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The elegant Peugeot 508 is aimed at corporate and fleet customers who need a stylish, spacious and comfortable saloon with good performance and fuel efficiency. The Active e-HDi diesel engine includes the latest generation micro hybrid Stop & Start System, meaning emissions are zero when the car is standing still in traffic and just 109g/km CO2 overall. The air intakes open and close in relation to speed and cooling requirements, this 'active aerodyamic' technology makes the car super-streamlined without looking like a supercar.
Environmental efficiency was a pivotal concern from the very start of the project with initially, optimisation of the car’s aerodynamics.
Under the bonnet, the 508 benefits from engines offering a power output from 112 to 204 bhp. Each one is positioned particularly well in its category, both in respect of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but also in terms of performance and responsiveness.
The range, which begins with CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km with the new e-HDi (Stop & Start) system, will eventually include HYbrid4 technology with its potential of 200bhp, four-wheel drive and CO2 emissions from just 99 g/km. The most-powerful engine in the range is the new 2.2 litre HDi FAP 204bhp offering a level of performance worthy of a V6 diesel but with a carbon footprint reduced by more than 30%!
Weight, aerodynamics and of course the PSA Group’s technological expertise and innovation in terms of both HDi FAP diesel, VTi and THP petrol engines, are factors which place the 508 among the leaders in its segment in every power category.
Unique Rental Scheme
Apart from the 508, Peugeot has four other low CO2, highly-economical vehicles taking part in the 2011 Bridgestone eco-rally – the electric city car, a cabriolet coupe, an auto stop/start van and an electric-assist bicycle - all available to hire with the ‘Mu by Peugeot’ rental scheme – viewable at www.mu.peugeot.co.uk.
Sir Stirling Moss and others discuss technology and driving experience, plus how to get all the benefits of a hybrid without actually having to buy one.