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Peugeot 508 (2011 - )

Last updated 15 June 2014

 
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Kerb weight 1410–1910 kg
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Servicing 12,500–20,000 miles

Full specifications

Driving

We drove the top 2.2 litre 204PS diesel with 6-speed torque converter automatic box, paddleshifts, and double wishbone ‘GT’ front suspension like the 407’s. This did make the steering a bit sharper, but didn’t give it any more feel than the conventional McPherson strut style suspension in the THP 156 chain cam petrol model we also tried.

To my mind, that was the peach. Good to drive. Just about powerful enough with a nice engine note. Positively grippy at the front and needing to be pushed very hard to break into understeer. At £20,850 for the saloon and £21,875 for the SW it’s reasonably priced before the negotiations start. 150 g/km CO2 keep even the SW in the Band F £125pa tax bracket. And there’s a good chance of 40mpg.

Engines

Engine MPG 0-62 Top speed CO2
1.6 e-HDi 66–69 mpg 11.9–12.9 s 120–124 mph 109–112 g/km
1.6 e-HDi EGC 66–71 mpg 11.9–12.3 s 120–122 mph 104–110 g/km
1.6 HDi 61–64 mpg 11.3–11.6 s 116–118 mph 114–115 g/km
1.6 THP 45–46 mpg 8.6–8.8 s 136–139 mph 144–150 g/km
1.6 VTi EGC 45–46 mpg 11.5–11.8 s 124–126 mph 144–145 g/km
2.0 BlueHDi 67 mpg 9.8–10.1 s 130–131 mph 109–110 g/km
2.0 HDi 57–61 mpg 9.6–10.1 s 130–140 mph 119–130 g/km
2.0 HDi Automatic 50 mpg 9.2–9.5 s 138–139 mph 149–150 g/km
2.2 HDi 48–50 mpg 8.2–8.4 s 138–139 mph 150–154 g/km
Hybrid4 79 mpg 9.0 s 130 mph 91 g/km
RXH Hybrid5 69 mpg 9.5 s 132 mph 104 g/km
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