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The order books for the new 2015 Peugeot 308 were opened yesterday ahead of its April launch, and it seems that dealers have been giving out indicative specifications to prospective customers. One of our readers, Fitri Haslina (yes, the same person who sent us some earlier spyshots) has provided us with a copy of the spec sheet, which reveals that the Gallic C-segment hatch will be filled to the brim with equipment.

First things first, the powertrain – contrary to what was previously revealed, the 308 will actually be propelled by a less powerful THP 150 version of the Prince 1.6 litre turbocharged four-pot, rather than the THP 165. As the name suggests, it produces 150 PS at 5,000 rpm as well as 240 Nm from 1,450-4,000 rpm, all sent through a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission to the front wheels.

Despite the reduced power output (torque remains the same as on the current THP 156), this is actually an updated mill, with new turbocharger and piston designs, as well as an ECU that has been fine-tuned to suit our fuel quality. Combined with the 140 kg lower weight of the new EMP2-based car, we’ve been told that the power-to-weight ratio will actually better the outgoing 308.


Elsewhere, kit count is exceedingly high, particularly in terms of safety – in addition to the six airbags, ABS, ESP and Hill Start Assist that you got before, the new 308 will also be equipped with Driver Assistance Pack, which includes Dynamic Cruise Control, Emergency Collision Alert and Emergency Collision Braking.

The exterior gets a boost as well, receiving 18-inch “Saphir” alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog lights. Also equipped are keyless entry, push-button start, a reverse camera, Alcantara seats with a massage function, a panoramic roof, a six-speaker Arkamys sound system and an enormous 9.7-inch (!) touchscreen that controls everything from multimedia, telephony, vehicle settings and even the dual-zone automatic climate control.

Ads on our sister classifieds site list estimated prices around the RM130k mark, which seems like good value considering the wealth of kit on offer. Five colours will be made available – Pearl White, Artense Grey, Mocha Brown, Rouge Red and Nera Black.

GALLERY: 2015 Peugeot 308