2011 Peugeot 508 UK pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 15, 2011

Peugeot’s new 508, which is slated to arrive in showrooms this April, has a starting price of £18,150. There will be seven engines offered for this lineup -- two petrol and five diesels. It will also come with five trim levels: Access, SR, Active, Allure and GT. Priced from £18,150, the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol Access version has an output of 120bhp and can achieve 45.6mpg.

Meanwhile, the more powerful 1.6-litre SR version delivers 156bhp and 180lb ft of torque, which is 63lb ft more than the lower-powered petrol version.

It is priced from £20,850. Meanwhile, the entry-level diesel Access has a starting price of £19,050. The 1.6 e-HDi engine generates 112bhp and 180lb ft of torque, with 60mpg achievable.

Spending more than £28,750 will give the customer the GT HDi. This has an output of 204bhp and 338lb ft of torque with a fuel economy figure of just under 50mpg. The diesel line-up also has Peugeot’s start-stop system on e-HDi versions.

Peugeot managed to re-establish its ambitions and presence in the segment of grand touring cars with its 508. Looking back a couple decades, each Peugeot model in the ‘40X’ and ‘50X’ range made an incredible effect at its time, presenting an original combination of style, versatility, road holding and robustness.

The Peugeot 508 is a modern-looking vehicle that manages to satisfy all the expectations of customers who have grown as time went by. This model is reliable and dynamic and presents two corresponding body styles – an SW (with a length of 4.81 M) and a Saloon (with 4.79 M). Words that were used as guidance in every segment of the design were purity, quality and efficiency, which enabled the company to offer versatile appeal to its owners.

If you’re looking for ideally streamlined and balanced contours, Peugeot 508 is perfect as it has an elegant but robust style suggesting that the vehicle is “sculpted from a solid.” The front of the car shows the advancement of Marque’s most recent stylistic codes we could first see on the SR1 concept car, with one grille designed to appear like it’s “floating.”

It also comes with intense headlamps that have specifically marked visual expressions, such as LED tubes visible at daytime and night-time. Likewise, at the back part of the Saloon, you can see three red “claws” masking three rows of LEDs.

The 508 SW gives a more composite feel, with a red band that will light up whenever you turn on your rear lights. To achieve exclusive ambiance at the passenger space, the model comes with an elegant and simple fascia style and a choice combination of materials and technologies (air conditioning split into four zones, colored “head-up display”, hands-free access and start-up).

The car has great proportions so each passenger can enjoy the ride. The 508 SW has a big panoramic glass roof which contributes to the in-car enjoyment. The boot is also very practical, with a volume of 545 liters of liquid (according to the VDA standard – 515 dm3) for the saloon and 660 liters (560 dm3 VDA) for the SW.

Seat backs can be folded in one simple movement to make a flat floor, which expands the volume to 1,592 liters (1,381 dm3 VDA) for the Saloon and 1,865 liters of liquid (1,698 dm3 VDA) for the SW.

Press Release

HIGH SPECIFICATION, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE GREET CUSTOMERS OF STYLISH NEW PEUGEOT 508

Details of the range, specification, powertrain line-up and pricing are announced today for the stylish new Peugeot 508, due in the UK in April 2011.

Available in the UK from launch in both Saloon and SW body styles, the Peugeot 508 brings to the market a confident, stylish and well-equipped model range. Highlights include an elegant design, powerful, economical and low CO2 engines and the debut of Peugeot’s new e-HDi Stop & Start System technology. A modern interior design that is both practical and comfortable for its occupants is also a strength of the new Peugeot 508 range which will be available in five trim levels: Access, SR, Active, Allure and GT.

The HDi 112 diesel engine is available in two versions, with either a five-speed manual gearbox or Peugeot’s innovative e-HDi Stop & Start System with a six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC). The fitment of the e-HDi Stop & Start System technology on the 508 enables customers to reduce fuel consumption (up to 15% in urban driving) and with the fitment of the EGC gearbox it produces just 109 g/km of CO2 in the Saloon and 110 g/km in the SW version.

The Peugeot 508 is also available with two different front suspension configurations. An all-new pseudo McPherson type front suspension will be the main option on the majority of the 508 range. As well as improved driveability this new set-up reduces weight, as it is 12kg lighter than the design featured on the Peugeot 407. The Peugeot 508 ‘GT’ model features a drop link double wishbone front suspension advancing the suspension design similar to the 407. The use of a linked double wishbone helps separate suspension and steering forces to improve road holding and steering accuracy.

At the rear, the entire range is equipped with multi-arm suspension. This is designed to ensure excellent efficiency with maximum body control and ride comfort due to its superior control of longitudinal and transverse forces.

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