Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) Review
Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) At A Glance
Five-star crash test rating. Excellent THP 150 petrol engine and fine handling. HDi 90 120g/km. 98g/km e-HDi from Summer 2011.
The looks. High boot lip makes body stronger but boot harder to load.
It may not look like it from outside, but it's got more sparkle than a Dolly Parton dress.
Everything is right: grip, steering feel, engine power, and what doesn't usually correspond with these, ride quality.
Peugeot must have taken the handcuffs off its chassis engineers and told them to make it handle better than any other medium hatchback. Then nicked the great little engine out of the 207 THP 150 (and MINI Cooper S), gave it longer gearing, and shoved it under the bonnet.
The result is a car with the body of Jo Brand, the sharpness of Jo Brand and the energy of Russell.
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On the inside of an Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014)
The RT4 solid disc Multi Media satnav is a ‘reasonable' £1,300 extra, and includes a GPS phone (though you need to put a SIM card in). It had fantastic ‘birdview' graphics, but doesn't allow you to simply key in a postcode and that's just silly.
The seats are comfortable. There's enough legroom in the back because of the angle at which you sit. Rear passengers get their own air-vents. There's a clever reversible hatch on top of the load cover to stow maps in. The boot has a high lip to make the body structurally stiff. But it's deep, takes more than 400 litres of luggage, has space underneath the floor, and under that, a rare thing: a full size spare wheel.
The full-length panoramic roof doesn't open, but it gives the car a nice airy feeling and when you want to be snug a solid headlining motors across to conceal it.
And, as with most posh Peugeots these days, the electric mirrors fold away when you lock the car, so you don't come back to 7 years bad luck courtesy of a passing builders truck.
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Driving Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014)
What's the Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) like to drive?
It's the front-end grip and feel that brings a stupid ear-to-ear grin to your face. Admittedly mine had had £100 optional 17" wheels with 225/45 low profile tyres. But what they lost on the road humps (not much, actually) they gained hugely on the curves. I'd though you couldn't buy cars as grippy as this any more. And all that front-end emphasis doesn't come at the expense of a tricky tail. The back seems to stay planted solidly whatever you get up to in the car.
Apologies to anyone who was expecting a standard evaluation of seat and luggage capacity, CO2 rating and fuel economy up front. Instead I've told you what is unique about this cracking car.
However it has some other nice features.
The car's looks are lumpy. I couldn't hand-on-heart attempt to persuade you it's beautiful or you'd think I was trying to lift your leg. But it is pedestrian friendly if you habitually drive amongst drunks, football supporters or rioters.
The interior doesn't go down well with everyone either. I quite like the cutaway dash in front of the passenger that gives lots of space for the airbag to inflate without burning their clothes off. And, as with all Peugeots these days, it's key switchable.
You soon get familiar with the protrusions concealed behind the steering wheel. The one on the left controls the cruise and speed limiter while the one on the right deals with the radio. The cruise is stepped in 1mph increments and re-sets easily.
I used the 308 to drive to a Ford Focus driving event, so had the chance to compare to two directly. After all, the Focus is now rated as far and away the best medium hatchback in terms of handling, ride and refinement.
Driving back, I had to admit the 308 is not as close to perfection. But it's a lot more fun.
I wound up doing about 300 miles in the 308 including town, motorway and country driving and enjoyed every minute. When you're inside a car having a ball you can't see what it looks like so you aren't bothered. If only an Alfa 147 was as joyous as driving experience as the Peugeot, then maybe you'd have the best of all worlds.
Average: 36.29mpg, which wasn't great but wasn't bad for such a fun car.
|1.4 VTi||44–47 mpg||12.7–14.3 s||139–155 g/km|
|1.6 e-Hdi||67 mpg||12.5 s||109 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi||67–76 mpg||12.5 s||95–108 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi EGC||71–74 mpg||11.4–12.5 s||98 g/km|
|1.6 HDi||67–71 mpg||12.4 s||105–110 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 110||58–63 mpg||11.3–12.7 s||120–130 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 110 6 Speed||55–58 mpg||12.7 s||129–134 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 110 EGC||63 mpg||12.5 s||120 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 112||63 mpg||12.0 s||119 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 112 EGC||63 mpg||12.5 s||114 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 90||63 mpg||12.6–14.1 s||120 g/km|
|1.6 HDi 92||63 mpg||13.2 s||115 g/km|
|1.6 THP||39–42 mpg||7.7–8.8 s||155–171 g/km|
|1.6 THP 156||42 mpg||8.8 s||155 g/km|
|1.6 THP 175||37 mpg||8.3 s||180 g/km|
|1.6 THP 200||41 mpg||7.7 s||159 g/km|
|1.6 VTi||42–44 mpg||10.8 s||147–159 g/km|
|1.6 VTi Automatic||41–41 mpg||13.0 s||159 g/km|
|2.0 HDi||42–55 mpg||8.8–10.6 s||134–180 g/km|
|2.0 HDi 140||51 mpg||10.1 s||144 g/km|
|2.0 HDi Automatic||46 mpg||10.6 s||164 g/km|
Peugeot 308 (2007 – 2014) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1320–1522 kg|
|Boot Space||347–1398 L|
|Road Tax Bands||A–I|
|Official MPG||35.8–76.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until November 2013
|Access 1.4 VTi 5dr||£15,750||47.1 mpg||12.7 s|
|Access 1.6 HDi FAP 5dr||£17,245||70.6 mpg||12.4 s|
|Access 1.6 VTi 5dr||£16,400||44.1 mpg||10.8 s|
|Access e-HDi EGC with Stop and Start 5dr Auto||£18,665||76.4 mpg||12.5 s|
|Access e-HDi with Stop and Start 5dr||£18,165||70.6 mpg||12.5 s|
|Active 1.6 HDi 5dr||£18,245||70.6 mpg||12.4 s|
|Active 1.6 VTi 5dr||£17,400||42.8 mpg||10.8 s|
|Active 2.0 HDi 5dr||£19,900||55.4 mpg||8.8 s|
|Active e-HDi EGC with Stop and Start 5dr Auto||£19,715||67.3 mpg||12.5 s|
|Active e-HDi with Stop and Start 5dr||£19,165||68.9 mpg||12.5 s|
|Allure 1.6 VTi 5dr||£18,300||42.8 mpg||10.8 s|
|Allure 2.0 HDi 5dr||£20,800||55.4 mpg||8.8 s|
|Allure e-HDi with Stop and Start 5dr||£20,065||68.9 mpg||12.5 s|
On sale until January 2013
|Access 1.6 VTi Automatic 5dr||£17,195||40.9 mpg||13.0 s|
|Active 1.4 VTi 5dr||£16,595||47.1 mpg||12.7 s|
|Active 1.6 THP 5dr||£17,945||42.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|Allure 1.6 THP 5dr||£18,945||42.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|GT 1.6 THP 5dr||£21,945||40.9 mpg||7.7 s|
|SR 1.6 HDi 5dr||£17,645||67.3 mpg||12.4 s|
|SR e-HDi EGC with Stop and Start 5dr Auto||£19,145||74.3 mpg||12.5 s|
|SR e-HDi with Stop and Start 5dr||£18,565||67.3 mpg||12.5 s|
On sale until February 2012
|Oxygo e-HDi EGC with Stop and Start 5dr Auto||£19,715||74.3 mpg||12.5 s|
|Oxygo e-HDi with Stop and Start 5dr||£19,165||67.3 mpg||12.5 s|
On sale until October 2011
|SR e-HDi EGC with Stop and Start (98 CO2)5dr||£19,065||70.6 mpg||11.4 s|
On sale until June 2011
|Envy 1.4 VTi 5dr||£16,595||44.5 mpg||12.7 s|
|Envy 1.6 VTi 5dr||£17,095||43.5 mpg||10.8 s|
|Envy HDi 112 FAP 5dr||£18,595||62.9 mpg||12.0 s|
|Envy HDi 92 5dr||£17,845||62.7 mpg||13.2 s|
|GT HDi 140 FAP 5dr||£22,995||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|GT HDi 163 FAP Auto 5dr||£24,195||46.3 mpg||10.6 s|
|GT THP 200 5dr||£22,445||40.8 mpg||7.7 s|
|S 1.4 VTi 5dr||£16,095||44.5 mpg||12.7 s|
|S 1.6 VTi 5dr||£16,595||43.5 mpg||10.8 s|
|S 1.6 VTi Auto 5dr||£17,595||40.8 mpg||13.0 s|
|S HDi 112 FAP 5dr||£18,195||62.9 mpg||12.0 s|
|S HDi 112 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£18,695||63.1 mpg||12.5 s|
|S HDi 92 5dr||£17,445||62.7 mpg||13.2 s|
|Sport 1.4 VTi 5dr||£17,145||44.5 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport 1.6 THP 156 5dr||£18,495||42.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|Sport 1.6 VTi 5dr||£17,645||43.5 mpg||10.8 s|
|Sport 1.6 VTi Auto 5dr||£18,645||40.8 mpg||13.0 s|
|Sport HDi 112 FAP 5dr||£19,245||62.9 mpg||12.0 s|
|Sport HDi 112 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£19,795||63.1 mpg||12.5 s|
|Sport HDi 140 FAP 5dr||£19,945||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|Sport HDi 92 5dr||£18,495||62.7 mpg||13.2 s|
|SR HDi 112 FAP 5dr||£18,945||62.9 mpg||12.0 s|
|SR HDi 112 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£19,445||63.1 mpg||12.5 s|
|SR HDi 92 5dr||£18,195||62.7 mpg||13.2 s|
|Urban 1.4 VTi 5dr||£15,245||44.5 mpg||12.7 s|
|Urban HDi 92 5dr||£16,595||62.7 mpg||13.2 s|
On sale until July 2010
|GT HDi 136 5dr||£22,445||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|GT HDi 136 5dr Auto||£22,445||41.5 mpg||10.6 s|
|S HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£17,745||62.7 mpg||11.3 s|
|S HDi 90 5dr||£16,995||62.7 mpg||12.6 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£18,695||62.7 mpg||11.3 s|
|Sport HDi 136 FAP 5dr||£19,445||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|Sport HDi 90 5dr||£17,995||62.7 mpg||12.6 s|
|SR HDi 90 5dr||£17,745||62.7 mpg||12.6 s|
|Urban HDi 90 5dr||£16,245||62.7 mpg||12.6 s|
On sale until January 2010
|GT 1.6 THP 175 5dr||£21,495||37.1 mpg||8.3 s|
|GT HDi 136 5dr||£22,445||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|GT HDi 136 5dr Auto||£22,445||-||-|
|S HDi 110 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£18,245||-||-|
|Sport 1.6 THP 150 5dr||£18,045||39.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|Sport 1.6 THP 175 5dr||£18,495||37.1 mpg||8.3 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 6-spd 5dr||£18,845||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 136 FAP 5dr||£19,445||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|SR HDi 110 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£18,895||-||-|
On sale until December 2009
|S 1.4 VTi 3dr||£14,745||43.5 mpg||14.3 s|
|S HDi 90 3dr||£15,995||62.7 mpg||14.1 s|
|Sport 1.6 THP 150 3dr||£17,045||39.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 5-spd 3dr||£17,745||62.7 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 5-spd 5dr||£18,345||62.7 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 6-spd 3dr||£17,845||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP EGC 5dr Auto||£18,845||-||-|
|Urban 1.4 VTi 3dr||£13,595||43.5 mpg||14.3 s|
On sale until May 2009
|GT THP 175 3dr||£20,395||37.1 mpg||8.3 s|
|S 1.6 VTi 3dr||£14,945||42.2 mpg||10.8 s|
|S HDi 110 FAP 5-spd 3dr||£16,395||-||12.7 s|
|SE 1.6 THP 140 Auto 5dr||£19,245||-||-|
|SE 1.6 THP 150 5dr||£18,145||39.2 mpg||8.8 s|
|SE 1.6 VTi 5dr||£17,245||42.2 mpg||10.8 s|
|SE HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£18,695||-||12.7 s|
|SE HDi 110 FAP EGC 5dr||£19,195||62.7 mpg||12.5 s|
|SE HDi 136 5dr||£19,495||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|SE HDi 136 5dr Auto||£19,495||-||-|
|Sport 1.6 VTi 3dr||£15,895||42.2 mpg||10.8 s|
|Sport HDi 136 3dr||£18,145||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|Urban 1.4 VTi 5dr||£13,595||43.5 mpg||14.3 s|
|Urban HDi 90 3dr||£14,945||62.7 mpg||14.1 s|
On sale until January 2009
|SR BioFlex VTi 120 5dr||-||-||-|
On sale until April 2008
|S HDi 110 FAP 3dr||£15,095||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|S HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£15,695||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|SE HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£17,495||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 3dr||£15,995||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
|Sport HDi 110 FAP 5dr||£16,595||57.6 mpg||12.7 s|
On sale until March 2008
|GT 1.6 THP 150 3dr||£18,200||39.8 mpg||8.8 s|
|GT HDi 136 3dr||£19,450||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|GT HDi 136 5dr||£18,545||51.4 mpg||10.1 s|
|GT THP 150 5dr||£18,800||39.8 mpg||8.8 s|
|SE HDi 110 FAP 6-spd 5dr||£17,795||55.3 mpg||12.7 s|
- 5 STAR NCAP Crash Protection rating. 4 star child protection, 3 star pedestrian protection.
- European Car of the Year 2008 finalist.
- 308 has come out as best Peugeot yet in customer satisfaction surveys.
- 2009 International Engine of the Year award in the ‘1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category’ has again been won by the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine designed by PSA Peugeot Citroën in cooperation with BMW Group. Introduced in 2007 in the Peugeot 207, the 175bhp version of the engine also equips the Peugeot 308 GT THP 175. The 1.4 to 1.6-litre engine range delivers between 95 to 175bhp and is capable of producing over 200bhp for future product developments.
- 30-5-2012: 10th Most Reliable 3-5 year old family car in 2012 analysis of Warranty Direct Claims records on www.reliabilityindex.com
- High boot lip makes body stiffer and safer but hampers loading.
- Some people don't like a distracting reflection from the curved screen in front of each of the dashboard dials. In bright sunlight this causes a magnified image of the steering wheel and steering column cover to be reflected in the dials, leading to a horizontal line across each one and the black background of the dials becoming pale grey.
- Some women find the front seats uncomfortable because of a triangular piece of padding near the top of the seat at about shoulder height. They find it I forces their shoulders forward an inch or so which makes it uncomfortable.
What to watch out for
7-8-2011: On 1.6 HDI diesel, a nasty rattle from the engine can be bottom rear engine mounting failure. Well known and most Peugeot dealers have the parts to repair it in stock.
15-6-2012: Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder failures seem to be common at around 3 years old on 1.6HDI models.
31-12-2012: 'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced.
19-5-2013: Two failures of the 'old' AL4 4-speed automatic transmission now notified, each at around 4 years old. Change of atomatic transmission fluid did not cure.
14-6-2013: Another case of clutch failure at 53k miles, after which gasket failed between transmission and clutch.
15-6-2013: Complaint of high oil consumprion of 18k mile 2009/59 reg 308 1.4. Using as much as 2 litres in 3,500 miles.
25-9-2013: Complaint that plastic brackets holding the headlight units are not strong enough and break.
18-10-2014: Repeated timing chain problems with Peugeot 308 1.6 THP 150. After being replaced, the replacement timing chain tensioner broke up, stranding the car, causing an oil leak and severe loss of oil pressure.
20-10-2014: Owner of 65,000 mile 2008 Peugeot 308 1.6 120PS Sport received a notification from his Peugeot dealer that the timing chain needed to be changed.
10-2-2015: Both rear light clusters of a 44k mile 2008/58 Peugeot 308 failed, costing the owner £395.
29-1-2016: Problem with Peugeot 308 SW diesel. Flashes as 'Engine fault risk of filter clogging'. Car serviced. Eolys tank refilled. System re-set and DPF regeneration carried out. Fault code P1435 multiplex additive pump, so pump suspected, though car still runs fine.
30-1-2016: Two new injectors needed on 2011 308 1.6HDI EGS.
20-2-2016: ABS brake fault reported on 2009/59 Peugeot 308 1.6HDI. Might be a wheel sensor or reluctor ring but more likely to be the brake pressure sensor in the ATE Teves Mk 60 ABS/ESP module, a specialist jib for http://www.ecutesting.com.
6-5-2016: Report of series of disasters with 2009 Peugeot 308CC 2.0HDI purchased used in June 2013 at 22k miles and now with 51k miles. A few months later the clutch failed - within days of the warranty finishing. Owner (wisely) decided to pay for an extended warranty with Peugeot. Since then had the pipes on the turbo replaced (routine precaution; owner had to pay); clutch failed again at 44k miles; a nut on engine casing failed and lost all its oil in February 2016. Then in April 2016 waterpump failed and a coolant pipe failed. Had service ands MoT at same time. Now, in May 2016, at 51k miles, the clutch has failed again, 7k miles after it failed the previous time.
4-12-2016: Manual folding swivels of door mirrors can fail after 4 years constant use to get the car into a garage. Whole mirror unit has to be replaced.
10-1-2017: Report of 38,000 mile AL4 automatic transmission of 2008 Peugeot 308 giving a " kick in the back when cold - and at other times going from 1st to 2nd gear. Also intermittent Gearbox Fault error message. Dealer had it back several times finally claiming "Water in Gearbox" as the problem. Drained, flushed and refilled at great expense but problem is still there. Transmission requires special AL4 fluid.
18-8-2019: Report of high oil consumption of 2008 Peugeot 308 1.6VTI auto, up to a litre every 500 miles. Probably failed valve stem oil seals.
14-12-2019: Report of EGS automated manual transmission of 38k miles 2011 Peugeot 3008 failing to go into Drive or Reverse. Dealer has said it could be the automatic clutch bearing, which will cost £1,004 to repair and then if this is not the problem could be gear selection actuator which will cost £1,004 on top.
1-5-2015: Australian recall of Peugeot 308 T9 because front suspension wishbone bolts may not be to the correct specification and may break. This may cause the wheels to tilt and reduce steering control, posing a potential hazard to the driver and other road users. This follows a similar recall of the Peugeot 208 in April 2014.
- August 2007: 308 hatchback launched
- September 2007: 308 Goes On Sale
- December 2007
- March 2008
- March 2008
- March 2008
- May 2008
- May 2008
- January 2010
- May 2010
- February 2011
308 hatchback launched
Replacec 307 hatchback. Built in France, at Sochaux and Mulhouse.
4,276mm long x 1,815mm wide x 1,498mm high, so longer and wider but also lower than 307.
1.6HDI 90 originally 120g/km.
1.4 VTi 95PS chain-cam petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.6 VTi 120PS chain-cam petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.6 VTi 120PS chain-cam petrol engine with 4-speed auto
1.6 THP 150PS chain-cam petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.6 THP 140PS chain-cam petrol engine with 4-speed auto
1.6 HDI 90PS belt-cam diesel engine with 5-speed manual
1.6 HDI 110PS belt-cam diesel engine with 5-speed manual
1.6 HDI 110PS belt-cam diesel engine with 6-speed automated manual
2.0 HDI 136PS belt-cam diesel engine with 6-speed manual
2.0 HDI 136PS belt-cam diesel engine with 6-speed automated manual
Has new Michelin Energy Saver tyres that reduce CO2 emissions by almost 4 grams per kilometre and generate fuel savings of nearly 0.2 litres per 100 kilometres (almost 2mpg) on the combined cycle.
1.6 HDI 110PS belt-cam diesel engine with 6-speed automated manual is under 121g/km so qualifies for £35pa tax and Congestion Tax exemption.
308 Goes On Sale
Five trim levels: Urban, S, Sport, SE and GT. Replaces Peugeot 307 hatchback range with introduction of five-door model in September and the three-door model in December 2007.
*HDi 90 versions produce only 120g/km of CO2
*Michelin Energy Saver tyres save 1 tonne of CO2 over the life of the vehicle
*Powered by six engine options
*Five trim levels – Urban, S, Sport, SE and GT
*Range starts from only £11,995 on-the-road
*1.4 litre VTi 95 bhp 5-speed manual gearbox
*1.6 litre VTi 120 bhp 5-speed manual gearbox
*1.6 litre THP 150 bhp 5-speed manual gearbox
HDi Diesel engines
*1.6 litre HDi 90 bhp 5-speed manual gearbox
*1.6 litre HDi 110 bhp 5-speed manual gearbox
*2.0 litre HDi 136 bhp 6-speed manual gearbox
All engines meet the current Euro 4 emission standards and both the HDi 110 and HDi 136 diesel engines are fitted with a diesel particulate filter system (DPFS).
308 three door range from December 2007, available in Urban, S, Sport and GT trim levels. Five door automatics will also be launched December 2007. 1.6 litre VTi 120 bhp petrol with a four speed auto adaptive automatic gearbox, with Tiptronic sequential manual control in 308 S 5 door model. 308 SE THP 140 has a new version of the 1.6 litre THP turbo-charged petrol engine, previously producing 150 bhp but, now retuned to produce 140 bhp and 180 lb ft of torque from only 1400 rpm. The gearbox is the same as fitted to the VTi 120 model.
Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Prices
S 1.6 VTi 120 Auto 174g/km CO2 £15,095 0-60 12.3, top speed 118, 38.7mpg
SE 1.6 THP 140 Auto 188g/km CO2 £17,895 0-60 9.0, tops speed 126, 35.7mpg
Peugeot 308 HDi 90 only emits 120g/km of CO2, so qualifies for £35pa tax and no London congestion tax from February 2008. Prices from £11,995 on-the-road. The 308 HDi 90 is available in both three and five door versions and in two trim levels. It is powered by a 1.6 litre HDi diesel engine which produces a maximum power of 90 bhp and a maximum torque of 161 lb ft at only 1400 rpm. This state of the art diesel engine combines both great driveability with low fuel consumption (74.34 mpg – Extra Urban drive cycle) and very low CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
308 THP 175 GT 3-dr launched Geneva Motor Show. 1.6 litre turbo-charged THP 175 bhp engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. On sale in the UK in April 2008.
Designed in co-operation with the BMW Group, the 1.6 litre turbo-charged petrol engine develops a maximum power of 175 bhp at 6000 rpm but is characterised mainly by its generous torque output. With a maximum torque output of 180 lb ft (or 195 lb ft with overboost) at only 1600 rpm, the engine provides excellent in-gear acceleration and levels of driveability normally associated with a larger capacity engine.
Combined fuel consumption 37.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 180 g/km. 308 GT THP 175. 0 to 1000m 28.8secs. 0 to 60 mph 8.0 seconds. 140mph. THP 150 with optional 17" wheels and 225/54 tyres steers, rides and handles better than a Focus and is huge fun to drive. 36mpg, too.
Range refreshed and extended late March 2008. New manual and electronically automated six-speed gearboxes, including diesel. Seven models all emitting only 120 g/km of CO2
Hatchback range starts from £12,295 on-the-road.
This new 6-speed gearbox has been designed in-house and compared to the original five-speed manual gearbox, under certain driving conditions not only optimises fuel consumption but also enhances the 308’s already impressive interior comfort levels. When fitted with 15" or 16" Michelin Energy Saver tyres, 308 models fitted with the new gearbox have a combined fuel consumption of 62.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
Second new gearbox: six-speed EGC gearbox (Electronic Gearbox Control). This electronically controlled manual gearbox, which removes the need for a clutch pedal, provides a lower emission alternativer to a torque converter auto. The use of electronic control of the gear changes enables models fitted with this gearbox to become the second model in the 308 range, after those fitted with the 1.6 litre HDi 90 diesel engine, to emit 120 g/km of CO2 and have a combined fuel consumption of 62.7 mpg.
This gearbox is available in the S and SE HDi 110 models only. Final new gearbox is a six-speed torque converter AW automatic fitted to the 2.0 litre HDi 136 diesel engine. This gearbox first appeared on the V6 petrol and HDi engines of the 607 and 407 and will top the diesel range of the 308. Available only as a five door model in SE trim.
VTi 95 114mph, 0-60 14.3, 43.46mpg comb, 155g/km CO2.
HDi 90 113mph, 0-60 14.1, 62.77mpg comb, 120g/km C02.
HDi 110 EGC 117mph, 0-60 12.5, 62.70mpg comb, 120g/km C02.
HDi 110 6-Spd 119mph, 0-60 12.7, 57.60mpg comb, 129g/km C02.
HDi 136 Auto 127 mph, 0-60 10.3, 41.50mpg comb, 180g/km C02.
1.6 HDI 110 with new 6-speed manual and with 6-speed EGC automated manual down to 120g/km. Costs £300 extra. 308 diesels with FAPs can run on up to 30% (B30) Biodiesel.
A standard Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback equipped with Michelin Energy saving tyres sets two new world records
* Travelling 1,192 miles on just 60 litres of diesel fuel
* Completing 9,062 miles at an average of 90.75 mpg
Peugeot 308 available as a front-line police car, following the completion of the first equipped conversions by Peugeot’s Special Vehicle Operation (PSVO), based in Coventry. 308 also available as a ‘one stop shop’ vehicle purchase for all Police Forces.
Upgrades for 2010: ESP fitted as standard on all 308 SW and hatchback
models, except the Urban; Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth fitted as standard to Verve, Sport and SE models; New EU5 HDi 140 diesel engine replaces current EU4 HDi 136 bhp engine. Introduced in January 2010.
Launch of Millesim 200 edition Peugeot 308s to celebrate Peugeot's 200th anniversary. There will be four models available powered by Peugeot’s efficient VTi petrol and HDi diesel engines. All models are based on the five-door S hatchback version but with extra standard specification of: fully body coloured exterior, 16” alloy wheels, Sports front grille, Sports rear bumper, Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth and unique Millesim 200 badging.
|On-the-road Price||Combined MPG||CO 2 Emissions|
|308 Millesim 1.4 VTi 98||£16,245.00||43.46||149|
|308 Millesim 1.6 VTi 120||£16,745.00||43.46||155|
|308 Millesim HDi 90||£17,495.00||62.70||120|
|308 Millesim HDi 110||£18,245.00||62.70||120|
All models also benefit from the comprehensive standard specification of the 308 which includes: ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBFD), emergency brake assist (EBA), driver airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags, curtain airbags, electronic stability programme (ESP), remote control central locking with deadlocks, electric front and rear windows, radio / single CD player, air-conditioning, front fog lights….
With the 308 Millisem, owners will also be able to play all their latest music by simply connecting a portable MP3 player or iPod directly to the car. The Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth consists of a USB or jack plug socket to connect a portable music player and full Bluetooth phone connectivity. Therefore, the driver can make and receive phone calls completely hands-free on any Bluetooth compatible phone. Controls on the steering column also allow the driver to operate both a Bluetooth phone and portable music player without taking hands off the steering wheel.
For the petrol versions, the 308 Millesim is equipped with Peugeot’s class leading VTi petrol engines. Two engine options are available, a new Euro 5 1.4 litre 98 bhp, or a 1.6 litre 120 bhp version. Both engines benefit from Peugeot’s particularly innovative VTi technology which improves the engine’s overall efficiency, significantly reducing fuel consumption (particularly in phases of partial load) and, therefore, CO 2 emissions.
For HDi diesel versions, the 308 Millesim is powered by Peugeot’s 1.6 litre 90 and 110 bhp engines, both acknowledged for their driveability, performance and low running costs (62.7 mpg in the combined cycle and zero vehicle excise duty). An additive based diesel particulate filter system (FAP) is fitted as standard on the HDi 110 bhp engine.
Inside, the 308 Millesim interior is perfectly in keeping with the exterior styling. The inclined design of the fascia panel helps to accentuate the feeling of space and the use of high quality materials (both to look at and to touch) creates an impression of quality seldom encountered in this level of vehicle.
The 308 Millesim benefits from Peugeot’s extensive experience and the latest technological advances to ensure safety of the highest order at all levels. A five star EuroNCAP rating is combined with the standard fitment of: ESP, six airbags, five three-point inertia reel seat belts with a “fasten seat belt” warning system, front and rear head restraints designed to limit whiplash, three Isofix mountings to accommodate a child seat – one at the front and two in the rear outer seats and an electrically operated child safety system which simply and safely locks the rear doors and disables the electric rear windows.
The 308 Millesim is launched in the UK in June priced from £16,245.00 on-the-road for the 1.4 VTi 98 version. All models ordered in June also come with a free Nokia 5230 smartphone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit.
Announcement of May 2011 facelift and 98g/km Congestion Charge exempt diesel from Summer 2011. New look at the front with the latest LED headlamps and daytime running lights. More efficient engines introduced.
Peugeot’s micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology is the latest generation technology and combined with Peugeot’s class leading 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 Euro 5 diesel engine reduces CO 2 emissions to 98 g/km. This engine option will also be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC). This will give the New Peugeot 308 the lowest emissions in its segment.
All 2011 facelift Peugeot 308s feature air conditioning, ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), ABS, EBFD, EBA, front and rear electric windows with child security, remote control central door locking with deadlocks and six SMART safety airbags.
To ensure the New Peugeot 308 is as environmentally efficient as possible all factors affecting CO 2 emissions have been optimised;
- Overall weight reduced by 25 kg on average on all models
- Fitment of new 16” ultra low rolling resistance tyres
- Optimisation of all engine options (VTi, THP petrol and HDi diesel engines to Euro5)
- Cx of 0.28 for the low consumption models – Record for this segment
This also enabled the New Peugeot 308 HDi FAP 92 model, fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, to emit CO 2 emissions of only 110 g/km.
At launch four petrol and four diesel engines will be available.
|Euro 5 Petrol Engines|
|1.4 litre VTi 98||
|1.6 litre VTi 120||
|1.6 litre THP 156||
|1.6 litre THP 200 (GT Hatchback & CC models only)||
|Euro 5 HDi Diesel Engines||
|1.6 litre HDi FAP 92||
|1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112||
|2.0 litre HDi FAP 150||
|2.0 litre HDi FAP 163||
The facelifted Peugeot 308 was launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and went on sale in the UK in May 2011. The new range started from £15,245 on-the-road with an improved standard specification to the current model. The 98 g/km308 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112 model was class leading in its segment, available from summer 2011.
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