TEST Peugeot 508 PSE Hybrid: for parents of …

The ” PES in the designation of the 508 hybrid it means ” Peugeot Sport Engineered It is from this label that the French brand of the Stellantis group uses today for its most powerful and sporty models. In a way, it is the GTI of the 2020s, with a cleaner side to be more politically correct, as it should be these days.

The engineers of Peugeot No doubt they were delighted to be able to invest once again in the sporting development of a production car. This, of course, is becoming rarer, because in 2022 the low consumption and connectivity are the most important factors in specifying a new model.

Peugeot 508 PSE Hybrid For parents

For sure, Peugeot has a history of racing and will soon be competing in endurance racing with the 9X8. The manufacturer wants to reflect its involvement with the sporty versions of the models that will carry the PSE label which 508 hybrid who rolled the ball.

The most powerful

The basis of the PSE is the version plug-in hybrid well known 508which develops 225 hp. Of course, these values ​​do not allow you to break the asphalt when you accelerate, so the powertrain has received a solid upgrade to live up to its sporting ambitions.

A la 508 PES Hybridthe association of 1.6-liter gasoline engine both electric motors product 360 hp and 520 Nmmaking this car the most powerful model in the range Peugeot. It has an eight – speed automatic gearbox and, thanks to the 113 hp electric motor located on the rear axle, the 508 PES Hybrid benefits from four-wheel drive, which guarantees optimal handling in all conditions.

Peugeot 508 SW PSE

Naturally, with this power, the 508 PES Hybrid shows very dynamic performances with a From 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 secondswhile top speed is limited to 250 km / h, which is still enough to cover theHighway at a steady pace. Note that the 11.8 kW rechargeable battery it also allows you to browse 42 km purely in mode electric.

Rigorous behavior

But the 508 PES Hybrid, is more than a mountain of power for fast sprints. Engineers also worked on the suspension for this one sedan or that to break – both are available for choice – handles corners with precision and offers great braking power.

Therefore, the 508 it has shorter springs, wider track, additional stabilizer bars, 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and larger brake discs.

peugeot 508 SW PES

This cocktail works because the 508 PES Hybriddespite its weight of over 1,750 kg, it accelerates very hard, steers very hard in corners and brakes hard, making it an excellent family sports car for enthusiasts.

The downside to everyday use is that the rather rigid suspension, combined with low-profile sports tires, limits driving comfort on our bad roads a bit. Unfortunately, this is the reality in Belgium.

Not determined

Peugeot 508 PSE Hybrid For parents

Then there’s the price, which it is € 68,900 for sedan and of € 70,900 for to break. That’s a lot for one Peugeotcertainly richly equipped i efficient, but which does not have the image of its competitors of the German premium brands. In Flanders, the taxes for that plug-in hybrid with emissions of 46 g / km CO2 they are not too high, but in Brussels and Wallonia, it is much more penalized

Finally, enthusiasts may want to be more daring in exterior design, like this one 508 PES Hybrid does not differ from a “simple” 508 only thanks to the large air intakes, the spoiler fins with yellow details on the front and the diffuser on the back.

Peugeot 508 PES

Conclusion

The Peugeot 508 PSE Hybrid is a sporty and versatile family car that manages to combine driving sensations and everyday pleasure, even if it involves some concessions in terms of comfort. Unfortunately, this cocktail is priced high.

Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 PSE Hybrid (360 hp) in figures

Engine: plug-in hybrid: 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine + electric motor; 360 hp and 520 Nm.

Transmission: four-wheel drive

Gearbox: 8-speed automatic

L / A / A (mm): 4,750 / 1,859 / 1,403

Empty weight (kg): 1,764

Luggage volume (l): 487 / 1.537

Tank capacity (l): 43

0-100 km / h (sec.): 5.2

Maximum speed: 250 km / h

WLTP fuel consumption: 2.0 l / 100 km

CO2: 46 g / km

Dam: € 68,900

TMC: Flanders: € 46.23; Wallonia and Brussels € 4,957

Circulation fee: Flanders: € 160.39; Wallonia and Brussels € 296.60

Ecomalus Wallonia: € 0

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