New Peugeot 508 SW Gives The Sleek Sedan A Longer Roof

The French know a thing or two about style. Always have, and as Peugeot showed with the launch of the new 508 sedan just months ago, they still do. And now they’ve done it again with the new 508 SW.

Shorthand for Sport Wagon, the extended-roof version of the Peugeot’s D-segment saloon has now been revealed ahead of its scheduled debut at the Paris Motor Show and sales debut next January.

“After the radical fastback coupé-saloon, we now have the estate car,” said Peugeot CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato. “And it’s just as punchy and breath-taking! New Peugeot 508 SW confirms the Brand’s transformation and this model with its spectacular body line and impressive features, it really enriches the range. Our ambition to make Peugeot the leading premium-range mainstream brand is taking shape very nicely.”

At 1.42 meters (56 inches) tall, the SW is slung just as low as the sedan, and stretches just 3 cm (1.18”) longer. And like the sedan, it features frameless side windows. They’re just topped in this case by a longer roofline and roof rails for securing cargo. It also has more space inside, with 530 liters (18.7 cubic feet) of cargo capacity with the luggage cover closed. Fold the rear seats down and that grows to 1,780 liters – equivalent to nearly 63 cubic feet, or about the same as a VW Touareg.

Since the roof doesn’t slant back the same way that the sedan’s does, it also has more headroom for the rear-seat passengers, with a seatback that can tilt 27 degrees. And there’s a big glass sunroof to let the sunshine in. But from the B-pillar forward, it’s essentially the same as the sleek sedan inside – right down to the i-Cockpit dashboard system.

PSA will offer the 508 SW with a choice of six engine options – two gasoline and four diesels, ranging in displacement from 1.5 to 2.0 liters and producing between 130 (in the base diesel) to 225 metric horsepower (in the top petrol unit). They come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and there’ll be a plug-in hybrid version to follow in the later part of next year, too.

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  • Vassilis

    Seriously those DRLs… Looks good otherwise though.

  • Six_Tymes

    LOVE it. It has character. Shame its not available in the states

  • iea96

    The front is a bit too much but overall it’s a great shape. Especially the rear end.
    The coupe like pillar-less doors are also a pretty neat touch.

  • salamOOn

    better looking inside out than new audis….

    • Brabusbus

      And the Jaguar too…

  • Adi

    It’s a shame that it doesn’t have a full panoramic sunroof.

  • atomicbri

    I am liking this 508 series, both the four door and this estate. The estate’s style and design are really great. I love the interior as well. And kudos to Peugeot for putting on real exhaust tips and not those fake things so many other companies are doing.

    • CADOX

      Are you for real ? PSA is king of the fake exhaust.

      • atomicbri

        For this model they are real, I am not referring to the 3008 and such. This model uses real exhaust coming out of the back.

        • Vince

          for petrol engines only 😉

          • dufonrafal .

            No, diesel as well, and the picture is the BluHDi 180.

            -one double exhaust on the left = diesel
            -two single exhaust = petrol

          • Vince

            on diesel, they’re fake exhaust 😉 the actual real exhaust is under the car oriented to the ground.

      • atomicbri
  • Toss

    A wagon version with no frame at doors? Nice. But still like a sea horse from the front.

  • haudit

    This is what Peugeot wants to tell the world with the 508 and 508SW…

  • uS’gedlemba

    Great work from Peugeot a beautiful car!

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Get rid of the DRLs and it will look much better.

  • alexxx

    I am no fan of estates but this is beautiful….and that interior… gorgeous

  • That face… still awful. Every part of it.


  • pcurve

    Wish I can gray import this into the u.s. I don’t care if it breaks after 2 years.

  • wintergraan

    Maybe it’s because the rear overhang is a bit too short whereas the front appears too long and massive. Overall it’s a very interesting design but the proportions seem a bit off :/

    • Sébastien

      Yes not sure what’s not working, I much prefer a Passat SW or the lovely V90

      • wintergraan

        Definitely, but the v90 is in a class above. What about the v60 or the Insignia?

  • Frase

    Just as stupendous as the fastback. That rear end will never stop being the bee’s knees. I don’t think I’ve been this excited by a new Peugeot since the 407 coupe, or the 1007.

  • wonderdallas

    Wait…do you look over the steering wheel to see the instrument cluster?

    I love this car.

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