So much, for so little.  Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 130 KM – TEST, OPINION – Super Express

So much, for so little. Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 130 KM – TEST, OPINION – Super Express

In the case of many compacts, it happens that only well-equipped variants can convince pedestrians with their appearance and carry passengers in a modern cabin, full of soft equipment. The new Peugeot 308 is a slightly different case, because the French made sure that, at a very reasonable price, customers feel like they are in a high-quality car. The newest “lion cub” looks very sharp from the outside, but it is also very mature in the cabin – both in terms of functions and technology. The icing on the cake is communication, green varnish, which can even be found in the proverbial “naked” without paying a single zloty.

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Peugeot 308 – the metamorphosis of the decade

The French designers took into account the customers’ suggestions, then added their combination to the avant-garde and pure cat DNA. The effect is amazing, as evidenced by, among others, the fact that the new Peugeot 308 is in demand among the fair sex. In 2021, it was chosen by a female jury in the “Female Car of the Year” plebiscite. Of course, this does not mean that men should feel less masculine in it.

The new “lion lion” does not lack testosterone, which is emphasized by looking threatening with LED fangs, and green, let’s agree, is very neutral, elegant, and at the moment – fashionable. For a week behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 308, I couldn’t help but look at pedestrians and other drivers – especially men. Even the latest compacts of premium brands do not attract much attention on the road.

Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6
Author: Jan Guss-Gasiński
Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6

Peugeot 308 – digital and put together

The impressive body is just the beginning, because the interior of the French novel is equally impressive. After taking the driver’s seat, we are greeted by the i-Cockpit, ie ergonomic, small steering wheel, high-retracted clocks and a large screen with an intuitive (more on that later) multimedia system. This concept of the cockpit appeals every time I get to drive a new Peugeot. The driving position is comfortable, the steering wheel is comfortable in your hands and all the buttons are in the way.

The digital clocks that made their debut on the current 508 are getting smarter every year, although sometimes they lose their minds. A similar problem occurs on the infotainment screen. Apparently, when performing all these effective animations, the most powerful processor was forgotten. Fortunately, it happened repeatedly in this article. One of the many advantages that I quickly fell in love with is the ability to completely display the fuel consumption of the route. In flag 508, information about the route traveled (since reset) appeared only for a moment, and then disappeared. Of course, like any other digital scale, the 308 has many views and a large number of configuration options.

However, while the multimedia in the new 308 can be useless at times, the rest is commendable. The entire cabin is well assembled and made of high quality materials. At eye level and elbows, all devices are made of soft or very pleasant to the touch plastic. It is also worth noting that the French left the black piano almost completely, which means that the cabinet will not get tired very quickly. The only feature that might annoy piano black detractors is the frame surrounding the digital indicators and multimedia screen.

Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6
Author: Jan Guss-Gasiński
Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6

130 horses in manual. How does the Peugeot 308 drive?

We got the mid-range variant, Allure Pack (from PLN 118,400). It was powered by a 1.2-liter PureTech petrol engine, with its 130 hp (at 5500 rpm) and 230 Nm (from 1750 rpm) driven to the front wheels by a 6-speed manual gearbox. After a few intense days, I came to the conclusion that you do not need more happiness, although on paper this result does not give such a feeling.

In practice, these 130 horses are enough to take care of everyday things or go a long way. The flexible bike also has a low appetite for fuel, which I discovered after covering more than 1000 km. City or express train – for “gasoline” this does not matter, because in my case the average consumption from the weekly test was 6.5 l / 100 km. Around the city, sometimes empty, sometimes stuck, fuel consumption was from 6 to 7 liters per “hundred” and it was similar to the road, with fixed driving.

The suspension is good, but the 308 is not afraid of sharp turns, and at highway speeds, the cabin is decently quiet. All this means that you don’t really want to get out of this car. After a long journey, your back will not get tired, and it is important to note that we are talking about “basic” seats. In the higher equipment versions, we find seats approved by AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken), a design that was supported by the German association for a healthy back.

Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6
Author: Jan Guss-Gasiński
Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6

It’s hard not to be tempted

For the first time, the new Peugeot 308 completely destroyed the compact segment. In many ways, it surpasses the Golf of the eighth generation, but it is not available with a variety of engines, which in my opinion, in this comparison, is its only side. The French have devoted a lot of time to making their latest products turn heads, provoke their looks and welcome passengers with beautiful interiors. Of course, fans of German motorization are unlikely to be tempted by the new 308 due to their attachment to different brands, and it will be the same for Peugeot followers. Regardless of preferences, customers must be prepared for high costs, because today a fully equipped hatchback, such as the Peugeot 308 Allure Pack version, costs around PLN 120,000. zlotys.

The middle version of the equipment for this amount has under the hood the mentioned “petrol” and a 6-speed manual gearbox. For less than PLN 7,000, we can replace this unit with a diesel with the same power of 130 HP. If “ropniak” is not an option, for an additional PLN 9,500 we will get an 8-speed automatic transmission (EAT8), although I must admit that I am not a big fan of it. For reasons unknown to me, and many ratios, this transmission can shake – often when approaching a junction. And a guide? Especially – full control over the car!

Peugeot 308 – price in Poland

Engine / Version Active Package Attractions Allure Package GT GT package
PureTech 110 MT6 PLN 100 300
PureTech 130 MT6 PLN 105 300 PLN 115,000 PLN 118,400
PureTech 130 EAT8 PLN 114,800 PLN 124,500 PLN 127,900 PLN 138,000 PLN 146 900
BlueHDI 130 MT6 PLN 112,500 PLN 122,200 PLN 125 600
BlueHDI 130 EAT8 PLN 122,000 PLN 131,700 PLN 135,100 145,200 PLN PLN 154,100
HYBRID 180 EAT8 PLN 158,200 PLN 161,600 PLN 171,700 180 600 PLN
HYBRID 225 EAT8 PLN 178,600 PLN 187,500

Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6
Author: Jan Guss-Gasiński
Peugeot 308 Allure Pack 1.2 PureTech 130 HP S&S MT6

Are you interested? Well, we have a problem

In terms of color, design and construction, the new Peugeot 308 has attracted and continues to attract the attention of many customers. Several hundred pieces have already arrived at Polish retailers, but all indications are that monthly deliveries will be thin. It is caused by … Polish radio.

Yes, as absurd as it sounds, this is how the producer describes it. It turns out that some frequencies can block the multimedia system in the new 308. For this reason, the delivery of French CDs to Poland was suspended for a long and indefinite period.

Peugeot 308 PureTech 130 hp S&S M6 – specifications

Oil gas
Ability 1199 cc
Strong 130 hp at 5,500 rpm
Torque 230 hp at 1,750 rpm
Maximum speed 210 km / h
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 9.6 seconds
Contagion manual, 6-speed
Drive on the front axle
Catalog average fuel consumption 5.5 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions 125 g/km
Height 4367 mm
Width 1852 mm
Height 1441 mm
The base of the wheels 2675 mm
The empty weight of the tested version 1258 kg
Cargo compartment capacity 412 l
Front / rear brake

ventilation discs /

ventilation discs

Front suspension MacPherson strut
Rear suspension many ingredients

Front and rear tires

(in test example)

225/45 R17