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Peugeot 508 pricing announced

More details of Peugeot's new saloon and estate

2011 Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 replaces the 407 model

Peugeot has announced pricing information for its new 508 saloon and 508 SW estate.

The all-new Peugeot 508 will be available in a choice of five trim levels, and features the French carmaker’s first stop-start system, dubbed e-HDi.

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Peugeot 508: replaces Peugeot 407

The new Peugeot 508 competes in the ‘D segment’ against cars such as the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia. It replaces the 407 in the Peugeot range.

Launching in both saloon and SW estate guises in April, it aims to attract buyers through a combination of stylish looks, passenger comfort and generous equipment levels. Five trim levels are offered: Access, SR, Active, Allure and GT.

The new 508 goes on sale at Peugeot dealers in April.

Read the Which? review of the Peugeot 407

2011 Peugeot 508

Emissions are low across the 508 range

New e-HDi means 109g/km CO2

Engine choice consists of two 1.6-litre petrols, including the 156bhp THP turbo, plus two varieties of 1.6-litre HDi turbodiesel and three varieties of 2.0-litre HDi turbodiesel.

The most efficient option is the 1.6-litre diesel in e-HDi guise. With its fuel-saving stop-start system paired with a standard electronically controlled six-speed manual gearbox, which Peugeot calls EGC, this 508 emits just 109g/km of CO2 and returns a claimed 64.2mpg (110g/km and 62.8mpg for the SW).

That’s highly impressive for a car of this size – and quite an improvement compared to regular version of this engine, which offers the same 112bhp but comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and no stop-start. Without these additions, CO2 emissions climb to 124g/km and fuel economy drops to 60.1mpg (125g/km and 58.9mpg in the SW).

However, even the range-topping 200bhp turbodiesel GT emits a relatively limited 154g/km and returns nearly 50mpg as a saloon. So the entire 508 line-up is commendably green.

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2011 Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508 prices start from £18,150

Peugeot 508: full pricing details

Pricing for the new Peugeot 508 starts at £18,150 for the entry-level 120bhp 1.6-litre petrol saloon in Access specification.

It costs an extra £1,025 if you’d prefer an estate – a situation replicated across all models. The only other choice in this base trim is the e-HDi, available from £19,050 or £20,075.

Upgrading to SR starts at £20,050 for the 120bhp petrol, with the 156bhp turbo petrol making its first appearance from £20,850, and the less efficient 1.6 diesel from £20,150 – £800 less than the e-HDi equivalent. The 140bhp 2.0-litre diesels start at £20,950, 163bhp 2.0-litre diesels start at £22,550, and the latter includes a standard six-speed automatic gearbox.

Active is priced from £20,650, and Allure from £22,995. Engine choice gets more limited the higher up the range you go, culminating with the GT, which is only available with the 200bhp 2.0-litre diesel. GT also features a bespoke front suspension design for sharper handling.

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