Peugeot 208 2014 GTI Release

Monday, September 9th 2013. | Peugeot

Peugeot 208 2014 GTI Release Date, GTI is back, is that the terribly fitting slogan being used by Peugeot out to promote the launch of their total new Peugeot 208 GTI that’s nonetheless another credible addition out to a fantastic lineup of hot-hatch’s we’ve seen enter the sector in 2013. The new GTI can certainly attract a large amount of interest however doe’s it have what it takes out to be amongst the cream of one’s crop ?

Stated by a few as peugeot’s best hot hatch in twenty years, the new GTI has actually been introduced following the huge success of one’s new form 208 that was launched to incorporate financing june 2012. The past nice GTI made via the french car manufacturer was the 205 GTI that saw huge popularity within the 80′ ;s and will still be favoured together of one’s all time greats by dedicated hot hatch enthusiasts that the new GTI has lots out to live up out to.

Powering from 0-62mph within the hair-raising 6. 8 seconds, the new 3 door Peugeot 208 GTI boasts a turbocharged 1. 6 litre engine by having 6-speed manual gearbox and chucks out 197bhp by having high speed of 143mph. The 208 GTI is fun out to drive, nippy around corners and fairly quick by the straight, it outperforms shut competition from ford’s fastest ever fiesta st and renault’s clio 200, whereas peugeot’s claimed fuel economy of 48mpg suggests that it’s fairly efficient too.

Peugeot 208 2014 GTI Peugeot 208 2014 GTI Release

Differentiating the Peugeot 208 GTI due to commonplace 208 may be a wider track, an 8mm drop in ride height and retuned steering whereas the new front grille and chrome capped double exit exhaust pipe, each characteristic out to the GTI, manufacture a classy, however sporty trying physique. The addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers and bespoke led headlights are additionally augment the impact.

The 1.6-litre THP 200bhp petrol engine expresses itself through a reworked exhaust system. As soon as the ignition is switched on, it emits an appealing sound that delights the ears, at all engine speeds. Coupled with a manual gearbox with six, close-ratio gears, the engine draws the full potential from this chassis. With its maximum torque of 275Nm and its maximum power of 147kW (200bhp), the Peugeot 208 GTi has the potential of acceleration to the highest level. 0 to 62mph is reached in less than 7.0 seconds. In-gear re-acceleration is equally impressive, with the Peugeot 208 GTi accelerating from 50 to 75mph in less than 7.0 seconds in 5th gear. This performance benefits from the improvement achieved from lightening the weight of the vehicle.

Particularly eye catching and visible both by day and night, the light signature of the front face is refined by new halogen headlamps, equipped with a latest generation light guide. These carefully designed lamps with a rectangular internal structure use LED technology for the directional indicators and daytime lighting. Tightly enclosing the main beam headlamps, the floating trim of which calls to mind a cat’s pupil, they give the expression of an iris.

Opening the doors reveals a passenger compartment that reflects the paintwork. From the sill, embossed with the name Peugeot, the passenger compartment is notably sporty. With a colour scheme combining red, black and satin chrome and red GTi overstitching throughout, the interior is striking, down to the smallest detail.

Resolutely sporty, the seat combines full grain Club Nappa leather and Caro Weave cloth, made more dynamic by a red line detail. The dashboard with red overstitching has a decoration of red graduating to black, matching the door crossbars. The vehicle performance information is provided via the high-mounted instrument panel. Technological, it is equipped with a colour matrix, surrounded by dials with a chromed bead back-lit in red by LEDs. On their brushed aluminium background, decorated with a gloss black chequered motif, the white needles rise through to the red zone.

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