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Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review

Model Tested:

2011 Peugeot 508 GT HDi, turbocharged four-cylinder, diesel, six-speed automatic transmission.

Alicante, Spain, isn’t the most salubrious of launch venues. It’s a barely comprehensible mishmash of traditional Spanish architecture and grey concrete high rise buildings erected to house tens of thousands of Brits and other Europeans for whom the words class and elegance are conspicuously absent from their vocabularies. But, crucially for a new car launch in February, the weather is extremely agreeable. And the roads are uniformly excellent throughout the country, meaning the assembled hacks can really explore a new car’s breadth of scope – providing the draconian speed police don’t get in the way of proceedings.

Class and elegance might be complete strangers to most of Alicante’s population but they’re two words being bandied around quite a bit when it comes to the car we’re here to become acquainted with for the first time: the new Peugeot 580. One of my contemporaries, upon discovering that I was attending the first drive of a Peugeot, said he’d rather slash his wrists and, if I’m honest, I was feeling rather ambivalent about the whole thing myself. But after a day and a half of driving the 508 in its various guises, I can report that it’s a car that drags Peugeot into the realms of Audi and Volkswagen for the first time. And that’s quite a statement.

Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review

There’s a clue to Peugeot’s aspirations with this car in its nomenclature. 508 doesn’t replace any 507 – that model didn’t exist. It replaces the unfortunate 407 but not only that, it does away with the barge-like 607, too. What do you mean you’ve never heard of the 607 before? Peugeot reasoned that the strides it had made with the new car made it deserving of going up a number from 4 to 5. It’s a car made from big ideas.

Wisely the French company has ditched any Mercedes pretensions it may have had with the 607 and concentrated its time and resources to produce a medium-sized car that should lay to rest the ghost of the past few years. The problem, in the main, for Peugeot, has been that after three or four years, when the cars are sold on to second owners, they’ve often been ropey. The feeling of nearly-newness that German cars seem to possess at that age just hasn’t been there, so residual values have been hammered. This, in turn, has made private and fleet purchasers alike scared to take a punt on Peugeots in the first place. The 508 just might change that.

It’s a handsome car and that’s a promising start. Gone is the guppy face of the 407, gone is the bland rear end. In their stead is a front that looks like a close relative of an Audi and out back is a rump that looks like a previous generation BMW 5-Series, only neater in execution. The overall shape is complex and lends the 508 an air of distinction. It’s colour sensitive, mind, and the choice of alloy wheel design does impact on the visual satisfaction – just as those things matter on the lovely Peugeot RCZ. Get the combination right on either car and it looks brilliant. The SW looks quite lovely, too.

Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review

All the visual flair in the world couldn’t make Peugeot a desirable brand if the build quality remained a joke and this is the one area they’ve properly gone to town. Every parts supplier was tasked with upping its game yet still offering value for money, every aspect of the car’s interior was subjected to a rapid ageing process to make sure the car still looked new after three or four years (fleet vehicle managers were invited to witness this by Peugeot, which shows how serious they are when it comes to perceived build quality) and the design was kept simple and classy. Interior space has been improved over the 407 – in fact the 508’s internal dimensions are on a par with those of the outgoing 607 and there’s plenty of room for passengers front and rear, even if they’re above average height. Boot space in the saloon is a generous 545 litres and the SW offers a cavernous 1865 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

It almost goes without saying that the 508 is greener than either of the models it replaces. It’s lighter than the 407 (by 35kg) yet longer (by 10cm). It’s quieter, too, thanks to advancements in sound insulation and there are two, more advanced, suspension options available – the majority of examples being supplied with a MacPherson Strut set up at the front with multi-link at the rear, with the range-topping GT models getting double-wishbones at the front end. There’s stop/start available on the e-HDi version, which offers emissions of just 109g/km and, just to give the Germans a few sleepless nights, there’s practically every toy and gadget available on the options list.

Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review

Sitting in the driver’s seat, it’s obvious that the 508 represents a huge leap for Peugeot. The dashboard design is lovely, the instrumentation is smart, the seats are trimmed beautifully and the steering wheel is nice and thick. It’s easily the best cabin in its class and anyone who’s been disappointed that Volkswagen didn’t overhaul the interior of the ‘new’ Volkswagen Passat would be advised to take a seat in the 508. There’s a new, Teutonic feel to everything and, at a stroke, the 508 is no longer competing with Renaults or Citroens. Instead it’ll be battling it out with the Passat and even the Audi A4 for dominance in the world’s company car parks. If middle management types can see past the badge then Peugeot could just pull it off.

On the road the 508 delivers in spades, too. A decent raft of engine and transmissions is available from the outset, with more to come in the near future. For now there’s a trio of 1.6-litre petrol engines and diesels come in 1.6, 2.0 or 2.2-litre form, with the 2.2 HDi offering performance superior to that of the 407’s 2.7-litre V6. They’re all quiet, refined and more gutsy than you might expect.

It feels like a mature, well sorted executive rather than something destined to be a taxi in two years’ time and the driving experience is impressively composed with quick and accurate steering, feelsome brakes and a supple chassis that allows the driver to actually get some enjoyment when behind the wheel. The manual gearboxes can feel a bit clunky but the autos are seamless in the way they shift cogs. In the stop/start e-HDi the only transmission is basically a clutch-less manual and this can take some getting used to. For smooth changes, it’s important to remember to back off the power as you would in any manual otherwise it feels a bit agricultural.

Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review
Peugeot 508 Review

So, all in all Peugeot appears to have a winner on its hands with the 508. It devoured hundreds of kms of Spanish roads with me at the wheel and not once did I think about being in something else. The RCZ was evidently not a one-off and this company has got its mojo back by tackling its problems at the most basic level and starting again from the ground up. Time will tell if their efforts have been a success but, on the basis of my experiences in both the saloon and the SW, I have a hunch that they’ve cracked it at last. The timing could not have been better, either, because the new Passat and Ford Mondeo are nothing more than mid-life refreshers while the 508 is an entirely new model.

It deserves to succeed and it’s nice to see a company as big as Peugeot eating humble pie, admitting it has made mistakes in its design language and quality of construction. Instead of empty words, though, they’ve put in the hours, shaken things up and come back from the brink with a truly excellent car that I can highly recommend. And if they launch a coupe version, well won’t that be a desirable piece of kit? Here’s hoping…

Peugeot Australia boss Ken Thomas, has told CarAdvice that Australia will take 508 in the Allure (upper trim) level coupled with the following engines: eHDI diesel (stop/ start technology with 1.6l HDI diesel), the 2.2l HDI diesel GT, the 2.0l HDI diesel and the 1.6l turbo petrol. We will also gain access to the wagon version. The current production schedule should see 508 on sale by the July Melbourne Motor Show. Prices are not yet known but will be competitive.


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  • colin

    How much does this car cost? Considering this is a Mondeo rival in Europe i hope we do not have to pay an extreme cost for the exclusiveness of the brand in OZ.

    • KinFungL

      “Instead it’ll be battling it out with the Passat and even the Audi A4 for dominance in the world’s company car parks.”

      So they are thinking VW Passat money ($40k-$60k)… A4? are they dreaming?

      Mondeo Titanium TDCI for $45k for me thanks.

      • http://Hummer laurie

        I have a Mondeo MA TDCi does Ford Australia gives us on the MC the very same 2.2l engine this car has or Sat Nav or Touch screen centre console or reversing camera NO!!

        • ScottB

          Yeah, Ford’s probably hiding them in the same place they’re hiding your punctuation…

          • Adonis

            Owned

  • BarryHamburger

    That is a seriously good looking car. Any output figures?

  • nucnik

    A bit dull looking compared to the 407. And what’s with the back end of the saloon, it looks like someone welded on the rear end of the 308 CC to it.

  • R-Bone

    Yet another dopey stop/start button

  • Henry F

    Looks like a great improvement on the 407 and have heard other equally positive reviews on other websites.

    CA, any reason why photos weren’t taken of the actual car tested? All these photos appear to be official Peugeot shots.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

      The pics are from the worldwide launch and are taken by a professional photographer. We will take our own pics when we attend the Australian launch event later in the year.

      • Pops

        Almost all of the pictures are photoshopped “Stylised” promo pictures from Peugeot’s marketing team.

      • Henry F

        Ok, cheers Anthony.

  • Chucky

    Looks like a Honda Accord with an Audi grille. Maybe it looks better in person.

  • bob

    Love the look. Very nice looking car.

  • Dave

    one thing always concerns me about the news that there is a new car on the market and it does seem to always pass the report by that is what are the service costs for the car? Peugeot’s are known to be expensive as ar eother imported cars. VW’s can be expensive and i am not sure on Skoda?

    can this information on 15k – 30k etc services and intervals be added to the articles if the manufacture so wished to allow it? I think Honda are doing fixed servicing shortly and Mitsubishi/ Toyota must think it is ok?

    If you do not live in the city fixed costs for servicing can make a great deal of sense.

    • Fiz

      Service costs are under the Assured Service Program at $330 per annum for the first 3 years.

      As an aside my $13,990 car costs more than a 308 to service so things aren’t always what you think.

      :-)

  • Alister

    Looks great – enough said

  • t39

    So, pricing will be competive against Passat and A4? Judging by the pricing of 3008 and 4007, this one will be overpriced too.

  • Craig

    Yes I agree, Ive always loved the look of the Peugeots and Citroens and would love to own one. After owning a VW Golf TDI and the crazy servicing costs, I dont think I want to own another Euro Car, it would be good if all manufacturers published a list of service intervals and costs to help people make an informed decision before purchase.

    • samboy

      I pay about $500 every 15000 km ( about once per year)to service my ’08 Vw Touareg 3.0TDI @ Jackson VW, Launceston..is that crazy? I honestly don’t know..can anyone give examples for similar cars?

      • samboy

        ..also, maybe servicing costs aren’t uniform & controlled by manufacturers..maybe some dealers are dishonest/greedy & over charge..if so then can’t really blame the manufacturers for that.

  • Tim

    I love me some Peugeot!

  • Anton

    The real reason carmakers choose Spain for launches is because it received lots of $$$ when it joined the EU to improve its road network. Even B-grade roads there are incredibly smooth hotmix. Launches there often mask suspension and NVH problems that crop up by the time the vehicles reach Australia…
    Also, does anyone else find it incredibly hard to read Caradvice road reports? Breaking the copy flow with photos is really annoying. Haven’t you guys heard of text-wrapping copy around pics?

    • Mark

      yup, hard reading with the layout as it is.

  • Octavian

    …introverted rear of the sedan is what I meant, the 407 estate’s rear was just fine. Jememy Clarkson’s thought the previous generation Renault Laguna estate was one of the most attractive estates at the time, circa 2006, I’m of the opinion the 407 was.

  • Bank

    Peugeot is a very unreliable car and that all I have to say about it.

    • James Cortez

      Bank,

      I rented a 306 about 11 years ago when I lived in Qatar and the car was very good apart from the AC.

      2004 – 2006 I owned a 206 GTi (not the 130 Kw but the 102 KW and it had plenty of torque, AC was very good and the car was reliable.

      2008: My wife\’s XC90 was up for repair (she crashed it) and we rented a 407 sedan for 8 weeks. Very good car, AC was good, stable and comfortable.

      2010: Sold the Volvo and bought a second hand 307 , 2 liter, Automatic, fully optioned with only 7000 km on the clock. To this date no problem whatsoever, electric, AC are all working fine. In fact in the 48 degree C summer in the gulf the AC is very good.

      I wonder if your comment on Peugeot\’s reliability is based on ownership or other people\’s words.

      • bangel

        Myth spread by the “only buy aussie mob , everything else breaks down ” , i have had it shoved at me everytime we but a jap, french or german car , quite funny actaully when you hear the VE stories .

        My girl drives 206GTI 55K only problem minor electics dash , fixed under warranty .

        I feel that its the way a car is driven and hows it serviced that dictates problems .

    • Zej

      Is this from personal experience, or word-of-myth?
      Sounds like the latter. Peugeot is a manufacturer of many types of cars (including bicycles and scooters), not just one car.

    • Krish

      I completely agree Bank. My mum just bought a brand new 308 3 months ago, and after the first 2 weeks it started shaking and turning off when the engine is cold. The car went for the first service and has been with Trivett Peugeot for just over the last 2 weeks – they cannot diagnose the problem. I told her not to get a Peugeot, but she loved the look of it. Very poor from an established manufacturer.

    • Bank

      It was from persenel experience and from a few friends who own them (not just a friend).

      Let me start with my Mom 405 , man……the heat problem could never be resolved untill the machanic guy decided to put an extra water tank on it after so many years of issues(This is out of the normal 405 car design and I am not a machanic). It broke down on us so many times and often on long distance drive.

      A friend who lives a few houses away also own a 405 …. lots of problem as well.

      Another friend own a newer one. It a 307…she had been having issues with it. Don’t remember exactly what are the issues but basically sold it last year and bought a new Audi A3

      Trust me…I wouldn’t buy a Peugeot doesn’t matter how good it may looks.

      • bangel

        yer 405 well how old is that probably done 300k , 307 has issues but cant remember .

        Maybe the 405 just needed a new radiator , but an extra tank on the roof would help

      • Sean

        Wow! That is some truly startling anecdotal evidence you have given us there Bank. You heard it here first people. Don’t buy a 2011 Peugeot 508, because Bank’s cousin’s, aunt’s next door neighbour had a 405 in 1993 that got a flat tyre once.

    • keith

      I can tell what series 405 it was. It was a seies 1. Series 2 was great. I have a 306, got it at 87k, now done 206k. Replaced 2 eng mounts 1 needed, did the other thinkn how the other might had been stressed. Other than cambelt – nothing. Eats k’s with the greatest of ease. Brilliant car. Would beat wrx around corners. I’ve owned Pugs for over twenty years and they’re trusty dependable cars and are the best 4cyl car for touring- shaming many 6cyl in comparison. the oldest car company on the planet- MB was formed in 1927 tho Benz made first car in 1886

  • Davo

    I have had my 206 for 10 years and its still a great car
    never had any reliability issues

    I will be looking to update to the 508 when it’s released

    If peugeot price this between $30,000 (entry) – $40,000 (top spec) they will have a worthy challenger to VW Passat, Mazda 6,Suzuki Kizashi (cars which i would shop it against) in the mid size, mid range category

  • laurie

    Ok I will bite so where is the spare tyre going by the above pictures of the boot PLEASE don’t say they have RFT or a Mobility Kit!!

    • Daicos Mullets

      If it’s anything like most other Peugeots, the spare tyre will be in a cradle on the underside of the car, not inside the boot at all.

  • AnnK21

    I like my 407.

  • F1MotoGP

    In Germany price starts from 23,050 Euro = 31,500AUD

  • Save It for the track

    Can’t see this doing too well here, due to a number of factors. 1.6l in a vehicle this size? Not something that appeals to the Australian market. Given no power/torque figures have been quoted, one can only guess that it would be around the current 80kW level of the 1.6 diesel in the 308′s, given that a 2.0l diesel peugeot engien is 100kW. I predict that these will end up like many a Renault and Citroen (particularly Renault lagunas), that is discounted to the hilt by many thousands after laying about dealerships for a year or so. Some models and brands despite how good the car may be, are just overpriced and under appreciated in Australia.
    .
    I drove a 308 wagon through Europe for over a month and it never missed a beat.

    • Sean

      The new 2.0L diesel produces 120kW and 340NM and the new 2.2L diesel is a twin tirbo unit that produces 150kW and 450NM. These will be the volume sellers in Australia.

  • Shak

    Hopefully the pricing will be as redefined and redeveloped as the car itself…

  • Steven

    Why import the higher end version? As if we aren’t being ripped off enough with the 33% luxury tax.

    Why not import the base model diesel and see how it fares then?

    I predict they will sell about 50 cars a year with this spec.

    PS. 1.6 TD is plenty. You’d be surprised.

  • Suntory time

    Nice looking car.

  • Save It for the track

    No, steven I wouldn’t be surprised, having driven a 1.6L peugeot turbodiesel (and a less powerful version than Aus spec too) in Europe. My point is that Aus expectations are different to Europe, and 1.6L will likely be seen by many as too small. Given that this 508 will be heavier than a 308, it will probably have leisurely performance, unless they’ve got a new hot shoe version of the 1.6L turbodiesel.

    • Fiz

      The new Euro V 1.6 HDi is 82kW + 270Nm so while it probably won’t be Porche-fast it should do quite well and be very fuel efficient esp with Stop Start.

      We’ll see if people in Oz are open to that or not.

      :)

  • Tricko

    The 207GTI is a 1.6L turbo that has 128kW. The 207GT has the same motor but only 110kW. So a lot will depend on the tuning of the 1.6L petrol motor in the 508. That is a really big car though, I think I read 5 metres long, and so psychologically it will be hard to shift it as a 1.6L car in Australia even if it drives OK.

  • wal

    our 1995 3.0 v6 magna auto has 470,000km no new parts other than timing belts every 100,000. oilchange 20,000 if I remember with a filter.

  • http://www.canyoufindit.com.au sheldon

    Hi All,

    I have owned many Pugs, and I have loved them all but i would like to straighten a few things out for people. The “CAN” system that we now know of that is used by all European car manufactures now was designed by Peugeot hence the reason for Electical problems in the past. They tested and trialed it and all the car manufactures basically copied! As for ford all deisel fords that come out of Eruope i.e Mondeo, Focus and terriorty are all pugeot diesel engines, same is said for Jag, and land rover and many other car manufactures…. why is this? Peugeot build some of the best deisel engines in the market place.
    As for cost I beleive this car will be around the $50K starting price around the same as the C5X7, it should still however should cheaper than a top of the line Passat or A4. I agree that the 3008 is a little over priced I just brought one, however in saying that it is a fantastic car ugly, but fantastic infact better than my 307cc or 407 that I have owned and own.

    If you have issues with your pugs ask your dealer to do a software upgrade on the ECU it makes a massive difference and the car drives sooo much better.

    • glen

      Wouldn’t you think the stealer er dealer would automatically upgrade the ecu software for his loyal customers / owners or is this an extra cost option???
      Wish I could get them to upgrade the particle filter in my 407 which is giving me the absolute s#*@s with block messages.

  • PugGuy

    I own 206 gti for 11yrs and now a 308 sw as well. I think Peugeot is on the right track on the build of its cars. The problem is when it gets here in oz is that we are almost guaranteed to receive the washed down version of the car…not to mention the costly price stucture of its service. Its certainly not the type of cars you want to own and sell in near future.

  • Mihai

    I am just surprised that the + point suppose to be “As good as a Volkswagen Passat” but said Volkswagen is a really lousy excuse for a car.
    While in terms of habitability and performance the Volkswagen is OK, its reliability is abysmal compared to the Peugeot.

  • Barberg

    I don’t understand the comments about Peugeots being unreliable. I have owned 5 over the years, a 504, 505, 405, 406 and 407 at present. Not one has ever let me down. I often get crude comments regarding these cars from people who have never owned or even driven one of these vehicles and like Top Gear when asked what is wrong with them the standard reply is that they are French. Before I purchased the 407 I thought I should look around at what all the so called experts were claiming as superior cars. Looked at virtually every other brand then was more convinced than ever to return to the Peugeot. I believe the 508 will just another step up in the great Peaugeot quality. I can accept fair criticisum from fair minded people but if you don’t know what you are talking about please keep it to yourself.

    • http://www.canyoufindit.com.au sheldon

      Viva La Francee!

  • Constance

    I have owned a 308 wagon last 2 years. Love getting into it every time. Motor doesnt skip a beat. A couple of issues though. Servicing is pricey. The spare in the boot that a service guy needs to change your flat tyre can mean an hour to an hour and a half wait for him to arrive. Not sure what would happen out on the country roads of Tas where Vodafone access is non existent what would happen. I still love the car even though I might shop around for my next purchase. Servicing is a key factor in these tough times.

  • JACK ALEMIAN

    I bet the 508 will be a lemon like their 407. My best advice is to keep away from so called french cars .

    Extremely disappointed owner of a 407

    • SaveUs

      Thats why God invented Japanese cars….

    • glen

      I know how you feel Jack. From a lovely 406 to this piece of work.

      • http://www.canyoufindit.com.au sheldon

        Just something to keep in mind. The 407 and 307 were kinda test cars for peugeot. They were the first cars to start using the CAN system as we know it. So they had quite a few electrical problems. The series 2 407 were aprantly a huge step forward and I don’t know many people that have problems with the 207,308 either. I now have a 307cc and a 3008 and they are almost problem free (touch wood.) BUt why knock the French they have been doing it a lot longer than any of their rivals! As they are the second oldest car manufacture to Merc. Trust me i have owned 7 of them and they have all been problem free including my 407!

  • Brian

    Have made the switch to a 508 Alure Wagon, VERY impressed in EVERY aspect, extremly quiet, smooth, build quality is excellent, amazing economy, cant find any fault. Love all of the creature cumforts. After 25 years of Holden and Falcon, what a great experience, the 508 is a great car.

    • Simon

      How did you make the switch already, Brian? Websites are telling us Australian sales start on July 15!? Are you a Peugeot Australia employee?
      Since you have one already, do you know the pricing? I was keen on a Passat 125TDI wagon, but the 508 wagon could be a better option, depending on price/spec balance…

  • James

    Have had a 407 sw now for three years great family car and never missed a beat! Hdi 2.0 l is a really good engine and gets good kms per liter. I love it.

  • http://www.canyoufindit.com.au sheldon

    ok, i have one problem with the way they are marketing this car! They keep comparing to the Passat but why not the Audi A4 or Bmw 1 series??? This is even better than a c class Merc. I sat in one the other day and it is fantastic. Best Pug I have ever seen and trust me i have owned a few!

  • Edieta Garzia

    How to install navigation map (DG4) on Peugeot 508???
    Please give me info.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.canyoufindit.com.au sheldon

      HI Edieta,

      Have you brought one with nav or do you want to install a navagtion system.

      Alpine make a head unit that is a single din unit that will woprk with this car also giving you hands free and rear camera if you require. If you do not however and the car came with a nav unit but no maps this is because of the the demo’s cars that came into the country for press release.
      Normally if you get the right map it should just update when you insert the disk into the disk drive.
      But to my knowledge no maps are available until end of year or when ordered from factory, as Peugeot Australia do not hold stock of ones with sat nav yet!

  • Robert

    Having driven Maximas,Honda Accords and currently Subaru Liberty (which I may add has not been without incessant problems) I recently decided to look around and think European. The specs on the 508GT Turbo apealed to me so last week I went on an extensive and I mean extensive test drive of around 30kms.Conclusion the car handled everything I gave it cornering ,roundabouts,sharp turns and acceleration both on urban roads and motorway. It was quiet, handled superbly had ease of instrument in an uncluttered dashboard and to be honest far surpassed the performance of my other previous vehicles. Having the necessity to drive many kms per year on country roads my assessment would be professional in findings. After hearing the negatives from those that incidentally had not driven but heard word for mouth not to consider a Peugeot I was blown away by the experience to the point that next day I went and ordered the 508GT twin turbo 2.2 without hesitation. the 4 month wait from Europe will be well worth it and hats off to the professional attitude of Trivett Peugeot in Parramatta for introducing me to this new model.

    • Robert

      Like Robert above I have driven Japanese including my current Accord Euro a truly excellent car for the past three years. Unfortunately Honda decided on a poor upgrade so I needed to look further afield, I didn’t want another 3 years of the same thing.
      In one day I drove the Renault Latitude, Passat and the 508.
      As a result I have placed an order for the 508 Allure, the pick based on drive ability, quality, look, feel and exceptionally well priced options.
      looking forward to it’s arrival! Standard price servicing another attraction.
      I challenge the ney sayers above to drive one before they make comment.

  • Danali Motors

    How much dose the car cost?

  • Yannimac

    I feel it feels very tinny I also believe that I should have an opinion of a 6 cy diesel twin turbo now that would be something to see and frighten the other car markets!
    CiaoYanni
    0438171808

  • Mikeboyo

    Its a nice car, i did the test drive for about 10 km, and i’m buying it for xmas 2011

  • Unhappy scotsboy

    Anyone had a problem with trying to get this to start, when it tells you the steering wheel needs unlocked?  It Wont start, so u are stuck…. Have tried waling away, locking, opening, relocking etc. nothing.. U r now complete stuck wherever u are…. Would have been so bad, had I not started the car to de-ice and then stop it…..  

    • Afhiraky

      Hello.. I got the same problem with my car and I coul not start it with that same weird message. The service center failed to start it too till now! Can you tell me exactly how did you resolve this issue? What do you mean br de-ice?

  • liver_pool25
  • liver_pool25

    Im glad that peugeot has launched the 508. BUT to be very honest, It is not that good. The new VW jetta is much better than this car in sense of all factors ie handling, power, gear ratio. To add on Jetta is much cheaper than this. It is no where better than jetta, what more want to compare with passat??Passat is way too higher than this. French, plz come out with something better the nx time.tq

  • Vigneron

    As an ex 607 owner, the 508 is a much more powerful car but, with the same degree of comfort as the 607. The steering wheel controls take a bit of getting used to as do the many other ‘bells and whistles’. It’s most endearing feature? The very good fuel efficiency. Mine is currently running at 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres.
    BTW Does anybody know how to simply upgrade the maps without losing any existing alerts?

Peugeot 508 Specs

ALLURE HDi : 2.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 6 SP AUTOMATIC - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
PEUGEOT
Model
508
Variant
ALLURE HDi
Year
2011
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
340Nm @  2000rpm
Max. Power
120kW @  3750rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
78.9W/kg
Bore & Stroke
85x88mm
Compression Ratio
16.0
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
72
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
5.7L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1520
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1456mm
Length
4792mm
Width
1853mm
Ground Clearance
143mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1375  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.9
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
215/55 R17
Rear Tyres
215/55 R17
Wheel Base
2817
Front Track
1579
Rear Track
1552
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Con + Climate Control Multi Zone, Power front seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Holder
Driver
Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt & Telescopic, Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front
Interior
Leather Trim
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  20,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-H-13
Country of Origin
FRANCE