2019 Peugeot 508 Taken To The Autobahn For Top Speed Run

If the previous-gen Peugeot 508 was interesting to look at, the new one is simply gorgeous.

Starting with the sculpted exterior, which adopts a five-door fastback body style, or coupe-saloon as the French car firm likes to call it, and ending with the bold-looking cabin that brings pretty much everything a 21st century driver needs, it makes for a compelling choice – at least on paper.

Peugeot states that the new 508’s nearest rival is the Audi A5 Sportback. It has a nearly identical length and slightly more rear legroom than Ingolstadt’s model. Nonetheless, more realistically speaking, it continues to challenge the likes of the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb, as Peugeot is not a premium brand and thus has to fight mainstream rivals.

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Advanced driving assistance features include night vision, a segment-first, which uses an infrared camera to detect pedestrians at night or whenever the visibility drops significantly. Elsewhere, expect the usual amenities, including the infotainment system mounted in the middle of the dashboard that provides access to different functions of the car, jammed into a rather futuristically-styled cabin.

The engine lineup is quite generous and includes two petrol units and three diesels, topped by a hybrid that puts out 225 PS (222 hp / 166 kW). The electrified 508 has an electric-only range of up to 40 km (25 miles) courtesy of the 11.8 kWh battery.

Those who would rather opt for the most potent non-electrified model have to settle for the GT, which has an identical output to the hybrid. This is the variant chosen by AutoTopNL for another one of their POV driving videos, and was taken to the Autobahn for a top speed run.

 

  • Kagan

    Well İ made 240 with my Mondeo mk3 16 years ago with just natural aspired 2 l engine and 146 HP.

    İt seems like turbo enginees loose it up at the top.

    • dufonrafal .

      240 with 146hp?

      Maybe downhill with a tailwind and a fairly inaccurate speedo. The 508 speedometer is very accurate so it’s a true 240.

      • Kagan

        Well I can tell you it ain’t true it probably shows 10 to much.

        Of course even mine showed to muchc but it was quite accurate. Of course you sometimes get a slight downhill or wind at your back maybe he got to. İn one occasion İ even had more to press when I was at 240 in heavy traffic with luggage and passengers.

        The thing is that you don’t get the top power from turbo engines compared
        to natural aspired ones. They say it has 225 and it is only slightly faster than my old 146 which probably had worse CW.

        • dufonrafal .

          Peugeot speedometers are set to show +3, and they do.

          • Kagan

            Better ask peugot and it still doesn’t matter.

    • MarineCorpsX

      240 with 146HP??? Yeah right, in your dreams! 🙂 In that time, 15-16 years ago I was driving Jag X-type 3.0 V6 with 224HP and max. speed was 242, tried on Autobahn. Later, my Honda S2000 was 240HP and max. speed was 244km/h. Only my 306HP Jag S-type V8 was able to 260. So, you were dreaming or playing Need for speed on Playstation! 🙂

  • Sébastien

    Electrified 508??! It’s not released yet

  • Bash

    Looking good! Look at that dash and all. This is different than anything else I’ve seen in a while.

  • TheHake

    I still don’t like that steering-wheel-in-your-lap idea.

  • TheHake

    You still regularly get a-wipes pulling in front of you without looking. And it’s not nice when you’re doing 220 and they are doing 90…

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