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The Peugeot 3008 – The automatic choice

25th May 2010 Print
Peugeot 3008

Peugeot’s award winning 3008 Crossover is now available with a more powerful HDi diesel engine and a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The Peugeot 3008 range will expand in June with the introduction of the 3008 HDi 163 FAP Automatic version which will be available in two trim levels, Sport and Exclusive.

The introduction of this new model will see a more powerful HDi diesel engine join the range. The new engine, which meets the current Euro 5 emission standards, is a major development of the old 2.0 litre 136 bhp “DW10B” HDi diesel engine featured in other Peugeot models. The cylinder head, internal engine components, intake, exhaust and timing have all been extensively redesigned. To obtain the increase in performance, the engine benefits from the use of Peugeot’s latest generation combustion chamber design known as ECCS (Extreme Conventional Combustion System), a low inertia variable geometry turbocharger, a high pressure injection pump with an operating pressure raised to 2000 bars and solenoid injectors with eight individual apertures.

With a capacity of 1997 cm3, it delivers its maximum power of 163 bhp at 3,750 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 340 Nm from an engine speed of 2,000 rpm. This engine provides the 3008 with particularly low fuel consumption and, therefore, CO2 emissions compared to its competitors.

The HDi 163 is only available with a six-speed automatic gearbox. This gearbox has been developed to reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2emissions and also benefits from a very efficient torque converter and significant reductions in internal friction losses. Particular attention has also been paid to the quality and speed of the gear changes in terms of the smoothness of the gear changes, the gear change settings and responsiveness.

The chosen gearbox gear ratios ensure good responsiveness when pulling away, excellent continuity when accelerating thanks to the smoothness of the gear changes, and an all-round ease of use linked to optimisation of the engine’s torque range, which is particularly generous in this respect. The gearbox management control system of all six gears optimises fuel consumption as the user is able to drive more often at low engine speeds, while the high ratio sixth gear reduces fuel consumption and engine noise levels on motorways.

Two driving modes are possible: automatic - for quiet, stress-free driving which adapts to the user’s driving style - and a more active mode, thanks to the sequential selection control.

The 3008 HDi 163 automatic also benefits from the standard fitment of Peugeot’s Dynamic Roll Control. This system, built into the rear suspension, not only enhances driving enjoyment, but also preserves ride comfort on a day-to-day basis, thanks to the excellent damping control of any road irregularities.

Standard specification consists of: 17” alloy wheels with energy saver tyres, rear parking aid, cruise control with speed limiter, radio / CD player with MP3 playback, lighting pack with boot net, height adjustable driver and passenger seats, full body coloured exterior, dynamic roll control, leather steering wheel, front fog lights, electric front/rear windows, air-conditioning, multi-flex interior (row two flat folding seats, three position boot load area floor and split tailgate), automatic electric parking brake with hill assist, electronic stability programme (ESP), six airbags, ABS with EBFD and emergency brake assist, two isofix seat mountings, remote central locking…

The Exclusive version adds the following standard specification – Cielo panoramic glass roof, visibility pack (automatic headlights and wipers), head up display, distance alert, rear side window sun blinds, tyre pressure sensors, alarm (Thatcham category 1 approved), exterior pack (chrome front & rear bumpers and side rubbing strips), family pack (additional storage in rear foot lockers), dual zone digital air-conditioning with air quality sensor (AQS) and climate control….

3008 Sport HDi 163 FAP Auto £21,395.00

3008 Exclusive HDi 163 FAP Auto £22,795.00

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Peugeot 3008