Peugeot 208 GTi: the successor to the 205 GTi comes with 200 hp

We expected as rain in May, the sportier and aggressive version of the Peugeot 208 is back with the return of the evocative GTI. When were attending the presentation of the Peugeot 208 and later with our complete test Peugeot 208, Peugeot and I overtook that had managed to build one of the most recommended products in its class and that it not just the newly introduced Peugeot 208 GTi, the most powerful of all, it would become a problem for rivals like the Renault Clio RS own.

The Peugeot 208 GTi arrive in showrooms combining sportiness and details that make her much more attractive aesthetics with practicality for every day that Peugeot has tried to give this utility spicy. Beyond its visual appearance, the most interesting is the fact that they used a gasoline engine 1.6-liter turbocharged 200 hp associated only with a manual gearbox six relations. Must remain a three-door body, a noticeable difference to Renault rival that will only with five doors.

Recall that this model will arrive in showrooms next year is based on the Peugeot 208 GTi Concept prototype presented in March. Along with the GTi has presented the Peugeot 208 XY, chic, elegant and premium and engines between 94 and 155 hp.

1.6 THP 200 hp and manual transmission for GTi
As I mentioned at the beginning, the Peugeot 208 GTi has used an engine 1.6 THP 200 hp and 275 Nm of torque to achieve a performance of the most interesting, with the 0-100 km / h below 7.0 seconds and a recovery of 80 to 120 km / h in fifth at similar times.

Unlike the Renault Clio RS future, not only will feature dual-clutch automatic transmission, but this may be standard, the 208 GTi is available only with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Recall that the mechanical 1.6 THP 200 bhp petrol engine is a turbocharged often used by the PSA group, in other models like the Citroen DS3 Racing itself and also by the BMW Group in models like the BMW 1 Series and the Mini Cooper. Its emissions will be placed in the CO2 145g/km according approval.

Roads widened, setting of specific suspensions and 17 “wheels
To Improve poise sportier variant of the Peugeot 208 range, have CHOSEN to specific setting of suspensions but Also by a track width 20 mm more in the rear axle and 10 mm higher in the front axle. On the scale marks the Peugeot 208 GTi 1160 kg, thanks to the lightening process experienced During the development of this new generation of B-segment cars is an interesting figure It When You Consider That engine develops 200 hp.

On the road wheels 17 “shod 205/45 and cooled disc brakes at the rear axle case by specific air inlets, with discs of 302 mm front and 249 mm behind.

The ESP stability control will be switched off completely.

Power and sportiness but also visual appeal
Visually there is no doubt that the Peugeot 208 GTi, along with the new Peugeot 208 will be available with XY mechanical modest, differs from the rest by its flared wheel arches and concrete details as the design of the headlights with LED technology, the glossy black grille sporting checkered diamond wheels 17 “between are decorated with chrome tone matte black and varnished Storm. Nor missing chrome frames the lights, the side window line, the mirror housings and the top of the grill.

The Peugeot 208 GTi range will be available in six different colors.

On board were retouched the doorways and tried to win with a combination of sportiness blacks, satin chrome and red visible stitching on the dashboard and the upholstery of the seats, which intermingle Nappa leather and fabric Maille Club Caro .

Limited Edition Peugeot 208 GTi 50 units: special introductory version
To begin your journey with strength, the Peugeot 208 GTi arrive in showrooms with a limited edition of 50 units in Spain that will have pearly white body and Satin exclusive unique to this series, 17 “wheels painted Black Diamond and Onyx other details like a white grille on which are drawn the French flag colors (this detail as we saw in the previous prototype).

This version will also launch browser and HiFi pack series, plus the corresponding numbered limited edition plate.

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