The first copies of the new Peugeot 508 will be delivered in these days, friends of the Combi version will have to wait to June of next year. The of 4.79 metres long, the 508 SW takes the coupe-like lines and the unmistakable, standing upright daytime running the 730 Euro lower-middle-class-sedan lights, only extended to four centimeters, optically perfect rear end has been redesigned.
Only 1.42 meters high, is the SW now six inches shallower than its predecessor. The reduced height offset in. the engineers, the rear seats in order to three centimeters is lowered, the technology of the frameless side Windows division, a further three inches of a Passengers of up to 1.80 meters in size do not need to fear on the back of the bench to the crown of her head, because of the sloping roof, but at the start the head to move. For elbows and knees enough room.
Also the load volume of 530 to 1780 liters can in the Competition. The 60:40 split rear seat backrest load via the push of a button from the trunk to the front, there is no level surface but. The loading sill made of stainless steel (from the middle of the equipment Allure) is a pleasant 64 inches above the floor, the tailgate swings on request, electrically and by Fußschwenk to the top.
The attractive interior is no different from the coupe to sedan, the materials and appearance are almost at a Premium level. Getting on Board the i-Cockpit, which is a very small, but good for lying and the steering Wheel with a high-placed digital instrument panel combines. The driver looks over the Valance on all of the relevant information, the Situation on the road is detected according to Peugeot, half a second faster than the view through the steering Wheel. All – in-one Entertainment and comfort functions are controlled via the up to ten-inch, touch-sensitive color monitor with seven underlying toggle switches.
The combination of digital and analog elements is attractive and also user-friendly. Depending on the equipment, the 508 SW with real-wood-applications or in carbon-Look and the comfort seats with the AGR seal of quality (Aktion Gesunder rücken). Compared to its predecessor, there are more and larger bins.
a number of driving AIDS to assist the driver on request; traffic signs and lane keep assist as cruise control, Parking sensors at the rear, and a Collision warning system is always on Board. A new infrared camera for 1200 Euro, which detects when it is dark or visibility is poor people and animals up to 200 meters in front of the vehicle, warns the driver and, if necessary, applies the brakes. Analogous to the dynamic Design, driving pleasure comes with the SW. The 1.6-tonne front-wheel drive is sick and tired of on the road, the suspension is rather firm, but not uncomfortable tuned.