Modern design is strength behind new Peugeot 508

WHEN the new Peugeot 508 goes on sale in April it will feature a five-model line-up, with low CO2 engine and power train choices.

Monday, 7th February 2011, 11:01 am

The range starts with the 508 Access VTi 120 from £18,150 and the latest micro-hybrid second generation Stop & Start System available

Both Saloon and SW body styles will be available as the Peugeot 508 will bring to the market a confident, stylish and well-equipped model range.

Highlights include an elegant design, powerful, economical and low CO2 engines and the debut of Peugeot’s new e-HDi Stop & Start System technology.

A modern interior design that is both practical and comfortable for its occupants is also a strength of the new Peugeot 508 range which will be available in trim levels: Access, SR, Active, Allure and GT

Seven power train options will be available on the new 508 at launch. The HDi 112 diesel engine is available in two versions, with either a five-speed manual gearbox or Peugeot’s innovative e-HDi Stop & Start System with a six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC).

The fitment of the e-HDi Stop & Start System technology on the 508 enables customers to reduce fuel consumption (up to 15% in urban driving) and with the fitment of the EGC gearbox it produces just 109 g/km of CO2 in the Saloon and 110 g/km in the SW version.

The Peugeot 508 is also available with two different front suspension configurations. An all-new pseudo McPherson type front suspension will be the main option on the majority of the 508 range.

As well as improved driveability this new set-up reduces weight, as it is 12kg lighter than the design featured on the Peugeot 407

The Peugeot 508 GT model features a drop link double wishbone front suspension advancing the suspension design similar to the 407. The use of a linked double wishbone helps separate suspension and steering forces to improve road holding and steering accuracy

At the rear, the entire range is equipped with multi-arm suspension. This is designed to ensure excellent efficiency with maximum body control and ride comfort due to its superior control of longitudinal and transverse forces.