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Peugeot 308 DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr

Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
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Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr
Peugeot 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Allure 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG76.30
  • 0-62mph9.8 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C0296 g/km
  • BHP131
  • Torque221 lbs/f
  • P11D23%

Review

Put off diesels by the scare stories n the press? Peugeot hopes you'll think again after looking at the latest diesel-powered version of their improved second generation 308 family hatch, the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 derivative. It's cleaner, greener and very sophisticated.

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Want the most sophisticated diesel version of Peugeot's improved second generation 308 family hatch? Then you want the latest 1.5 BlueHDi 130 diesel version. In choosing it, you'll be getting one of the most efficient cars of this type in the segment. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

This Peugeot 308 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 aims to do nothing less than change the way you think about diesels. Quite a task. Quite an engine? We're going to see. This is the most sophisticated of the BlueHDi engines in Peugeot's line-up and it's installed into a car that's lately been usefully improved with smarter packaging and extra media connctivity. The Peugeot brand has sold products in the family hatchback sector for longer than almost any other. Mid-sized compact Peugeots with a '3' designation actually go all the way back to the 301 of 1932, progressing through the pre-war 302 and the post-war 304 to the 305 and 306 models of the Eighties and Nineties. By then, the French brand had become less aspirational in the family hatchback segment as volume sales were chased with the forgettable 307 of 2001, the underpinnings of which also formed the basis for its less popular successor, the first generation 308 of 2007. Today though, this segment is changing, primarily with the continuing emergence of cheap Chinese and Korean rivals. Brands like Peugeot have been forced to respond by moving their cars a little more up-market and adding in new technology - like that used in this latest diesel powerplant.

Driving Experience

As our focus here is on that new 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel engine, we'll start with that. This powerplant has been developed to replace the previous 1.6-litre BlueHDi unit and claims to offer a new era of black pump-fuelled efficiency for cars of this kind thanks to a whole range of thoughtful engineering touches, including a combustion chamber design apparently derived from that of Peugeot's 908 HDi diesel Le Mans racer. It's also more refined and responsive than the old engine, with the 130bhp unit offered from the launch of this revised model range being capable of 62mph from rest in 10.3 en route to a maximum of 125mph. The brand's 'EAT6' automatic transmission is optional. On the move in this 308, your first impressions feel positive as you settle in behind the small low-set steering wheel that's now an established brand trademark and peer above it at the slick-looking dial pack. Not everyone is in favour of this so-called 'iCockpit' layout, but we like the way it imparts a more direct, connected feel into the on-the-road experience. With this facelifted model, the brand hasn't made any dynamic changes to this car's ride and handling, but that remains impressive with a well-judged blend of responsive suppleness. The front end grips tenaciously if you do drive the 308 hard, and you'll enjoy the car's fundamental suppleness around town where the suspension does a good job in soaking up potholes and speed bumps.

Design and Build

Whether you choose the five-door hatch or the alternative SW estate which rides on a lengthier wheelbase, you'll be getting yourself a family hatch-class car that's a little shorter and narrower than the class norm - and a touch lower too. But also one that's lighter and more space-efficient than most of its competitors, thanks to a modular EMP2 platform so sophisticated that it required no fewer than 116 patents. Having gone to all that effort back in 2014, Peugeot's stylists weren't minded to radically change things very much when it came to this mid-term facelift, so the aesthetic changes made are relatively minor. The brand badge has been moved down from the bonnet to a place of prominence in the centre of a now-classier chrome-framed grille you'll find flanked by headlamps with upper edges made up of twinkling LEDs. Take a place in one of the very comfortable seats up front in what Peugeot rather pretentiously calls the 'i-Cockpit' and four things are immediately apparent: quality, lack of button clutter, the big centre-dash LCD infotainment screen and, most notably, the tiny steering wheel above which (rather than through which) you're supposed to view the instruments with their finely sculpted red needles. Jump into this model after familiarisation with an Astra or a Focus and you'll wonder where all the buttons have gone. There's a small central cluster of them in front of the gearstick for locking, heated rear window and hazard lights - and that's about it. Otherwise, almost everything's been relocated to the 9.7-inch colour LCD touchscreen that's standard on all but baseline models and dominates the centre of the dash. What else? Practicality? Rear seat space is only average but there's a large 470-litre boot that grows in size to 660-litres if you choose the SW estate model.

Market and Model

Prices for the vaious 1.5 BlueHDi 130 variants start at around £21,500 and there's a choice of five-door hatch or SW estate bodystyles. There's a choice of 'Active', 'Allure' or sporty 'GT Line' trim. All BlueHDi 130 models get LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, a DAB digital radio, Bluetooth 'phone connectivity, a USB connection, an alarm and a large 9.7-inch infotainment touchscreen with satellite navigation. Top of the range versions include features like a reversing camera, full LED headlights, an enormous panoramic Cielo sunroof, some very nice half Alcantara sports seats, keyless entry and electrically-folding door mirrors. They also get the Peugeot Driver Assistance Pack which includes Dynamic Cruise Control that maintains you at a safe distance from the car in front, Emergency Collision Braking System and Emergency Collision Alert.

Cost of Ownership

Unlike other diesels (including the 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel it replaces), this 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 unit is compatible with the much stricter 'Euro-6c' emissions legislation due to be fully enforced in 2020 which clamps down on harmful NOx nitrogen oxides in a way that's measured in real-world tests, rather than in a laboratory. This downsized diesel uses urea injection, selective catalytic reduction and a particulate trap to clean up its exhaust gases as well as implementing a more stringent at-source, at-exhaust emissions control system. As a result, it's able to record an impressive 93g/km of CO2 figure and should be capable of around 80mpg on the combined cycle. That's about the same as you'll get from the older 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel unit that continued on in the 308 range at the time of the launch of this facelifted model. Maintenance costs should be reasonable too, Peugeot having put a lot of effort in to reducing the cost of servicing when this car was originally launched back in 2014. Back then, we were told that maintenance costs would be around 22% more affordable than was the case with the first generation 308 thanks to careful parts pricing. Redesigned brakes were said to offer 40% better brake pad life, while careful control of wheel toe-in is supposed to give 20% better tyre longevity. Longer service intervals help here too; attention is needed every year or every 16,000 miles.

Summary

This 308 1.5 BlueHDi 130 diesel model gets a lot of things so right. French cars in this class haven't always been able to justify themselves either in terms of quality or in the harder discipline of pounds and pence running costs. They drove well and were priced keenly but you paid when it was time to trade in. That's no longer the case. In this regard at least, this particular 308 does especially well in realising Peugeot's upmarket aspirations. Drawbacks? There aren't too many at all. It might disappoint if you hanker after a really sharp, sporty drive and rear legroom isn't the most generous but other than that we're just scratching around a bit. That should tell you that this is an extremely good car and one that looks set to restore Peugeot's reputation for building elegant, comfortable and sophisticated family cars. If you appreciate a certain subtlety and style without it costing you the earth, Peugeot has something you'll like right here. It's been a long time coming but the 308 is right back in the game.

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Driver Convenience
Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
3D connected navigation
Bluetooth telephone facility
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Front and rear parking sensors
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Multi function trip computer
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 9.7" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function steering wheel
Peugeot i-cockpit with head-up instrument panel
Service interval indicator
Exterior Features
Halogen foglights
Halogen headlights
Solid paint
2 X Rear number plate lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome side window trim
Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate windows
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Front windscreen wiper with multi speed setting
Fuel filler cap with dedicated AdBlue inlet
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen
LED daytime running lights built into the headlamp unit
Panoramic fixed cielo glass roof with electric interior blind
Power folding door mirrors with courtesy approach lighting
Radiator grille - chrome edge trim and with chrome central
Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
Roof mounted antenna
Side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
Interior Features
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Front passenger seat lumbar adjustment
Oxford cloth/Leather upholstery
Rear armrest with ski flap and two cup holders
Sports style front seats with elongated cushion bases and increased side support
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
12V socket
2x Rear coat hooks
4 Grab handles retractable and damped
Central front armrest with height and longitudinal adjustment
Cupholders - 2 in rear centre armrest
Door armrests and facia panels trimmed in mistral fabric
Driver and front passenger seat height adjustment
Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
Dual zone automatic climate control
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Front centre console cup holders
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Front seat back map pockets
Gear shift indicator
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
Roof lining - light grey
Satin chrome gear lever
Satin chrome interior door handles
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Seatbelt unfastened warning display
Wheels
17" Rubis diamond cut alloy wheels
Steel space saver spare wheel
Entertainment
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
DAB Digital radio
Steering column mounted multifunction controls
USB socket
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
Packs
Visibility pack - 308
Safety
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
ABS + EBD + EBA
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Child locks on rear doors
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Electronic parking brake + Hill assist
ESP
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
Front/rear disc brakes
Tyre pressure sensor
Security
Automatic door locking
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Deadlocking system
Electronic code immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control central locking with two plip keys
Thatcham cat 1 ultrasonic alarm
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Trim
Satin chrome dash trim
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.11
CO2 (g/km) 92
HC+NOx 0.063
Noise Level dB(A) 74
NOx 0.045
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 16.4:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 84.8
Engine Code DV5RC
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 76.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 83.1
EC Urban (mpg) 67.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 3.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 4.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 53.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 62.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 49.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 59.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 60.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 72.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 46.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 52.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 54.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 63.8
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 130
Coin Description BlueHDi 130
Coin Series Allure
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 22E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.8
Engine Power - BHP 131
Engine Power - KW 96
Engine Power - RPM 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
Engine Torque - MKG 30.6
Engine Torque - NM 300
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style RUBIS DIAMOND CUT
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1457
Length 4253
Wheelbase 2620
Width 1804
Width (including mirrors) 2043
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 53
Gross Vehicle Weight 1810
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1309
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 501
Max. Loading Weight 630
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 615
Minimum Kerbweight 1180
No. of Seats 5

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
City park enhanced park assist with blind spot monitoring £400.00
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance £250.00
Visio Park 1 with 180 Colour reversing camera £200.00
Entertainment
CD player £120.00
Exterior Features
Detachable towbar with 13 pin + Trailer Sway Mitigation £550.00
Full LED headlights with LED fog lights, sequential LED indicators, sports front bumper and Self-levelling headlights £850.00
Metallic paint £545.00
Pearlescent paint £695.00
Special paint £695.00
Special solid paint £275.00
Interior Features
Leather upholstery with heated front sports seats, electric front lumbar adjust and massage + rear armrest w/ski flap £1,500.00
Packs
Drive assist pack - 308 £400.00
Safety Pack - 308 £500.00
Safety plus pack - 308 £800.00
Safety plus pack with Drive Assist Pack - 308 £900.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Cumulus grey £545.00
Metallic - Magnetic blue £545.00
Metallic - Nera black £545.00
Metallic - Nimbus grey £545.00
Metallic - Twilight blue £545.00
Pearl - White £695.00
Solid - Hurricane grey FOC
Special Paint - Ultimate Red £695.00
Special solid - Bianca white £275.00
Security
Peugeot Open and Go System includes keyless entry with start/stop button and USB charger at rear £350.00
Trim
Leather - Mistral black with heated front sports seats, electric front lumbar adjust and massage + rear armrest w/ski flap £1,500.00
Oxford cloth/Leather - Black FOC
Wheels
18" Saphir two tone diamond cut alloy wheels £300.00
18" Saphir two tone diamond cut alloy wheels with full size spare wheel £400.00
Full size spare wheel £100.00
* option prices shown are estimated