2017 Peugeot 308: more safety features and better fuel economy

By CARSIFU | 1 June 2017

PARIS: The new 2017 Peugeot 308 gets the latest-generation driving aids recently unveiled on the new Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs.

These include Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert, which can prevents collisions and even reduces the overall number of crashes by drastically reducing the speed of the car.

The system detects registered cars that are stopped or going in the same direction, as well as pedestrians in the car’s path.

However, bikes, motorbikes, animals, and objects on the road are not detected.

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The 308 also gets Active lane departure warning, Driver attention warning, Automatic headlamp control, Speed sign recognition and speed suggestion, Adaptive cruise control with Stop function, and Active blind spot monitoring.

There is also VisioPark 1 where a 180-degree video camera is fitted on the rear hatch, and provides a view of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings, which are displayed on the touchscreen.

The parking sensors provide additional data with an overhead view of the vehicle.

A 360-degree overhead view with the vehicle's immediate surroundings is constructed in real time during the parking procedure.


The 308 also has Park Assist, which can automatically steer the car into a parking spot.

With the eight-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox, the driver only deals with braking.

Park Assist manages parallel and perpendicular parking.

New powertrains

The new 308 offers new, increasingly efficient petrol and diesel engines.

These include the new-generation direct fuel injection PureTech 130 S&S BVM6 engine with 4 per cent lower fuel consumption.

The new 308 is the first PSA Group car to have the new BlueHDi 130 S&S engine.

Like the new BVM6, this groundbreaking four-cylinder engine was digitally designed.

The new power unit involved the registration by the PSA Group of over 200 new patents.

With performance levels similar to 2.0-litre engines, this new BlueHDi 130 S&S has an additional 10hp compared with the BlueHDi 120 S&S it replaces.

It is not only more powerful, but also more fuel economical on the order of 4 - 6 per cent compared with the BlueHDi 120 S&S.


An exclusive feature of the new Peugeot 308 GT, the BlueHDi 180 S&S diesel engine is now associated with the new-generation eight-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox developed in collaboration with the Japanese specialists Aisin, which allows for a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 7 per cent compared with the EAT6.

Mirror Screen and a refined cockpit

The new 308 offers a Mirror Screen feature and a touchscreen with 3D connected navigation.

With voice recognition via smartphone (S Voice with Android and Siri with Apple), calls can be made, text messages written, and addresses stated aloud for navigation.

It features the familiar Peugeot i-Cockpit with a compact steering wheel and head-up display.


308 GTi by Peugeot Sport

The GTi version denotes sportiness: lowered chassis by 11mm, a completely new front and rear.

The interior is equally sporty comprising special bucket seats and steering wheel.

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Powered by the THP S&S 270 engine, and with an excellent power-to-weight ratio of 4.46kg per hp, the new PEUGEOT 308 GTi goes from 0 to 100km/h in only 6 seconds and takes only 25.3 seconds to travel 1km from a standstill position.

The new PEUGEOT 308 GTi is equipped with a limited-slip Torsen differential and 19-inch Carbone19 wheel rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

Fitted with 380mm front brake discs, red-painted calipers branded Peugeot Sport, and 268mm rear brake discs.

The emblematic GTi version comes with an exclusive Coupe Franche that marries Magnetic Blue and Perla Nera Black.

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