Peu­geot’s 308 Coupé Cabri­o­let now in Ire­land

Bray People - - MOTORING EXTRA -

PEU­GEOT, the world-leader in Coupe Cabri­o­let sales, has launched the much-an­tic­i­pated new Peu­geot 308 Coupe Cabri­o­let in Ire­land.

The 308 CC builds on the many strengths of the pop­u­lar 307 CC to of­fer the high­est stan­dards in terms of qual­ity, class-lead­ing com­fort and safety equip­ment and at­trac­tive styling. The 308 Coupe Cabri­o­let has been launched in Ire­land with one trim level, a 308 CC Sport Pack pow­ered with a new 1.6 HDi 112bhp diesel en­gine. The model re­tails from €33,790 plus dealer de­liv­ery re­lated charges.

The new Peu­geot 308 Coupe Cabri­o­let trans­forms from sleek Coupe to stylish Cabri­o­let in 20 sec­onds. Lowslung, with an aero­dy­nam­i­cally po­si­tioned front wind­screen, a deeply pro­filed lower front panel, gen­er­ously sculpted sides, a newly styled boot lid with spec­tac­u­lar LED rear lights, the 308 CC stands out in the crowd.

Com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor Peu­geot 307 CC, the 308 CC is lower, but longer and wider, with a larger front and rear track to im­prove the over­all per­for­mance and in­crease in­ter­nal passenger space.

The 308 Coupe Cabri­o­let Sport Pack is equipped with an in­tel­li­gent air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem, which adapts to the cho­sen coupe or cabri­o­let body shape. It also fea­tures a re­mark­able Air­wave sys­tem built into the front seats, which acts like a scarf by dif­fus­ing warm air that can be ad­justed for tem­per­a­ture, flow and di­rec­tion.

Stan­dard spec­i­fi­ca­tion in­cludes Blue­tooth, elec­tric front and rear win­dows, cruise con­trol, leather trimmed steer­ing wheel, alu­minium gear lever and ped­als, white di­als, chrome door han­dles / cen­tre con­sole, elec­tric fold­ing and heated door mir­rors, au­to­matic head­lamps and rain sens­ing wipers, front fog lamps, sports front seats, height ad­justable driver / passenger seat with mem­ory, aux in­put / MP3, 17” al­loys, heated seats and rear spoiler.

Equipped with an ex­cep­tional level of stan­dard safety fea­tures, the new 308 CC fea­tures a Bosch 8.1 ESP sys­tem com­prised of ABS, elec­tronic brake force dis­tri­bu­tion, trac­tion con­trol and sta­bil­ity con­trol. The new ar­rival also hosts the World’s first head airbag and has al­ready been awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP safety test.

Stan­dard se­cu­rity equip­ment in­cludes an ul­tra­sonic alarm, dead­locks with twin plip keys, rolling code transpon­der im­mo­biliser and lock­ing wheel bolts for al­loy wheels.

Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion has been paid to the rear of the 308 CC to com­bine el­e­gance with a good boot ca­pac­ity, re­gard­less of the cho­sen con­fig­u­ra­tion. In the Coupé con­fig­u­ra­tion, the to­tal boot vol­ume is 403 dm3 VDA (465 litres), an ad­di­tion of 53 dm3 com­pared to the 307 CC. In Cabri­o­let guise, the to­tal boot vol­ume is 226 dm3 VDA (266 litres), an in­crease of 22 dm3 com­pared to the 307 CC.

The new Peu­geot 308 CC is the first model in the range to ben­e­fit from Peu­geot’s new 1.6 litre 112 bhp diesel en­gine. This new en­gine is the re­sult of Peu­geot’s con­tin­ual de­vel­op­ment of its diesel HDi FAP tech­nol­ogy, widely ac­claimed for its per­for­mance and ef­fi­ciency. This new 1.6 litre HDi FAP diesel en­gine has been de­signed to meet the re­quire­ments of the new Euro 5 emis­sion stan­dards. It ben­e­fits from a num­ber of im­prove­ments over the cur­rent 110 bhp unit with im­proved per­for­mance in terms of flex­i­bil­ity and re­spon­sive­ness, as well as noise re­duc­tion, while at the same time re­duc­ing fuel con­sump­tion and CO2 emis­sions.

The new Peu­geot 308 Coupe Cabri­o­let.

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