Peugeot has today revealed the “e-LEGEND” – a 100% completely autonomous electric concept car inspired by the French brand’s famous 504 Coupé from the 1960s.
Wearing 19-inch rims and measuring 4650 mm long, 1930 mm wide and 1370 mm tall, the design study’s exterior features sharp lines as well as a cabin that is arched towards the rear suspension, complete with large glazed parts.
Performance-wise, the concept’s electric powertrain generates 456 bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is then distributed to all four wheels. Peugeot claims the car does 0-62 mph in less than 4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 137 mph, all while delivering a range of 370 miles according to the WLTP protocol, of which 186 miles are accessible in 25 minutes owing to a fast recharge.
The e-LEGEND offers four modes of driving – two autonomous (‘Soft’ and ‘Sharp’) and two manual (‘Legend’ and ‘Boost’).
When in either of the autonomous modes, the interior configuration changes, with the steering wheel retracting in order to make a 49-inch central screen fully visible. The front seats also recline for extra comfort and the side armrests deploy automatically, freeing up a storage area and an induction charging area for smartphones and other devices.
Additional interior details include 29 inch screens that are embedded into the doors as well as 12 inch ones located in each sun visor. Material finishes include a mix of silky velvet and paldao wood, all of which is very reminiscent of 60s furniture.
“Peugeot e-LEGEND concept is not just a technological manifesto. This is the vision of a brand actively focused on an optimistic and ultra-desirable future,” says the French manufacturer’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato. “For Peugeot, autonomy and electric are synonymous with even stronger sensations. Boredom will never be part of our DNA.”
There are currently no plans to put the the e-LEGEND into production.