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Deal of the Day: Peugeot RCZ R

This 6000 saving on a new Peugeot RCZ R makes it 3000 cheaper than the entry-level Audi TT

Words ByDoug Revolta

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The hot version of the Peugeot RCZ - the R - recently went up against the Audi TT and Seat Leon Cupra in our group test. The RCZ R’s pace and kit impressed; to find out where it finished in the test click here.

The RCZ R has plenty going for it, and with this fantastic discount it undercuts the new Audi TT by more than Β£3000.

The car Peugeot RCZ R
The saving Β£6025
The discounted price Β£26,225
The broker UK-car-discount.co.uk

For The RCZ R is Peugeot’s most powerful production car ever and has serious pace that can match the best hot hatches. It covers 0-60mph in less than six seconds, and the guttural roar from the engine is fantastic all the way to the limiter.

Aside from its pace and power, CO2 emissions are surprisingly low at 145g/km, and the coupe has a claimed fuel economy of 44.8mpg, which is also impressive.

Our major gripe with the RCZ R is its list price; at Β£32,000 it is too pricey to recommend over its rivals. However this Β£6000 saving changes all that – it's cheaper than both the Renaultsport Megane and top-spec Peugeot RCZ.

Against The rear seats in the RCZ R are not comfortable by any stretch of the imagination and are really only suitable for small children. However there’s plenty of storage room in the boot for luggage.

Should I add any options? Bluetooth, sat-nav, climate control, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and xenon headlights all come as standard with the RCZ R.

The red stitching, leather-and-Alcantara sports seats and metal gearlever that come as standard make the R stand out from the regular RCZ version, as do the 19-inch alloys, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes and rear spoiler.

Front parking sensors come in at Β£180 and an upgraded stereo system costs Β£420, but these aren’t essential.

What next? Head to UK-car-discount.co.uk then click on β€˜Peugeot’ and β€˜RCZ’ to see the full range of deals available.