Peugeot 508 1.5 BlueHDi Active 5dr EAT8 Diesel Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation, Front and rear disc brakes, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, Eco coaching, Push button start, Multi function trip computer, Electric folding door mirrors...

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MPG

Combined - 76 mpg EC Extra Urban - 83 mpg EC Urban - 64.

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The total number of seats in the vehicle.

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Ten Second Review

Big French cars used to be interesting. Distinctive. Now, they are again. Or at least this one is anyway, the second generation version of Peugeot's 508. It competes in the medium range Mondeo segment but offers something quite different, offering a choice of five-door 'Fastback' and SW estate body styles. You might even prefer it to something with a premium badge.

Background

Once upon a time, European roads were filled with volume brand 'D'-segment cars. Mondeos were plentiful, as were the mainstream mid-sized Vauxhalls, Renaults, Citroens and Peugeots that competed with this Ford. But that was then. A new 'D'-segment model is quite rare to see on the roads these days - partly because so many brands no longer bother to sell them. Which is somewhat short-sighted given that the huge Chinese market, unafflicted by badge snobbery, simply loves cars of this kind. Hence the reason why Peugeot has developed this second generation 508, despite the fact that it'll probably be as rare a sight as a unicorn on British highways. Indeed, for likely buyers, that'll be all part of the appeal.

Driving Experience

Peugeot's CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says "If you drive this car, you'll buy it". Quite a claim. The hardware certainly looks promising here. There's a proper multi-link rear suspension set-up and a strong crop of engines from which buyers can choose. The previous generation 508 was launched here with an all-diesel line-up, but a lot's changed since then and today, a car in this class needs strong petrol provision too - which it gets in this case courtesy of a couple of 1.6-litre turbo petrol units, developing either 179bhp or 221bhp. There's also a 129bhp 1.5-litre diesel and 161bhp and 174bhp 2.0 diesels. Only the 1.5 diesel gets a six-speed manual gearbox; the others must be ordered with an eight-speed automatic. Peugeot can also offer you a plug-in hybrid version which uses a 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine mated to an 80kW electric motor, the resulting package offering a combined total output of 225hp. At the wheel, you're positioned in front of a further improved version of Peugeot's i-Cockpit dashboard layout, which as usual, sees you looking over the rim of the steering wheel at the instrument dials, rather than conventionally through it. And as usual, the leather-stitched tiller in question is a small, grippy thing which gives you the illusion of greater interaction with the car. Or maybe it won't be an illusion. Higher-spec models are fitted out with adaptive damping. And all variants get the usual drive modes system, which adapts steering, throttle and gear change timings to the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

Style rather than space seems to have been the key determining factor in devising the look of this MK2 model 508 - and the car is all the better for it. The big news is that the saloon body style of previous Peugeot medium range models has been abandoned in favour of a hatch body shape - though the brand wants us to call it a 'Fastback'. The idea obviously, is to position this car as an alternative to models like the Audi A5 Sportback or the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Which might be something of a stretch, even though like those cars, this one has a set of trendy frameless windows. The alternative 508 SW estate model has a 530-litre boot, extendable to 1,780-litres. The sharky looks will probably be the thing that'll best sell this model to you. The front end with its sleek, thin vertical daytime running light strips, really makes a powerful overtaking statement. This 508, as just suggested, is slightly shorter than the segment norm - a 4.7-metre overall length is a bit less than you get in either a Ford Mondeo or Skoda Superb (both of which are around 4.9-metres in length). The unusual exterior looks are mirrored by an original interior, highlighted, as mentioned in our drive section, by the usual Peugeot i-Cockpit dashboard design, plus there's a large 10-inch capacitive touchscreen angled towards the driver and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel. The cabin also features i-Cockpit Amplify, which enables the driver to choose between two levels of ambience - 'Boost' and 'Relax'.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £26,000 for the Fastback version; there's a £1,600 premium for the SW estate. There's a choice of 'Active', 'Allure', 'GT Line' and 'GT' variants. All are well equipped. Even base 'Active'-spec gives you 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers and Connected 3D Navigation with voice recognition. You'll need to stretch at least as far as mid-range 'Allure'-spec though, to get the 'Peugeot i-Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle screen. At the top of the range on plush variants, equipment runs to just about everything Peugeot could think of, including a superb 'FOCAL' surround sound Hi-Fi system, night vision, fully automated parking assistance and of course full navigation on the 10-inch central-dash HD touchscreen. There's also a 360-degree colour camera system and a wireless smartphone charging plate to keep your mobile's battery topped up during long drives. The wrap-around seats offer five multi-point massage programmes, there's a range of premium and sophisticated trim and upholstery materials and you can have a panoramic opening glass roof.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot usually specialises in extremely efficient running cost returns and this 508 SW is no different in that regard. The base 1.5 BlueHDi 130 variant in manual form manages up to 63.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and puts out just 93g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 160 EAT8 variant, the figures are up to 52.9mpg and up to 110g/km. And for the top 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 180 EAT8 version, you're looking at are up to 50.3mpg and up to 109g/km. Want petrol power? Well for the 1.6 PureTech 225 petrol unit with its EAT8 auto transmission, the figures are up to 44.0mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2. For the perkier 225hp version of this engine, it's 42.2mpg and 119g/km. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need the clever hybrid plug-in variant. This uses an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of between 30-39 miles is possible. Even better news is the 39g/km CO2 reading applied to this model, which means that it attracts a Benefit-in-Kind rate for company car drivers of just 10%. Of course running costs are about a lot more than just fuel economy and CO2 readings, so what else are you going to need to know? Well, there's the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile warranty. And if you are paying for maintenance work, you can budget ahead for it by taking up Peugeot's 'Service Plan' that for a fixed monthly fee, can cover you for up to 50,000 miles of motoring over either three or five years.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Hurricane grey
  • Solid paint
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Tri material losange cloth - Mistral black with goa stitching
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Heated rear windscreen
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Brakes
Front and rear disc brakes
ESP with ASR
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
ABS/EBFD/EBA
Communication
Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
MirrorLink
Apple car play/Android Auto
Driver Aids
Distance control assist
Eco coaching
EPAS
Rear Parking Aid
Lane keep assist
Driver alert system
Speed limit recognition
Road Edge Detection
Distance alert system
Driver Convenience
Push button start
Driver Information
Multi function trip computer
Exterior temperature gauge
8" touch screen
Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster
3D connected navigation + Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Driving Mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electrochrome rear view mirror
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Carbon effect interior trim
Entertainment
8 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Radio/CD with MP3 compatability
2 x USB sockets in front
Exterior Body Features
Gloss black finish B and C pillar
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Model designation badges front and rear
Rear lower bumper diffuser in gloss black
Radiator grille chrome facets and gloss black edge trim
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome trimmed radiator grille
Aluminium side window trim
Exterior Lights
Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers
Halogen headlights
Rear fog lights
Door mirror mounted LED courtesy approach lights
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
Rear reversing lights
Rear LED peugeot signature claw effect lights
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
Follow me home headlights
LED daytime running lights
Headlights left on audible warning
2 X Rear number plate lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
2 rear cupholders
Mistral cloth upholstery
Piano keys chrome plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functions
Black rubber pedals and foot rest
Front centre armrest
Illuminated glovebox
Rear coat hooks
Illuminated storage compartment
Front centre console cup holders
Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
Roof lining - Salin light grey
Satin steel chrome full grain leather gear lever
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Tri material losange cloth upholstery
Interior Lights
LED luggage compartment lighting
LED rear reading lights
LED ambient lighting
LED footwell lights
Safety
Tyre pressure sensor
Warning triangle
Driver and passenger side airbags
Seatbelt warning
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Electrically operated child locks on rear doors
Front and rear curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Active bonnet
Indirect tyre under inflation detection
Seats
ISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
Height adjustable front seats
Front seat back map pockets
Height adjustable front headrests
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Rear seat ventilation
Height adjustable rear headrests
Isofix on outer rear seats
Security
Remote central locking
Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
Auto door lock when driving
Driver plip action with isolated unlock function for drivers door
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
Steel space saver spare wheel
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10
Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT221
Engine Torque - MKG30.6
Engine Torque - NM300
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed129

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