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Peugeot 308 SW Revealed

 Peugeot 308 SW Revealed
Peugeot 308 SW

Longer, bigger, fit more in.

Only a few months after the launch of the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot’s SW version is ready to roll. The concept of the 308 SW was previewed at last years Frankfurt motor show and the finished vehicle is very similar in appearance. The design is in Peugeots own words, a “Semi Tall Architecture” vehicle platform. In English we can take this to be a vehicle that is designed to fall somewhere in between a conventional MPV and a normal saloon/hatchback in stature.

Showing plenty of the Gallic flair that Peugeot are renowned for, the design is said to appeal to those who were bored with the conventional format of a hatchback but didn’t want to upgrade to an ungainly sized MPV. Car manufacturers certainly cross segment boundaries now with car designs and the 308 SW certainly appeals to those that require practicality with a touch of design flair.

The 308 SW can be equipped with seven seats. Judging by the interior images, it would seem many hours of pleasure/frustration can me had folding and flipping the seats into a multitude of combinations.

Five petrol engines ranging from 95 to 175 bhp are available but the big seller in Europe will be the diesel engine options, of which there are three. The diesel engines range from 90 bhp to 136 bhp, two of which are fitted with a standard Diesel Particulate Filter. 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual or 4 speed automatic gearboxes can be optioned depending on which engine you choose.

Source: Peugeot
Published Feb 19, 2008 12:18 pm By Grant Edwardson
  • World premiere at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show

  • Replaces the 307 SW

  • Larger, improved modularity and class leading safety

  • On sale in the UK in June 2008

This year’s Geneva Motor Show will be the stage for Peugeot to unveil the new, innovative and practical 308 SW, which will replace the 307 SW.

Launched in April 2002, the Peugeot 307 SW offered a stylish and innovative alternative for customers who, for practical reasons, found that a hatchback vehicle lacked the flexibility and size they required and were uninspired by the design of conventional estate cars and medium size MPVs. Since its launch in the UK, the 307 SW has sold over 40,000 vehicles.

Like the 308 hatchback, the 308 SW builds on the strengths of its predecessor but develops them even further. For example, the panoramic glass roof is now 27% larger (total area of 1.68 m2) and extends beyond the heads of the second row passengers, the modularity is easier to operate and improved and it now has a very practical opening rear tailgate glass.

A lot of attention has also been paid to the modularity of the 308 SW so that it can be adapted simply and efficiently, according to the requirements of its occupants.  The rear seats in the second row are all individual, easy to remove, identical in size and offer a multitude of combinations. 

To enable seven occupants to be carried, two occasional rear seats can be fitted in the third row.

Access to the rear load area is either via the rear tailgate or the opening rear tailgate glass. With the second row seats in place it can accommodate up to 674 litres (573 dm3 VDA) under the rear load cover. With the seats removed it provides a total volume of 2,149 litres up to the level of the roof (1,736 dm3 VDA).  

The 308 SW is based on platform 2 of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group and compared to the hatchback, the wheelbase of the 308 SW has been increased by 100 mm and the rear overhang by 124 mm.

With regards to secondary safety, the structure (thanks in particular to the presence of three impact absorption beams) has been designed to provide optimal protection, combined with the ability to absorb the maximum amount of impact energy in a controlled manner. In addition, the SW can be equipped with up to seven airbags, including a steering column airbag.

The 308 SW is available with a wide choice of modern, high performance, economical and environmentally-friendly powertrains.
The use of the latest technology in both the petrol and diesel engines, combined with the car’s efficient aerodynamics, weight saving measures and the use of Michelin Energy Saver tyres, reduces the fuel consumption, compared to the 307 SW, by up to 10% .

With regards to road holding, the suspension set-up and wheel size options have been borrowed from the 308 hatchback but revised to meet the special requirements of the SW version.

The 308 SW range will go on sale in the UK in June and more information concerning specification and prices will be announced nearer the launch date.

Technical Data – Peugeot 308 SW

 

Petrol Models

* with overboost

1.4 litre VTi 95
EP3

1.6 litre VTi 120 EP6

1.6 litre VTi 120 EP6 Auto

1.6 litre THP 150 EP6DT

1.6 litre THP 140 EP6DT Auto

1.6 litre THP 175 EP6DTS

Capacity (cm3)

1,397

1,598

Max Power (bhp)

95

120

150

140

175

Engine speed (rpm)

6,000

5,800

6,000

Max Torque (lb ft)

102

120

180

180/195*

Engine speed (rpm)

4,000

4,250

1,400

1,600

Gearbox

5-Spd Man

4-Spd Auto

6-Spd Man

4-Spd Auto

6-Spd Man

Performance (driver only)

0 to 1000 m (s)

34.8

33.0

34.8

30.3

31.9

29.6

0 to 62 mph (s)

13.4

11.5

13.4

9.3

10.7

9.0

Max speed (mph)

111

117

113

130

124

134

Fuel consumption (mpg)

Urban

30.4

29.7

26.9

27.2

24.6

25.9

Extra Urban

53.3

51.3

47.9

50.4

46.3

47.1

Combined

42.2

40.9

37.7

38.7

35.3

36.2

CO2 (g/km)

159

165

178

173

190

185

Weight (kg) – full tanks

Kerb weight

1,351

1,362

1,388

1,384

1,400

1,524

 

 

HDi Diesel Models

* with overboost

1.4 litre HDi 90
DV6ATED4

1.6 litre HDi 110 FAP
DV6TED4

2.0 litre HDi 136 FAP
DW10BTED4

2.0 litre HDi 136 FAP
DW10BTED4
Auto

Capacity (cm3)

1,560

1,997

Max Power (bhp)

90

110

136

136

Engine speed (rpm)

4,000

Max Torque (lb ft)

161

180-195*

240-260*

Engine speed (rpm)

1,750

2,000

Gearbox

5-Spd Man

6-Spd Man

6-Spd Auto

Performance (driver only)

0 to 1000 m (s)

34.7

33.4

31.9

33.1

0 to 62 mph (s)

13.3

11.9

10.6

11.7

Max speed (mph)

108

115

126

122

Fuel consumption (mpg)

Urban

47.1

44.1

38.2

29.1

Extra Urban

70.6

70.6

60.1

50.4

Combined

60.1

57.7

49.6

39.8

CO2 (g/km)

125

129

150

187

Weight (kg) – full tanks

Kerb weight

1,378

1,407

1,473

1,600

 

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Comments (2)

 Pentium Pentium
nice rear end...:)
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February 20, 2008 1:33 am
 unknownuser unknownuser
Pretty cool!
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February 19, 2008 6:43 pm