If the new 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept car, set for reveal at the Geneva show in early March, is anything to go by then that is all set to change.
Said to be the next in a long line of high-performance models planned by Peugeot Sport, this 508 has some serious performance credentials.
Its drivetrain mates Peugeot’s 147kW 1.6-litre PureTech turbopetrol engine to a pair of electric motors - an 81kW unit mounted on the front axle and a 150kW motor on the back, transforming the 508 into a powerful all-wheel-drive sports sedan.
But how fast is it? According to Peugeot, the concept will run from 0-100km/* in just 4.3 seconds, making it just 0.2 seconds slower off the mark than the BMW M3.