Due for UK launch in the spring of 2011,
the new Peugeot 508 will be available in two complementary body styles:
a Saloon with a length of 4.79 m and an SW 4.81 m.
Quality, purity and efficiency are the
bywords that guided every aspect of the car’s design, offering a
multi-faceted appeal to its owners with emotion as its central theme.
Guided by the search for perfectly
balanced and streamlined contours, the style of 508 has a solidity that
reflects the aspirations of elegance, robustness and high quality. At
the front, 508 illustrates the development of the Marque’s latest
stylistic codes first unveiled on the SR1 concept car, with a single
grille rendered in a “floating” style and piercing headlamps with a
particularly marked visual expression, like its “LED tubes” visible both
by day and by night.
Similarly, at the rear, three red
‘claws’ mask three rows of LEDs on the Saloon. The SW has a more
composite feel, with a red band that lights up when the rear lights are
In-car enjoyment at a very high
The simple and elegant style of the
fascia, the materials chosen, the meticulous finish, the durability and
the technologies deployed (colour “head-up display”, four-zone air
conditioning, “keyless” entry and start-up) add to the exclusive
ambience of the passenger compartment.
Environmental efficiency was a pivotal
concern from the very start of the project with initially, optimisation
of the car’s aerodynamics.
Under the bonnet, the 508 benefits from
engines offering a power output from 112 to 204 bhp. Each one is
positioned particularly well in its category, both in respect of fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions, but also in terms of
performance and responsiveness.
The range, which begins with CO2
emissions of just 109 g/km with the new e-HDi (Stop & Start) system,
will eventually include HYbrid4 technology with its potential of 200bhp,
four-wheel drive and CO2 emissions from just 99 g/km. The
most-powerful engine in the range is the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204bhp
offering a level of performance worthy of a V6 diesel but with a carbon
footprint reduced by more than 30%!
Weight, aerodynamics and of course the
PSA Group’s technological expertise and innovation in terms of both HDi
FAP diesel, VTi and THP petrol engines, are factors which place the 508
among the leaders in its segment in every power category.
HDi FAP diesel range:
- 1.6 litre e-HDi
FAP 112bhp, 285(1)Nm, EGC 6-speed(5); CO2:
- 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112bhp, 254(1)Nm,
5-speed manual; CO2: 124g/km,
- 2.0 litre HDi FAP 140bhp, 340(1)Nm,
6-speed manual; CO2: 125g/km,
- 2.0 litre HDi FAP 163bhp, 340Nm,
6-speed automatic; CO2: 149g/km(3),
- 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204bhp, 450Nm,
6-speed automatic; CO2: 150g/km.
- 1.6 litre VTi 120bhp; 160Nm, EGC
6-speed; CO2: 144 g/km(3),
- 1.6 litre THP 156bhp, 240Nm,
6-speed manual; CO2: 149 g/km(4),
- 1.6 litre THP 156bhp, 240Nm,
6-speed automatic; CO2: 164 g/km(3).
(1) Value with
(2) 114 g/km at
launch then 109 g/km in the summer of 2011
(3) Launch in the
spring of 2011.
(4) 154 g/km at
launch then 149 g/km in the summer of 2011
(5) EGC (Electronic
Gearbox Control) transmission
NB: CO2 value is for the Saloon
driveability and performance
The 508 ushers in the era of e-HDi
technology for the Marque, with a new-generation ‘Stop & Start’ system.
Rapid, efficient and silent, e-HDi combines reduced fuel consumption and
CO2 emissions (up to -15% in town) with maximum driveability.
It is mated with the 1.6 litre HDi FAP engine coupled with the
electronically-controlled 6-speed manual gearbox so that a maximum
number of customers can benefit from the lowest possible fuel
Available at the time of launch with a
combined fuel economy of 53.4 mpg and emissions of only 114 g/km, this
1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 508 will fall to 109 g/km during 2011, with fuel
economy of 56.0 mpg, due to the introduction of
electronically-controlled air intakes.
New 2.2 litre HDi FAP
6-speed automatic gearbox: Powerful, lively and fuel efficient
A new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204bhp engine,
with a maximum torque of 450Nm from 2000rpm tops the 508 range in a ‘GT’
version, and features a special suspension set-up. Due to its
technological sophistication but also due to the development of the
6-speed automatic gearbox, this power train develops a level of
performance superior to the former 2.7 litre HDi V6 of the 407, with
improved responsiveness and improved fuel economy and lower CO2
emissions: - down 33% to 150g/km, compared to 223g/km - a reduction of
With the 508 Saloon and SW entering the
UK simultaneously in the spring of 2011, the values Peugeot places on
its high quality of build, purity of design and efficient product
performance will all be appreciated by the driver, their passengers and
the individual responsible for the cost of ownership, be they the owner
or the business they represent.
The comfort of the surroundings, the
features that are available as standard and the dynamic driving
experience are all virtues that will help retain a high level of desire
in 508, for the journey ahead in all who drive it.
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