It is probably one of the most powerful cars in its category, yet the engine capacity is 1.6 litres. The Peugeot 508 is Peugeot’s flagship sedan which replaced the legendary Peugeot 608. It is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo engine that delivers more power than most 3.0 litre engines. eugeot-508 The turbo engine in the 508 means that it delivers twice the power of a 1.6, making it more powerful than most cars in its segment.
The 1.6 turbo horsepower Peugeot 508 churns out amazing 156 brake-horsepower with a very high torque of 240 Nm@1400rpm even at slow speed. This engine is both dynamic and smooth, boasting very high fuel efficiency. The beauty of it all is that the Peugeot 508 delivers the fuel efficiency of a 1.6 litre car but the power of a 3.0 litre V6 engine.
Peugeot also marched this engine with a six-speed automatic gearbox which strikes a perfect balance between driveabilty and fuel efficiency. The double wishbone front suspension with drop link, gives superior level of driving precision making for an enjoyable ride in the 508. From outside to inside, the 508 is an epitome of beauty. The style of the 508 suggests a vehicle sculpted from a solid mass, reflecting attributes of elegance, robustness and prime design quality. Finely-worked headlights At the front, the 508 illustrates Peugeot’s evolving aesthetic code with a unique grill rendered in a fluid style, and finely-worked headlights with their feline look, combining chrome and satin surfaces. LED driving lights also add to the beauty of the 508.
The rear is simple but seductive. Three prominent red claws mask three rows of LED lights. The sides of the car are purposefully streamlined, enhanced by the contours of the satin chrome-edged windows. Inside the 508 is the height of luxury because the 508 is the flagship of the Peugeot family. Leather seats, quad-zone air conditioning, seats with memory settings, streamlined style of the dashboard with quality material, all add to the top-of-the-range feel of the passenger compartment.
When it comes to technology, the 508 has more than enough to offer the most demanding occupants. Intelligent, innovative and intuitive, 508 benefits from next generation technologies. They inform you, help you and facilitate your driving with minimum effort. Keyless entry, head-up display ensures you access driving information without taking your eyes off the road by displaying essential driving information, while the parking space measurement system guides you to park. The 508 offers the latest technology you can imagine in today’s cars.
The audio and navigation systems are ahead of their time. The 508 is equipped with WIP audio system or WIP NAV+ navigation system.
The radio CD MP3 WIP is connected to six or eight speakers. It is fitted as standard with a Jack socket/USB port and a Bluetooth hands-free kit. The 508 comes with Arkamys system and the JBL Hifi Kit with 10 speakers combined with a 500 amplifier. When it comes to safety, the 508 is in a class of its own and abundantly blessed too with modern safety features. It boasts top-notch roadholding and a high level of active safety, thanks to the ESP traction control system. It groups the Anti-lock Braking System ABS, Anti-Skid Regulation, ASR, Electronic Brake-Force Variation, EBV and CBC, Emergency Brake Assistance EBA, Motor Stall Regulation MSR and Intelligent Traction Control that optimise the 508’s progress when road grip is precarious. Airbags, headrest with integrated adjustment, electric parking brake, main beam headlamp assistance, cruise control/speed limiter, etc adds to the 508 safety package.