• Sep 30, 2010
2011 Peugeot 508 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Peugeot is celebrating its 200th birthday (as a company), and to mark the occasion, the French automaker is planning an all-out product offensive. Chief among them is the mighty 508 – a sedan that benefits from reduced weight and increased interior room compared to the old 407. In a word: Progress.

Initially, the company says that the 508 will be available with everything from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 118 pound-torque of torque to a 150-hp 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine with a gobsmacking 331 pound-feet of torque. Available gearboxes vary from a six-speed automatic to both five- and six-speed manuals. Peugeot also plans to roll out a hybrid version of the big sedan, though the company says that European buyers can expect to wait a little while on that one. Interestingly, Pug officials say when the 508 does get its batteries, the hybrid will pack a 200-hp diesel engine in addition to whatever the electric motors add.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      The 2.2l diesel will actually have 200hp, the 150hp numbers are from the 2.0l diesel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      from my point of view: this car is just ugly....compared to the 308 CR Z

      • 4 Years Ago
      My, how their sedan designs have devolved over the decades. The 504, 505, 604, 405, and 406 were all quite fabulous, IMO. This new one is tasteful but overwhelmingly bland,
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dare someone... anyone!... to introduce a new car without a chrome bar across the trunklid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are the pictures of the Peugeot? You guys accidentally posted pictures of a Honda Accord.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Way too conservative.....must be the new trend with some companies. Actually, I would say stale!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      i like it.. it should become the next mitsubishi galant :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a cross between and Audi and a Volvo. What's the point?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome car. Well done Peugeot. Will definitely buy it if funds allow. Et your heart out Pug-haters
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fugly Pug
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks Chinese.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was going to say Korean from 8 years ago, but Chinese is more appropriate. The car is poorly detailed and looks very cheap.
        • 4 Years Ago
        it's like a french take on the accord. wtf.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow that's pretty bland. aside from the over done hood (pedestrian safety???) it could be any Asian sedan. This along with VW 's new design direction is very boring IMO....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Essence of Volvo S60
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