Peugeot offers a collection of PureTech and BlueHDi diesel engines in the 508, including 130hp to 225hp, with an option of manual and automatic transmissions available of all engines – automatic transmissions tend to be more widely available than manuals. Later in the car’s life, a plug-in hybrid version will expand the line-up for both the Fastback and SW models.
The 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine joins, the 0-62mph accumulates 8.3sec, which can be never as fast as its Skoda and BMW plug-in rivals handle it.The 1.5-liter diesel engine produces only 128bhp and is the sole engine given a guide gearbox. Unfortunately, it feels like it has enough power to create joining a highway or perhaps a more stressful pass than it should be. We still have to test the 2.0 BlueHDi 160, but the 174bhp 2.0 BlueHDi 180 has solid performance, with the 0-62mph taking the exact same 8.3sec hybrid. Just don’t expect a speed like Tesla from a 108bhp single electric car. When you’re working on electricity alone, the speed from the stand is faster and the speed of the road is easily controlled. The 2021 Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid model combines a gasoline engine and an electric car, and offers a range of only 39 miles of power, placing it in direct competition with Volkswagen’s impressive Passat GTE, as well as the Skoda Superb iV. It doesn’t feel much faster than the 2.0 TDI 150 Superb, though.
Functional models come with fabric seats and the only models to get a small eight-inch sat-nav screen. That’s not saying that the Peugeot 508 feels badly built, but pulling in a number of interior areas will reveal a movement you can’t find on the granite VW Passat.A parcel shelf running across your rear screen as drive on the dots is another indication that the 508 does not represent the last word of engineering accuracy. Allure models represent the very best value, they include half- seat leather seats and headlights that light up all four feet. The construction unfortunately, other offers.
Internal quality, absolutely, is decent. The 2021 Peugeot 508 is really a large family car by French car maker Peugeot. The 2021 Peugeot 508 comes with Active features but additionally adds, round parking sensors, seamless entry and start, rear-facing camera, flexible power seats, 18-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof. Any plastics for your soft and squidgy eye lines, small pieces look good, and the door handles and style keys of the piano key in the guts console are constructed with cold metal to the touch.
Overall, it’s relaxing to operate a vehicle and feels rather different to its German rivals, and which will resonate with some customers. The mixture of small steering wheel and slightly light feel to the steering means the 508 feels nimble to manoeuvre, however many won’t just like the i-Cockpit’s set-up weighed against a far more conventional instrument panel. Despite that, it stays flat in corners, holding its line well thanks to plenty of grip. The Peugeot 508 is a large family car launched in October 2010 by French automaker Peugeot 2021, and Peugeot 2021 accompanied by the 508 SW, an estate version, in March 2011. However, it’s simple to get used to the way the car responds to inputs from the driver, feeling more agile than its size would initially suggest.
With this premium aspiration, it’s similar in concept to the Kia Stinger, too. It sees the Volkswagen Arteon, BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback as key rivals, offering a sleek coupe-like fastback bodystyle with a high-end interior and tech to match the sharp exterior look. Traditionally a competitor to famous brands the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, Peugeot is chasing far loftier competition with the 508. Presenting a purposeful, fastback profile, it’s got to justify its existence in the face area of almost endless premium crossovers and discounted prestige marques.
The new Peugeot 508 provides a wide variety of latest-generation driving aids that notably meet EuroNCAP criteria, which are ever more demanding. Therefore, the vehicle is equipped Night Vision system, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Positioning Assist and Distance Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist, Speed Limit recognition and recommendation. The original Night Vision system uses an infra-red camera and detects living beings facing the vehicle at nighttime or in low-visibility conditions. Extended Traffic Sign recognition and Active Blind Spot Monitoring system.
Side-on, the 508 looks smaller sized than lots of its gargantuan competitors, with creases in every the right places and an unfussy look. The doors are frameless being a coupe, which immediately gains it some cool points, and plays a part in its smart appearance. Actually, it’s shorter compared to previous 508, but Peugeot assures us it’s more practical, while an even more practical 508 SW also forms area of the new line-up. Around the back, it is a simple design with Peugeot’s latest ‘claw-effect’rear lights sitting in a black bar that runs the width of the car.