Peugeot 508 makes Paris debut

Peugeot 508 live in Paris 30.09.2010
Peugeot 508 live in Paris 30.09.2010

508 will come with 8 different engine configurations - including 5 diesel offerings

Peugeot has unveiled the new 508 model at the Paris motor show today.

The 508 will be the Peugeot model that replaces both the outgoing 407 and 607 (the former flagship). In truth, though, Peugeot is getting out of the premium full-sized sedan market by dropping the 607 and sticking to the bread and butter mid-sized segment that the 508 will compete in.

The 508 will be released in two body styles - a sedan/saloon of 4.79 meters in length, and a slightly extended 508 SW (wagon/estate) variant which measures 4.81 m.

The 508 comes with a fairly long list of power plant options in its brochure. Peugeot will offer the model with 8 different engine configurations, with power output ranging from 112 bhp (84 kW) to 204 bhp (152 kW), in keeping with its competitor, the VW Passat which offers an array of 10.

Amongst those 8 engine offerings will be 5 diesels, a very important element for the Peugeot brand. The 508 will include Peugeot's e-HDi (which includes a stop/start system) technology to improve the fuel economy ratings of its diesel lineup.

With that technology, the entry-level 1.6 liter e-HDi 508 will come with a fuel-economy rating 4.2 liters/100 km and a CO2 quotient of just 109 g/km.

The top range diesel is the 2.2 liter HDi producing 204 bhp (152 kW) and 450 Nm of torque which will also feature e-HDi technology to bring its CO2 rating down to 150 g/km, significantly below that of the previous 2.7 liter V6 diesel.

In 2012, the 508 will also get Peugeot's 4HYbrid drive technology with features a 1.6 liter direct-injection turbocharged engine coupled with an electric motor on the rear axle for an all-wheel drive system with a total of 147 kW (200 PS) on tap.

The Peugeot 508 is due for launch next year (2011), making its debut in the U.K. market in the spring.


Source: Peugeot


  • 508 range to include new-generation e-HDi (Stop & Start technology)
  • Two body styles - an elegant Saloon and a capacious SW estate
  • Eight efficient engine and gearbox choices - three petrol and five diesel

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 car's design, offering a multi-faceted appeal to its owners with emotion as its central theme.

Stylistic purity
Guided by the search for perfectly balanced and streamlined contours, the style of 508 has a solidity that reflects the aspirations of elegance, robustness and high quality. At the front, 508 illustrates the development of the Marque's latest stylistic codes first unveiled on the SR1 concept car, with a single grille rendered in a "floating" style and piercing headlamps with a particularly marked visual expression, like its "LED tubes" visible both by day and by night.

Similarly, at the rear, three red ‘claws' mask three rows of LEDs on the Saloon. The SW has a more composite feel, with a red band that lights up when the rear lights are activated.

In-car enjoyment at a very high level
The simple and elegant style of the fascia, the materials chosen, the meticulous finish, the durability and the technologies deployed (colour "head-up display", four-zone air conditioning, "keyless" entry and start-up) add to the exclusive ambience of the passenger compartment.

Environmental efficiency
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 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%!

Efficient engines
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.

508 HDi FAP diesel range:

* 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112bhp, 285(1)Nm, EGC 6-speed(5); CO2: 109(2) g/km,
* 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112bhp, 254(1)Nm, 5-speed manual; CO2: 124g/km,
* 2.0 litre HDi FAP 140bhp, 340(1)Nm, 6-speed manual; CO2: 125g/km,
* 2.0 litre HDi FAP 163bhp, 340Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 149g/km(3),
* 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204bhp, 450Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 150g/km.

508 petrol range:

* 1.6 litre VTi 120bhp; 160Nm, EGC 6-speed; CO2: 144 g/km(3),
* 1.6 litre THP 156bhp, 240Nm, 6-speed manual; CO2: 149 g/km(4),
* 1.6 litre THP 156bhp, 240Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 164 g/km(3).

(1) Value with overboost
(2) 114 g/km at launch then 109 g/km in the summer of 2011
(3) Launch in the spring of 2011.
(4) 154 g/km at launch then 149 g/km in the summer of 2011
(5) EGC (Electronic Gearbox Control) transmission

NB: CO2 value is for the Saloon

HDi technology: driveability and performance
The 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 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.

New 2.2 litre HDi FAP 6-speed automatic gearbox: Powerful, lively and fuel efficient
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 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 508, for the journey ahead in all who drive it.

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Comments (8)

xLumino xLumino
saloon is simply nice. the estate could has more style like the old one, but I hope its more practically then this 407 with its hatchback-trunk
Oct 1st, 2010 10:51pm
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amare32 amare32
I think it's pretty cool, especially the rear!
Oct 1st, 2010 3:22pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
I'm just disappointed with the mere 7 pictures you guys provided...
Oct 1st, 2010 12:06pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
By this time I thought we would be commenting about more intricate things than your common hogwash "dull"..."cheap"...the car was unveiled 2 months ago...where were you?
Oct 1st, 2010 12:02pm
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freeway freeway
I love Citroen C5, but about this I can say exactly the opposite, although I kind of like the back (reminds me of the C5)... the rest... there's nothing to take it out of the crowd, no personality, nothing to be remembered of
Oct 1st, 2010 12:52am
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Edison Edison
Wow, exceedingly dull. Might as well be a Korean car.
Sep 30th, 2010 9:10pm
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Nerbizmo Nerbizmo
Hmm, I do like the front. I have my doubts bout the rear end..
Sep 30th, 2010 7:33pm
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loki loki
it blows me away.. somehow Peugeot manages to come up with ever-uglier designs. even worse, it isn't only ugly, it looks cheap as well - makes me think of a Renault Clio Symbol. no, really, I hate being so critical but...
Sep 30th, 2010 7:18pm
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