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Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

Peugeot 508 review

by Sue Baker (8 2011)

Sales of large cars have declined the past five years by one third . as buyers have a downsizing trend or strayed to other, arguably more alternatives like MPVs and The arithmetic has not deterred Peugeot, from introducing the 508 as a combined to two defunct models, the old 407 and 607, and it is a better car than either of

There is more profit in cars than small so Peugeot aims to scoop of this lucrative market its rival for the Ford Mondeo and Insignia. As models this all sell predominantly as company it is unsurprising that Peugeot 90% of 508s in the UK to be diesels.

There are three of them to between: a 1.6, two-litre or The likely best-seller amongst is the 1.6 e-HDi, with micro-hybrid that help boost its economy to a combined average of mpg, and tug its CO2 emissions output to a creditable 109g/km. This is by measures such as automatic that cuts the engine the car is stationary waiting at the lights or in

Relatively low running costs are a aspect of the 508 1.6 e-HDi’s appeal. Not the fuel cost benefit of the good mpg figure for a car this but also the savings in road The first year’s tax disc is and the charge for the second year is £20.

The car has a double-action alternator, to provide a of power to quickly re-start the when you lift your off the brake pedal in Stop and mode. The alternator also braking energy to boost the supply used to operate the shut-down and re-starting. This is to ensure that the system to operate even in very weather or when the car’s electrical kit such as wipers, and air-conditioning are in use.

The penalty you to pay for choosing this eco version of the 508 is its clutchless six-speed manual that operates like a and is decidedly an acquired taste. it like an automatic – which you may feel inclined to do as there is no pedal — and its action is and jerky, unless you take to lift off the throttle slightly each upward ratio and blip the throttle going through the box. The system better if you take control and use the steering column paddles or the sequential gearlever to control it

With the 1.6-litre HDi engine, the 508 is an performer. Its bigger brother the 2.0 HDi engine is the optimum blend of and diesel economy, but it’s to argue with the smaller frugality and economic sanity. The 2.2-litre diesel takes the 508 prestige territory, and good it is, the big Peugeot is in deeper water svelte offerings from as Audi and BMW.

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

Rivalling the dynamically excellent Mondeo, the benchmark model for cars this size, is a task. The 508 makes a fair of it, though. It drives really not quite well enough to the Mondeo, but it comes much than previous big Peugeots invited us to expect.

The 508 handles agile civility and ride is generally pretty good, up undulations and smoothing all but the worst of Britain’s pothole epidemic. is enough feel in the steering to you a clear understanding of what is where the tyres bite the and the overall impression is of a dynamically car.

It’s not a bad looker, either, a body design that it more street presence the old 407 ever had. At the front is a bonnet line with family-look floating grille, and the view with a high gives the car quite a classy, a look.

Interior quality is with decent fit and finish the cabin. It’s roomy but not at the expense of boot space, stretches from a roomy 515 with the back seat in to a very useful 1381 with the rear seat-back

There are five trim ranging from Access to GT, Active as the mid-range option. on version, the kit available on the 508 is on a par with its including Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone air-conditioning and cruise There is also a Connect SOS to let you summon help in an emergency.

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

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