Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 - Class C front-wheel drive five-door hatchback

2018 Peugeot 308 in-depth review - Carbuyer - Chloe Farkas

The debut of the car took place on June 5, 2007. He succeeded the successful Peugeot 307, from which he inherited the platform and line-up. A child of progress, excellence and the most modern technologies. The design was created under the command of Gerard Welter, the chief stylist of Peugeot cars of the last decades. From the first glance at the model 308, it is clear that before you Peugeot. Corporate identity is guessed in everything - from the characteristic "cat" headlight cut, design of the radiator grille, trapezoidal fog lights and ending with an elegant bend of the belt line.

Peugeot 308 2008

Possessing a taller and more roomy than the 307 model, the cabin, outside the Peugeot 308 was 12 mm lower than its predecessor. In the cabin, nothing prevents the magnificent view. Narrow front windshield with transparent triangles of arched supports, coupled with unusual shape, but rather large rear-view mirrors provide excellent visibility. Peugeot is the first manufacturer to produce a hatchback version with such a wide panoramic roof. Its area is as much as 1.26 m²! The roof, made of athermic glass, most of which is tinted, provides an incredible level of illumination and visibility, while protecting passengers in the cabin from harmful solar radiation. If desired, the level of illumination in the cabin can be reduced by using an electrically operated sunblind, which is also equipped with a anti-pinch system.

Peugeot 308 has one of the best indicators of the coefficient of aerodynamic drag among small cars - Cx = 0.29!

The control panel provides excellent visibility. Its design is a harmonious combination of smooth and rounded outlines and the complete absence of straight lines and sharp corners. A choice of two versions of the instrument panel - with black or white dials of instruments. In both cases, the dials are decorated with stylish chrome rims, and in the case of white dials, the instrument panel is additionally equipped with a matrix display. Inside, a lot of warehouses, the location of which is carefully thought out. For example, a cooled glove box with a volume of 10 liters and an adjustable front center armrest for up to six CDs.

Peugeot 308 2008

In the Russian market, the car is offered in three trim levels: Confort Pack, Premium, Premium Pack. They differ in exterior elements (decorative grille, wheels), interior trim materials, engines and gearboxes.

Peugeot 308 is equipped with modern 1.6-liter engine capacity, created in collaboration with the BMW Group. The EP6 1.6 VTi engine (Variable Valve Lift and Timing injection) is an atmospheric engine with electronic fuel injection, with a maximum power of 88 kW (120 hp) at 6000 rpm and a torque of 160 Nm at 4250 rpm. This is quite enough to accelerate 308 rd to 100 km / h in 10.8 s with a maximum speed of 195 km / h. The EP6DT 1,6 THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine with a displacement of 1,598 cm is equipped with a Twin Scroll turbocharger and develops an impressive torque of 240 Nm already at 1,400 rpm. The maximum engine power is 110 kW (150 hp) at 5800 rpm (103 kW at 6000 rpm on the automatic transmission version).

According to the results of the test Euro NCAP Peugeot 308 received the maximum "five stars" in the category of "protection of adult passengers" (ADULT OCCUPANT PROTECTION). The car body absorbs a significant part of the impact energy. In the event of a frontal impact, the telescopically folding steering column limits the movement of the steering wheel back and reduces the risk of the engine and gearbox entering the vehicle interior. Front seat belts are equipped with pyrotechnic pretensioners and tension force limiters. The three rear seat belts are also equipped with force limiters.

Peugeot 308 2008

On the basis of the concept Peugeot 308 SW Prologue was built wagon lineup 308, received the designation SW. The length of the wagon is 4.5 meters. The wheelbase is 10 cm longer than the hatchback. In addition, it is 22 centimeters longer than the hatchback of the same name, and the luggage compartment volume (with installed second-row seats) is 674 liters. The maximum length of 308 SW items carried in the cabin can reach 3.1 meters, but this will have to be folded back in the front passenger seat. 308 SW can be ordered in the seven-seater version: two additional (folding) seats can be installed in the trunk of the car.

If desired, the owner of the wagon can also order a panoramic roof, which stretches from the windshield to the backs of the second row, its area is 1.68 m².

In Europe, the station wagon is offered with three petrol engines: 1.4 liter capacity of 95 hp, 1.6 liter capacity of 120 hp, and also turbocharged 1.6 liter capacity of 140, 150 and 175 hp There are in the line of power units and diesel engines ranging from 1.4 liters to 2.0 liters capacity from 90 to 136 hp

In 2011, the updated Peugeot 308 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

Peugeot 308 2011 year

The car threw 25 kilograms, significantly prettier, got new equipment and engine with six-speed automatic. The model is still available in three body styles: hatchback, station wagon and convertible.

The dimensions have been preserved, there have been no significant changes in the rear, only the front part has changed. She received a new false radiator grille with chrome trim, updated foglights with integrated LED daytime running lights, sports design with a titanium coating, a V-shaped hood and an updated lion logo. Changed the location of the front license plates, they moved from the lower edge of the bumper a little higher. Designers walked along the stern of the car. There was a decorative chrome strip, and also changed the writing and execution of the logo. Cars also received three new exterior colors.

The top gasoline version of the GTi got, in addition, spectacular dark gray alloy wheels, chrome double-barreled exhaust pipes, a rear spoiler, metal pedals and leather front seats with red stitching.

Peugeot 308 2011 year

With the update, the model names have been updated. Now, customers will have to choose from Access - the initial configuration, Active - replacing the most popular and best-selling, Premium package with an average level of equipment, and Allure - a complete set for those who appreciate luxury, exclusivity and comfort. At the same time, for each level of picking, package options are offered, the list of which is still headed by a huge glass panoramic roof (in the base for Allure). On top trim levels, you can also find a new combination of leather and fabric upholstery, a navigation system, as well as an ESP system and up to 8 airbags. In the list of options added 16-inch alloy wheels with tires with reduced rolling resistance.

The range of engines for the European and Russian markets is strikingly different. In Europe, the updated 308s will offer a quartet of gasoline engines and the same number of turbo diesel engines, among which is a 163-strong version of the 2.0-liter HDi, familiar from other Peugeot models. Engine power in most cases is somewhat increased, but if the gasoline “fours” are the result of a “rewrite” of the control unit, then the diesel engines have replaced up to half of the structural elements in order to tighten diesel engines to the Euro V environmental standard.

Of technical innovations, the 1.6-liter HDi FAP turbodiesel with 112 horsepower has got a stop-start system, which, as stated, allows saving up to 15% of fuel in the urban cycle. It is noteworthy that the restyled version of the system "stop-start" is combined not only with a 6-step "robot", but also with MKP6. To do this, transfer the manual transmission lever to the neutral position and take your foot off the clutch pedal. Encourage use of this system will be a special environmental meter in the on-board computer. Cars equipped with a "stop-start" system can jam the engine at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour with a mechanical transmission and 8 kilometers per hour with a "robot", thanks to a new starter, the motor restarts in 400 milliseconds.

Peugeot 308 2011 year

The 156-horsepower engine that came to replace the 150-horsepower gasoline turbo-four, besides MKPP6, is combined with the 6-band Aisin automatic, instead of the 4-band. Four-step "automatic" left only for the version with a 120-horsepower gasoline engine.

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In the “diesel” range of the 308s, the classic “automatic” is only available for the version with a 163-horsepower 2.0-liter engine.

The manufacturer abandoned the spare wheel in favor of a can of sealant and produced a dosed reduction in the thickness of the steel profiles that make up the pillars of the body. In total, the car lost 25 kg of weight. However, the updated 308s will be harder in Russia, as they will continue to be equipped with full-size spare wheels.

The differences between the European and Russian versions do not end there. Firstly, the range of engines in our market will be reduced by half. For the sake of reducing the transport tax on the 308th imported to Russia, instead of the 156-horsepower gasoline engine, they set a 150-horsepower and only in tandem with the AKP6. Hatchback with a 120-horsepower engine on the mechanics and machine is made in Kaluga. The remaining versions of the Peugeot 308 will arrive in Russia from France - this is a diesel hatchback (92 hp and 115 hp), a wagon (92 hp), and also a 120-hp wagon.

As before the upgrade, the Peugeot 308 Kaluga assembly has a number of improvements, the purpose of which is to increase the service life of the car and increase its reliability. The hatchback has a reinforced suspension, increased by 10 mm ground clearance, increased the volume of the washer fluid reservoir, as well as metal protection for the engine and crankcase. Also, all versions, including those imported from France, are adapted for use in cold climates. They are equipped with a high-capacity battery, as well as a reinforced starter.

Peugeot 308

The first generation of the car sold millions of copies worldwide. The second generation of the Peugeot 308 hatchback was introduced by the French manufacturer in the fall of 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (Germany). Wagon Peugeot 308 SW new generation declassified a little later, in January 2014. The car has noticeably changed for the better both externally and internally.

By the way, before the French, when the generations changed, the last digit in the index was changed, henceforth this classification is “frozen”. The first digit means the class (dimensions) of the model, the zero in the middle remains the proprietary "chip", and the eight speaks about the level of vehicle technology. In addition, the Peugeot 309 was already in the history of the company - the car was produced from 1985 to 1993.

In terms of its dimensions, the second generation is less than its predecessor - the length of the car is 4253 mm, width is 1804 mm, height is 1457 mm. Front wheel track - 1559 mm, rear track - 1553 mm. However, the size of the wheelbase has increased significantly - its length is now 2620 mm, which makes it possible to count on a larger cabin capacity.

The use of a completely new platform Efficient Modular Platform 2, developed by PSA, has increased the rigidity of the power frame for torsion and bending, as well as significantly reduce the weight of the car. Composite alloys, aluminum and high-strength steel are widely used in the construction of the new trolley. As a result, the curb weight of the second generation of the French hatchback 308 is reduced by 140 kg compared with the previous generation model.

The appearance of the car received noticeable changes to the naked eye. The company moved away from bold design experiments with the forms, and the 2014 Peugeot 308 bodywork is a mixture of conservatism and manufacturability. In particular, the running lights "moved" from the bumper to the fully LED main headlights, the grille changed the design and became a double, previously flashy emblem on the hood lost a black background and a chrome edge.

Peugeot 308

From behind, the car lost its protruding rear door shape in favor of a more correct profile for the hatchback. The stern is decorated with stylish branded headlamps of dimensional lighting, which extend far to the sidewalls of the body, the back lighting is fully LED. The lanterns received three strips, which became a proprietary feature of the updated Peugeot. According to the designers, they symbolize the trail of the lion's claws. The huge rear bumper is designed to protect the metal surfaces of the body, the compact tailgate has a narrower opening to the bottom.

The profile received a new terrain and glazing lines. When viewed from the side, first of all we reveal the rear-view mirrors that have moved to the traditional place (previously installed on the legs). Such a relocation deprived the novelty of small minivan windows in front of the doors. The side surfaces of the body and doors with bright edges and waves flowing over the body. The barely perceptibly sloping roof rests on thin front and monumental rear pillars. Large rectangles of doors with a high window-sill line will provide convenient access to the driver’s cabin and minimal body overhangs indicate an increased wheelbase and, accordingly, the size of the cabin.

The car is equipped with tires 205/55 R16 on steel wheels of 16 size in the initial configuration, rich versions flaunt tires 215/50 R17 or tires 225/40 R18 on alloy wheels 17-18 radius. The ground clearance of 130 mm, for Russian conditions of operation, the clearance was increased to 165 mm.

Changes to the car went to the benefit - 2014 Peugeot 308 looks much more solid predecessor.

When designing the interior of the Peugeot 308 2014, the company decided to continue the design concept, first demonstrated on a compact city hatchback 208. The key element here is an unusual dashboard located above the steering wheel. By the way, the steering wheel is regulated both by the departure and the angle of inclination, and the compact dimensions and high-quality leather upholstery make it extremely comfortable. The center of the composition of the front panel is a 9.7-inch color touch screen, through which the multimedia system and climate control are controlled. Installing the touch-screen allowed to abandon the mass of buttons, knobs and switches, traditionally located on the surface of the center console.

Peugeot 308

Another innovation of the Peugeot 308 2014 became the chairs, which have found a more comfortable form. From now on, the seat back is much more prominent and keeps the body of the driver and front passenger in corners better, and the fit of the back allows you to not feel discomfort on long journeys. The car will please and rear riders due to the increased space and comfortable rear sofa. It was possible to achieve an increase in free space for the legs, not only by increasing the wheelbase, but also by narrowing the backs of the front seats, as well as optimizing the fit geometry of everyone sitting in the car. In addition, engineers promise an improved level of acoustic comfort and smoothness, which is also a serious competitive advantage in the classroom.

Trunk volume declared at 470 liters, and under the shelf. In Golf, for example, only 380 liters, and the former "308th" could boast only 348 liters of space.

Already in the basic version, the car is equipped with airbags for the driver and passenger, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, electric parking brakes, a multimedia complex with a liquid crystal display, electric steering booster and a number of other modern devices. In the more expensive versions are available panoramic roof, navigation, dynamic stabilization system and automatic parking system. As an additional system, you can choose a package with cruise control, which automatically controls the speed, a visual and audible warning of the possibility of a collision with an obstacle, as well as auto-braking in the event of a driver’s inaction on warning signals of danger.

The choice of gasoline and diesel engines for the second-generation Peugeot 308 is quite wide. Initially, three petrol engines are available for the Peugeot 308: a three-cylinder 82-strong unit with a volume of 1.2 liters, and two engines with a volume of 1.6 liters (125 and 155 forces). Plus turbo diesel (1.6 l) in two versions in power - 92 hp and 115 hp and an eco-friendly version of the 120 hp BlueHDi, emitting just 82 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer of track. In the spring of 2014, a modification appeared with a small 1.2-liter turbo engine with 110 hp.

Production of the model 308 is engaged in the company in the French city of Sochaux, the engines are also produced in France.

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