Peugeot e-HDi start-stop now available on 508 and 308 Photo:
2011_peugeot_508_23 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_1 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_308_update_hatch_01 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_9 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_21 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_308_update_hatch_06 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_22 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_3 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_16 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_308_update_hatch_03 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_20 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_26 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_4 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_308_update_hatch_05 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_15 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_19 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_24 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_508_2 Photo: tmr
2011_peugeot_308_update_hatch_04 Photo: tmr
Tony O'Kane | Oct, 24 2011 | 0 Comments

Peugeot Australia has announced the addition of its e-HDi technology to the 308 and 508 ranges.

Coupling a fuel-efficient 1.6 litre turbodiesel with start-stop technology, the e-HDi powertrain delivers significant fuel savings in both urban and highway driving.

The new turbodiesel engine was specifically designed with the e-HDi start stop system in mind, and produces 82kW and 270Nm of torque. It's also fully compliant with Euro V emissions legislation, and Peugeot says the 308 Hatch e-HDi will sip just 4.5 litres of diesel per 100km on the combined cycle.

The 308 Touring consumes 5.2 l/100km on account of its extra weight, however the 508 sedan drinks the least out of all the e-HDi equipped models - only 4.4 l/100km.

Aside from automatically stopping the engine when the vehicle is stationary (and re-starting it the instant the driver lifts their foot of the brake), the e-HDi powertrain also features a low-viscosity oil and variable-ratio oil pump that reduce drag on the engine, as well as taller gearing in its six-speed automatic transmission.

Rather than engage the alternator permanently, regenerative braking is used to charge the car's battery. Low rolling resistance tyres are also fitted, and these two measures further reduce drag on the engine during acceleration and cruising, reducing power wastage and boosting fuel economy.

At present, only the 308 Access hatch, 308 Access wagon and 508 Active sedan are available with the e-HDi system. The e-HDi engines cost $3000 less than the existing 2.0 litre turbodiesel in the 308 range, and the 508 e-HDi sedan is $5500 cheaper than the 508 2.0 HDi.



  • Peugeot 308 Access Hatch e-HDi - $29,990
  • Peugeot 308 Access Touring e-HDi - $31,990
  • Peugeot 508 Active e-HDi - $37,490
Links contained in this article
TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.