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

| September 3, 2012

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 employ a turbocharged petrol engine of 1.6 liters and 200 hp associated only with a manual gearbox six relations. Must remain a three-door body, a noticeable difference to rival Renault will do that only with five doors.

Recall that this model will arrive in showrooms next year is based on the prototype Peugeot 208 GTi Concept 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

The engine used for the Peugeot 208 GTi is the same as using the Citroën DS3 Racing, the BMW 1 Series and Mini Cooper. 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 future Renault Clio RS, 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 group PSA, in other models like the Citroen own DS3 Racing and the Group BMW models like the BMW 1 Series and the Mini Cooper. Its emissions are 145g/km placed in CO 2 according approval.

Roads widened, setting of specific suspensions and 17″ wheels

The widened roads not only provide greater poise and stability, but also a more aggressive, sporty aesthetic. To improve poise sportier variant of the Peugeot 208 range, has chosen specific suspension spring rates but also by a track width 20 mm more in the rear axle and 10 mm higher in the front axle. Onto the scale the 1160 Peugeot 208 GTi brand kilograms, thanks to lightening process experienced during the development of this new generation of B-segment cars It is an interesting figure when you consider that develops 200 hp engine.

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 stability control ESP is completely detachable.

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