Peugeot has released extensive details for the new 508.

The 508 will be available in both saloon and estate body styles and as a result Peugeot has felt the need to promote the efficient attributes of the D-Segment model.

To that end, seven engine options will be available on the new Peugeot consisting of two petrol and five diesel powertrains.

The most efficient engine in the range is the 112 bhp 1.6-litre HDi engine when mated to an EGC gearbox with CO2 emissions for the saloon variant of 109g/km and a combined fuel consumption of 64.2mpg.

The most potent engine in the range is the 200bhp 2.0-litre HDi engine with an automatic transmission which is capable of delivering 338lb/ft of torque at 2000rpm.

All of Peugeot’s HDi engines are equipped with e-HDI Stop and Start Systems which Peugeot says can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent in urban driving conditions.

Two suspension configurations are available on the new 508 with a McPherson type front suspension arrangement fitted to the majority of 508 models. This structure has a reduced weight compared to the similar set-up used on the 408.

Peugeot 508 GT models are fitted with a ‘drop link double wishbone front suspension’ which Peugeot says will improve road handling and steering accuracy on the model.

All 508s come equipped with the same multi-arm rear suspension to improve body control and ride comfort.

The new 508 will be available from April 2011 with prices for the saloon version starting at £18,150. Estate prices start at £19,175.

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