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Quality, purity, the Peugeot 508 embodies the Marque’s new in the segment of grand touring

With the 508, Peugeot its international offensive: produced in for all markets (excluding China), it also be built in China this year for the world’s developing car market.

Photo: Peugeot 508

With the 508, reaffirms its presence and its ambitions in one of its strong suits, the grand car segment. Over a period of decades, every model in the and “50X” range has left an imprint on its time: due to a unique of style, road holding, and robustness.

Photo: 2012 508

The 508 is a modern, forward-looking vehicle, attuned to the aspirations of customers who moved with the times: dynamic and responsible. It comprises of two body styles: a Saloon a length of 4.79 m) and an SW (4.81 m). purity and efficiency are the bywords guided every aspect of the design, offering a multi-faceted to its owners with emotion as its theme.

Photo: 2012 508

Guided by the search for perfectly and streamlined contours, the style of the 508 a vehicle “sculpted from a reflecting aspirations of elegance, and build quality.

At the front, the 508 the development of the Marque’s latest codes first unveiled on the SR1 car, with a single rendered

in a “floating” style and headlamps with a particularly visual expression, like its tubes” visible both by day and by Similarly, at the rear, three red mask three rows of on the Saloon. The SW for its part has a more feel, with a red band lights up when the rear are activated.

The simple and elegant of the fascia, the materials used, the finish, the durability and the technologies (colour “head-up display”, air conditioning, “hands-free” access and add to the exclusive ambience of the passenger Each passenger enjoys a status thanks in particular to the excellent proportions. On the SW this satisfaction is enhanced by the large glass roof (1.62 m2 surface area). The boot is practical and accommodating, with a volume of 545 litres of liquid dm3 according to the VDA standard) for the Saloon and 660 of liquid (560 dm3 VDA) for the SW.

the seat backs folded fold in one easy movement) to a flat floor, this rises to 1581 litres of (1381 dm3 VDA) for the Saloon and litres (1598 dm3 VDA) for the SW.

2012 Peugeot 508

Environmental was a pivotal concern from the start of the project with, optimisation of the car’s aerodynamics (a Cx from 0.26 and a SCx of 0.60) and a reduction compared to the 407 (despite the in size and specifications). Under the the 508 benefits from engines a power output from 82 to 150 kW to 204 bhp). Each one is positioned well in its category, both in of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but in terms of performance and responsiveness.

range, which begins CO2 emissions of 109 g/km with the new system, will eventually hYbrid4 technology with its of 147 kW (200 bhp) and 4 wheel starting from just 99 of CO2. The top-of-the-range engine at the of launch is the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 offering a level of performance to the 407 diesel V6 but with a carbon reduced by more than

Emotion, with the 508, finds expression through enjoyment, a characteristic highly by the Marque. The 508 will be available two types of suspension: a new McPherson front axle for the majority of the ensuring a top quality blend of and road holding, and a drop dual wishbone front on the “GT” version for enhanced road holding to match the of the 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204 bhp engine.

Derived Peugeot’s extensive experience in the of “exclusive” touring cars to internally as the M2 or D segment), the Marque, as each previous generation, has the expectations of customers in this In Europe, two thirds of this type is made up of corporate vehicles, often as company

Photo: 2012 Peugeot 508

who are active, committed, experienced and in of modernity and status, albeit of ostentation, who hold fast to values and are aware of their Such buyers are drawn to spacious, timeless and efficient efficient in terms of liveliness, but and not least in terms of greater Naturally they require a car will see them easily and through long journeys, at the time guaranteeing durability.

the outset, engineering choices the “W2” project (its code name) were on platform 3 of the PSA Group to obtain a refined “architectural efficiency”

-a long wheelbase (+ 9.2 cm compared to the and a generous capacity for the rear

-engineering choices allowing a front overhang (- 4.3 cm compared to the and a longer rear overhang, the way for an improved stylistic balance and practicality (with a significantly boot volume);

-dimensions, width and height, permitting aerodynamics.

Optimised aerodynamics and reduction were key priorities the very start of the project, in to ensure the best possible performance. The 508 offers excellent Cx and SCx the best versions have an SCx of (Cx of 0.26) for the Saloon and 0.62 (Cx of for the SW, i.e. among the best in the for each body shape. a desire to “optimise weight” rise to an “upward spiral” both the car’s fuel and also its passive safety and performance. Every design every technique used, part of the vehicle was fine-tuned in sense, a policy which to all area of the car’s fabrication: fascia panel cross aluminium bonnet, laser of the roof, use of high-strength steel, soundproofing at source, etc.

Based on like-for-like engines, the 508 25 kg less than the 407 for the Saloon, and 45 kg for the SW, a performance which takes account its size (larger by cm for the saloon and 4.8 cm for the SW).

Photo: Peugeot 508

Quality is another key of the 508 design brief. It is the result of a search for the best possible at all levels, with:

-engineering guided by the need for maximum with a determination to provide a that stays “fresh” for as as possible;

-a high level visible from both and inside the car, with an passenger compartment perceived by as very rewarding;

-completion of a two kilometre road test

real-life conditions prior to Finally, the 508 will break new in terms of build quality, on from the most recent launches where this has been demonstrated and acknowledged. One of the consequences targeted by this is a reduction in the “total cost of (TCO)”, a decisive factor buying a vehicle in this particularly for corporate fleets.

In the of 508, special effort has made to limit the vehicle’s on the environment with the integration of materials” to reduce the carbon (produced from recycling or materials in origin).

On the 508 around of the 230 kg of polymers (excluding rubber) on the vehicle are ‘green materials’ to 6% for the 407. These green can be found in approximately 30 vehicle or functions (interior of the wheel rear bumper, noise boot carpet, steering seats, seat frames, cover, air filter, etc). In the 508 is composed in essence of 5 main of materials: metals, plastics, rubber and glass.

Overall, 85% of the of the 508 is recyclable and 95% is upgradeable.

In the same on the Rennes production line to optimise protective packaging has seen a 75% reduction in waste in to parts used for each

Photo: 2012 Peugeot 508

The of the 508 is guided by the continuous search for balanced and elegant contours. The of the Saloon and SW are free-flowing, without interruption or embellishment, from the end of the to the boot. No ostentatious elements or are permitted (no windscreen wiper no visible aerials, etc): all are flush-fitting, with clearances each element precisely to obtain optimal build

The overall effect suggests a “sculpted from a solid”, the sense of elegance, fluidity and quality.

At the front, the 508 shows the of the Marque’s underlying stylistic reinterpreted to reflect ideas to fruition on the most recent cars (particularly the SR1). visual identity, strong and recognisable, is even more of power, refinement and technological

At the end of the long aluminium bonnet, the new identity takes its place at the lead of the bonnet contour. it, the characteristic single grille on a new dimension. It sets the tone for a grille rendered in a ”floating” seemingly detached from the This effect is created by the edging, which becomes pronounced under the “nose” of the to proudly reveal the branding of The piercing expression of the headlamps was a focal point of stylists.

interior design is a blend of plated and frosted surfaces. On with directional bi-Xenon “leD lighting tubes” are each with seven diodes. This gives the car an visual signature, visible afar on the road both by day and by

Halogen headlamps are also as, they adopt a new high-performance and “Neo” technology, with a of lenses bearing a resemblance to eyes.

The sides of the car are purposely enhanced by the contours of the chrome-edged (availability according to trim Visually, the side windows to rest on a sculpted body itself no mean feat of engineering: a recessed waistline the entire length of the vehicle, it an unusual blend of power and The Sw also has a simple and dynamic from some angles of a “shooting break”, dropping to a aspect that is firmly on the road.

Bringing the gigantic glass roof into with the front windscreen, the aluminium roof bars to merge with the body, the car’s exclusivity.

Photo: Peugeot 508

On the Saloon, the entire section is designed in one form, the perfectly flush with the and the two exhaust nozzles on the “GT” creating an impression of fluidity, and control. A horizontal chrome on the boot enhances the rear parallel to the chrome edging at the of the diffuser which visually the rear of the car.

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

The fascia to a large extent the stylistic of the car’s exterior design: purity and elegance. The design clearances between the constituent of the fascia, helped in particular by a centre console featuring that overcomes the traditional of “ISO” sized equipment. The meticulous finish and studied appeal to all of the senses of the car’s the texture of the top of the fascia, the different the black lacquered centre and touches of chrome… the overall is one of refinement and advanced technology of ostentation.

This extremely in-car ambience blends and technology with high-tech that enhances the enjoyment of driver and passengers. A colour Up Display” (with satellite screen), four-zone air conditioning, main beam”, “hands-free” and start-up, automatic electric brake, driver’s electrically-operated massage, new WIP Nav Plus telematics, JBL equipment. Either available as or optional equipment according to these systems accentuate the of the 508 (see Technological Equipment

On the SW, in-car enjoyment is enhanced by the panoramic glass roof passengers to benefit fully exterior light and visibility. an area of glass of 1.62 m2, the offer to its occupants an increase of 25% compared to the 407 SW.

This ambience is the result of much work out on acoustics and vibration damping. For by tracking down noise to its (acoustic “encapsulation” of power the level of quietness in the passenger is among the best in any category, this approach also to the vehicle’s weight reduction.

An front windscreen as standard (to noise from outside) and an damper on the front axle of the 2.2 HDi FAP 150 KW version (to reduce engine are additional elements contributing to the reduction comfort of the occupant worthy of a higher segment

In terms of practicality, the choice of a efficient architecture allows for a generous capacity and boot.

space

each passenger a privileged status, with space coupled with equipment (four-zone air conditioning the rear passengers, adjustable cushion for the driver and front Interior dimensions are on a par with of the 607, i.e. much in relation to the 407 (5.3 cm more between the knees of the rear and the front seat). As a result, two well over 6 feet can be comfortably seated one behind the

generous boot

The boot on the opens by means of a self-actuating (by pressing the plip, a button on the or the “0” of the external badge of the 508), the tailgate of the SW can be motorised. The luggage is practical (solid hooks, net, housing for warning accommodating (with its strictly shape) and above all extremely The boot of the 508 has a capacity of 545 litres of (515 dm3 according to the VDA standard) for the and 660 litres of liquid (560 dm3 for the SW, i.e. respectively 108 and 112 dm3 VDA more the 407 Saloon and SW.

With the seat folded, divisible 2/3-1/3 in one movement (with dedicated in the boot of the SW), the space by this flat floor to 1581 litres (1381 dm3 for the Saloon and 1865 litres dm3 VDA) for the SW. These volumes storage under the boot a compartmentalised space which the same quality finish as the of the boot, equivalent to 48 litres of (42 dm3 VDA). Note that storage areas have a storage capacity of 29 litres in (or 26 dm3 VDA) on the «GT» version (on of the two exhaust nozzles) or are blanked off if the wheel” option is present.

The carpet on the Sw can be folded to divide the into compartments, allowing access to these storage Similarly, its solid and practical load space cover is to activate due in particular to its ability to automatically by the simple press of a at its centre. Again on the SW, an extended luggage net is available as an option, bulky items to be carried in safety.

It can also be installed the first and second row seats.

storage spaces

The 508, to its equipment level, can offer space of up to 22 litres. It has large door pockets each a total volume of 4 litres can therefore hold a 1.5 litre rear door panels to accommodate a 0.5 litre bottle), a box (capacity 9 litres), a storage under the central armrest (2 and many other “hideaways” to the level of finish (flap the steering wheel, closed with flap on the centre etc).

The 508 benefits from a head up display which essential driving information the rear of the instrument panel onto a glare-proof translucent polycarbonate panel. The driver has access to information concerning cruise control / speed speeds and satellite navigation In addition to the convenience afforded to the on all journeys, long or short, system offers real in terms of primary safety (no to take your eyes off the immediate focus on the view the road and the panel). The inclination of the and the brightness of the projected information can be by means of buttons located in the flap to the left of the fascia

The panel can also be retracted these control buttons. The 508 brings to a wider audience a hitherto unavailable in its segment a system that locates all optimally on a dedicated surface.

have shown that the beam function is less no doubt due to increases in traffic although it provides far better for night-time driving with the being the risk of dazzling vehicles. For the convenience and safety of its and also other cars, the 508 is with the adaptive main system which, via an intelligent positioned at the back of the rear-view continuously analyses driving (approaching or following vehicles, lit urban areas, etc) and switches quickly from to main beam and vice according to traffic. This is connected to the directional bi-Xenon

Directional bi-xenon headlamps LeD signature

Xenon headlamps a pure white-bluish light three times the flux of a lamp, thereby improving driving. Their elliptical includes a shutter frame to dipped and main beam They are equipped with a function which improves in corners for safer and more night driving.

This is linked to vehicle speed and to different driving conditions 5 km/h and 160 km/h. On the 508, headlamps are systematically coupled “LED tubes” to provide a signature both by day and by night.

halogen headlamps

The “classic” of the 508 benefit from a new technology NEO© (New Efficiency With this system, the flux of the halogen bulb is 30% more efficient: more more intense, more for enhanced visibility and safety. In it allows for an original stylistic in the headlamp, with a lens evocative of a cat’s eye.

directional lighting

Static lighting, as standard on all 508s either bi-Xenon or halogen optimises lateral visibility at low (less than 40 km/h) in areas, at intersections, during manoeuvres, on winding roads… The beam from one of the two fog lights the inside of the corresponding bend, to the angle of the steering wheel or use of the indicator.

ambient lighting

to the level of finish, the interior of the 508 is bathed in a soft glow from the courtesy light, the and front and rear door and even when getting the vehicle (LED spotlights on the mirrors, door sill

The “hands-free” access and start-up available according to the chosen of finish, replaces the mechanical key the magic of electronic recognition. By the “electronic key” in their (or handbag), users can enter the car from

1.8 metres), start-up and their 508 simply by pressing the button. When getting out of the simply brushing a hand one of the handles is enough to lock the (including the boot handle on the If this electronic key is accidentally inside the vehicle then the car cannot be locked.

And if its holder the vehicle with the engine the key immediately signals this an audible warning.

Air conditioning as standard on all models and, to levels and settings, can be: manual or automatic dual- or four-zone. The a new level of specification in this allows each of the vehicle’s to control the temperature setting, air and distribution via their own air conditioning thereby benefiting from personalised comfort. Regardless of the of finish, rear passengers dedicated air vents. With the function, an additional blower over from the main air unit to ensure the air flow of the blowers and efficiently meet passenger’s requirements by differentiating the in all 4 zones.

Furthermore, with four-zone system the front can choose between three alignment modes using the “soft” (more gentle air or “fast” (more powerful air buttons.

Available as standard mid-range models, the electric brake makes driving more convenient: when the hand brake is released as soon as the driver starts to When the engine is switched the brake is activated, again If the vehicles stops without the being switched off, the control, located within of the driver’s left hand, can be manually.

Manual release one foot to be on the brake.

All 508s, of their power train, are with the Hill Assist When positioned on a gradient, function keeps the vehicle for around two seconds after the pedal has been released. makes manoeuvres safer and use of the vehicle by the driver in forward (hill start) and reverse a downhill parking space for The system operates from a of 3%.

The ESP then temporarily maintains pressure, giving the driver to lift his foot from the and onto the accelerator.

The WIP Sound MP3 CD audio system is systematically with a jack socket and USB in the armrest to connect a digital (the USB connector is also iPhone, USB flash drive It can have a Bluetooth function the user to make “hands-free” calls and listen to streamed music. The system comes 6 speakers on the “Access” level of the

— 2 tweeters in the upper of the front door panels,

2 165 mm diameter speakers (25 W) in the front panels, Woofer with magnet,

— 2 165 mm diameter band” speakers (25 W) in the rear panels. The latter 4 speakers use flat speaker technology by Denon and Marantz Premium Solutions, making them and more compact.

On the rest of the 8 speakers are associated with WIP and WIP Nav Plus, with in addition 2 tweeters in the upper part of the door panels.

The 508 features a new satellite navigation system WIP Nav Plus which offers functions:

-large 7’’ 16/9 (WVGA high resolution pixels) with perspective

-European cartography (stored in the memory),

-MP3 compatible CD player,

-three-tuner radio 2 aerials for optimal reception of frequencies and RDS-TMC traffic (Via Michelin in France, in the United Kingdom).

-Bluetooth® for the hands-free telephone function and streaming (music from a phone played through the

-Jack socket and USB connector, to any type of digital audio devices (the USB connector is iPhone and USB flash drive

-information concerning speed in force on major roads,

areas covered by automatic radar surveillance (downloadable for 14 from the website https://www.wipinforadars.fr ).

that WIP Nav Plus is still with Peugeot Connect allowing access to Peugeot SOS and Peugeot Connect Assistance section on Tertiary Safety).

audio processing

The Arkamys featured on the WIP Sound and WIP Nav Plus processes the digital audio to recreate a natural acoustic Sound quality no longer from the constraints of speakers positioned in doors (often in a concentration of sound low down and to the instruments and voices are more positioned in space, head-on to the at windscreen height. This can also be adapted to favour for the driver only or for all passengers.

the hi-fi system

For discerning lovers, the 508 offers a JBL™ with 10 speakers coupled a 10-channel 500 W surround-sound amplifier. For 10 speakers, a central channel in the of the fascia panel allows sound distribution in the passenger The JBL™ system includes:

-4 (50 W) 165 mm diameter reverse motor speakers, 2 in the front doors and 2 at the

— 2 hi-fi tweeters in the part of the front door

— 2 hi-fi tweeters in the part of the rear door

— 1 central channel in the mid section of the fascia panel,

1 150 W triple coil bass in the right side boot

More technology that day-to-day driving easier: a that measures available and lets the driver know the or difficulty of parking in a free This function, coupled front and rear park can be activated via the “P

The 508 has many more refinements to enhance its exclusive

-length-adjustable seat cushion for the seats, offering more to taller drivers,

-lumbar on the driver’s seat,

-multi-function wheel, both practical and to facilitate access to different

-cruise control / speed with the possibility of storing up to 5 for both functions,

-adjustable instrument panel matrix, warning signals…

Buyers of the whether they are professionals or individuals, can rely on a very accessories offer to meet all requirements in terms of personalization or Accessories include the following, from the Peugeot network:

“Wi-Fi On Board” unit, to a wireless Internet connection several people in the car,

-a connector, ideal for recharging electrical devices (laptop walkman, MP3 player, iPhone,

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-universal multimedia support on the stems of the front head and supporting displays of up to 13“ (DVD Netbook, mini-PC or iPad).

chrome plated door housings,

— a spoiler for the 508

— a range of 16’’ to alloy wheels.

-transparent protection covers designed by Style, which can be accompanied by protection covers,

-door available in 3 styles: brushed burnished aluminium or carbon.


a sliding tray allowing retrieval of loads stored at the of the SW boot,

— a floor divides into compartments fixing rails for self-winding and telescopic cross bar) to objects in place and segment space in the SW boot,

— a with manually retractable joint, both efficient and enhancing.

Weight, aerodynamics and of the group’s technological expertise and in terms of both HDi FAP diesel and VTi and THP engines, are factors which place the 508 among the leaders in its in every power category.

508 HDi FAP range:

— 1.6 litre FAP 82 kW (112 bhp), 270/285 electronically-controlled 6-speed manual (BMP6); CO2: 109 g/km(2);

1.6 litre HDi FAP 82 kW (112 bhp), Nm(1), 5-speed manual CO2: 124 g/km;

— 2.0 HDi FAP 103 kW (140 bhp), 320/340 6-speed manual gearbox; 125 g/km;

— 2.0 litre HDi FAP 120 kW (163 340 Nm, 6-speed automatic gearbox; 149 g/km(3);

-2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW bhp), 450 Nm, 6-speed automatic CO2: 150 g/km.

508 petrol

-1.6 litre VTi 88 kW (120 160 Nm, electronically-controlled 6-speed manual (BMP6): 144 g/km(3);

— 1.6 THP 115 kW (156 bhp), 240 Nm, 6-speed gearbox; CO2: 149 g/km;

1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156 bhp), 240 Nm, automatic gearbox; CO2: 164

The 508 ushers in the era of e-hDi technology for the a new-generation STOP STArT Rapid, efficient and silent, combines reduced fuel and CO2 emissions (up to -15% in town) maximum driveability, an innovation for type of system. It is mated the 1.6 litre HDi FAP engine coupled the electronically-controlled 6-speed manual (BMP6) so that a maximum of customers can benefit from the possible fuel consumption. at the time of launch with a fuel consumption of

4.4 litres/100 km for of only 114 g km,

(1)

Value with

(2)

114 g/km at launch then 109 in the summer of 2011.

(3)

Launch in the of 2011. NB: CO2 value for saloon.

A new 2.2 hDi fAP 150 kw (204 bhp) engine the 508 range in a “GT” version a sophisticated double-wishbone suspension. power train develops a of performance superior to the former 2.7 HDi V6 of the 407 with improved liveliness and reduced fuel consumption and CO2 down 33%, with of 150 g/km, compared to 223 g/km on a 407 V6 i.e. a reduction of 73 g/km!

four cylinder engine a capacity of 2179 cm3, a redevelopment of the “DW12B” (2.2 HDi 125 kW/170 bhp), has a sixteen-valve head with dual camshafts. Its maximum power is by 25 kW (34 bhp) while its maximum increased to 450 Nm at 2000 rpm, unchanged up to 2750 rpm. its improved performance, and coupled the new AM6 gearbox, its fuel consumption in the cycle is improved by nearly 20% to the DW12B, i.e. the equivalent of 40 of CO2.

This 2.2 litre HDi FAP benefits from a new generation (Extreme Conventional Combustion combustion chamber and its geometry has further optimized to attain a ratio of 16.0 instead of on the DW12B, offering guaranteed and reduced emissions (including Its injection system features injectors with 8 apertures to 7 previously), for a finer diesel (therefore favouring combustion), as as a supply rail operating at a of 1800 bar. The entire is controlled by new high-performance ECUs.

A new of gudgeon pin and rings with coating, significantly reduces allowing gains in fuel equivalent to more than of CO2.

Another important the impeller of the variable geometry is now made of titanium, a very material which reduces the inertia for greater availability of torque, particularly at mid-range speeds, and therefore better of the vehicle.

Particular attention has been paid to the car’s As well as the engine’s two counter-rotating shafts, the design of its injection (and its control) to ensure a subdued engine noise.

to reduce fuel consumption, the system removes load the alternator during acceleration, it can recharge the battery during This allows a saving of 5 g/km of CO2. In another a reduction of engine idle (to 700 rpm instead of 820 rpm) ensures a saving for the user in terms of fuel consumption.

Lastly, the weight of the engine has been by nearly 5 kg compared to the DW12B, contributing to the car’s overall

new 6-speed automatic gearbox efficiency and driveability

In addition to its the 508 GT incorporates yet another innovation: a new 6-speed automatic gearbox, the Still developed with the AISIN AW according to specifications by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, AM6 has been re-engineered from top to to significantly reduce CO2 emissions favouring dynamism and driveability due to the rapidity of gear changes. The new capable of withstanding a maximum of 450 Nm, features several of the technologies appeared in 2010 on the new “AT6” automatic gearbox coupled the 1.6 litre THP 156 engine on a number of (including the 508).

To limit the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, techniques have been particularly to achieve significant in friction losses: bearings, clutch linings, special and a new converter making it possible to at low engine speeds. Similarly, change patterns in «drive» are calibrated to optimise fuel while ensuring the convenience with an automatic gearbox. In the reckoning, 13 g/km of CO2 have saved with this new AM6 gearbox.

gear change have also been to ensure rapid acceleration, for due to the adoption of a direct controlled block and an electronic strategy multiple downchanging. In “Sport” a specific calibration improves the of gear changes by a further 200 ms to the “drive” mode.

In sequential the driver has paddles under the wheel (as is the case on all automatic and the electronically-controlled gearbox on the 508) for driving enjoyment. What’s these paddles can be used at any by the driver, even in Drive The gear lever’s sequential also allows manual changes by impulse pressure forward and “+” rearward).

From 2012, the year the commercial launch of the 508, technology will be introduced to the With a HDi diesel engine at the and an electric motor at the rear, technology offers potential of 147 kW (200 bhp) and “by wire” drive and is a solution that new ground in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. With emissions of 99 as the target, the 508 will more ever combine driving and environmental responsibility.

407, In this segment in particular, has always set the standard in terms of holding and, as a direct driving pleasure. With the the Marque has taken great in accommodating these characteristics in a able to accept two types of

An all-new McPherson type axle has been developed on 3 for use on the majority of the 508 range. Here the 508 a new, high-level synthesis of holding and ride comfort. In of comfort, the level of expectations of in the “M2” segment has risen in recent years.

This choice is another example of the spiral set in motion by efforts to weight: the new front axle a weight saving of 12 kg compared to the

The 508 “gT” for its part features a link dual wishbone axle. The dual wishbone and

of bounce and steering functions for a very high level of rigidity and driving accuracy.

choice is consistent with the performance of the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 kW (204 engine, and with the expectations of who are particularly demanding with to the dynamic capabilities of their

At the rear, the entire range is with a multi-arm rear This is designed to ensure efficiency and maximum accuracy and damping by decoupling longitudinal and forces.

The rack and pinion steering continuously adjusts the required, and facilitates manoeuvres at low It fully reflects the Marque’s precise and informative, and corresponds to two styles: “all encompassing” or according to the expectations of their customers.

braking is designed to the dynamic qualities of each with front brake in three different sizes: 283 x 26 mm (on the 508 1.6 VTi, 1.6 litre HDi and 2.0 litre HDi 103 bhp), 304 x 28 mm (on the 508 1.6 litre THP and 2.0 litre HDi 120 bhp), or 340 x 30 mm for the GT version. At the rear, the range has 290 x 12 mm discs. All 508s with latest-generation ESP which CDS (stability control), AFU (emergency assist) and REF (electronic brake distribution).

The ESP also includes Assist and intelligent traction which improves the vehicle’s to move off and be driven on slippery surfaces by authorising more or wheel slip on each of the wheels.

The 508 benefits from a level of primary safety, due to its holding and equipment specification Display, directional bi-Xenon fog lamps with static lighting, adaptive main etc).

The car is also designed to a level of secondary safety the best in the segment. Its collapsible includes high-performance shock on the front beam, which allows a reduction in the length of the Once again, safety significantly from reductions in the overall weight.

The 508 is equipped efficient means of restraint: 2 air bags (45 litres for the driver and 80 for the passenger), 2 side front air (each 18 litres), 2 curtain air (each 30 litres), five seat belts (with and force limiters at the front, limiters for the rear side and 2 Isofix fixtures with attachments in the rear side

The front seats have new head restraints with multi-position adjustment (no fixed in the stems allowing perfect to each user) whose has been carefully studied to into account the effects of collision (whiplash).

The 508 also the most of the Marque’s leadership in of tertiary safety by offering, as on vehicles in the range, the Peugeot system (market dependant). system lets you benefit of charge and for an unlimited period the Peugeot Connect SOS service, as as from Peugeot Connect

Photo: 2012 Peugeot 508

For customers, via subscription, the Peugeot Fleet service (automatic of information relating to vehicle completes this range of services. It’s worth that Peugeot Connect present to date in 10 European and on more than 400,000 pinpoints the location of the vehicle and the dispatch of appropriate emergency in the event of an accident. Since its in 2003, it has facilitated rapid by the emergency services in more 4,000 emergency situations.

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