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 Peugeot 508's design, offering a multi-faceted appeal to its owners with emotion as its central theme.
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 Peugeot 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.Peugeot 508 HDi FAP Diesel Range
The Peugeot 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 consumption.
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 Peugeot 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.
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 73g/km!
With the Peugeot 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 Peugeot 508, for the journey ahead in all who drive it.
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