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Peugeot 508 2010 - Present

The Peugeot 508 is a large family car launched in October 2010 by French automaker Peugeot.

It was followed by the 508 SW, an estate version, in March 2011.

Peugeot 508
2019 Peugeot 508 GT-Line BlueHDi 1.5 (130 PS) Front.jpg
Peugeot 508 GT Line (second generation)
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 2010–present
Body and chassis
Class midsize car (D)
Predecessor Peugeot 407
Peugeot 607

The Peugeot 508 is a large family car launched in October 2010 by French automaker Peugeot, and followed by the 508 SW, an estate version, in March 2011.

It replaces the Peugeot 407, as well as the larger Peugeot 607, for which no direct replacement was scheduled. It shares its platform and most engine options with the second generation Citroën C5: the two cars are produced alongside one another at the company's Rennes Plant, and in Wuhan, China for sales inside China.

At the end of 2014, Peugeot launched the new generation of 508, 508 SW and also RXH. The front of the car was redesigned, and full LED headlights are now available. New engines were also launched, for example, a new engine, front wheel drive appeared for the RXH.

The Peugeot 508 got several international awards, like the 'Car of the Year 2011' in Spain (award in 2012), Next Green Car 'Best Large Family Car 2011' for ' being spacious and well equipped, also noting that it represented excellent build quality and has the best fuel economy in its class ' (Peugeot 508 1.6 e-HDi 109g CO2/km) or also Auto Zeitung 'Best Imported Family Car 2011' (readers votes).

In 2015, the Peugeot 508 received a facelift that was marked by a vertical grill, and the inclusion of the Peugeot lion in the centre of the new grill. In addition, 2015 brought a new 180 bhp 2.0 litre diesel option which can also be paired with a Hybrid4 electrical motor system, effectively making the Peugeot 508 an AWD vehicle, with combined 200 bhp.

The new second generation Peugeot 508 won the “Most Beautiful Car of The Year 2018” on 29 January 2019 at The Hotel Invalides Paris. The award* was part of the International Automobile Festival, where the Peugeot E-Legend also won “The Most Beautiful Concept Car of The Year”.

First generation (2010–2018)

First generation
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Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 2010–2018
2011–2018 (China)
2012–present (Malaysia)
Assembly France: Rennes (Rennes Plant)
China: Wuhan (DPCA)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Nigeria: Kaduna
Body and chassis
Class Large family car (D)
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive/Four-wheel-drive (hybrid4)
Platform PSA PF3 platform
Related Citroën C5
Engine 1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.8 L I4 (petrol)
2.0 L I4 (petrol)
2.3 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (diesel)
2.0 L I4 (diesel)
2.2 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic AM6 (2010-2014)
6-speed automatic EAT6 (2015-)
Wheelbase 2,817 mm (110.9 in)
Length 4,792 mm (188.7 in)
4,828 mm (190.1 in) (RXH)
Width 1,853 mm (73.0 in)
1,864 mm (73.4 in) (RXH)
Height 1,456 mm (57.3 in)
1,525 mm (60.0 in) (RXH)


The 508 saloon is 4.79 m (189 in) long, while the 508 SW (estate) is 4.81 m (189 in) long. Compared to the Peugeot 407, the 508 has a shorter front overhang and a longer rear passenger compartment.

After a few initial leaked spyshots, the first definitive details and images leaked to the web on 12 July 2010. Peugeot released additional information on 6 September 2010. The 508 was officially launched at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. PSA Peugeot Citroën build the 508 in China in partnership with Dongfeng Motor, and sold 65,000 units locally in 2012. It was launched there on 10 August 2011.

It is reported that Peugeot expects China to be the largest market for the car, at almost twice that of France. If predictions are correct, it will be the first time that the company will sell more units in a country other than France for a model that is available in Europe.

Technical highlights

Peugeot has equipped the 508 for the market in Europe with its HDI common rail diesel engines. The 1.6 litre HDI 112 can be fitted with the e HDI 'micro hybrid' system, including an electronically controlled automatic gearbox, which reduces fuel consumption to 4.20 L/100 km; 56.0 mpg‑US (67.2 mpg‑imp) with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.

Though this matches the Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion, it features a slightly larger fuel tank which allows it to cover a slightly longer range of 1637 kilometres (1017 miles). At least two e HDI engines were available from 2011 to 2012. The first engines had an emission level of 114 g/km. The later model reduces emissions to 109 g/km. A modified air intake is the main reason for the improvement.

The 508 range also included PSA's HYbrid4 diesel electric hybrid powertrain, which reduced fuel consumption further, to 3.80 L/100 km; 61.9 mpg‑US (74.3 mpg‑imp) with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

The top GT version comes with a 201 bhp (150 kW; 204 PS), 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine which generates 458 N⋅m (338 lbf⋅ft) of torque. It comes mated solely to a six speed torque converter automatic gearbox which offers manual shifts via paddles or a central selector.


From a system which rates to a maximum of five stars, the 508 received a five star rating by Euro NCAP in 2011. The score was:

Euro NCAP test results
Peugeot 508 (2011)
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 32 90%
Child occupant: 43 87%
Pedestrian: 15 41%
Safety assist: 7 97%

Sales and production

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2010 6,400 1,400  
2011 131,658 124,150 Total 508 production reached 138,043 units.
2012 116,400 124,150 Total 508 production reached 121,700 units.

508 RXH

At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot revealed a hybrid-electric crossover estate de luxe variant of the 508. To distinguish it from other 508 models, the RXH features flared wheel arches, as well as a new color-coded grille with three columns of LED daytime running lights on each side.

The Hybrid4 powertrain combined a 120 kW 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine with a 28 kW electric motor to lower fuel consumption to 4.2 l/100 km. The RXH was released in the beginning of 2012. The 508 RXH was launched in a single high spec limited edition version, before a full range became available.

It is competing with the Audi A4 Allroad, the Volvo XC70, the Passat Alltrack or even more, the BMW 3 Series XDrive.

508 coupé by Peugeot

A concept "hybrid power" car prefiguring the style of the future 508 coupé, called the Peugeot SR1, was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010.

Sources reported that the Peugeot SR1 would go on sale in 2012.

The Peugeot 508 has been equipped 1.8 THP engines, which is only sold in China. The 1.8 THP engine's power is 150 kW (201 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 280 N⋅m (207 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1,400–4,000 rpm.

Second generation (2019–present)

Second generation
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Manufacturer Peugeot
Also called Peugeot 508L (China)
Production 2018–present
Model years 2019–present
Assembly Mulhouse, France
Wuhan, China
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door liftback coupé
5-door estate
4-door sedan (508L)
Layout FF/F4 Layout
Platform PSA EMP2
Engine 1.6 L PSA PureTech I4
1.5 L PSA DW5 BlueHDI I4
2.0 L PSA DW10FC BlueHDI I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
8-speed automatic EAT8
Wheelbase 2,795 mm (110.0 in)
2,848 mm (112.1 in) (508L)
Length 4,750 mm (187.0 in)
4,856 mm (191.2 in) (508L)
Width 1,859 mm (73.2 in)
Height 1,403 mm (55.2 in)

A second generation was announced by Peugeot in February 2018, and was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. The estate version was rumoured in May 2018, announced in June and was officially unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The design is inspired by the Instinct shooting brake concept, shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

In terms of powertrain options, the new 508 will have petrol engine options, both 1.6 litre PureTech turbocharged engines, with different power outputs; and three turbodiesel options . The automatic transmission has been updated to an eight speed Aisin EAT8 unit, replacing the older EAT6 units. A plug in hybrid version is in development.

In May 2019, the 508 debuted in the market in the Middle East, featuring the carryover 165 hp 1.6 litre engine, and the six speed automatic of the previous generation.508L

The Peugeot 508L premiered at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. Compared to the European 508 model, the 508L exclusive to China has a 55mm (2.16-inch) longer wheelbase, making the length of the 508L wheelbase 2848 mm (112.12 inches). The Chinese 508L version is also 100 mm (4 inches) longer overall than the 508 sold in Europe, at 4856 mm (191.2 inches).

Another difference between the two versions is in the rear with the five door liftback configuration of the European 508 being replaced by a conventional trunk, making the 508L a traditional four door sedan China. Styling wise, the frameless door windows of the European 508 was canceled for the 508L, and the tail lamps of the 508L was also downgraded into a design with a lower cost.


Petrol engines
Model Type Power, Torque at rpm 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (s) Top speed Transmission CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.6 PureTech (180PS) 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) at 5500, 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 1650 7.9 229 km/h (142 mph) 8 speed EAT8 123–127 2018–
1.6 PureTech (225PS) 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) at 5500, 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 1900 7.3 250 km/h (155 mph) 8 speed EAT8 130–132 2018–
Diesel engines
Model Type Power, Torque at rpm 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (s) Top speed Transmission CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.5 BlueHDI (130PS) 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I4 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 3750, 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 1750 9.7 208 km/h (129 mph) (Electrically limited) 6 speed manual 101 2018–
1.5 BlueHDI (130PS) 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I4 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 3750, 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 1750 10 208 km/h (129 mph) (Electrically limited) 8 speed EAT8 98 2018–
2.0 BlueHDI (160PS) 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp) at 3750, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2000 8.4 230 km/h (143 mph) 8 speed EAT8 118–122 2018–
2.0 BlueHDI (180PS) 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) at 3750, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2000 8.3 235 km/h (146 mph) 8 speed EAT8 124–125 2018–


From a system which rates to a maximum of five stars, the 508 received a five star rating by Euro NCAP in 2018. The score was:

Euro NCAP test results
Peugeot 508 (2018)
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 36.5 96%
Child occupant: 42.4 86%
Pedestrian: 34.5 71%
Safety assist: 10.3 79%

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept

Unveiled in February 2019, and officially presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, this concept is a sporty plug in hybrid version of the 508.

The maximum combined output of 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp) and 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) of torque is attained, thanks to a 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) petrol engine and 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) electric motor at the front, and a 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) electric motor on the rear axle (although the sum of the power numbers of each engine/motor sum to around 500 hp, the hybrid system cannot provide peak power for all three systems at once so maximum real world power output is lower at around 400 hp).

0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is accomplished in 4.3 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Its 11.8 kW/h battery allows this 508 to travel up to 50 km (31 mi) on electricity alone. Its CO2 emissions are 49 g/km per the WLTP test cycle. It also gets a sportier bodykit to improve aerodynamics. This concept will spawn a similar sporty production model which will be available, both as a saloon and an estate, in the second half of 2020.