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Tamara Ecclestone goes Greased lightning

Heiress Tamara Ecclestone seems to be inheriting her Formula One dad's interest in wheels as she recreates the spirit of the Greased Lightning scene from Grease.

Peugeot 508 RXH

There's something awfully familiar about the Peugeot 508 RXH...

301 saloon heralds new chapter for Peugeot

A new Peugeot, the 301, promises to be one of the most significant models in the venerable French car-maker's history. It is the first of a separate range of cars designed to meet the specific requirements of customers in emerging economies but also marks a big change in the system of model names Peugeot has used for over eighty years.

Maurice de Muer: Demanding cycling director for Peugeot

Known as the "little Napoleon", the cycling team director Maurice de Muer was one of France's leading sports managers of the 20th century – and someone to whom English-speaking cycling fans, even 30 years after his retirement, still owe a special debt. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, in his final years of three decades of directing, De Muer ran the prestigious Peugeot professional squad. Partly thanks to him, Peugeot's ACBB amateur "feeder" team opened its doors to a mainland European squad's first large-scale recruitment of young Anglophone riders – a key moment in a sport in which previously, barring a few notable exceptions, making a go of it on the far side of the Channel had seemed all but impossible.

Peugeot 508 1.6 THP 156

With the arguable exception of Mercedes, Peugeot has the oldest and simplest system of model designations in the motor industry. This is how it has worked for more than 80 years. The first of three digits gives a rough indication of the size of a car – a one or a two at the beginning means a small car, five or six means a big one – while the final digit indicates model generation changes; the 305 was the direct replacement for the 304, for example. The middle digit is always a zero, or at least it was until a system of double zeroes was introduced for people carriers, such as the 3008, and 4x4s.

Peugeot 508

It may not be 'premium', but this new GT matches anything from Audi, BMW or Mercedes

Peugeot 508 prices released

Peugeot has released prices and outline specifications for the 508 saloon and estate which go on sale in the UK in April. The new range, which starts at £18,150 will replace the company's current 407 models.

The Secret History Of: The Peugeot Peppermill

It looks like a classic wooden peppermill. You've probably used one without realising. But it is, in fact, a Peugeot peppermill. Yes, it turns out that the French company has been making pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than it has been making cars. Who knew?

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Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi FAP

Price: £22,250

Top speed: 137 mph 0-62mph 8.8 seconds

Consumption: 53.2mpg

CO2 emissions: 139g/km

Best for:
Returning Peugeot fans

Also worth considering? Audi TT, Renault Megane Coupe, Volkswagen Scirocco

Peugeot RCZ

The new RCZ augurs well for the next generation of Peugeot hot hatchbacks