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Brand New Peugeot 508 1.5 BlueHDi Active 5dr

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From £26,030
£319 initial rental
£319 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3D connected navigation + Peugeot connect SOS and assistance8" touch screen
Apple car play/Android AutoBluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument clusterDistance alert system
Driver alert systemEco coaching
EPASExterior temperature gauge
IRC (Recommended Gear Indicator)Lane keep assist
MirrorLinkMulti function trip computer
Push button startRear parking aid
Road Edge DetectionSpeed limit recognition and recommendation

Entertainment

2 x USB sockets in front8 speakers
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD with MP3 compatability

Exterior Features

2 X Rear number plate lightsAluminium side window trim
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic activation of hazard warning lights
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersChrome trimmed radiator grille
Door mirror mounted LED courtesy approach lightsElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Electrochrome rear view mirrorFollow me home headlights
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning systemGloss black finish B and C pillar
Gloss black rear cluster connecting stripHalogen headlights
Headlights left on audible warningHeated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED daytime running lightsLED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
Model designation badges front and rearRadiator grille chrome facets and gloss black edge trim
Rear fog lightsRear LED peugeot signature claw effect lights
Rear lower bumper diffuser in gloss blackRear reversing lights

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket
Black rubber pedals and foot restCentral front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Driver's electric lumbar adjustmentDual zone automatic air conditioning
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering columnFront centre console cup holders
Front seat back map pocketsHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seatsHeight adjustable rear headrests
Illuminated gloveboxIlluminated storage compartment
ISOFIX on outer rear seatsLED ambient lighting
LED footwell lightsLED luggage compartment lighting
LED rear reading lightsMistral full grain leather steering wheel
Piano keys chrome plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functionsRear coat hooks
Rear seat ventilationRoof lining - Salin light grey
Satin chrome gear leverSeatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Tri material losange cloth upholstery 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBFD/EBA
Active bonnetDriver and passenger side airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsElectrically operated child locks on rear doors
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront and rear disc brakes
Front passenger airbag deactivationHill start assist
Indirect tyre under inflation detectionSeatbelt warning
Warning triangle 

Security

Auto door lock when drivingDriver plip action with isolated unlock function for drivers door
Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarmRemote central locking

Trim

Carbon effect interior trim 

Wheels

17" Merion alloy wheelsSteel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.133CO2 (g/km)93
HC+NOx0.076Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.052Particles0.0006
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min116WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min119WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max122
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min102WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max136
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min117 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio16.4:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)74.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)83.1EC Urban (mpg)60.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max4.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min3.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min4.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max53.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min63.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max50.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min63.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max60.8WLTP - MPG - High - Min72.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max48.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Min52.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max54.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min63

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionBlueHDiCoin SeriesActive
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71
NCAP Safety Assist %79Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3750Engine Torque - LBS.FT221
Engine Torque - MKG30.6Engine Torque - NM300
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed129

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R17Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleMERION
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1403Length4750
Wheelbase2793Width1859
Width (including mirrors)2079 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1999
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1537Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)487
Max. Loading Weight584Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1415
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Peugeot 508

Peugeot's classy medium range model sharpens up its act. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Big French cars used to be interesting. Distinctive. Now, they are again. Or at least this one is anyway, the second generation version of Peugeot's 508. It competes in the medium range Mondeo segment but offers something quite different, offering a choice of five-door 'Fastback' and SW estate body styles. You might even prefer it to something with a premium badge.

Background

Once upon a time, European roads were filled with volume brand 'D'-segment cars. Mondeos were plentiful, as were the mainstream mid-sized Vauxhalls, Renaults, Citroens and Peugeots that competed with this Ford. But that was then. A new 'D'-segment model is quite rare to see on the roads these days - partly because so many brands no longer bother to sell them. Which is somewhat short-sighted given that the huge Chinese market, unafflicted by badge snobbery, simply loves cars of this kind. Hence the reason why Peugeot has developed this second generation 508, despite the fact that it'll probably be as rare a sight as a unicorn on British highways. Indeed, for likely buyers, that'll be all part of the appeal.

Driving Experience

Peugeot's CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says "If you drive this car, you'll buy it". Quite a claim. The hardware certainly looks promising here. There's a proper multi-link rear suspension set-up and a strong crop of engines from which buyers can choose. The previous generation 508 was launched here with an all-diesel line-up, but a lot's changed since then and today, a car in this class needs strong petrol provision too - which it gets in this case courtesy of a couple of 1.6-litre turbo petrol units, developing either 179bhp or 221bhp. There's also a 129bhp 1.5-litre diesel and 161bhp and 174bhp 2.0 diesels. Only the 1.5 diesel gets a six-speed manual gearbox; the others must be ordered with an eight-speed automatic. Peugeot can also offer you a plug-in hybrid version which uses a 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine mated to an 80kW electric motor, the resulting package offering a combined total output of 225hp. At the wheel, you're positioned in front of a further improved version of Peugeot's i-Cockpit dashboard layout, which as usual, sees you looking over the rim of the steering wheel at the instrument dials, rather than conventionally through it. And as usual, the leather-stitched tiller in question is a small, grippy thing which gives you the illusion of greater interaction with the car. Or maybe it won't be an illusion. Higher-spec models are fitted out with adaptive damping. And all variants get the usual drive modes system, which adapts steering, throttle and gear change timings to the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

Style rather than space seems to have been the key determining factor in devising the look of this MK2 model 508 - and the car is all the better for it. The big news is that the saloon body style of previous Peugeot medium range models has been abandoned in favour of a hatch body shape - though the brand wants us to call it a 'Fastback'. The idea obviously, is to position this car as an alternative to models like the Audi A5 Sportback or the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Which might be something of a stretch, even though like those cars, this one has a set of trendy frameless windows. The alternative 508 SW estate model has a 530-litre boot, extendable to 1,780-litres. The sharky looks will probably be the thing that'll best sell this model to you. The front end with its sleek, thin vertical daytime running light strips, really makes a powerful overtaking statement. This 508, as just suggested, is slightly shorter than the segment norm - a 4.7-metre overall length is a bit less than you get in either a Ford Mondeo or Skoda Superb (both of which are around 4.9-metres in length). The unusual exterior looks are mirrored by an original interior, highlighted, as mentioned in our drive section, by the usual Peugeot i-Cockpit dashboard design, plus there's a large 10-inch capacitive touchscreen angled towards the driver and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel. The cabin also features i-Cockpit Amplify, which enables the driver to choose between two levels of ambience - 'Boost' and 'Relax'.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £26,000 for the Fastback version; there's a £1,600 premium for the SW estate. There's a choice of 'Active', 'Allure', 'GT Line' and 'GT' variants. All are well equipped. Even base 'Active'-spec gives you 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers and Connected 3D Navigation with voice recognition. You'll need to stretch at least as far as mid-range 'Allure'-spec though, to get the 'Peugeot i-Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle screen. At the top of the range on plush variants, equipment runs to just about everything Peugeot could think of, including a superb 'FOCAL' surround sound Hi-Fi system, night vision, fully automated parking assistance and of course full navigation on the 10-inch central-dash HD touchscreen. There's also a 360-degree colour camera system and a wireless smartphone charging plate to keep your mobile's battery topped up during long drives. The wrap-around seats offer five multi-point massage programmes, there's a range of premium and sophisticated trim and upholstery materials and you can have a panoramic opening glass roof.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot usually specialises in extremely efficient running cost returns and this 508 SW is no different in that regard. The base 1.5 BlueHDi 130 variant in manual form manages up to 63.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and puts out just 93g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 160 EAT8 variant, the figures are up to 52.9mpg and up to 110g/km. And for the top 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 180 EAT8 version, you're looking at are up to 50.3mpg and up to 109g/km. Want petrol power? Well for the 1.6 PureTech 225 petrol unit with its EAT8 auto transmission, the figures are up to 44.0mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2. For the perkier 225hp version of this engine, it's 42.2mpg and 119g/km. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need the clever hybrid plug-in variant. This uses an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of between 30-39 miles is possible. Even better news is the 39g/km CO2 reading applied to this model, which means that it attracts a Benefit-in-Kind rate for company car drivers of just 10%. Of course running costs are about a lot more than just fuel economy and CO2 readings, so what else are you going to need to know? Well, there's the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile warranty. And if you are paying for maintenance work, you can budget ahead for it by taking up Peugeot's 'Service Plan' that for a fixed monthly fee, can cover you for up to 50,000 miles of motoring over either three or five years.

Summary

Peugeot says that this is the first medium range car it's made that it isn't really interested in selling to fleets. Well, obviously it is, but not at the kind of vast discounts that fleets tend to want. Which is good news in terms of relatively buoyant residuals for private buyers. So yes, if you like the look and feel of a 508, you can buy one without undue worry that you're going to lose a fortune when the time comes to sell. On the contrary, we expect that this car will out-perform all its volume brand rivals in this regard. Which is appropriate given that in terms of inherent desirability, this 508 offers something you just can't get from a Mondeo, an Insignia, a Passat or a Superb. That 'want one' factor. It's a strong draw.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£319
Initial Rental£319
Term (months)48
Cash price£26,030
Contract mileage32,000
Representative APR0%
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