Peugeot 508

From 38.510 euros
  • Bodywork berlina
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 130 - 360 hp
  • How to consume it 1,1 - 5,9l/100km
  • Trunk 487 - 530 liters
  • Assessment 4,6

Peugeot has always had a very close relationship with sedans. The French have always had a good hand with this type of vehicle, and today, although their sales have fallen, the attraction is still alive. The Peugeot 508 He is currently the only representative of segment D of the French house. A sedan that has a long history of successes and changes behind it.

To date the origins of the 508, we must go back to 1968, the year of launch of the already historic Peugeot 504.. It could be considered as the grandfather of the current model. A sedan of compact dimensions designed by Pininfarina that stood out for its impressive resistance. Today there are still models in circulation. That model was in force until 1987, when its production was ceased.

The current Peugeot 508 has emerged after the disappearance of the first generation, launched on the market in 2011. Its commercial journey starts at the end of 2018 and at the beginning of 2023 it receives a facelift corresponding to the middle of its business cycle. Said facelift also materializes in the Peugeot 508 SW, the family version with extended bodywork.

Technical characteristics of the Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 is the third model of the French firm that for its development has Employed the modern and flexible modular platform EMP2. This is an architecture that is widely used in the house, since it is the same that we can see in other models of the PSA Group, such as the Peugeot 3008, Opel Grandland X, DS 7 Crossback or Citroen C4 SpaceTourer, among others.

In this case, the platform is perfectly adapted to the dimensions required in segment D, leaving us with a sedan whose external measurements reach 4,75 meters long, 1,86 meters wide and 1,4 meters high. To these dimensions must be added a wheelbase of 2,79 meters that allows it to offer a cabin for five passengers, and a volume of minimum luggage compartment of 487 liters capacity.

The family body, the 508 SW it is slightly larger in size given its more practical and spacious approach. External measures lead us to the 4,79 meters long, 1,86 meters wide and 1,42 meters high. The wheelbase is the same, but the load capacity is increased by the extension of the body. Show a minimum luggage compartment of 530 liters, expandable to 1.780 liters if the second row of seats is folded down completely.

Mechanical range and Peugeot 508 gearboxes

When Peugeot developed the new generation of the 508, it did so with an eye to the future. The EMP2 platform allows offering a multitude of mechanics, of all types, as required by the latest European emissions regulations. The 2023 offer is completely revised and from then on the 508 offers a diesel version, another gasoline and three plug-in hybrid units labeled ZERO. The entire range comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

We start with the only diesel, the version BlueHDi 130 horsepower and 300 Nm with EAT eight-speed automatic gearbox. After removing the most powerful version of the family PureTech, the 508 maintains the version of 180 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Both units are mated to a torque converter-type eight-speed EAT automatic transmission that always sends power to the front axle.

Regarding the hybrid range, in a first level of performance we find the 508 Hybrid with 180 horses, 360 Nm of torque and a range. Below is the 508 Hybrid 225 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. Above all is the Peugeot 508 PES with plug-in hybrid mechanics of 360 horsepower, 520 Nm of torque and an electric range of 52 kilometers. All electrified units feature the same lithium-ion battery with 11,3 kWh of net capacity.

Equipment of the Peugeot 508

For some time now, Peugeot wants to be considered an excellent general firm. For this it has increased the quality of its interiors. The Peugeot 508 is the flagship of the sedans, it offers a well presented interior with the already famous interior concept of the French house. Good materials and correct adjustments that give the occupants a feeling of high perceived quality. At the moment, the equipment package of the 508 2023 has not been communicated.

As is customary in the house, various levels of equipment are offered. From lowest to highest endowment we find: Allure, GT and PSE. In each of them, not only the load of technology is improved, but other aspects such as the mechanical range or the design are also modified. Being able to go from a base finish to a very sporty one signed by the acronym PSE, which has exclusive details for itself such as larger wheels.

As far as equipment is concerned, the Peugeot 508 offers all the systems one could expect in a sedan of this type. There are many elements to refer to, but they should be highlighted: full LED headlights, keyless entry and start, digital instrument panel, multimedia system with 10-inch touch screen, 360-degree camera, connectivity for mobile devices, electric seats, and a wide deployment of driving assistants.

Test of the Peugeot 508 in video

The Peugeot 508 according to Euro NCAP

On the occasion of the launch of its second generation, the Peugeot 508 underwent harsh Euro NCAP impact tests, remaining certified as a five star safety model. The results by sections were as follows: 96 out of 100 in adult passenger protection, 86 out of 100 in child passenger protection, 71 out of 100 in pedestrian vulnerability and 79 out of 100 in operation of driving assistants. These results are shared by the family body, the 508 SW. These valuations remain in force after the 2023 renewal.

The Peugeot 508 of Km 0 and second hand

Due to the veteran of the current Peugeot 508, and the decline in sales suffered by segment D, the French sedan is one of the least sold in its segment. However, this does not prevent it from being the best-selling car in the past, leading to a high number of second-hand and zero-mile units on the market. In these alternative markets an average depreciation of 30% is contemplated, a fact that has been reduced with the appearance of the second generation.

If we take a look at the used and second-hand market, we see that the cheapest available units date back to the first generation. Prices start in amounts close to 4.500 euros for vehicles with diesel mechanics and more than 300.000 kilometers. The current generation is more expensive, being offered from a minimum price of approximately 20.000 euros. As the 508 2023 is so recent, the offer of vehicles in the 0 km market is not very large, but there are units available, some of them with interesting discounts.

Peugeot 508 rivals

The D segment is no longer what it was. Sedans have lost a lot of ground to SUVs. The movement has caused the extinction of some rival units of the Peugeot 508. Despite this, it continues to maintain a long list of natural enemies that will not make things easy for it. Models as relevant as: Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia Grand SportAlfa Romeo GiuliaBMW Serie 3Mazda 6Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Kia Optima, Hyundai i40 o Renault talisman. They are all similar in size, features, and bodywork. In terms of price, the French is one of the cheapest.

Highlight

  • dynamic behavior
  • Technological and security equipment
  • Sports driving position

To improve

  • Price compared to its predecessor
  • finishing details
  • Absence of access gasoline versions

Peugeot 508 prices

At checkout, the 508 proves that you don't always have to pay a lot to get a lot. Its price-product ratio is one of the best in the segment. The starting price of the Peugeot 508 is 38.510 euros, without offers or promotions. This value corresponds to a saloon model with an Allure finish and a 130-horsepower PureTech engine with an automatic transmission. On the opposite side of the price chart is the 508 ​​horsepower Peugeot 360 PSE SW with an automatic transmission. Its offer is announced from 67.960 euros, without offers or promotions.

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