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Peugeot 308 CC (2009-2014)

The Peugeot 308 CC replaces one of the most popular European mid size 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.

Peugeot 308 CC Details

Production dates2009-2014
Length 4400 mm / 173 in
Width inc. mirrors 2039 mm / 80 in
Height 1426 mm / 56 in
Wheelbase 2605 mm / 103 in
Luggage capacity 266 litres / 9.39 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 60 litres / 15.9 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service intervals 20,000 miles

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 VTi

The 1.6 litre VTi base model Peugeot 308CC has an engine developed with BMW and also used in the Mini Cooper. It doesn't produce exciting performance but doesn't feel sluggish either and suits the car well while returning good economy. There is no option other than the 5 speed manual gearbox which, like the steering is rather light with a lack of feel.

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 VTi Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 120@6000 bhp
Torque 118@4250 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
Kerb weight 1587 kg / 3499 lb
UK retail price from £23,105
UK insurance group 16

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 VTi Performance

Max speed (manual) 121 mph / 195 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 12.9 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 VTi Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 40.1 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 159 g/km

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 THP 156

The turbo charged 1.6 litre THP Peugeot 308CC makes a big leap forward from the normally aspirated base model. Not only does it boast more impressive performance figures it also has a much more positive shifting six speed gearbox. Together they make the Peugeot feel more eager and dynamic although the steering the steering still feels a little too light to give real confidence in twisty roads. The aged 4 speed auto gearbox was updated to a more modern 6 speed unit (a big improvement) before being phased out.

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 THP 156 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 156@6000 bhp
Torque 177@4000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
Kerb weight 1636 kg / 3607 lb
UK retail price from £26,510
UK insurance group 12/22

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 THP 156 Performance

Max speed (manual) 133 mph / 214 kph
Max speed (auto) 127 mph / 204 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 10.2 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 12.4 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 THP 156 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 39.2 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 34.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 160 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 160 g/km

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 GT THP

Initially the Peugeot 308 CC GT was simply a more sporting trim level but from 2011 the GT gets a more powerful version of the 1.6 litre BMW developed engine. A turbo-charger squeezes a healthy amount of power out of this excellent power plant while keeping respectable fuel economy. It somehow even manages to use slightly less fuel than the lower powered 156 model. The extra power doesn't turn the 308CC into a sports car though with the emphasis more focused on comfort. It is however a pleasure to cruise in on the open road.

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 GT THP Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 200@6800 bhp
Torque 203@4500 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
UK retail price from £25,995
UK insurance group 30

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 GT THP Performance

Max speed (manual) 147 mph / 237 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 8.8 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 GT THP Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 40.4 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 162 g/km

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 e-HDi

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.

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 e-HDi Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1560 cc
Power 115@3600 bhp
Torque 199@1750 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
Kerb weight 1648 kg / 3633 lb
UK retail price from £24,365
US retail price from $24,365
UK insurance group 18

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 e-HDi Performance

Max speed (manual) 119 mph / 192 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 13 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 e-HDi Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 57.5 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 124 g/km

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 140

At launch the Peugeot 308 CC came with three diesel options a 1.6 and two 2 litre cars with different power options. the HDi 140 was the lesser of the 2 litre cars and was phased out in 2010.

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 140 Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1997 cc
Power 140@4000 bhp
Torque 260@2000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 5-spd auto
UK retail price from £23,295
UK insurance group 11/24

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 140 Performance

Max speed (manual) 129 mph / 208 kph
Max speed (auto) 126 mph / 203 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 11.1 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 12.3 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 140 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 47.8 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 41.5 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 155 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 178 g/km

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 163

The updated Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 163 gets a much more torque then the older model along with improved economy and emissions. For a diesel it feels quite sporty and is surprisingly smooth. It's quiet too with little road, wind or engine noise when traveling at speed. Equipment level is good and the car's interior is a pleasant place to spend time by any standard. The Peugeot excels as a long-legged cruiser but isn't quite as competent on winding roads.

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 163 Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type
Engine capacity 1997 cc
Power 163@3750 bhp
Torque 251@3000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
Kerb weight 1690 kg / 3726 lb
UK retail price from £27,805
UK insurance group 11/25

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 163 Performance

Max speed (manual) 129 mph / 208 kph
Max speed (auto) 125 mph / 201 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 9.7 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 10.9 seconds

Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 163 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 49.6 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 42.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 144 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 172 g/km

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One Owner Review

Do you drive a Peugeot 308 CC? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Peugeot has one owner review.

  1. Susan Susan says:

    It is the worst design I have driven. Water drips on the seat if you open door. You get drenched if the window is opened 10mm, wipers stop about 15cm from pillar making it quite dangerous at junctions. road holding is dreadful, if you hit a cat’s eye when overtaking it hops sideways. I spoke to someone in a car park this week and they agreed, we both said we would never buy another. On the plus side it is very economical to run and the insurance is very cheap. It is a heavy car and feels very safe and the wind-stop is brilliant.

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