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  Peugeot 508







Peugeot 508
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement (bore*stroke)
Compression ratio
Engine control
Valve actuationRoller cam
Mixture preparation
Torque
Performance
CO2-emission
Drive trainFront drive, transversal
Transmission
Front suspensionMcPherson
Rear suspensionMultilink
Brakes f/rDiscs, ventilated
SteeringGear rack, servo, electric, speed dependent
Wheels215/60 R 16 (7") up to
235/45 R 18 (7,5")
Wheelbase2.817 mm
Turning circle11.900 mm
Length4.792 mm
Width1.853 mm
Height1.456 mm
CW-value * surface0,27 * 2,3 m≤
Tank capacity72 litres
Trunk volume min/max515/1381 litres
Payload
Kerb weight
Maximum speed
Year of manufacture2011
Purchase price


It is the successor of the Peugeot 407, but is generally also regarded as a replacement for the 607. The French car industry has lost completely the upper middle class. The HPA Group has the problem even twice, at Peugeot and CitroŽn. There one needed initially 5 years in order to launch the D6 as the successor of the XM and then one had to finish its production without successor in 2012.

The 607 Peugeot has also not been successful and shall now be represented by a significantly larger car than the 407. For this purpose one has wisely given up the 'lion's mouth' and the headlights tending to the A-pillar. The car has transformed pleasing to the eye at the outside, already complete with LED technology rear, but very easy to recognize as a Peugeot.

Also available with panoramic roof.

In the interior also, it is only partly particularly modern. On the steering wheel designed consciously smaller at the smaller models have been renounced. So you still look through the steering wheel on the instruments. The operability has succeeded. Even more, one rubs the eyes that a French model of this class is almost consistently praised for its processing. And by German testers also, the like to depreciate competitors from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

Favourable drag coefficient of the body

But one may should not attach too much importance on comfort in this country. Because that is considered to be not racy, though it a limousine, that approaches the upper middle class, fairly suit it well. The diesel engines are praised as always at Peugeot due to its quiet and fuel-efficient run, but disqualified as too sedate together with a slow automatic gear changing.

370,000 sold, a good third in China.

One can only recommend the superiors of Peugeot to offer the 508 with adaptive damping soon. Perhaps one should somewhat improve at the same time the ride comfort on short bumps. By the way, with 10 centimeters longer wheelbase than the 407, the space is more than adequate at least on the rear bench seat. The somewhat too low payload capacities can be significantly improved by the 508 as SW (estate car).

Read here about the 508 RXH!

Below you can see the facelifted 508 of 2014. The front has become more distinctive and including low beam, here predominates now also LED technology. The already been praised technology of the head-up display will be expanded and supplemented with a 7-inch display, in whose touch-screen were placed some button operations. Simultaneously, the number of assistants is increased and a 4-zone climate control system on offer. If that does not cause upper class feeling ... 06/14






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