Why we’re running it: To see whether Peugeot’s new sporting saloon can hold its own on luxury and performance in this competitive space
Life with a 508 PSE: Month 3
What a difference Sport mode makes - 16 March 2022
As is customary on faster cars, Sport is one of five driving modes you can select on the 508 PSE. It’s subtle in the same way as the car’s performance, but you will receive the full 355bhp, heavier steering, stiffer dampers and a sharper throttle response. It also generates the highest level of battery regeneration to keep the electric power flowing.
Rarified air - 2 March 2022
Since taking on the 508 PSE, I’ve yet to see another on the road. That’s not surprising, given only 2000 were sold globally last year. However, this met Peugeot’s modest expectations, CEO Linda Jackson told me. There are no plans for more PSE models, but “the 508 PSE is very important, being a neo-performance model and a link between the endurance hypercar and a car we can sell.”
Time to find out how well our car fulfils its long-haul exec role - 23 February 2022