With the Peugeot 601, the French car maker took a renewed way the mobile upper class to Mercedes-Benz CLS or BMW 6 Series Coupe. After setting the Peugeot 607 Coupe in 2010, the Peugeot 601 cars to represent the successor model in this segment and produce an innovative coupe for up to four occupants. This time, the new flagship of the PSA Group is however produced as a pure four-door model, so as to be closer to major Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide and to follow the trend of the four-door sports car. The base of the sporty Peugeot 601 is the chassis of the new 508 series to an independent body is set. As the engines of the Peugeot car buyers are 601 different gasoline engines ready for selection, which generate a power of up to 300 hp and provide appropriate performance. For equipment with a diesel engine of the Peugeot 601 is back on engines from Jaguar. The common-rail diesel engines with turbocharging, all six-cylinder cars deliver the Peugeot 601 up to 275 horsepower.