Since the time humanity invented the wheel there has been a need to move faster with less effort. This may be the main reason why cars were invented in the first place. Regardless of the reason, we cannot imagine our lives today without cars, motorcycles, bicycles, planes, or any other mechanical mode of transport.

When it comes to cars there are companies that have been around for longer than others. These companies have over the years laid the foundation of the modern-day cars we have on the market today. One of these companies is Peugeot.

Peugeot was founded 211 years ago on 26 September 1810. This French motor company started as a family business before it evolved to what we know today. From making kitchen equipment and hand tools, the Peugeot was on the fast track when the industrial revolution was at its peak.

Over the years Peugeot has introduced the world to a number of amazing vehicles. From full-size sedans to supercars that did not make it to production. Recently this French car pioneer unveiled the Peugeot 508.

This full-size family car is part of the 508 lineup that debuted eleven years ago in 2010. The Peugeot 508 succeeded the Peugeot 607. With this new build, there are a couple of features that indicate that Peugeot is on the right path to rekindle its glory torch.

The Peugeot 508 is as a whole impressive, but for us, there is one feature that stood out. This is the coolest feature of the Peugeot 508

Overview Of The Peugeot 508

2010 Peugeot 508

When you mention family and cars today, everyone will point you in the direction of SUVs. This is because of the craze around them and people viewing them as an upgrade from minivans. But what if you could have a car that is less bulky than an SUV, but with space and decent performance?

Well, you could if you turn your attention to the Peugeot 508. Peugeot 508 is a full-size family car that is in the same category as the Volkswagen Passat, however, unlike the Passat, the Peugeot 508 is sleeker.

The five-door car guarantees you comfort and class, all on a budget. It is thought that the Peugeot 508 is the production version of the Peugeot Exalt, a car that Peugeot unveiled a couple of years back. The Peugeot 508 build is shorter and sits lower than its predecessor. This gives it a wider stance from a distance.

With this new build, Peugeot engineers seem to have paid very close attention to how everything is placed and shaped. The frameless doors give a smooth and flow finish to the car’s curves that flow to the back of the car.

Coolest Feature Of The Peugeot 508: Powertrain

Peugeot 508 Engine
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There is no doubt that the Peugeot 508 has a sporty exterior. So, it would not be difficult for one to assume that under the hood of this car sat a sports car level engine. Depending on what a sports engine means to you, you might find the Peugeot 508’s engine to be packing a punch or two.

Peugeot offers the Peugeot 508 in four trims. These are the Active Premium trim. the Allure Premium, the 508 GT, and the 508 GT Premium. The Active Premium trim and the GT Premium come with two engine options and the Allure Premium and the 508 GT come with three engine options.

These options include the 1.2 PureTech Eat8, 1.5 BlueHDI EAT8, and the 1.6-liter Hybrid E-Eat8. The base trim is the 1.2 PureTech Eat8 which packs a 1.2-liter petrol engine that has a maximum power output capacity of 131 hp.

The 1.5 BlueHDI Eat8 is the second trim. It is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that spits 131 hp. This power is delivered to the front-wheel-drive drivetrain. The last engine option in the Peugeot 508 lineup is the 1.6 Hybrid E-Eat8. This powertrain features a 1.6-liter hybrid engine including a 28kWh that pushes 225 hp to the car’s front-wheel drivetrain.

When it comes to performance the powertrains record a decent time on a 0 to 60 mph run. The 1.2 PureTech Eat8 clears a 10 seconds time, the 1.5 BlueHDI clears a 10 seconds time, and the 1.6 Hybrid E-Eat8 clears an 8.3 seconds time.

When considering which trim to buy, you need to remember that only the 1.5 BlueHDI is the only trim that comes with a manual transmission. The rest come with automatic transmissions.

The starting price of all the four Peugeot 508 trims vary. This is because of the extra features in each car ranging from alloy wheels to an all-leather interior. The starting price for each trim is $23,430 for the Active Premium, $25,225 for the Allure Premium, $25,60 for the 508 GT, and $27,438 for the GT Premium.