2013 Peugeot RCZ features nav, new face, double bubble roof standard

The refreshed, cleaned up and gaping maw-free Peugeot RCZ has gone on sale in Australia with a higher level of spec than before, and the same three engines one price policy.

While the RCZ keeps its delicious double bubble roof and Audi TT-esque lines, the revised car does away with the gasping fish grille of yore for something more refined and less polarizing. Three engine and transmission options are all offered for the same price (see the table below).

Priced at A$58,990 after taxes but before the addition of on-road costs, the 2013 RCZ features 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear fog lights, wing mirrors that dip automatically in reverse, automatic headlights and wipers, LED tail-lights, heated leather front seats with electronic adjustment, memory settings on the driver’s side, automatic pop-up rear spoiler, drilled aluminium pedals, cruise control and speed limiter, and pedestrian friendly pop-up bonnet.

The audio system features six speakers with audio controls on the steering wheel spokes, Bluetooth, USB port, a pop up screen in the centre of the dash, volume compensation based on road speed and satellite navigation.

Engines, transmissions, performance and economy

  Petrol Diesel
Displacement, type

1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol 1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel

115kW 147kW 120kW

240Nm 275Nm 340Nm

6-speed auto 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Max speed

212km/h 240km/h 220km/h
0 to 100km/h

8.4s 7.5s 8.2s
Fuel economy

7.3L/100km 6.9L/100km 5.3L/100km

10.3L/100km 9.1L/100km 6.8L/100km

5.5L/100km 5.6L/100km 5.3L/100km

Dimensions and weight

Length: 4,287mm
Width: 1,845mm
Height: 1,362mm
Wheelbase: 2,596mm
Boot volume (rear seats up/down): 384L / 760L
Weight: 1,372kg (petrol) – 1,445kg (diesel)

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]