Return of the Classic - 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
|   Sunday, April 14, 2013
Peugeot wants back in the small sports car with a powerful fire under the butt segment on track. Therefore takes the brand back to the 208 GTI, which caused quite a sensation in the eighties.

Open war in the segment of small GTI with the almost simultaneous debut of the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Sport Clio and Peugeot 208 GTI. The 208er brings the GTI logo back to France. The athletic 208er-scamp has become a man, both in his appearance as well. From the outside, you realize that the 208 has its own soul, although the Peugeot designers have opted for a low profile sheath and more conservative aerodynamic elements.
A few chrome accents here and there, and red splashes of color, a rear spoiler, rear diffuser and larger wheels, the visual three gifts that will bring back the GTI atmosphere.

Revving
Inside, the focus of the Peugeot 208 GTI is hardly different. "Shaken, not stirred", the most famous secret agent in the world would say a trip to the Grande Nation. Chrome trim, red stitches and soft coverings, call the French stylists half leather and extending across the dashboard. The instruments can imagine, that's up 208 more of these. They are outlined in red and matching shifter, seats, door handles and steering wheel. There are aluminum pedals and a tiny steering wheel for easy grip and a bad view of the instruments. Inside, there are manageable space for two to 2 +2. The 3.96 meter long Frenchman is 1.3 inches shorter and three inches wider than a Ford Fiesta ST. The panoramic glass roof provides plenty of light in the interior.

To also properly handle the increased power of the 1.6 turbo engine, can the French engineers have sharpened the suspension accordingly. Other springs and dampers to Wankstabilisierer with a larger diameter and a wider track to capture the athletic performance on the floor. Compared with the 207 RC is the Peugeot 208 GTI 90 kilograms lighter. Nevertheless, the weight loss in the form of increased agility noticeable. Well supported in the sport seats with a lowered seat position and enough side support, you can enjoy the dynamic driving pleasure. Thanks to the 208 offers Macpherson struts in front and torsion-beam rear axle much grip. On dry ground, quiet roads and a known distance can turn off the ESP and slide the 1160 kg heavy Fronttriebler one curve can.

The 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbo with 147 kW / 200 hp and maximum torque of 275 Nm at 1700 r / min is known for its good response. The standard consumption: 5.9 liters. Particularly perk is the four-cylinder 3000 to 5000 rev / min. 0 to 100 in 6.8 seconds and a top underline the dynamic repertoire. Desires so you look a little athlete, with a wheelbase of 2.54 meters provides a good space. Swallows 285 liters of cargo space. Athletes much for a prize of 22,900 euros.
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