CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
PEUGEOT’S NEW FLAGSHIP
Peugeot has shown its new flagship 508 RXH diesel-electric crossover ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The four-wheel drive estate is powered by a 2.0-litre HYbrid4 drive unit which produces 200bhp and can be run in 100 per cent electric mode. Emissions are just 109g/km of CO2 with claimed combined mileage figures of just 67.2mpg.

BMW SPECIAL EDITION 1 AND 3 SERIES
BMW is introducing special editions of its BMW 1 and 3-series models to commemorate its sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The “Performance Edition” models include M aerodynamic bodystyling kits, M Sport suspension, dark chrome 18-inch alloys, dark rear lights and special London 2012 badges. Interiors get special edition sports seats plus M Sport steering wheel and gearlever.

TESLA BREAK ROUND LAKE GENEVA
If you’ve never had the chance to drive around Lake Geneva in a sports car then this may be your chance. The five-star La Réserve Geneva hotel has introduced a “Tesla Break” – a two night stay for two including a full day’s use of a Tesla Roadster fully electric sports-car. The Tesla accelerates in near total silence from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and the package costs £1,892, www.lareserve.ch.