comfort of the occupants. Projection on digital material screens and information display reduced to a minimum,
  • SHARP: accurate and dynamic vehicle typing. Maximum connection to digital activities possible (social networks, schedule, etc…).

In autonomous mode, the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT interior configuration adapts:

  • thanks to the by wire steering technology, the steering wheel retracts under the sound bar in order to fully clear the 49-inch screen,
  • the front seats recline,
  • the side armrests deploy automatically, freeing up a large storage area and an induction charging area for smartphones,
  • the main controls remain accessible via the centre console integrated in the driver’s seat.

The occupants can then enjoy their favourite hobbies: play the integrated video game or watch a film either in the curved central screen or in each screen built into the sun visors.

Two manual modes:

  • LEGEND: cruising mode with recall of the three 504 Coupé dials and display of digitally-processed wood on the different screens,
  • BOOST: dynamic and stimulating driving thanks to the powerful electric motor. 180° immersion with projection of the road on a single large screen.

Connected and sound immersion

We are thrilled to bring our world class Houndify technology to PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT. The modern and attractive Coupé is a perfect complement to our voice-enabled AI and conversation intelligence technologies. The driving experience has never been so intuitive.

Keyvan MOHAJER, co-founder and CEO, SoundHound Inc.®

Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept

In partnership with SOUNDHOUND Inc.®, a leader in artificial intelligence technologies, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT offers a voice-activated personal assistant suitable for autonomous driving. In a simple sentence, the driver can change their driving style, listen to their favourite playlist or even open or close the electrified doors of the vehicle. The system responds with Gilles Vidal’s digitized voice (Style director PEUGEOT) and it includes 17 languages! A version adapted to our production vehicles will be available on PEUGEOT brand products within 2 years.

PEUGEOT and FOCAL are preparing tomorrow’s listening together, mixing demand and innovation, for a unique sound experience.

Whatever the source, a FOCAL® acoustic architecture ensures optimal sound diffusion. Heralding the future of embedded sound, the system implemented in PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is specifically designed to offer two new unprecedented sound functions:

  • the “mapping”, which makes it possible to send the navigation messages to the driver only for example, while the other occupants listen to music,
  • the “zoning”, which allows for the total individualization of the contents, placing each passenger in their sound bubble without mutual nuisance.

Straightforward heritage

Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept

A modern, sharper Coupé, this ultra-technological archetype of automotive pleasure finds its deep strength in the DNA of the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé. PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT projects us in the near future without any nostalgia. It formalizes our approach to a PEUGEOT design that addresses the new technological challenges of the automotive industry.

Gilles VIDAL, Style Director PEUGEOT

Offering such an aesthetic, technological and immersive experience in such a compact coupé guided us throughout the project. It is this realism in terms of volume and proportion that gives PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT its strength and enables it to embody our ambition with this much modernity and energy.

Matthias HOSSANN, Head of PEUGEOT concept cars

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT magnifies the DNA of the brand by combining its heritage with the most advanced technologies in the automotive world. PEUGEOT proves that a hyper-technological vehicle can encompass the traits of a desirable vehicle. The choice of the silhouette of a Coupé for an autonomous vehicle elevates the driving experiences by using very modern codes, a template and realistic and pragmatic proportions. The emergence of new electric platforms opens the scope of possibilities to designers by removing the technical constraints related to combustion propulsion.

An athletic and sensual look

To frame its technological vision, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT draws on the heritage of the brand. Wink, reinterpreting the great style themes of a fun vehicle, the 504 Coupé:

  • a light, athletic, sharp and sensual silhouette,
  • a cabin, arched towards the rear suspension, with large glazed parts.

Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept

At the front, the look of the vehicle is identifiable thanks to a visual signature with three claws and two double modules. The technical area is located under the projectors, it includes all the functions of driving aids. The entire front mask is encased in the front wings and split in two by a black aluminium beam, a legacy of chrome-plated stainless steel bumpers.

At the back, the iconic visual signature of the PEUGEOT range is also three claws and treated in a very technological way. The third brake light, located at the top of the rear window, covers its full width with a multi-blade assembly that reflects itself.

The flanks are treated in three distinct layers with, in particular, an extension of the technical platform in the lower part and a large glazed area, inspired by the sheet metal/glass ratio of the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé. These large glazed surfaces flood the interior of PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT with a beautiful light. The wheel arches are carved in negative and the one at the front includes an air passage. It is emphasized by a metal arch surrounding the side windows and magnifying a rear windscreen encased and faceted. Visible from the outside under the rear quarter windscreen, a screen displays a personalized greeting and the charge level to its user before departure. It also warns people outside that the car is driving in autonomous mode. The touch-opening door control is skilfully concealed in the side window.

The body is a shade of grey subtly tinted with champagne, extremely tense. Depending on the outside light, the colour changes from a chrome reflecting its entire environment to a polished bronze metal look. The process used is similar to that applied to the bottles of the largest perfumers.

The PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT’s dimensions are (in mm):

  • length: 4650,
  • width: 1930,
  • height: 1370,
  • wheelbase: 2690.

The wheels are made of 19-inch diameter rims and mass production-sized MICHELIN® tyres. Realism and credibility.

High standards for the materials

With a view to offering an elegant and luminous interior, the choice of the designers focused on warm materials, counterbalancing the cold digital material: a contract to the frenzied race to all-digital.

Velvet is making a comeback! Chosen in the noblest of uses for its silky and pleasant touch, silk velvet is cleverly mixed with a modern technical mesh that offers more freedom in terms of decoration. This weft is woven digitally and especially for PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT from a shiny thread reminiscent of the hue of velvet. This material can be found in PEUGEOT 3008 or 5008.

The upper parts and doorways are made from Paldao wood by our partner HERVET MANUFACTURIER®. Made from renewable forests, this exotic wood is very reminiscent of the furniture of the 60s in rosewood or ebony. The dark veins of this variety bring out the turquoise blue on the seats and the floor. This modern interpretation of the wood is reminiscent of the GT finished dashboards in PEUGEOT 3008, 5008 and 508.

To complete the immersion and personalization of its interior, a fragrance diffuser scents the vehicle. EX-NIHILO® has created two perfumes specific to PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT.

Immersive and warm sensation

One goal: to feel good about your vehicle whatever the driving style, just like your environment. A subtle juxtaposition of highly technological elements and noble materials.

Spread throughout the interior, the digital material (or digital interpretation of real materials) is divided into two major themes: bronze-like line networks or networks of lines imitating cabinetmaking wood. It’s broadcast on 16 screens of different sizes, for example: 49 inches curved under the front helm to the occupants, 29 inches in the doors or 12 inches in each sun visor. Digital materials have been the subject of in-depth reflection to fit perfectly and blend into the passenger compartment. The centre console provides access to the main driving controls through a rotary control and a 6-inch touch screen. To the left of the steering wheel, a digital toggle bar is composed of contextual and configurable commands depending on the driving mode.

The design of the H seats and the vertical padding are inspired by the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé: more volume with the most compact dimensions possible, comfort fit combining ease and stimulating support thanks to the use of shape memory foams (like a tailored suit). The headrests are crossing, adjustable or fully retractable and integrated into the seat.

The PEUGEOT Responsive i-Cockpit® capitalizes on the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® that characterizes the models of the brand. It includes a headset with three dials and an ultra compact steering wheel.

100% electric power chain

Perfectly incorporated into a realistic vision of the brand’s energy transition, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is powered by a 100% electric power train. With 100 kWh batteries, the engine reaches 800 Nm torque and 340 Kw power distributed to the four-wheel drive. This level of performance makes it possible to travel 0/100 km/h in less than 4s and reach a maximum speed of 220Km/h. The range is 600 km according to the WLTP protocol of which 500 km are accessible in 25 minutes thanks to a fast recharge. PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT cultivates the zero technological constraint mindset by offering induction charging.

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26 Comments on "Peugeot Presents Stunning e-LEGEND Concept With 100 kWh Battery"

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That’s pretty! I always liked the 504. If that’s the direction that Peugeot design and powertrain are going in the future, then I’m all for it. Massive improvement over the “meh” designs of today. To say nothing of the powertrain. Unfortunately I bet we’re far more likely to see the design in the showrooms than a car that can match those invented specs.

I like it a lot, but the long hood screams ICE. Let’s see some nice designs styled for strengths of EVs.

“stunning”

If you simply must have cloth seats, go with turquoise velvet. Is it me, or does the music and the car’s various mechanisms evoke Michael Bay’s treatment of the Autobots? I was waiting for the hood to split in half and turn into feet and that rear bumper flip over and become the chest plate.

Why is it when I got to Pictures in these articles, I can’t X out to come back to the article!
This car reminds me of the mid 80s 504 we had. That nose was sexy.

The design was not inspired by the 504, but the 504 Coupé which had a different nose and was not imported to the USA.

Hmmm. Are you on mobile, tablet, or desktop? There should be an X out in the top right corner, but I can’t guarantee that. Depending on your device and browser, there could be an issue we need to address. Thank you for pointing it out. Any extra info you can give (screenshot, browser, device) will be helpful for us to fix the problem.

Mine works perfectly. On a very old, crappy iPad. Keep up the great work.

A pair of photos from the original 504 coupe to understand this concept.
https://i.imgur.com/mpPraSq.png
https://i.imgur.com/XgdUkwk.png

Thanks for the pics, but I always thought and still think the 504 was a bit too large a car to make a good coupé. The 504 sedan/station wagon was much more elegant and handsome, and the 304 Coupé was a much nicer design.
Obviously, a matter of personal taste… At least Peugeot are finally adding plugs (-:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peugeot_304_Coup%C3%A9_(9034743644).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peugeot_304_Coupe_Salon_Automoto.jpg

Not impressed by the retro/futuristic styling mash-up… The aero wheel caps look very cool, though 🙂

Nice specs, if they could put something similar in a production model in a not too distant future…

This spec game is absurd. I have invented a concept vehicle capable of travelling across the solar system at close to the speed of light. Unfortunately it’s just a concept vehicle and you won’t be able to buy it.

The specs are important on a concept to gauge interest to give the manufacturers a target of where they should be.

A Ford Mustang and a BMW 2 series had a beautiful baby!

Ugly, and looks nothing like the 504. The quintessential 504 was the 4-door sedan, not the coupé, which barely existed.
The most notable point about Peugeot exterior designs is that they always look elegant — pretty much more elegant than any luxury car. This thing is an unfortunate exception.
That aside, yet more efforts wasted on EV concepts, instead of accelerating the timetable for actual production EVs. Where’s the 208 BEV, or a 3xx / 5xx PHEV?

This car is based in the 504 coupe, not sedan. I posted a pair of phtos in other post, take a look!!

I know, but I think it makes for a bad basis design-wise. See my pics of the 304 Coupé above.

I doubt giving up on making concept cars would accelerate anything.

The same designers & engineers need to work on the design & drivetrain. Of course a concept doesn’t need the production engineering & integration, but the point of a concept is either to showcase new far-future tech or test out new concepts on the public. That would have been relevant 10 years ago, but there’s nothing sufficiently novel about this concept today. Peugeot needs EVs in production yesterday.

When I was a boy a saw a french 504 coupé parked near the beach in my city. It was impresive. This concept is fantastic too and tecnically very interesting, PSA is ready for the change to EVs.
Fresh air in a world full of cars without personality, SUVs without interest and ugly concept cars that anticipe a worst future indeed.
Thanks Peugeot.

Peugeot? I had almost forgotten that they still existed!

It is a standout, but personally I can take it or leave it. Maybe in person, it is better looking? It feels a bit over-wrought for my taste – though I suspect most of that will “wash out” once it get to production.

Ridiculous front overhang… as a kid I would have liked the look, today it just look dated and weird with such ICE artifacts.

I like it. Ç’est magnifique

That is gorgeous. Not a huge fan of the sedan boot on the thing, but the rest of it is stunning.

I really like the front of this car, it looks mean, no sure sure about the rear.

This looks like an ugly, mutated, Mustang.. 🙁