Peugeot 308 SW (2014–)

Model History

February 2014

Peugeot 308 SW revealed

With a length of 4,585 mm, width of 1,804 mm and height of 1,471mm, the 308 SW offers ideal dimensions to allow it to meet the fundamental expectations of estate customers in the segment, particularly as regards the spaciousness of the interior and the volume of the boot. Load volume is 66 litres seats uo and 1,775 litres loaded to the roof.

The new car is fitted as standard with ‘Magic Flat’ rear seats like Mazda's 'Karakuri' system. This allows instant folding of both parts of the rear seat using levers accessible on the sides of the boot. Thanks to the automatic lowering of the rear seat cushions, the result is a flat floor and 1,775-litres of luggage space.

However, that’s only half the story. The boot aperture has a width of up to 106cm and a length to the rear seat backs of 109cm. It has vertical side walls with minimal wheel arch intrusion and, for convenience the load sill is among the lowest of any estate car.

Movable/removable dividers can be positioned in various positions to create appropriate security for loads, while an elastic strap on the left side trim allows smaller objects to be held in place. Storage is provided for the luggage cover and the removable lashing hooks in dedicated housings under the boot floor.

Based on the innovative Peugeot i-Cockpit from the hatchback, the SW’s interior comprises four elements – a compact steering wheel for a dynamic driving experience, a head-up instrument panel so information can be read without the driver taking their eyes off the road, a tall centre console and a 9.7-inch touch-screen for intuitive access to infotainment functions.

From launch, the new Peugeot 308 SW benefits from a range of ultra-efficient Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines. For petrol, power outputs range from 130PS to 155PS withemissions from 109g/km. The range will include the new three-cylinder turbocharged petrol versions – 110PS and 130PS. This will mark the showroom debut of new ‘PureTech’ powertrains. Modular and compact, clean and powerful, they are a blend of efficiency and the latest technology, with high pressure direct injection.

Diesel units go from 92PS to 150PS with CO2 figures that do not exceed 111g/km. Likely to prove popular with buyers is the new BlueHDi 1.6-litre 120PS diesel which, when linked to a six-speed manual gearbox, has Combined Cycle fuel consumption of 88.3mpg and emissions of 85g/km. This is a record in the segment.

BlueHDi is the brand’s Euro 6 diesel engine and three will be available at launch; the BlueHDi 1.6-litre 100PS coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox, the BlueHDi 1.6-litre 120PS with six-speed manual gearbox, and the BlueHDi 2.0-litre 150PS, available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Also helping to make the 308 SW a more environmentally aware vehicle are the ultra-low rolling resistance tyres developed in an exclusive partnership with Michelin. These provide average savings in emissions of 3g/km, with reduced braking distances on wet roads and wear rates identical to standard tyres. They will be fitted to more than a third of models.

March 2014

Prices and specification revealed

On sale from June 19th 2014. From launch the new 308 SW will be available with three petrol and five HDi diesel engines, all offering low CO2. The new 308 is the first Peugeot car to benefit from an innovative three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine - the PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP with a choice of 110PS or 130PS.

Also available will be BlueHDi models, including a segment-leading engine with emissions of just 82g/km in the Hatchback and 85g/km in the SW, plus next generation six-speed automatic gearboxes. Together they will ensure the all-new Peugeot 308 has the widest possible range of high performance and economical engines to suit every taste and budget.

Access

- Petrol:
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 110 5-speed manual with Stop-Start (109g/km) £16,845
- Diesel:
1.6-litre HDi 92 5-speed manual (99g/km) £17,545
1.6-litre HDi 115 6-speed manual (95g/km) £18,345

Active

- Petrol:
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 110 5-speed manual with Stop-Start (109g/km) £18,295
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (109g/km) £19,045
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed automatic with Stop-Start (114g/km) £20,045
- Diesel:
1.6-litre HDi 92 5-speed manual (99g/km) £18,995
1.6-litre e-HDi 115 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (95g/km) £19,795
1.6-litre BlueHDi 120 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (85g/km) £20,195
2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (99g/km) £21,095

Allure

- Petrol:
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 110 5-speed manual with Stop-Start (111g/km) £19,745
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (115g/km) £20,495
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed automatic with Stop-Start (119g/km) £21,495
- Diesel:
1.6-litre e-HDi 115 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (100g/km) £21,245
1.6-litre BlueHDi 120 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (88g/km) £21,645
2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (105g/km) £22,545
2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed automatic with Stop-Start (107g/km) £23,545

Feline

- Petrol:
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (115g/km) £22,095
PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP 130 6-speed automatic with Stop-Start (119g/km) £23,095
- Diesel:
1.6-litre e-HDi 115 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (100g/km) £22,845
2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed manual with Stop-Start (105g/km) £24,145
2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed automatic with Stop-Start (107g/km) £25,145

September 2014

Peugeot 308 GT launched

The sporty version of the 308 gets changes such as the Peugeot lion emblem moved from the bonnet’s leading edge to the front grille, with three horizontal blades on either side. For optimum vision in all circumstances, the 308 GT has been fitted with top-of-the-range headlights made up of 62 LEDs.

Ride height has been lowered by 7mm at the front and 10mm at the rear for a more dynamic drive. The revised suspension is mated to a choice of high-performance engines, one petrol and one diesel, that already meet stringent Euro 6 emissions standards.

The four-cylinder 1.6-litre THP 205 Stop&Start petrol engine is specified with a six-speed manual gearbox to make the most of its 285Nm of torque, available between 1750 and 4500rpm. CO2 is 130g/km and official economy 50.4mpg.

Alongside this is a 2.0-litre BlueHDi. It delivers its maximum power of 180PS at 3750rpm and its maximum torque of 400Nm at 2000rpm. CO2emissions are 103g/km, equal to fuel consumption of 70.6 mpg.

What does a Peugeot 308 SW (2014) cost?

List Price from £22,060
Buy new from £17,019
Contract hire from £205.70 per month