Friday, June 10, 2011

2012 Peugeot 308 Review

The new Peugeot 308 has a new look, innovative features of e-HDi micro-hybrid technology to optimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, starting at just 98 g / km.

With its new lines, subtle Peugeot 308 incorporates the latest brand styling cues. The body of the car follows the contour of the mechanical assembly below. The call of the three body styles (saloon, CC and SW), thus providing a more technological elegance, exemplified by the presence of LED lights with fiber optics. Dynamics and emotions are present than ever in the 308 genes, in particular through the more confident look for new xenon headlights with titanium-colored mask and GTi hatchback in its exclusive finish.

2012 Peugeot 308 Image

Decided to consolidate its leading position in terms of maintenance and driving pleasure, the Peugeot 308 is to become a reference in terms of environmental performance. and 508 footsteps Self, the new Peugeot 308 and the innovative features of Micro-Hybrid HDi technology, the latest generation Stop & Start, a 1.6-liter 112 bhp HDi FAP Euro 5 engine. This offer is an engine "core", is available as a semi-automatic and manual gearbox for the first time, and a fully manual transmission, the optimum driveability.

Besides the micro-hybrid technology, all factors affecting the level of CO2 emissions have been optimized:

weight loss of 25 kg on average per car;

From 16 "very low rolling resistance tires,

optimization of next generation engines (VTi, THP HDi Euro 5);

Cx of 0.28 for models with low fuel consumption - a record for the segment.

Fuel sets the standard:

98 g / km CO2 for the saloon 308 1.6 liter E-112 hp HDi FAP BMP6 - A record in the segment

available power train, consisting of 4 petrol engines of 98 hp to 200 hp for the exclusive version GTi 4 and diesel engines from 92 hp to 163 hp, has also been optimized for a wide range of engines to ensure the effectiveness of environment. Accordingly, the basic version - the 308 saloon 1.6 l HDi 92 hp with a manual gearbox FAP - is well placed, with reduced CO2 emissions to just 110 g / km.

Size and quality equipment at the new Peugeot 308 will remain unchanged regardless of body shape, offering a spacious and comfortable. The same applies to the safety primary, secondary and tertiary education remains at the highest level.

The new Peugeot 308 will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will be available from April 2011 in Europe. Its mission is to continue the success of the family 308, with nearly 900,000 models sold since its launch in September 2007.

2012 Peugeot 308 Image

Sleek ENHANCED technology

The design of the new Peugeot 308 has new style subtle signs of Peugeot. Although the dimensions have not changed, new lines of marrying as closely as possible the mechanical assembly of the car to accentuate the competitive balance, while appearing before a fresh look at the "floating" front grille design. A greater emphasis on continuous surfaces mark a desire to present an elegant and luxurious. Protection cap core, available in black lacquer, became thinner to give more importance to the pure metal. This also applies to single air intake is now smaller.

style elements to enhance the natural elegance that emanates from the 308th A new cord improves new satin chrome grille, which makes the horizontal lines, available in the form of the body glossy black or chrome depending (sedan, CC or SW) .

The bottom of lower front panel that helps to visually widen the car and crashes it on the road, includes new dual-function light (day and marker lights) boomerang-shaped, depending on the versions available. With their finish, the perfect and harmonious mixture is placed on top of the casing around the fog light. Composed of different intensity LEDs and fiber optics, they guarantee a unique visual signature during the day and night, while illustrating the high level of technology featured in the new 308th

In the upper part, the V-shaped nose of the bonnet one of the most important expression of the Peugeot 308 has been redesigned to accommodate mechanical components of the car as close as possible and offer a new link with a floating gate, online Peugeot new styling cues. Make the badge in its construction of the new dual-use equipment, is proudly situated at the end of the hood of a black lacquer base with a new set of chrome cord, also in the form of a V.

The design work is in the nose, the liquid and the characteristic is curved, particularly at the traffic light junction with the bonnet. The new smooth glass front projectors, compact three-cylinder, suggests the look is sophisticated and confident. And when the 308 has a dynamic bi-xenon directional titanium-colored finish base, this seems even more profound, showing all the strength of character in the new 308

The dynamics of the front is repeated on the sides of the car. A line style that goes from the front wheel arches, crosses the side of the body and tail lights before dropping back down and coming to an end at the bottom.

2012 Peugeot 308 Image

The fluidity of style is reinforced by the glass side surface is a belt line plunging, and by the mirror, which extends to the rear quarter pillars of the panel.

Finally, to determine the general appearance of the Peugeot 308, smaller than the lower front panel extends to the rear bumper. The car seems to be well prepared on the road, ready to exploit its dynamic qualities to the fullest. New Diamante power alloy wheels 16 or 17 inches or Storm Grey 18 inch wheels for version GTi mark this dynamic call. The sense of dynamism is reinforced by the style of the rear of the car.

We are living around the lower rear wall increases the robustness and perceived quality and sporty style thanks to the presence of some form of spoiler, and two others, which may be chrome-plated, suggesting the exhaust nozzles. New Lion will take its place in the middle of the back door, but the pearl satin chrome beltline emphasizes the horizontal, which brings a new balance in the rear of 308

SW, the contours of the bottom panel robust, and taillights are designed to provide a wide opening boot. The bottom edge loading resulting from this design promises easy reading and a large internal capacity. On the aesthetic point of view, leads a horizontal size around the tailgate in the central section of the "stretch" the car. This feeling is reinforced by insert plate body color over the new badge Lion.

DC power back style is repeated with a sense of horizontality given at the back of which reinforce the impression of width. Many details add to this general direction: the motion passes under the concave rear spoiler, chrome bead frame license plate and the presence of an air diffuser at the bottom. On both sides, and extends over the wings, extending ruby ​​taillights with LED light curtain change the silhouette and gives the 308 CC and a unique signature visual spectacular.

2012 Peugeot 308 Image

FLUID and luxurious decor

The designers worked hard to maximize interior volume released by the semi-tall architecture of the Peugeot 308. They designed a special dashboard inclined, almost symmetrical to the pillars of the windscreen, to provide unobstructed view outside.

There was also a clear determination to make the interior very luxurious feel and enhance the feeling of perceived quality. The result is a panel of liquid, clean and elegant frame, which is given pride of place above materials, finish: With a soft, leather seats, chrome, black lacquer material ... Provision for and emphasis on interior comfort are evident in every detail. According to a level between leaf motifs adorn the new ribbons, trim panel, the thumb resting on the steering wheel, etc. Similarly, a special place GTi version is shown in red stitching with the sign on the back of the seat and a steering wheel aluminum to show the word "GTi". tinted rear glass, combined with dark circles (Storm Grey) and titanium form of high intensity discharge lamps, give this version a sporty identity and robust, which is in perfect harmony with the growth potential of its 200 hp 1.6-liter THP .

2012 Peugeot 308 Image

Within the 308 CC, the eye also caught the elegance 4 seats with integrated headrests and the possibility of a full leather trim on the dashboard, in different tones that give a car tourism. This unique design allows for a more comfortable seat with a hot air diffuser Airwave behind the neck of the front passengers. The pleasure of open top driving are thus improved.

A spacious and bright CO MPARTMENT

The cabin has been designed to ensure that a sense of space and light is the predominant, when travelers want to feel for their trip.

The internal dimensions and the efforts of designers to deliver the greatest possible convenience to the passengers to make the 308 one of the most spacious cars in its class.

elbow width at the front is 1464 mm for the hatchback and SW body types, and increases to 1492 mm for the Coupe Cabriolet version. On the other hand, these dimensions, respectively 1471 mm and 1321 mm for the CC. The feeling of space is even more pronounced because of the more ingenious storage available inside the Peugeot 308 total storage capacity is 42 liters, which makes life inside the vehicle and maintain a slight space for residents.

All 7 passengers can sit on the 308 SW, with the additional option of two rear seats can enjoy these spaces equipped. They can also adapt and adjust inside the car if necessary, to choose individual seats in row 2. Neither the boot volume was ignored, with a capacity of 674 liters in tablet form SW and 430 liters for the sedan. With the charge potential fully exploited, capacity 2149 liters and 1398, respectively.

In the CC, the four passengers can enjoy the availability of a large boot space (465 liters) in coupe configuration. In the convertible with the retractable roof in the boot, the boot still offers a capacity of 266 liters. On the other hand, it takes only 20 seconds to convert the 308 CC coupe-cabriolet dynamic or elegant.

Passengers in the Peugeot 308 sedan and SW can also benefit from the "solar" thanks to the cab of a panoramic roof for the shape of your body. Increase the size of the glazed area of ​​4.86 meters 5.58 meters sedan and SW. The light intensity inside the blind can be adjusted electronically connected to the device.

To make the trip more enjoyable, dual-zone automatic climate control is available. Thanks to its carbon filter, but also reduces the smell of oil inside the cabin.

In addition, passengers can benefit from high-quality sound, the telematics system: WIP Sound audio system, Bluetooth hands-free, WIP Nav Satellite Navigation and WIP Com 3D disappearance 7 "16 / 9 color screen JBL Hi-Fi is available and can be combined with laminated side windows to optimize the acoustic performance..

Regardless of body shape, the new 308 offers a high level of comfort.

CO2 reduction

The reduction of CO2 emissions has been one of the main objectives of this project. This led to a search of environmental efficiency at all levels. All factors that influence fuel consumption has been optimized:

reduced weight of 25 kg on average per car;

From 16 "very low rolling resistance tires,

using an oil pump tested 1.6-liter HDi;

optimizing the alternator on the engine;

better management control (pump)

Cx of 0.28 for low-power versions - a record in the segment;

and Micro-Hybrid HDi technology;

98 g / km of CO2-1, 6-liter 112 bhp HDi FAP BMP6 version - a record for the segment

micro-hybrid technology e-HDi

When 508, the new Peugeot 308 is the second coach Mark innovative use of Micro-Hybrid HDi technology and next-generation Stop & Start.

This innovation is based on a combination of a 1.6-liter HDi diesel Euro 5 and a reversible alternator to ensure the Stop & Start. Referring to a control system of the generator (voltage control) to recover energy during deceleration and hybrid batteries to store and deliver extra energy to start (e-reminder), the HDi unit allows:

a 15% reduction in fuel consumption in urban traffic

a 5 g / km CO2 for the reduction of eligible fuel cycle;

reboot 40% faster (400 ms) compared to the more Stop & Start-ups;

activation of the engine block-off of 20 km / h speed manual (8 km / h electronicallycontrolled transmission);

greater driveability and Stop & Start (quiet, no vibration).

The second-generation reversible generator used here has a power of 2.2 kW and provides up to 600,000 renewed. the Stop & Start dog can be disabled by the driver, if you prefer using a button on the dashboard.

2012 Peugeot 308 Image


To apply this technology on a large scale, the new Peugeot 308 HDi offers e-technologies with a "base" engine, 1.6 liter HDi FAP 112 bhp, which can be coupled with two gearboxes (manual or electronicallycontrolled). This is a first as far as e-HDi technology was only available with electronic gearbox BVMP6 controlled. This new offering maximizes the pleasure of driving by increasing the driving phases "in silence". Coupled with a manual transmission, engine cut is possible from a speed of 20 km / h.

A CO MPREHENSIVE latest generation of engines MISCELLANEOUS

Reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible, 308 new exceptionally well equipped with engines very latestgeneration for petrol (THP or THP) engines and diesel versions (HDi new Euro 5-engines).

At the fair, 8 engines available and the different possible combinations of gearbox (manual or automatic, electronically controlled), giving each customer to find the version that best suits them.

4 Euro 5 petrol engines:

1.4 liter VTi 98 bhp 5-speed manual transmission;

1.6 liters VTi 120 bhp, 5-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission;

THP 156 hp 1.6-liter 6-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission;

1.6-liter THP 200 bhp 6-speed manual transmission (exclusive version GTI).

Euro 4 diesel 5:

1.6-liter HDi FAP ® 92 hp, 5-speed manual transmission,

1.6-liter HDi FAP ® E-112 hp, manual 6-speed manual transmission or an electronically controlled;

2.0-liter HDi FAP 150 bhp and a 6-speed manual transmission;

2.0 HDi FAP 163 bhp with automatic or manual gearbox 6-speed (only 308 CC).


True to the brand values ​​in terms of driving pleasure, the new Peugeot 308 is also designed to maintain its leadership position in terms of management. The features that make the 308 a reference is maintained:

rigid body structure;

MacPherson strut front suspension;

rear suspension torsion bar;

dampers, shock absorbers;

Variable-assist power steering is controlled by an electro-pump;

disc brakes (vented front) - up to 302 x 26 mm;

emergency braking, ABS, Electronic Brake force brake assist and automatic activation of hazard warning lights as standard;

Bosch 8.1 ESP, depending on version.

Security features of the CO UNTS

Whether in terms of safety primary, secondary or tertiary, the new 308 is placed on the highest level.

Firstly, the excellent stiffness of the structure for optimum operation of the wheels and suspension provide a high level of primary safety. With regard to passive safety, the structure itself is strictly designed to withstand even the most serious consequences, including through a channel triple effect on the forehead. The use of high strength steel and "multilayer" reinforcements in specific areas has increased the safety of residents, while reducing the total weight of the car. Besides the performance of the structure, are effective means of restraint suggested:

up to eight airbags, a saloon and SW;

DC up to 6 airbags, including head vs 2 airbags;

removable safety ring in rollover CC;

Safety belts 3-point seat belt is not tight or loose sound warnings;

Isofix devices.

Finally, as regards the security service, the new Peugeot 308 Peugeot enjoys connecting services. The occupants are placed in communication with a telephone during an emergency call is made (Peugeot Connect SOS) or repair of damage in the event of a mechanical problem (Peugeot Assistance Connect). These services are available through Peugeot Connect unit or with high WIP Com 3D offers telematics.