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Peugeot 308 SW

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Peugeot has announced some details of the estate variant of its new 308, with the arrival of the Peugeot 308 SW. It features the same i-Cockpit as the hatchback model, which was recently awarded 2014 European Car of the Year. The wheelbase of the 308 SW is 11cm longer then its hatch sibling which benefits rear passengers with increased legroom. The boot volume is 660 litres, this can be increased to 1,660 dm3 with the rear seats folded flat.

The new Peugeot 308 SW benefits from a range of latest-generation Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines. For petrol, power outputs are between 110 and 155bhp with CO2 emissions from 109g/km. The new e-THP 1.2 litre 130bhp turbocharged version with a six speed manual gearbox sees the introduction of Peugeot’s PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine technology to the range. Modular and compact, clean and powerful, reduced weight and innovative low friction materials allow fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced by 21%. This engine has already achieved a new fuel economy record fitted to the new 308 hatchback. Independently witnessed it travelled 1810km with just one tank of fuel, recording 2.85 litres of fuel per 100km (99.1MPG). From July 2014, the petrol range will be rounded off with a 1.2 PureTech 3-cylinder110bhp turbo petrol version as well as a new six-speed automatic gearbox on the 130bhp petrol version.

The Diesel range goes from 92 to 150bhp with remarkably contained CO2 emissions that do not exceed 111 g/km. The new BlueHDi 1.6 litre 120bhp version with a six-speed manual gearbox has a combined fuel consumption of only 3.2 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 85g/km, a record in the segment.

Full prices and specifications will be announced closer to the car’s Irish launch this July.