Peugeot releases further details for 508
Peugeot has revealed that the 508 will be available in both saloon and estate guise, with no less than six engines to choose from.
This vast engine range comprises four diesel and two petrol units, which emit between 109 and 164g/km of CO2 emissions; the most efficient being the 1.6 e-HDi engine with Start Stop technology.
The most potent powerplant is the 204bhp 2.2-litre diesel which, despite its performance credentials, outputs just 150g/km of CO2. The flagship petrol engine boasts 156bhp and 164g/km of CO2.
Peugeot says the words ‘quality’, ‘purity’ and ‘efficiency’ were key in the creation of the 508. While the latter is clearly evident in the emissions values, the quality and purity is showcased in the design.
Externally, the 508 is an amalgamation of various concepts from this year – including the 5byPeugeot and SR1 – taking various styling cues from each. The large rear end and floating style front grille are prime examples of this.
Regarding the interior, Peugeot is keeping its cards close to its chest, but it has been described as ‘simple’, ‘elegant’ and ‘exclusive’.
The 508 will debut at the Paris Motor Show this month before going on sale in spring 2011.