Peugeot RCZ Red Carbon revealed

Limited edition Peugeot RCZ Red Carbon gets loads of extra equipment as standard

The Peugeot RCZ is now available to buy in the limited edition Red Carbon specification, adding exclusive styling features to help it stand out from the rest of the range. Only 300 of these limited edition models are available, with prices starting at £26,000.

Based on the entry-level Peugeot RCZ Sport specification, the Red Carbon edition gets Peugeot’s Vision styling pack as standard. This offers customers the choice of two metallic body paints – Moroccan Red or Nera Black, as well as adding xenon headlights and 19-inch alloy wheels.

In addition to the Vision styling pack, the Black styling pack adds matte black roof arches, a black front grille and door mirror covers – and is included as part of the standard list price.

Head inside the car and you’ll find a similar exclusive treatment throughout, with the dashboard, steering wheel, gear stick and black leather sports seats all getting red stitching for a sporty feel.

The Peugeot RCZ Red Carbon edition also includes plenty of hi-tech gadgets to go with the generous list of cosmetic changes. Each car gets a sat-nav, CD player, USB input and Bluetooth connectivity.

A choice of petrol or diesel engines are available. If you’re after the best fuel economy, we’d recommend the 2.0-litre diesel engine, which emits 135g/km of CO2 and can do up to 54.3mpg. These figures are similar to those of the most efficient engine from the soon-to-be-replaced Audi TT – though we expect the new Audi TT to be even more efficient, boasting fuel economy of more than 67mpg.

As well as the diesel, there is also a choice of two 1.6-litre petrol engines. The top-of-the-range 200bhp is faster, but less economical as a result, returning 42.1mpg and emitting 155g/km of CO2. It's a high premium to pay, considering models with the 2.0-litre diesel engine have a cheaper list price.

The limited edition Peugeot RCZ Red Carbon is available to buy now priced from £26,000 for the 156bhp petrol engine. The diesel model starts at £27,850, while the range-topping 200bhp petrol costs £28,400.

For more reviews of cars in the current Peugeot line-up, visit Carbuyer’s dedicated Peugeot reviews page.

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