In design terms, the front of the 508 illustrates the development of the
brand's’s latest stylistic codes first unveiled on the SR1 concept
car, with a single grille rendered in a “floating” style and piercing headlamps with
“LED tubes” visible by day and by night. At the rear, three red ‘claws’ mask three rows of LEDs on the Saloon. The SW has a red band that lights up when the rear lights are activated.
The style of the fascia, the materials chosen, the
finish and the technologies (colour “head-up display”, four-zone air conditioning, “keyless” entry and start-up)
aim to induce a feel of quality and perception of advanced technical
In the UK, the 508 engines offer a power output ranging
from 112 to 204hp. Each one is positioned according to its category, in
terms of fuel consumption and
CO2 emissions, performance and responsiveness.
The range which begins with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km with the new e-HDi (Stop & Start) system, will eventually include HYbrid4 technology with its potential of
200hp, four-wheel drive and
CO2 emissions from 99 g/km.
The most-powerful engine in the range is the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP
the performance of a V6 diesel but with a carbon footprint reduced by more than
of 515 to 1581 litres (sedan).
On the diesel side, the 508 HDi FAP range will include:
- 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 82 kW (111hp), 285(1)Nm, EGC
6-speed(5); CO2: 109(2) g/km,
- 1.6 litre HDi FAP 82 kW (111hp), 254(1)Nm, 5-speed manual;
- 2.0 litre HDi FAP 103 kW (140hp), 340(1)Nm, 6-speed manual;
- 2.0 litre HDi FAP 120 kW (163hp), 340Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 149g/km(3),
- 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204hp), 450Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 150g/km.
The petrol range of the 508 will include:
- 1.6 litre VTi 88 kW (120hp), 160Nm, EGC 6-speed; CO2: 144 g/km(3),
- 1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156hp ), 240Nm, 6-speed manual; CO2: 149 g/km(4),
- 1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156hp), 240Nm, 6-speed automatic; CO2: 164 g/km(3).
SW: elegant and practical.
Peugeot says that 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".
Available at the time of launch with a combined fuel economy of
53.4 UK mpg (equivalent to 44.46 US mpg, 5.3 litres/100 km, 18.9 km/litre –
based on autopressnews.com figures), and emissions of 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 (equivalent to 46.6 US mpg, 5.04 litres/100 km, 19.8 km/litre), due to the introduction of electronically-controlled air intakes.
A GT version will top the 508 range with a new 2.2 litre HDi FAP
204hp engine, with a
maximum torque of 450Nm from 2000rpm and a special suspension set-up. The
lion brand adds that thanks to its technological sophistication and the development of the 6-speed automatic gearbox, this
engine 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
(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.