Peugeot 508 SW (2019–)
Peugeot unveils 508 SW
At just 1.42 m in height and 4.78 m long, the 508 SW’s new proportions give it an 'extremely dynamic body shape, stylised by smooth, flowing lines and a sleek, low roof,' according to Peugeot.
It gets frameless doors - a unique estate car feature for a mainstream carmaker, full LED headlights and the vertical visual signature of the opalescent LED daytime running lights.
Inside there are ergonomic, wrap-around seats offering five multi-point massage programmes, a range of premium and sophisticated trim and upholstery materials and a panoramic opening glass roof.
With the aid of the Magic Flat function, allowing the driver to fold back the two sides of the rear bench seat, the 508 SW has a total load space capacity of 1780 litres. Of this total volume, 530 litres comes from the boot (with luggage cover closed), designed to be simple in shape and entirely practical, with hands-free, powered tailgate.
New features for the range include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Keeping Assist and a Night Vision system - a first for the segment. This system utilises an infra-red camera to detect living beings in front of the vehicle at night time or in low-visibility conditions to maximise safety.
The 508 SW is built on the EMP2 platform making it an average of 70kg lighter than the outgoing generation while the new eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission with electric gear lever and one touch control is an option.
The two new petrol options – a 180 S&S EAT8 and 225 S&S EAT8 – are based on the PureTech 1.6-litre engine. Four diesel options are based on the BlueHDi 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre – a 130 S&S BVM6, 130 S&S EAT8, 160 S&S EAT8 and 180 S&S EAT8.
In ECO mode, when twinned with the EAT8 gearbox, the PureTech engine automatically switches to freewheeling mode. This function, available between 15mph and 80mph, eases internal friction in the gearbox and reduces fuel consumption by around 3%.
In the second half of 2019, the range will be supplemented by an efficient Plug-in Hybrid petrol powertrain with an extended ZEV range of 50 km (WLTP cycle). The batteries will be located under the row 2 seats to preserve the roomy boot.
Peugeot 508 SW First Edition announced
Based on the high-end GT finish, the 508 SW First Edition comes with gloss black grille surround and 19-inch Augusta diamond cut two-tone alloy wheels, with tinted varnish finish. It will be available in two colours for UK buyers: Twilight Blue and Amazonite Grey.
It also features a mistral black roof lining, blue ambient mood lighting, aluminium pedals and doorsills complete with model inscription. For further exclusivity, the bootfloor is lined with a Zebrano wood finish, with anti-slip bars.
It comes with either a 1.6L PureTech 225 S&S EAT8 or 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT8 engines. The First Edition is also equipped with inductive smartphone charging, DAB digital radio and 10-inch' HD capacitive touchscreen with Connected 3D Navigation and voice recognition.