Monday, July 25, 2011

Peugeot 508 SW (2011) [Reviews]

Quality, purity, performance ... Peugeot 508 incorporates the new expression of the brand in the segment of grand touring cars.

The Peugeot 508 combines design and emotion with:

  • the new generation of e-HDi HYbrid4 and technologies;
  • an elegant, dynamic appearance and prestigious;
  • the perceived quality and passenger comfort;
  • unique maneuverability based on a long experience of the brand.

With the 508, Peugeot is continuing its aggressive international: Produced in France for the European market and China the largest market in the world of car development.

Available in two body styles, sedan and SW, Peugeot 508 is launched in Europe in early 2011.

As for the future

With the 508, Peugeot reaffirms its presence and ambitions in one of the strongest in their traditional costumes, the segment of grand touring cars.
Over a period of several decades, each model in the "40X" and "50X" wide left an indelible mark on his time dueto a unique blend of style, grip, versatility and robustness.

The Peugeot 508 is a modern, forward-looking vehicle, perfectly attuned to the aspirations of customers that have evolved over time: demanding, dynamic and responsible. It consists of two additional body styles: a sedan (with a length of 4.79 m) and SW (4.81 m). Quality, purity and efficiency are key words that guided all aspects of vehicle design, offering a multifaceted appeal to its owners with emotion as his central theme.


The Peugeot 508 opens the era of e-HDi technology brand, a new generation Stop & Start. Fast, efficient and quiet, e-HDi combines reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (up to - 15% of the city) with the greatest driving pleasure, an innovation for this type of system. It, along with the 1.6 liter HDi FAP coupled to the gearbox, electronically controlled 6-speed manual (BMP6) for a maximum number of clients eligible for fuel consumption as low as possible. Available at launch with a combined fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100 km for emissions of just 114 g / km, 1.6 l HDi 508 FAP and-fall below 110 g / km in the course of 2011 with a fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km, due to the introduction of vents with electronic control.


The Peugeot 508 is also more leadership brand as offering increased security, as on most cars in the area, Peugeot Connect system (market dependent). This system allows you to enjoy free and unlimited duration of the service from Peugeot and Peugeot Connect Connect SOS Assistance.

For business customers, through a subscription, the Peugeot Fleet Service Connect (automatic download information vehicle maintenance) complete the range of related services. Interestingly, Peugeot Connect SOS, the date in 10 European countries and more than 400 000 Peugeot, identifies the location of the vehicle and allows the delivery of emergency services in case of accident. Since its launch in 2003, has facilitated the rapid response of emergency services in nearly 4,000 cases of emergency.

Stylistic purity

Guided by the search for contours perfectly balanced and rational, the style of 508 indicates a vehicle ", created by a solid", reflecting the style desired, robustness and quality construction. At the front, illustrating the development of Peugeot 508 mark last stylistic codes first unveiled at SR1 concept car with a simple grid made in a "floating" style and sharp headlights with particularly marked visual expression, as its "Tubes LED" visible both day and night. Also on the back, three red "claw" mask with three rows of LEDs on the show. The Peugeot 508 SW, for its part has a more quiet, with a red ribbon that lights up when the rear lights are activated.

In the car at a very high level

The simple and elegant style of the fascia, materials, finish, durability and technologies used (color "HUD", climate control with four zones, "hands free" access and start-up) to add atmosphere exclusive cabin. Each passenger has a privileged status, largely thanks to the excellent proportions of the car. On the SW Peugeot 508 in the car that satisfaction is enhanced by the panoramic glass roof. Starting is as convenient and accessible, with a generous amount of 545 liters (515 dm3 VDA under) sedan and 660 liters (560 dm3 VDA) for SW. The case folds (the folds in one easy movement) to form a flat floor, the volume increases to 1581 liters (1,381 dm3 VDA) for the sedan and 1,865 liters (1,598 dm3 VDA) for SW.

Environmental efficiency

Eco-efficiency was a central concern from the start of the project at first optimize aerodynamics (Cd 0.25 a departure and a CdA of 0.58!) And weight reduction compared to the 407 (despite increasing the size and specifications). Under the hood with Peugeot 508 benefits from an engine power of 82-150 kW (112-204 hp). Each is extremely well positioned in its class, both in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but also in terms of performance and responsiveness. This series, which begins with CO2 emissions of 109 g / km with the new e-HDi which will eventually include HYbrid4 technology with its potential of 147 kW (200 hp) and four-wheel drive, from only 99 g / km CO2.

The model top of the engine at launch is the new 2.2 liter HDi FAP 150 kW (204 hp) with a level of performance worthy of a V6 diesel, but with a smaller carbon footprint by 30%!

Dynamic Emotion

Emotion, with the Peugeot 508, also expressed in driving pleasure, a feature much appreciated by the brand. The 508 is available with two types of suspension: a new front axle McPherson type for most of the range, offering a mix of comfort and handling, and a drop link double wishbone shaft before the "GT" version for improved driving dynamics to match the performance of the 2.2 l HDi FAP engine 204 hp.


From a wide experience of Peugeot in the area of ​​"exclusive" of passenger cars (see internal segment M2), the brand, like every previous generation has recognized the needs of customers in this segment. In Europe, two thirds of this type of clientele, which consists of corporate fleet vehicles, often referred to as company cars. Customers who are active, committed, experienced and in their quest for modernity and progress, but without ostentation, defending certain values ​​and are aware of their responsibilities. These buyers are attracted more and more cars spacious, timeless and effective: effective in terms of liveliness, but mainly in the form of greater efficiency. Of course, you need a car that will see them easily and comfortably through long journeys, at the same time ensures sustainability.