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Peugeot 208 GTI – first photos and official information

Peugeot 208 GTI was finally revealed in the first official photo gallery with the series version. It is powered by a 1.6 THP with 200 hp and accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7 seconds.

Peugeot 208 GTI

Peugeot 208 GTI

Peugeot 208 GTI was introduced in the series version before the official launch at 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new French model is wider and shorter than the previous version, the suspension and the chassis being reconfigured. It has a 1.6 THP engine with 200 hp (150 kW/203 PS) mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It promises for the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint less than seven seconds and a top speed over 230 km/h (150 mph), CO2 emissions are rated at 145 grams per kilometer (37.63 mpg US, 45.19 mpg European), and the French promise a great sound.

Peugeot 208 GTI photo gallery

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI – Specs

Compared with the standard 208, the GTI version has a front track width increased by 10 mm (0.4 in), while the rear track is increased by 20 millimeters (0.8 in). The rear suspension maintained the configuration with torsion beam, but the French promise an “incisive” driving experience.

The steering mechanism is stronger, the anti-roll bars have been strengthened, and the bodywork is also more rigid. Peugeot 208 GTI has a set of sport springs and sport shock absorbers, which maintain contact with the road through a set of 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with 205/45 tires.

The brake discs on the front axle have a diameter of 302 mm (11.9 in), while the rear axle has discs of 249 millimeters (9.8 in). The French have their new hot hatch equipped with a dynamic cooling system for the front brakes.

Peugeot 208 GTI has a mass of 1,160 kilograms (2557 lbs), 80 kilograms (176 lbs) less than that of Renault Clio RS and 165 kilograms (364 lbs) less than the 207 GTI.

In comparison with the standard version, the GTI model has a great aesthetic appearance marked by the big wing bosses, higher side skirts, daytime running lights with LED and a redesigned front grille.

Peugeot offers a special color for this model, which has decorations reminding of the old 205 GTI. The interior design has a number of elements of a sporty design.

Peugeot 208 GTI via | Peugeot

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