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2011 Peugeot 508

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The Peugeot 508 combines strong design and emotion with:
  • its new-generation e-HDi and HYbrid4 technologies;
  • its streamlined, prestigious and dynamic appearance;
  • its perceived quality and interior comfort;
  • its unique driveability, based on the Marque's longstanding expertise.
With the 508, Peugeot reaffirms its presence and its ambitions in one of its traditional strong suits, the grand touring car segment.

Over a period of several decades, every model in the "40X" and "50X" range has left an indelible imprint on its time: dueto a unique blend of style, road holding, versatility and robustness.

The Peugeot 508 is a modern, forward-looking vehicle, perfectly attuned to the aspirations of customers who have moved with the times: demanding, dynamic and responsible. It comprises of 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 multifaceted appeal to its owners with emotion as its central theme.

Guided by the search for perfectly balanced and streamlined contours, the style of the 508 suggests a vehicle "sculpted from a solid", reflecting aspirations of elegance, robustness and build quality. 

At the front, the Peugeot 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 508 SW for its part has a more composite feel, with a red band that lights up when the rear lights are activated.

The simple and elegant style of the fascia, the materials used, the meticulous finish, the durability and the technologies deployed (colour "head-up display", four-zone air conditioning, "hands-free" access and start-up) add to the exclusive ambience of the passenger compartment. Each passenger enjoys a privileged status thanks in particular to the car's excellent proportions.

 On the SW this in-car satisfaction is enhanced by the large panoramic glass roof. The boot too, is practical and accommodating, with a generous volume of 545 litres of liquid (515 dm3 according to the VDA standard) for the Saloon and 660 litres of liquid (560 dm3 VDA) for the SW. 

With the seat backs folded (they fold in one easy movement) to form a flat floor, this volume rises to 1,581 litres of liquid (1,381 dm3 VDA) for the Saloon and 1,865 litres (1,598 dm3 VDA) for the SW.

Environmental efficiency was a pivotal concern from the very start of the project with, initially, optimisation of the car's aerodynamics (a Cx starting from 0.25 and a SCx of 0.58!) and a weight reduction compared to the 407 (despite the increase in size and specifications). 

Under the bonnet, the Peugeot 508 benefits from engines offering a power output from 82 to 150 kW (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. 

This range, which begins with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km with the new e-HDi system, will eventually include HYbrid4 technology with its potential of 147 kW (200 bhp) and 4 wheel drive, starting from just 99 g/km of CO2.

The top-of-the-range engine at the time of launch is the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 bhp) offering a level of performance worthy of a diesel V6 but with a carbon footprint reduced by more than 30%!

Emotion, with the Peugeot 508, also finds expression through driving enjoyment, a characteristic highly prized by the Marque. 

The 508 will be available with two types of suspension: a new McPherson type front axle for the majority of the range, ensuring a top quality blend of comfort and road holding, and a drop link dual wishbone front axle on the "GT" version for enhanced dynamic road holding to match the performance of the 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204 bhp engine.

From the outset, engineering choices underlying the "W2" project (its internal code name) were based on platform 3 of the PSA Group to obtain a particularly refined "architectural efficiency" with:
  • a long wheelbase (+ 9.2 cm compared to the 407), and a generous capacity for the rear passengers;
  • engineering choices allowing a reduced front overhang (- 4.3 cm compared to the 407) and a longer rear overhang, paving the way for an improved stylistic balance and everyday practicality (with a significantly larger boot volume);
  • dimensions, particularly width and height, permitting optimised aerodynamics.
On the Saloon, the entire rear section is designed in one form, the boot perfectly flush with the bumper and the two lateral exhaust nozzles on the "GT" version, creating an impression of fluidity, power and control. A horizontal chrome bead on the boot enhances the rear aspect, parallel to the chrome edging at the base of the diffuser which visually "seats" the rear of the car.

 A visual characteristic of Peugeot's heritage is also particularly marked at the rear of both body shapes. On the Saloon, three red clusters mask three rows of 6 LEDs to give the car a unique night-time signature. The SW for its part has a more composite feel with a red band that lights up when the rear lights are activated.

The fascia follows to a large extent the stylistic elements of the car's exterior design: quality, purity and elegance. The design minimises clearances between the constituent parts of the fascia, helped in particular by a multiplexed centre console featuring technology that overcomes the traditional constraints of "ISO" sized equipment.

 The materials, meticulous finish and studied durability appeal to all of the senses of the car's occupants: the texture of the top of the fascia, the different decorations, the black lacquered centre console, touches of chrome… the overall effect is one of refinement and advanced technology free of ostentation.

This extremely rewarding in-car ambience blends refinement and technology with high-tech equipment that enhances the enjoyment of both driver and passengers. 

A colour Head-up Display (with satellite navigation screen), four-zone air conditioning, "main beam assistance", "hands-free" access and start-up, automatic electric parking brake, driver's electricallyoperated lumbar massage, new telematics, JBL hi-fi equipment.

 Either available as standard or optional equipment according to models, these systems accentuate the exclusivity of the Peugeot 508.

On the SW, in-car enjoyment is enhanced by the large panoramic glass roof allowing passengers to benefit fully from exterior light and visibility.

Weight, aerodynamics and of course the Group's technological expertise and innovation in terms of both HDi FAP diesel and VTi and THP petrol engines, are factors which immediately place the Peugeot 508 among the leaders in its segment in every power category.
Peugeot 508 HDi FAP diesel range:
  • 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 82 kW (112 bhp), 285 Nm, electronically-controlled 6-speed manual gearbox (BMP6); CO2: 109g/km;
  • 1.6 litre HDi FAP 82 kW (112 bhp), 254 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 124 g/km;
  • 2.0 litre HDi FAP 103 kW (140 bhp), 340 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 125 g/km;
  • 2.0 litre HDi FAP 120 kW (163 bhp), 340 Nm, 6-speed automatic gearbox; CO2: 149 g/km;
  • 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 bhp), 450 Nm, 6-speed automatic gearbox; CO2: 150 g/km.
Peugeot 508 petrol range:
  • 1.6 litre VTi 88 kW (120 bhp); 160 Nm, electronically-controlled 6-speed manual gearbox (BMP6): 144 g/km;
  • 1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156 bhp), 240 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 149 g/km;
  • 1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156 bhp), 240 Nm, 6-speed automatic gearbox; CO2: 164 g/km.
The Peugeot 508 ushers in the era of e-HDi technology for the Marque, a new-generation STOP & START. Rapid, efficient and silent, e-HDi combines reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (up to - 15% in town) with maximum driveability, an innovation for this type of system. 

It is mated with the 1.6 litre HDi FAP engine coupled with the electronically-controlled 6-speed manual gearbox (BMP6) 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 consumption of 4.4 litres/100 km for emissions of only 114 g/km, this 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 508 will fall to below 110 g/km in the course of 2011, with a fuel consumption of 4.2 litres/100 km, due to the introduction of electronically-controlled air intakes.
A new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 bhp) engine, with a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 2,000 rpm, tops the Peugeot 508 range in a "GT" version featuring a special suspension and finish. 

Thanks to its technological sophistication (lightweight titanium turbocharger impeller, optimisation of friction, VoltControl, piezo-electric injectors with 8 apertures, optimised combustion chambers…) but also due to development of the 6-speed automatic gearbox (a new AM6), this power train develops a level of performance superior to the former 2.7 litre HDi V6 of the 407, with improved liveliness and greatly reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: down 33% to 150 g/km, compared to 223 g/km on a 407 V6 HDi, in other words a reduction of 73 g/km!
From 2012, the year following the commercial launch of the Peugeot 508, HYbrid4 technology will be introduced to the range. With a HDi diesel engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear, this technology offers potential power of 147 kW (200 bhp) and "by wire" 4-wheel drive and is a solution that breaks new ground in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

 With emissions of 99 g/km as the target, the Peugeot 508 will more than ever combine driving pleasure and environmental responsibility.


An all-new McPherson type front axle has been developed on platform 3 for use on the majority of the Peugeot 508 range.

Here the 508 offers a new, high-level synthesis of road holding and ride comfort. In terms of comfort, the level of expectations of customers in the "M2" segment has risen considerably in recent years. 

This engineering choice is another example of the upward spiral set in motion by efforts to reduce weight: the new front axle allows a weight saving of 12 kg compared to the 407.This choice is consistent with the potential performance of the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 bhp) engine, and with the expectations of customers who are particularly demanding with regard to the dynamic capabilities of their car.
The Peugeot 508 also makes the most of the Marque's leadership in terms of tertiary safety by offering, as on most vehicles in the range, the Peugeot Connect system (market dependant). This system lets you benefit free of charge and for an unlimited period from the Peugeot Connect SOS service, as well as from Peugeot Connect Assistance.
For professional customers, via subscription, the Peugeot Connect Fleet service (automatic uploading of information relating to vehicle maintenance) completes this range of connected services. It's worth noting that Peugeot Connect SOS, present to date in 10 European countries and on more than 400,000 Peugeots, pinpoints the location of the vehicle and enables the dispatch of appropriate emergency services in the event of an accident. 

Since its launch in 2003, it has facilitated rapid intervention by the emergency services in nearly 4,000 emergency situations.
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