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.