PEUGEOT

PEUGEOT 508 SW DIESEL ESTATE 1.5 BlueHDi GT Line 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2125 g/km

A significant number of Peugeot 508 customers choose the SW estate version - and you can see why. It's sensibly practical, yet very good looking. And of course it also benefits from all the technology that's revitalised the four-door second generation 508 model's proposition in the ever more competitive medium range market.

AFTER EIGHT

Peugeot's stylish medium range estate model now offers a much more appealing proposition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

A significant number of Peugeot 508 customers choose the SW estate version - and you can see why. It's sensibly practical, yet very good looking. And of course it also benefits from all the technology that's revitalised the four-door second generation 508 model's proposition in the ever more competitive medium range market.

Background

The humble station wagon. No longer quite so humble these days. In fact, estates have become something of a fashion statement in recent years. You'd choose one over the ordinary saloon model even if you didn't necessarily need the extra carrying space. Most Peugeot 508 buyers do. Here's the 508 SW model, in this case rejuvenated to take on a raft of tough rivals including estate versions of models like the Ford Mondeo, the Vauxhall Insignia and the Volkswagen Passat. So today, what does a potential 508 SW buyer now really want? Experience in the market suggests three things: style, class and technology. In response, Peugeot has put a lot more thought into this car. It looks more up-market - and we're promised that it will feel that way when you take a seat behind the wheel. There's extra hi-tech equipment too, with things you'd have to pay extra for on some rivals. So, has the French brand got this recipe right? Let's find out..

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, this SW variant drives just as its saloon stablemate does. The hardware certainly looks promising here. There's a proper multi-link rear suspension set-up and a strong crop of engines from which buyers can choose. The previous generation 508 SW was launched with an all-diesel line-up, but a lot's changed since then and today, a car in this class needs strong petrol provision too - which it gets in this case courtesy of a couple of 1.6-litre turbo petrol units, developing either 180hp or 225hp. There's also a 130hp 1.5-litre diesel and 160hp and 180hp 2.0 diesels. Only the 1.5 diesel gets a six-speed manual gearbox; the others must be ordered with an eight-speed automatic. Peugeot can also offer you a plug-in hybrid version which uses a 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine mated to an 80kW electric motor, the resulting package offering a combined total output of 225hp. At the wheel, you're positioned in front of an improved version of Peugeot's i-Cockpit dashboard layout, which as usual, sees you looking over the rim of the steering wheel at the instrument dials, rather than conventionally through it. And as usual, the leather-stitched tiller in question is a small, grippy thing which gives you the illusion of greater interaction with the car. Or maybe it won't be an illusion. Higher-spec models are fitted out with adaptive damping. And all variants get the usual drive modes system, which adapts steering, throttle and gear change timings to the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

The idea with this estate model was to bring the radical styling traits of the 508 saloon to station wagon customers. At just 1.42m in height and 4.78m long, the 508 SW's proportions give it quite a dynamic body shape, stylised by smooth, flowing lines and a sleek, low roof. The look is further enhanced further by exterior details, including frameless doors - a unique estate car feature for a mainstream carmaker. Plus there are full-LED headlights and opalescent LED daytime running lights with a vertical visual signature. The unusual exterior looks are mirrored by an original interior, highlighted, as mentioned in our drive section, by the usual Peugeot i-Cockpit dashboard design, plus there's a large 10-inch capacitive touchscreen angled towards the driver and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel. The cabin also features i-Cockpit Amplify, which enables the driver to choose between two levels of ambience - 'Boost' and 'Relax'. As for practicality, there's a hands-free, powered tailgate, a 530-litre boot and a 'Magic Flat' function for the rear bench seat which retracts to reveal a total load space capacity of 1780-litres.

Market and Model

Prices sit in the £28,000 to £41,000 bracket and there's a choice of 'Active', 'Allure', 'GT Line' and 'GT' variants. All are well equipped. Even base 'Active'-spec gives you 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers and Connected 3D Navigation with voice recognition. You'll need to stretch at least as far as mid-range 'Allure'-spec though, to get the 'Peugeot i-Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle screen. At the top of the range on plush variants, equipment runs to just about everything Peugeot could think of, including a superb 'FOCAL' surround sound Hi-Fi system, night vision, fully automated parking assistance and of course full navigation on the 10-inch central-dash HD touchscreen. There's also a 360-degree colour camera system and a wireless smartphone charging plate to keep your mobile's battery topped up during long drives. The wrap-around seats offer five multi-point massage programmes, there's a range of premium and sophisticated trim and upholstery materials and you can have a panoramic opening glass roof.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot usually specialises in extremely efficient running cost returns and this 508 SW is no different in that regard. The base 1.5 BlueHDi 130 variant in manual form manages up to 63.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and puts out just 94g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 160 EAT8 variant, the figures are up to 52.9mpg and up to 110g/km. And for the top 2.0 BlueHDi diesel 180 EAT8 version, you're looking at are up to 50.3mpg and up to 109g/km. Want petrol power? Well for the 1.6 PureTech 225 petrol unit with its EAT8 auto transmission, the figures are up to 44.0mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2. For the perkier 225hp version of this engine, it's 42.2mpg and 119g/km. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need the clever hybrid plug-in variant. This uses an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of between 30-39 miles is possible. Even better news is the 39g/km CO2 reading applied to this model, which means that it attracts a Benefit-in-Kind rate for company car drivers of just 10%. Of course running costs are about a lot more than just fuel economy and CO2 readings, so what else are you going to need to know? Well, there's the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile warranty. And if you are paying for maintenance work, you can budget ahead for it by taking up Peugeot's 'Service Plan' that for a fixed monthly fee, can cover you for up to 50,000 miles of motoring over either three or five years.

Summary

This second generation 508 SW is smarter, cleverer and better equipped. In other words, we're talking about a very complete package. Would you really want the kind of stripped-out, basic BMW 3 Series Touring or Audi A4 Avant you'd have to pay more for in preference to one of these? More pertinently perhaps, would you rather have a more ordinary-feeling Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer or Ford Mondeo estate? These are key questions if you're in the market for a conventional spacious station wagon of this sort. Try a 508 SW and you might well find that answering them is a little easier.

  • Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
  • Front and rear electric windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
  • Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system

  • Electronic parking brake + Hill assist
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Front/rear disc brakes
  • Anti-lock Brake System / Electronic Brakeforce Distribution / Emergency brake assist

  • Front and rear carpet mats in black with copper stitch

  • Bluetooth telephone facility
  • Smartphone charging plate
  • Voice recognition

  • Rear parking sensor
  • Eco coaching
  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation

  • 3D connected navigation
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 12.3" Head-up digital instrument panel
  • IRC (Recommended Gear Indicator)
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 10.0" high definition (HD) capacitive touchscreen
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Service interval indicator
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Peugeot connect SOS and assistance

  • Nera black door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors

  • Carbon effect Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish
  • Intricate stitch dashboard facia

  • 2x USB sockets in rear
  • Radio/CD with MP3 compatability
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 2 x USB sockets in front

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured front bumper
  • Aluminium longitudinal roof bars in Gloss black
  • Model designation badges front and rear
  • Rear lower bumper diffuser effect trim in gloss black
  • Gloss black side window trim
  • Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
  • Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
  • Chrome effect exhaust trim
  • GT Line model designation badging
  • Radiator grille chrome chequered and chrome edge trim
  • Stainless steel door sill scuff plates

  • Full LED headlights with static cornering light functionality includes rear full LED 3D rear peugeot signature claw effect lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Headlights left on audible warning
  • Door mirror mounted LED courtesy approach lights
  • LED front indicators
  • LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
  • 2 X Rear number plate lights
  • Rear reversing lights
  • Automatic self levelling headlights
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • LED daytime running lights

  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Rear centre console ventilation system

  • Rear armrest with ski flap and two cup holders
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • Gear lever - manual in satin chrome
  • Mistral full grain perforated multifunction leather steering wheel with Aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome GT Line emblem
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit : compact sports steering wheel
  • Roof lining - Mistral black
  • Aluminium pedals and footrest
  • Map pockets on front seats
  • Piano keys chrome plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functions
  • Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Front central console with two cup holders
  • Flocked front door pocket
  • Flocked glove box interior with illumination
  • Aikinite contrast stitching to armrest, front centre console, door panels and dashboard facia

  • Ambient lighting to storage compartments, footwells and cupholders

  • Interior LED lighting plus pack - 508
  • Safety pack - 508
  • Safety Plus Pack - 508
  • Visibility pack- 508 GT Line/GT

  • Passenger airbag deactivation switch to allow for child seat fitment
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Rear three-point retractable seatbelts (x3) with pre-tensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
  • Indirect tyre under inflation detection
  • Warning triangle
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Driver and passenger side/thorax airbags
  • Active bonnet

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 3x Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger and outer rear seats
  • Driver and front passenger seat adjustable cushion nose
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating

  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
  • Driver plip action with isolated unlock function for drivers door
  • Peugeot open and go system with keyless entry/stop start button

  • 18" Hirone diamond cut two tone alloy wheels

  • Steel space saver spare wheel

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.133
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.052
  • HC+NOx: 0.076
  • Particles: 0.0006
  • CO2 (g/km): 94
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 151
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 117
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 136
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 102
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 122
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 119
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 147
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 125

  • Engine Code: DV5RC
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 16.4:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 84.8
  • CC: 1499

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 60.1
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 78.5
  • EC Combined (mpg): 70.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 52.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 48.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 63
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 54.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 72.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 60.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 63.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 50.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 63.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 53.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 3.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 5.3

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: GT Line
  • Coin Description: BlueHDi
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 86
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 71
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 79
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 130
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 24E

  • Engine Power - KW: 96
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 221
  • Engine Torque - NM: 300
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Power - BHP: 131
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.9
  • Top Speed: 129
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 30.6

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: HIRONE DIAMOND CUT
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True

  • Width (including mirrors): 2079
  • Height: 1420
  • Length: 4778
  • Width: 1859
  • Wheelbase: 2793

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1430
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2023
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 55
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 530
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 745
  • Max. Loading Weight: 593
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1780

  • Programmable cruise control: Included
  • Night vision: £1,300
  • Visio park assist 180 with colour reversing camera + front parking sensor: Included
  • Visio park assist 360 with colour camera system + steering automatic parking assist: £450

  • Electric folding door mirrors with blind spot detection and electrochrome auto dimming function: £180
  • Power folding door mirrors with blind spot detection indicator: Included

  • Focal premium HiFi sound system: £590
  • 8 speakers: Included

  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £575
  • Pearlescent paint: £725
  • Special paint: £725
  • Smart electric tailgate: £400
  • Panoramic opening glass roof with electric interior blind: £870

  • Belomka leather/ornis cloth upholstery with aikinite double stitching: Included
  • Boot load restraint net: £200
  • Nappa mistral full grain leather upholstery with multi point massage front seats and 2 position memory driver seat: £1,550
  • Nappa full grain leather upholstery with multi point massage front seats and 2 position memory driver seat: £1,850

  • Drive assist pack - 508: £400

  • Metallic - Amazonite grey: £575
  • Metallic - Nimbus grey: £575
  • Metallic - Cumulus grey: £575
  • Metallic - Twilight blue: £575
  • Metallic - Nera black: £575
  • Metallic - Celebes blue: £575

  • Pearl - Pearl white: £725

  • Solid - Hurricane grey: £0

  • Special Paint - Ultimate Red: £725

  • Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle: Included
  • Driver and front passenger seat mechanical height adjustment: Included
  • Driver and front passenger seat electric lumbar and seat base angle adjustment: Included

  • Retractable towbar manually with 13 pin harness and trailer sway mitigation system (TSM): £800

  • Nappa full grain leather - Mistral black with aikinite double stitch, multiway elec adj, multipoint massage front seats, 2 position memory driver seat: £1,550
  • Nappa full grain leather - Red with aikinite double stitch, multiway electric adjust, front multipoint massage, 2 position memory driver seat: £1,850

  • Tri material belomka leather/ornis cloth - Mistral black with aikinite stitching: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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