Peugeot’s 308 CC HDi FAP was renamed the e-HDi after the engine management was further developed with micro-hybrid technology and start-stop to make it yet more economical. Performance is adequate and the super-efficient engine is relatively smooth and refined. As you’d expect, it is better suited to long distance cruising than spirited driving but with plenty of torque it has plenty of go at lower speeds.
The 308 CC replaces one of the most popular mid size European convertibles of all time. It makes considerable improvements. It’s a bigger car with more room for all four passengers. The CC is good looking too and those looks should be matched with better handling and a good turn of speed. Peugeot’s 2 piece folding hardtop roof has been refined and now operates in just 20 seconds. Equipment levels are impressive. Front seat occupants even get to enjoy warm air blowers around their necks for those chillier days.