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Mike Stevens | Mar, 17 2015 | 0 Comments

Peugeot’s updated 508 sedan and Touring wagon are now on sale in Australia, following their Paris Motor Show debut in September last year.

Pricing for the 2015 range kicks off from $37,990, marking a $1000 increase over the outgoing model - a change that Peugeot says is more than made up for with $4000 in additional standard equipment.

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As revealed in Paris, the 508 range has been given a significant front-end styling update for the new model year, bringing the large family car’s look in line with the wider new Peugeot range.

The carmaker’s new squared-off and more slender grille stars at the front, along with re-shaped headlights that showcase the same stepped design seen with the likes of the 308, 208 and 2008 models.

For sedan models, changes to the rear include revised tail-light lenses and internals, a reshaped boot lid with integrated lip, and a subtly redesigned bumper.

In the cabin, there’s a big new seven-inch colour display with infotainment and navigation functions, and the previous model’s rotary knob and buttons have been replaced with a simple touchscreen approach.

Other changes for 2015 include a new Euro 6-compliant engine option, new standard equipment and a more streamlined model line-up.

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POWERTRAINS

Three engines are offered with the 2015 508 and 508 GT range, including the company’s heavily revised Euro 6-compliant 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, born out of Peugeot’s powertrain partnership with BMW.

The small engine benefits from direct injection, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump, an on-demand water pump and stop-start technology to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by around 10 percent.

The 1.6 petrol engine’s power figures are rated at 121kW @ 6000rpm, and 240Nm of torque from 1400-4000rpm.

Matched to a six-speed Aisin-sourced auto, fuel consumption with the 1.6 petrol engine is listed at 5.8 l/100km, and CO2 emissions are rated at 134g/km.

The six-speed auto is also equipped with steering-mounted paddle shifters to offer manual control.

On the diesel front, there’s a pair of 2.0 and 2.2 litre HDi FAP engines, with the larger mill driving the top-shelf 508 GT sedan and wagon exclusively.

Power with the 508 sedan and wagon’s smaller 2.0 litre diesel engine, which also drives the 308, 3008 and RCZ models, is rated at 120kW and 340Nm.

Fuel consumption with the six-speed automatic 2.0 diesel is listed at 5.7 l/100km, and Peugeot promises a 0-100km/h time of 9.2 seconds.

In the 508 GT models, the 2.2 turbo diesel engine produces 150kW and a big 450Nm of torque at 2000rpm.

Again matched with a six-speed auto, fuel consumption is listed at the same 5.7 l/100km boasted by the smaller engine, but the GT’s 0-100km/h time drops to 8.2 seconds.

Front suspension with the 1.6 and 2.0 litre models is by MacPherson struts, while the 2.2 diesel GT models get a double wishbone setup. All 508 models get a multi-link arrangement at the rear.

The 1.6 and 2.0 models get 304mm x 28mm ventilated disc brakes at the front, while the GT models upgrade that to 340mm x 30mm ventilated. All three variants get 290mm x 14mm solid discs at the back end.

 

FEATURES & DIMENSIONS

Standout upgrades for 2015 include the addition of a reversing camera as standard equipment, along with a new touchscreen display and an 8gb media storage system.

All models gain paddle shfiters, a rear centre armrest with cup holders, rear map lights and, on the sedan, a new electric boot release.

The ‘Active’ models feature a combined cloth/leather interior as standard, and wagon models get an additional 12volt outlet and recractable cargo net in the rear.

New features breakdown

Active ($4000 in additional equipment)

  • New, more efficient, more powerful 1.6L turbo petrol engine with stop-start
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle-shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear sunblind
  • Electric boot release
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Rear map reading lights

Allure ($2500 in additional equiment)

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear map reading lights
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Electric boot release (sedan only)

Allure Touring, GT Touring ($700 in additional features)

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • 12V outlet in the cargo area
  • Retractable cargo net (seat to roof)

GT sedan, GT Touring

  • All-LED headlamps
  • Leather sports seats with contrasting red stitching
  • Massage function for the driver’s seat

The 508 sedan lists cargo storage at 497 litres with the rear seats in place, expanding to 612 litres when laid flat. The Touring wagon increases those figures to 1533 and 1817 litres respectively.

Braked towing capacity for both body styles is listed at 1775kg for the 1.6 petrol, 1475kg for the 2.0 diesel and 1875kg for the 2.2 diesel GT models.

 

PRICING (excudes on-roads)

Sedan

  • 2015 - 508 Active - petrol 6spd auto - $37,990
  • 508 Allure - diesel 6spd auto - $45,990
  • 508 GT - diesel 6spd auto - $58,490

Wagon

  • 508 Allure Touring - diesel 6spd auto - $48,990
  • 508 GT Touring - 6spd auto - $61,490

MORE: 2015 Peugeot 508 DRIVEN in Spain
MORE: Peugeot 508 News & Reviews | Large Cars

 
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