The 508 is a production version of the ‘5’ concept car that Peugeot showcased a year ago. It also borrows distinct lines from the SR1 concept, with curvy tail lights and an LED festooned front end. It’s one of the most sophisticated Peugeot’s we’ve seen, with the SW version competing for head turns with the likes of the Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat.
Inside, there’s plenty of room. The designers have been extremely clever, because the 508 not only gives the impression of space, with a huge glass roof extending back to the rear passenger seats, it actually has a lot of space, despite its outwardly compact appearance it’s Tardis like. The saloon offers a boot area of 545 litres the SW model can jump to 1,865 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
The driving experience is a pleasant one. Good cockpit insulation means your iPhone or in car stereo doesn’t have to be stretched and distorted to be heard over the roar of the engines choices range from a 1.6-litre petrol to 2.2-litre diesel. Plump for the e HDi version and you’ll get the option of stop/start technology, bringing the 508 back to life at traffic lights with the slightest nudge of the accelerator. This model delivers 109g/km emissions.
Multimedia-wise, there’s the option for Peugeot’s Connect Navigation (RT6) with Bluetooth connectivity and a JBL sound system. Naturally, we chose to drive this version and found the connectivity straightforward either wirelessly through A2DP or via USB. Our favourite piece of tech, however, is the automatic SOS feature that, if your airbags inflate, pinpoints your exact location and opens up a telephone link to the emergency services. There’s also a manual SOS button on the dash that, when pressed for three seconds, also opens up an emergency call.
2012 Peugeot 208 Price, Review, Specs
2012 Peugeot 208 Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The all new Peugeot 208 The brand Peugeot has commanded the respect in the world of auto mobiles and vehicles for quite some time and the tradition continues with the new Peugeot 208. Trying to compare it with its previous model will be a waste of time as the changes are so radical; it is in fact a brand new car. By simply looking at the car, one can figure out the changes. This car is smaller in size than the 207 version but has a more spacious interior. Also, the car might look a bit bulkier on the outside but is actually lighter than its predecessor.
Classified as a mini, this car is power packed and reaches a top speed of 224 kmph. The Peugeot 208 comes with a massive acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds. The new Peugeot comes in a 3 door and a 5 door variant as well as in petrol and diesel. The new Peugeot has many sub variants with the top spec diesel model of 1.6L e-HDI engine with a horse power of 92bhp and the top spec petrol model of 1.6L turbo petrol engine with a horse power of 155bhp and all the models are equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission.
The new Peugeot comes with plush interiors and an amazing dashboard giving the driver all the information required while on the road. The seats are very comfortable with a complete leather finish and the car comes equipped with a very powerful music system. The Peugeot 208 is also set to be launched in a sports variant with a 1.6L turbo engine and having a horse power ranging from 154 to 204. The new Peugeot model comes with a larger boot space and more powerful head lights to give it an overall stunning looks and with amazing specifications, it promises to give a power packed performance.
2012 Peugeot 208 Specs :
The proportions of the B-segment fighter are stunning, especially in its two-door configuration where it looks a lot like Citroen’s DS3.
The 208 is smaller than the 207, measuring 3,975 mm in length, which is almost the same as the Citroen DS3’s 3,950 mm. The new supermini loses most of the extra proportions mostly in its nose overhang, and about 110kg (250 lbs) of kerb weight. It wheelbase is identical to the 207, yet Peugeot has reportedly made the interior dimensions a bit bigger.
It’s also supposed to be a lot greener, something Peugeot is keen on these days, as it will come with a choice of two three-cylinder engines: a 1.0-liter with 75 hp and a 1.2-liter with 100 hp. The diesel range will see plenty of e-HDi units as well, providing up to 140 hp.
There’s also going to be an RC (GTi in the UK) with a 1.6-liter 154 hp in the base form and over 200 hp in the RC Racing form.Rate this article!