On the road this car – like its saloon brother – is a delight to drive. It’s refined, its quiet, it rides well yet has sharp, almost sports car-like, handling allowing you to have fun when you need to push on quickly.
And the 163bhp engine is willing and responsive but still allows you to average almost 50 miles per gallon which, for a large estate, is pretty impressive.
The 508 comes with keyless entry, which means you can lock and unlock it merely by touching the outside door handles, providing you have the key fob in your pocket.
Other features worthy of mention are rear parking sensors and hill assist – which prevents the car from rolling backwards on inclines as you move away.
In fact, all in all is a very comprehensive package – and one I could happily live with, which is probably the biggest compliment I could give the 508 SW.
Mechanical: 163bhp, 1997cc, 4cyl diesel engine driving front wheels via 6spd manual gearbox
Max speed: 139 mph 0-60mph: 9.2 secs
Combined mpg: 49.6
CO2 emissions: 150 g/km
Warranty: 3 years/60,000 miles