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With the new generation Peugeot 308 being on the market for some time now, it was time for Peugeot to upgrade the CC version also. And now we have the official announcement of the new Peugeot 308 CC.

Considering that Peugeot were the ones that pioneered the modern concept of the affordable coupe cabriolet, they didn’t let us down because the 308 CC actually looks pretty good. The car has a low sporty profile, pretty similar to the superb Peugeot RC-Z Concept and features like the LED rear lights make the car wonderful to look at.

On the interior, we have deeply sculpted and supportive front seats, with integral head restraints and inbuilt “Airwave” air vent system which diffuses warm air around the occupant’s neck. Not to mention that the interior is entirely trimmed in leather.

Under the bonnet, besides the engines already available, Peugeot will offer a new 140 hp 2.0 litre HDi FAP Euro 5 diesel engine and there are also some hints that the Peugeot 308 CC will also be availble with a hybrid propulsion.

To try and make it as good as possible for day-to-day use, Peugeot has fitted the CC with a number of dedicated storage spaces, while the trunk has a capacity of 465 litres or 266 litres with the roof folded. Of course, the CC will have a lot of “goodies”, such as an MP3 CD audio system, USB Box ( with iPod / MP3 connectivity), hands-free phone kit, user-friendly satellite navigation system offering a MP3 CD audio system, Bluetooth functionality and satellite navigation with a retractable 7? 16/9 colour display.

The Peugeot 308 CC will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and we can’t wait to get there and have a look at this beautiful car.

Complete photo gallery after the jump.

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It’s been a long time since Peugeot presented a concept and I got to admit, I mssed the guys at the design department at Peugeot are pretty good. The Peugeot 308 RC Z is a 2+2 coupe that will most probably be presented at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is based on the all new Peugeot 308 hatchback that will be introduced at the same Frankfurt Motor Show.

Peugeot has made a German press release (why they didn’t also make an English one, beats us) in which they also give some tech specs. The Peugeot 308 RC Zconcept will share the new 308′s chassis and will weight only 1.200 kg (2.650 lbs), thanks to the use of aluminum and carbonfibre for its bodyparts. The coupe will be powered by a 218 HP twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine co-developed by PSA and BMW, that will the the RC Z concept from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 7 seconds and to a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). And considering that Peugeot is trying to make the RC Z a cheaper alternative to the Audi TT, this is not bad.

However, the main advantage of the Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept remains its design. Even though I think that back looks a little like the Nissan 350Z, the concept has that aggressive look Peugeot used us with, which makes it a real cool concept and we can’t wait for the Frankfurt Motor Show to see it live and we hope to see it as soon as possible on the streets.

View more pics of the Peugeot 308 RC Z after the jump. (more…)

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A few days ago we presented some unmasked spy-shots of the upcoming Peugeot 308. We now have some official pictures from Peugeot of this car, which will be equipped with the same 1.6L unit from the new 207, developing 120hp. This will be followed by a 150hp 1.6L turbo unit that was co-developed with BMW, with the range topped out by a 170hp 2.2L turbodiesel.

No official details have been released so far, but rumors say that the new model has grown by about 4cm to 4.25m in length, while height was reduced slightly from the 307.

Sales should start by the end of the year, following the car’s world debut at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. A new coupe-convertible and wagon version should arrive a year after the initial release and there’s even talk of a crossover variant in the works. Click here for some more photos. (more…)

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Here are the first unmasked photos of the upcoming Peugeot 308, presented by worldscoop. Our first impression..well..Peugeot could’ve done better. There is nothing spectacular about the new car, it look just like the facelifted 307, except for the back, where there is some clear difference. So, we don’t think this is going to be some big hit from Peugeot.

As for tech specs, there is nothing official yet, but we guess the car will be powered by 1.6 & 1.6 Turbo engines delivering 120 to 170 HP, developed by the PSA group. The Peugeot 308 will be presented at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Click “read more” to see one more photo. (more…)

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