Peugeot Australia has re-engined its 508 GT sedan and wagon with a new Euro 6 emissions-compliant 2.0 litre "Blue HDi 180" turbo diesel that extends the GT model's driving range, but at the cost of reduced power and torque.
Compared to the outgoing 2.2 litre HDi engine, peak power drops from 150kW to 133kW with torque chopped by 50Nm to 400Nm.
But fuel consumption undergoes a similarly significant drop from 5.7 l/100km to just 4.4 l/100km, giving the 508 GT sedan a maximum range of 1636km and the wagon a range of 1565km - enough to drive from Melbourne to Adelaide and back.
Average CO2 emissions also fall, with the 2.0 litre pumping out just 114 grams of CO2 per kilometre against the old 2.2's 140g/km figure.
“Peugeot has always been highly regarded for our ability to deliver, refined, frugal and powerful engine combinations that can traverse the country. And with a 1600km range, the 508 GT maintains that legacy," said Peugeot Australia general manager John Startari.
“The 508 GT signals a shift to Euro 6 engines across as many of our vehicle lines as quickly as possible, with the 208 range the next beneficiary of Euro 6 powerplants."
Retail prices have been reduced by $700 for the sedan and wagon, with the former now wearing an RRP of $57,790 and the latter priced from $60,790.
For a limited time, Peugeot will offer an attractive drive-away incentive price on both 508 GT models.
The 508 GT sedan is discounted to $59,990 drive-away, and the 508 GT Touring to $62,990 drive-away - a saving of around $3000 each.
There are no changes announced for the rest of the 508 range.
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