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Peugeot 308

Currently, Peugeot 308 is sold in several trim levels. The most accessible is called Access and is completed with 1.6-liter (120 hp) engine and five-step mechanics. It is equipped with: ABS, ESP, ASR, front airbags, remote control, radio CD, mp3, AUX, 6 speakers, control under the steering wheel, R16 steel wheels, air conditioning, front electric windows, LED daytime lights, onboard computer, cloth interior, color - gray lacquer. Next is Active, which can be with the same motor, or configuration of 1.6-liter turbo engine and a new “automatic”. Top version Allure has interesting options: a package of “Security” (active cruise control, automatic brake and collision warning system), an automatic parking system, panoramic glass roof, navigation, audio Denon, R17 wheels.

In Peugeot 308 Review we are going to talk about Peugeot 308 and 308 SW, and compare their characteristics.


308 SW has elongated by 110 mm base compared to the hatchback base and 332 mm - length. All space that was reached is used for the rear passengers and the organization of more capacious luggage compartment. 308 SW looks great, dynamic and rapid. The increased rear overhang and sloping roofline clearly benefited. It's nice that the practicality in the form of increased space for rear passengers and a huge trunk completely didn’t disfigure the appearance. Panoramic roof of the Peugeot 308 has a huge area of ​​1.64 m².


If designers didn’t risk with the exterior, the interior they have changed greatly. Such salon can’t be found in any other car. Some elements (for example, a chubby small diameter of steering wheel, instrument panel) you might have already seen before (eg Peugeot 208), but this does not mean that the interior generally looks less unusual or even futuristic. The interior of the Peugeot 308 is a real car vanguard - the whimsical combination of forms and lines, almost completely “clean” center console and a dashboard hanging over the flattened steering wheel. The whimsical combination of broken lines comes in contrast with the “soft” and “streaming” appearance. Due to the fact that the base is longer by 110 mm, it was possible to move the rear seats 30 mm back. This provides more room in the wagon.

The quality of materials and assembly is great. Almost whole interior is performed with soft plastics, decent quality leather, and even “aluminum” covers. The control of all functions (music, navigation, climate, a rearview camera, etc.) is assigned to the large 9.7-inch display with an excellent touch response.

The volume of the luggage compartment of hatchback Peugeot 308 is 407 l. The back seats are folded in the ratio of 2: 3, but do not form a smooth floor. The luggage compartment of the Peugeot 308 SW is larger than hatchback compartment (610 liters). Almost the same volume has the champion on capacity - wagon Skoda Octavia.  

Efficient Modular Platform 2

The new modular platform EMR2, which is built on 308 in the long-term, is planned to be the basis for 50% of the models. Basically we are talking about models of midrange and compact crossover. Besides the obvious advantages in the form of a collection of new versions, Peugeot engineers have been able to drop down the platform weight by 70 kg. EMR2 Platform provides the same front part of the floor for all models, the front suspension (MacPherson) and the engine compartment, but backs can vary. In EMP2 are widely used high strength steels, aluminum alloys and composites. Weight loss is the best way to make the car more dynamic.

Engine PureTech 1.2 e-THP

The new three-cylinder turbo engine from Peugeot has four valves per cylinder and a turbocharger impeller which is able to spin up to 240 000 rev / min. The engine has already established a record of efficiency at Almeria Curcuit track in Spain for 32 hours Peugeot 308 with such powerplant has overcome 1810 km on a single tank, which corresponds to fuel consumption of 2.85 liters per 100 kilometers. “Factory” numbers for Peugeot 308 1.2 e-THP - 4,8 liters of gasoline per 100 km and a total of 110 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Versions of the Peugeot 308 engines:

- 1.6 liter petrol, 110 hp, mechanics

- 1.6 liter petrol-turbo, 150 hp, 6 automatic

- 1.6 l turbo diesel, 120 hp, robot or mechanics.

The drive on Peugeot 308 is easy and pleasant. The chassis of the car is very fond of turns of different radius and slope. Due to the longer inter wheel distance of 308 SW the car favorably refers to unevenness. Hatchback chassis is better collected, but it is more rigid. The suspension of a station wagon is more loyal.

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