In 2008, the "three hundred and eighth" family received a model with the abbreviation SS in the title. The world debut of the novelty took place at the Motor Show in Paris. It is noteworthy that the predecessor of the new model Peugeot 307 SS in 2007-2008, became the leader in European sales in this class of cars. The car is based on the 308th platform, released in 2007 in the form of a standard hatchback. From the donor-hatchback inherited frontal part with a deep cut of headlights and a powerful trapeze of the cooler, the other elements of the coupe-cabriolet are original.
Spectacular podshtampovka draws the side of the car and a graceful curl ends in the area of the arch of the rear wheels. The close proximity of this bend and the edges of the front wing makes the body more voluminous, and together with the swollen rear arch gives the silhouette of the car "fit" in the area of the central pillar. Such a decision distracts the eye from the inevitably large poop and makes the body contours more proportional.
The tail section has acquired a new LED optics, and the doors have a chrome edging. The trunk lid with rounded edges helps visually reduce the upper part of the tailgate. The roof folding mechanism, whose electro-hydraulic drive was borrowed from the “three hundred and seventh,” with minor design changes, was implanted in the new body. Engineers worked to improve the compactness of the structure: the area of the metal part of the roof was reduced, which made it possible to put it in the boot above in the folded state, leaving more space for luggage without increasing the outer dimensions of its lid.
The next step was to increase the size of the rear window, it now has a flatter surface and is much closer to the metal section, releasing additional decimeters of space. As a result, the volume of the luggage compartment when the roof was folded rose from 205 (307 model) to 266 liters, and with the top up it was 403 liters versus 350 liters for its predecessor. In addition, reduced the time of folding the roof from the previous 25 to 20 seconds. The process of turning into a convertible ends with the automatic lifting of all four side windows. Now, at the touch of a button on the central tunnel, it is possible to forcibly lower / raise all side glazing.
In the absence of a roof, with the help of a special catching curtain located in the trunk, the air conditioning system online adjusts the temperature and intensity of the supplied air. Anatomical front seats with integrated head restraints are equipped with an Airwave system that directs warm air to the necks of passengers. The rear seats repeat the comfortable design of the front seats, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, especially for a convertible. Interior noise insulation at a high level: with a raised roof, only minor aerodynamic noise penetrates the car.
Cars in top-end configuration come with separate climate control, leather interior of various colors and textures and a huge range of service functions, including acoustics JBL and retractable monitor with the ability to remotely adjust the slope, as on top versions of the hatchback. The Peugeot 308 CC has two engines: a 1.6 petrol turbo (150 hp) with direct injection, developed jointly with BMW, and a 2.0 diesel (140 hp), which meets Euro-5 standards. The gearbox was initially offered only a manual, six-speed. Later came the "automatic". To improve efficiency, the characteristics of the existing engines have been modified to match them with an automatic transmission.
So, for optimal performance with a four-stage automatic machine, the power of the gasoline “turbo-car” has been reduced to 140 liters. Standard safety features include anti-rollover protection, front and side airbags and electronic stability control. In 2011, the Geneva Motor Show hosted the premiere of the facelift version of the 308 CC. The updated car looks more aggressive and more dynamic compared to the previous version. Major changes affected the front.
The license plate now divides the famous "lion's mouth" grille into two parts - now it is located higher. The corners of the headlights are not as sharp, the lion emblem is modernized. A fog got framed LED lights in the form of boomerangs. The quality of the finishing materials Peugeot 308 CC has improved, the trim options have changed. The seat of the driver and the front passenger are arranged very conveniently and comfortably. The instrument cluster has been upgraded, the climate control unit and the multimedia system have been updated. The new steering wheel with a beveled lower rim segment is perfectly balanced and simulates sporting reactions.
Unlike the previous version, the updated 308 "shed" the extra 25 kg of weight, and also received new tires with a reduced level of rolling resistance. The Peugeot 308 cabriolet is offered with atmospheric and turbocharged 1.4 and 1.6 liter gasoline engines, as well as 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines. As transmissions, five- and six-speed manual gearboxes are available, as well as automatic.