Peugeot 408: Why the French model changes the data in its class

By | May 6, 2023

Impressive design, advanced technologies and a wide range of powertrains are the “arrows” in the quiver of the new peugeot 408 that make it stand out in the small to medium class.

Advancing at the forefront of developments The new Peugeot 408 creates its own trend in the category of small and medium crossovers with fastback bodywork characterized by the limited height, but with a higher ground clearance, which is eye-catching, while bearing the design stamp of the French company.

Wanting to change the data in its class, the new Peugeot 408 is based on the improved EMP2 V3 platform from the French that can support versions with conventional heat engines, with plug-in hybrids and purely electric propulsion systems, thus giving the public the possibility to choose exactly what you want for your needs.


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Design excellence with the Peugeot signature

Undoubtedly, the body lines, which combine in a particularly harmonious way features of the world of SUVs and 5-door coupe models, are also what make the French firm’s fastback crossover stand out from the crowd. They also contribute to this. the dimensions with the length reaching 4.69 meters, with the width and height being 1.85 and 1.448 m respectively. At the same time, the 2.79 meter wheelbase ensures high levels of interior space for passengers and their luggage.

Influences from the world of SUVs come from the relatively long ground clearance of 189mm. and the 408 also has dark colored guards on both the domes and around the perimeter of the body.

unique design and spaciousness

Attention to detail, sharp edges and a unique look extend to the impressive cabin of the new 408, which takes Peugeot’s i-Cockpit concept one step further. Peugeot has paid full attention to the interior of the 408 using the highest quality fabrics and soft plastics, with correspondingly top-notch equipment.


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Comfort, which is also one of the elements that characterize Peugeot models, is enhanced by the interior of the new 408 and by the spaciousness that they enjoy those in the rear seat with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm. and to offer knee room that reaches 188 mm.

On the same wavelength of spaciousness and comfort is the trunk, which starts for the conventional version of 536 liters and can reach up to 1,611 liters by folding down the back of the rear seats.

With advanced engine sets

The new Peugeot 408 is equipped with state-of-the-art propulsion systems, which meet strict Euro 6.4 standards and are distinguished by high performance combined with low emissions, even with purely electric propulsion.


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At the heart of the 408 range is the multi-award winning 3-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech with a power that reaches 130 hp at 5,500 rpm for the occasion. and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The engine works exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission with an 8-speed automatic transmission and offers the French crossover. 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h.

This is followed by plug-in hybrid versions of the French model, which also offer the possibility of purely electric driving and are based on the turbocharged 4-cylinder Pure Tech petrol engine with outputs of 150 and 180 hp respectively. The picture is completed with the presence of an electric motor of 110 CV and 320 Nm of torque and set of batteries with an energy capacity of 12.4 kWh, which provides an electrical range of up to 63 kilometers.


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In the first version of the PHEV system, their combined performance reaches 180 PS and 360 Nm of torque. with 0-100 km/h achieved in 8.1 seconds and the finish reaching 225 km/h. The second version is also the best with horsepower reaching 225 and offering sports car performance from it takes just 7.8 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h and reach a top speed of 233 km/h.

In addition to benefits, another point that stands out for plug-in hybrid sets is the very low fuel consumption that they offer, especially on daily commutes. With a charged battery, consumption is limited to just 1.1 and 1.2 liters per 100 km. for the 180 and 225 CV version respectively and with emissions of 26 g/km. in both cases the 408 enjoys unique privileges since it is non-payment of circulation fees and free parking in controlled areas.


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