Interior trim for the Peugeot 308 Convertible Coupe does bear strong resemblance to the 307 version, with the principal cosmetic change being a revamped instrument panel and a brilliant black center console. As seems to be general Peugeot policy the basic level Urban trim series comes with very little in the way of standard equipment with just a CD player , air conditioning and electric windows to get excited about. However the 308 comes with no less than four other trim levels to choose from, making it possible to accessorize the Convertible Coupe up to some fairly exotic levels for those whose budget can stretch to it.
Safety is a feature that Peugeot never forget, meaning that the Peugeot 308 Convertible Coupe comes equipped with an all inclusive braking system combining Anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution to manage vehicle control through each wheel to provide greater efficiency, an emergency brake assistance system and a number of other on board systems as well as a full set of air bags to protect driver and passengers in the event of a collision.
As is so necessary with an open topped vehicle, the Peugeot 308 Convertible Coupe comes with sensory activated rollover bars designed to activate in signs of loss of control. If this situation does occur the system's integral sensor will react by estimating the vehicle's speed as well as its angular trajectory. Absorbing this information within the space of just a matter of mill-seconds, the system will instantaneously deploy extractible rollover bars, which along with the especially strengthened front windscreen pillars will create a safety zone for the car's occupants.
Fuel consumption for the 308 Convertible Coupe Sport Wagon's starting level 1.4 liter 97 horsepower petrol engine, according to unofficial reviews, averages out at 44.8 miles per gallon, while the 1.6 liter 118 horsepower engined version will give an 44.1 miles per gallon, the 1.6 liter 154 version an average of 42.8 miles per gallon, and the1 .6 liter 197 version an average of 38.2 miles per gallon.
The diesel engined Peugeot 307 Convertible Coupe provides much improved levels of fuel consumption with the 1.6 liter 91 horsepower averaging a highly creditable 67.3 miles per gallon, while the 1.6 161 horsepower providing 64.2 miles per gallon, the 2.0 liter 148 horsepower gives 62.8 miles per gallon while the 2.0 liter 161 horsepower version has been reported as providing an outstanding average of 57.6 miles per gallon.
The 2012 Peugeot 308 is not lacking in rivals in even the fairly obscure mid- sized Convertible Coupe sector , with the most outstanding being the Ford Focus CC, Vauxhall Astra Twintop, Renault Megane Convertible Coupe and the Volkswagen Beetle Coupe.