Peugeot’s replacement for both the 407 and 607 will arrive in the UK in April 2011, having been revealed late last year.
Peugeot will offer two petrol and four diesel engines initially with the 508 and a choice of Access, SR, Active, Allure and GT specification levels.
The engines include a 1.6-litre 120bhp and 1.6-litre 156bhp petrol as well as a 1.6-litre diesel. The other diesel options are based on the 2.0-litre engine in 140, 163 and 204bhp variations.
The entry level Access model, matched to a six-speed ECG gearbox, also comes with the option of Peugeot’s new e-HDi 1.6-litre engine.
As expected with the ‘e’ moniker, the model offers the lowest CO2 emissions in the range at 109g/km for the saloon and 110g/km for the SW.
This is down to new Stop & Start technology which turns the engine off when the car is stationary to save fuel.
e-HDi models start from £19,050 and the technology is also available in Access, SR and Active trim levels.
A six-speed Automatic gearbox is available on all trim levels apart from the entry-level Access with certain diesel engines.
At the top of the range, the Peugeot 508 ‘GT’ model in both saloon and SW body styles is the most expensive at £28,750 and £29,975 respectively.
This includes the most powerful engine in the range, the 200bhp HDi, and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The GT model also features a different front suspension from standard models, which use a McPherson type suspension. Instead, the GT uses a drop link double wishbone front suspension similar to the outgoing 407.
All of the models in the Peugeot 508 range will be available to buy in April 2011.