The Peugeot 308 CC now has a new 1.6 litre 156 bhp Euro 5 THP turbo charged petrol engine and a new 6 speed automatic gearbox.
The new “AT6” automatic gearbox has been developed by “Aisin AW” to specifications defined by the PSA Peugeot Citroën group. The new gearbox is designed to withstand a maximum torque of 300 Nm (450 Nm for the AM6). Lighter and even more compact than the AM6, the AT6 has been designed to reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, (around 7% less than the previous model). It also benefits from a more efficient torque converter and a significant reduction in internal friction losses.
The Peugeot 308 gearbox control system management of all the six gears optimises fuel consumption as the user is able to drive more often at low engine speeds, while the high ratio sixth gear optimises fuel consumption and engine noise levels on motorways.
This new Peugeot 308 model will be available in SE and GT trim levels, unlike the current THP 140 automatic model which was only available in SE trim level. 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. Prices start at £22,895 on the road moving up to £25,795 for the Peugeot 308 GT.