Test drive Peugeot 508 1 6 eHDi 112 Active 2 0 HDi 140 Allure and 2 2 HDi 200 GT

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The TotallyMotor Verdict

Let’s off this TotallyMotor Peugeot 508 drive review with a bit of concept car art Peugeot’s initial sketches of their all-new and executive-cruising, range-topper 508.

As impressions go, it’s a bit of a looker, and the concept sketches are a little OTT in of incredible wheel size and lower roofline; the real-world 508 isn’t actually that far from the concept drawings like the concept, the made-of-metal 508 good. It also looks clean, a little bit French; and a lot Peugeot.

And while the styling is attractive, there’s a lot going on that svelte skin and bonnet that will be of not only to the company car drivers make up around three-quarters of 508 customers, but also frugal-families want to fall back in with a big car from the lion

First impressions:

I’ve been a fan of the 508 since first of photographic images of the finished and I’ve included those pics of the white, saloon 508 in GT in this report, but having now the saloon and SW cars in the flesh I can that Peugeot are back on form in terms of style, and quality aura.

The curving-from-every-direction bonnet, ‘floating LED headlighting details, high and ultra-clean rear-end all add up to an appealing picture that’s still with Peugeot flavour but, it’s a new and fresh that’s leaving the predecessor 407 and looking distinctly forward. And competition cars like the Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and VW are also individually good-looking; the 508 shows off its own French flare.

personally plump for a Perlescent GT saloon with its torque-tractoring, 2.2 HDi turbo-diesel engine, 18-inch 5-spoke alloys, performance-black and liberal sprinkling of chrome But, it’s the ultra-frugal 1.6 that’s going to open eyes with its impressive emissions ticket and near-65mpg economy.

Into the interior:

We some decent wheel-time three 508 models during out test drive review; a mixture of diesel engines the frugal to the fast and a mixture of levels from Access, SR, Allure and GT so we’ll round-up all the key details. Oh, and the full-length glass in the SW (estate) cars is the height of

508’s solid looks are by a weighty driver’s door gives way to a spacious and airy where the overall impression is, the exterior, one of modernity. But, the exterior exudes that flare, the interior is a quieter and I think that’s a good

There’s nothing outlandish to nudge your attention, all is calm and collected in this space, with interior delivered by the right levels of fit and adjustable ergonomic seating and comfort, and neat techno-tricks an adjustable heads-up colour that shows speed and directions.

The seats, be they half-leather or full leather, back and side support in the areas, and while this thought that the seat could’ve been a touch I was quickly comfortable and ready to within a few moments. There’s a big boot, to boot.

The steering is one of the best from Peugeot for time and buttons and switches been kept to a reasonable assisted mainly be the command-dial the gear selector; a control easy enough to master, one you the time to click around the

Visibility issues never come to mind while the 508, which means there are no areas of unease all-round vision is concerned, and in a well-weighted steering set-up, precise manual gear-shifting and brakes and we’ve got a big cruiser will doubtless deliver its drivers in a relaxed state, after many miles of munching.

We’ve got three to talk about after two with the 508 and we’ll start the most sippingest of all three of our testers; the 1.6 e-HDi 112 Stop/Start Electronically Controlled Manual (EGC). This is the powerplant the right figures in every

Firstly, 112 stands for the 112bhp this 1.6-litre, turbo-diesel makes at 3600rpm. And while is getting near the top of any modern engine’s performance ceiling, engine is quiet and refined you to drop the windows to hear it over!

More important for a is the torque figure; 202lb ft in case, and it’s a fair of acceleration-making torque that’s available from just And that’s useful low-down

And to deliver those impressive figures (109g/km CO2 and 64.2mpg that 6-speed auto-manual relies on early, useable to perform its ultra-early up-shifts.

this auto-manual ‘box a human-manual gearbox in the fight for because it shifts up extremely and, of course, makes use of Peugeot’s latest start/stop The manually shifting HDi 112 still 60.1mpg and 124g/km, but even the economically-minded human driver forget the odd early up-shift and couldn’t stop and start the with anywhere near the and regularity of the computer.

Drive the gently and it’ll shift up seamlessly with the tacho barely nudging 2000rpm, and it stop and start at every even displaying the combined the engine has been dormant your current drive. combination encourages you to maximise happily watching the mpg readout in the right direction; driving far from the fuel forecourt.

a manual, paddle-shift override in case the back lanes to flow faster, and while 112bhp she’s more than rocketship (0-62mph in and 122mph), there’s enough surge and soundtrack to return excitement during fast-flowing

We also drove the 2.0 HDi 140 (140bhp, to 62mph and 130mph; 58.9mpg / CO2) which is just as and delivers more punch, and the 2.2 HDi 200 8.2secs to 62mph and 139mph; / 150g/km CO2) which is a operating heavy hitter. You your choice as budget and dictates, but with the two petrol and five diesel power options, you’ve got, plenty of options.

On the road and the 508 very well indeed; calm and quiet, with right up there with the All 508 variants, apart from the GT, share the same MacPherson and multi-arm rear suspension deals with sharper quite firmly; while the of ride also means and composed cornering. And this will always take and flat over softer and

The GT gets a more expensive and ‘accurate’ double wishbone set-up that keeps flatter still and sharpens an decent turn-in; befitting the 508 potent 200bhp motor.

Ten second sum up:

Peugeot’s big cars are back where they be; handsome, refined, solid and spec’d, and the 508 drives as good as it Sure, many of the drivers be from the fleet market, but families that loved the big of old will look at the extra-economical with keen interest. And the diesel/electric is still yet to come

and availability:

Prices start at for the Peugeot 508 1.6 VTi 120 Access with EGC rising to £28,750 for the 2.2 HDi GT 200. prices and specs as tested. now.

By Daniel Anslow

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PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed


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