Peugeot 208 GTi Gets the Green Light

Following the successful launch of the new 208 in June this year Peugeot has confirmed a production version of the GTi will be at the Paris Motor Show next month.

 The three door 208 sports a widened track by 10mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. Weighing just 1160kg, the 208 GTi achieves a real feat by emitting CO2 at just 145g/km. Powering the new model is a 1.6-litre THP 200bhp petrol engine.  Coupled with a manual gearbox with six, close-ratio gears,  maximum torque is 275Nm with a maximum power of 147kW (200bhp).

According to Peugeot  the 208 GTi has the potential of acceleration to the highest level. 0 to 100km is reached in less than 7.0 seconds. 

Controlled by the steering, the settings of which have been revised to increase firmness, the front suspension promises to return the information perfectly and responsively. The rear suspension is also well tuned for safe and involved driving. Fitted with 205/45 tyres, the 17″ diamond Carbon wheels, with Storm paint and matt varnish, house 302mm ventilated discs at the front and 249mm at the rear. Cooled by dynamic air intakes, they provide controlled and incisive braking.

Peugeot promise “a playful sports car, powerful and safe, with an enchanting sound, which is also a practical hatchback, the 208 GTi will delight its drivers every day, the (fully disengageable) ESP watching over them”.

The New 208 GTI is due in here next year.

3rd September, 2012

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