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18Peugeot to ditch numbered nameplates for actual names?

Peugeot 308 GTI – Click above for high-res image gallery

66Video: Top Gear and the Ferrari 458 Italia. What are you waiting for?

Top Gear reviews the Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddPeugeot offers 308 hybrid HDI to French minister of Environmental affairs

We have seen a lot of lucky personalities get a hold of the BMW Hydrogen 7 for a test drive. We don't know who you need to be to get on that celebrity list, but we know that it's still a big honkin' car. Therefore, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Peugeot is sharing a 308, a clever-sized compact car, to the French minister of Environmental affairs, Jean-Louis Borloo - and this 308 is a hybrid HDI. Yes, that means it pairs Peugeot's efficient HDI diesel engines to a hybrid transmission. Becau

AddFrench magazine calculates the real savings using low-rolling resistance tires

Every time an automaker announces a green signature label, one of the factory-installed features to reduce fuel consumption is probably low-rolling resistance tires. French magazine Autoplus did a test drive on a regular car, to see how much fuel these tires save. The magazine wanted to run the test because France is considering adopting a bonus/malus system on these tires for 2010, whereby tires that save fuel would get a tax exemption.

AddPSA and Mitsubishi announce joint plant in Russia

PSA and Mitsubishi have officially laid the first foundation stone of their €470 million joint plant in Russia, located in Kaluga, 180km south-west of Moscow. The plant, which is being built on a 200 ha plot, is expected to produce 160,000 vehicles per year from 2011. Which models? Basically, Peugeot and Citroën C-Segment cars (current models are the the 308 and the C4) but also a compact SUV/crossover which will be sold under the Peugeot, Citroën and Mitsubishi brands (currently

AddPeugeot releases new transmissions for the 308 which increase efficiency

The 308, one of the toughest competitors in the European compact hatchback market, is getting some improvements that increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

27Peugeot to produce pretty 308 RC-Z

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6Frankfurt 2007: Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe Concept

Click the image above for more live and press shots of the Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe Concept.

22Michelin creates Energy Saver gas-conserving tire

Michelin has created a new tire as part of the development of the Peugeot 308. The Energy Saver uses a specially-developed rubber composite, and Michelin claims the tire reduces rolling resistance by 20% in both 15- and 16-inch sizes. Tire testing was carried out by TÜV SÜD Automotive, which measured the Michelin's performance to that of the top six competitor tires. The Energy Saver is also said to have the same durability as Michelin's other tires.

9Tigers cap optional: Inside Line adds a Ferrari 308 to its long-term fleet

It's something many of us have thought while perusing the car listings. "You know, I could actually buy a 308," becomes part of our inner monologues as we see them tantalize us with prices equal to those of new cars normal people buy all the time. It's a fantasy of sorts. After all, for many of us Autobloggers, the 308 WAS Ferrari when we were kids. It was Magnum's ride. And it was cool.

13VIDEO: How many idiots does it take to crash a Ferrari? Usually only one

Have you ever noticed that the vast majority of high-profile Ferrari crashes involve only one person? It's almost as if Enzo designed his Ferraris to be high performance Darwin machines. Well folks, we have yet another Ferrari mishap, this one taking place during some sort of Ferrari parade, and someone caught it on tape. Luckily, this wasn't a high-impact crash and it's likely that nobody was injured, but it sure looks like the driver had absolutely no idea what he or she was doing. The driver

10Call Magnum, there's a new 308! Oh wait, it's a Peugeot...

Click image for a gallery of the Peugeot 308

3Spy Shots: Peugeot 308

Don't be too surprised that the French are surrendering an early peek at the latest plans they're hatching. Peugeot's replacement for the 307 is expected to debut at Frankfurt. Imaginatively labeled 308, it'll hit the market as a 2008 model, first as three- and five-door hatchbacks, followed by hardtop convertible and wagon bodystyles a year later. A soft-road version (front-wheel-drive only) and a 210-hp hot RC variant are anticipated as well.

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