Jul 14, 2010
A few pictures of the new mid-range model Peugeot 508 from the French manufacturer leaked on the Internet a few weeks before its official debut. Is this model inspired by the new Hyundai Sonata? Let’s see!
This version will also be presented at the upcoming Paris Motor Show and will be built in both sedan version – called GT, and as a Sportwagon. The Peugeot logo has been changed and the grid size was increased while the doors now have a much more “friendly” look.
According to first information, the model will make its debut with two THP petrol units and three HDi diesel units. The petrol entry-level will have a 1.6 liter THP with 155 hp, followed by a 2.0-liter unit that develops 200 hp. Subsequently, the French will introduce a new THP engine which will provide between 200 and 240 hp and is developed with BMW specialists. Diesel range starts from 1.6 HDI 110 hp unit and could go up to 2.0 with 140 hp. While the 508 sedan will be offered in a diesel-hybrid version, no information has been released for the 508 SW.
All engines will meet Euro5 standards model, which means that engineers will use Peugeot 407’s engines without significant changes in advance. 2.2-liter diesel unit will be removed from the range, but its replacement was not announced. In the range of petrol engines, the model will have a 3.0-liter V6 unit that develops 240 bhp and a 1.6 liter turbo unit that will deliver 156 bhp.