Rebirth of a legend
PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s ambitions are clear at first sight courtesy of its strong character, streamlined styling, clever i-Cockpit and high-performance capabilities.
Nothing has been overlooked, from the wide track and red brake calipers through to the “GTi” inserts on the rear quarter windows, the rear spoiler and twin chromed, trapezoidal exhausts, all elements for drivers who want their cars sporty.
Sporty it certainly is with its turbocharged 1.6-litre, 153 kilowatt, 300 Newton metre petrol engine, onboard technologies and textured paint options.
PEUGEOT 208 GTi fuels the GTi legend and ignites the passion.
Sporty and streamlined
PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s front end is as seductive as it is striking. The bumper line is sharp, sturdy and precise and topped by a wide and stylishly integrated radiator grille.
Muscular 17” alloy wheels shadow big red brake calipers, setting the performance tone and the GTi spirit is obvious with strategic flashes of red. The floating grille, with its chrome chequered flag design and “PEUGEOT” lettering, also hints at the world of motorsport.
The distinctive and enhancing Ice Silver textured paint is surprising to the touch with a finish that is both matte and satin, accentuating the car’s stylish lines and reinforcing the PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s sportiness.
Accelerate your emotions
Drop into 208 GTi’s leather sports seats* and grasp the full-grain, flat-bottomed leather steering wheel which is complete with an embedded GTi logo. The driving position is perfect and the left hand falls easily onto the satin-finished, chrome and red gear knob.
Every detail is just right.The red top-stitching on the seats, door armrests, leather gear lever bellows and handbrake lever, the black seatbelts with red stripes and glossy black front door handles with red stripes.
The dials in the head-up instrument panel in front of you have white, backlit needles and red LED surrounds and feature a matte and gloss chequered flag background motif. Aluminium door sills with logos and aluminium sports pedals complete the GTi picture.
*Leather and other materials. For details about the leather, please refer to the technical specifications available from the point of sale or on the PEUGEOT website at www.peugeot.com.au
A thrilling, instinctive drive
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is a place of direct sensations and simple economical movement, a place where driver and car blend together.
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit has been designed around the driver. The head-up instrument panel means concentration stays on the road with only brief glances at the instruments needed to gather information. PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s compact, thick-rimmed steering wheel gives instant and precise feedback to driver input, making the whole driving experience exciting, instinctive and safe.
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit perfectly positions the standard 7-inch touchscreen, putting the satellite navigation system and a host of other features at your fingertips. Complete with a red and black Redline sports theme, the screen has an auxiliary audio jack and USB port for listening to music or charging portable devices. Bluetooth connectivity allows for wireless audio streaming and Overseas model shown. Connected services not available in Australia. handsfree mobile phone use.
The mechanics of emotion
The heart of the GTi legend is, above all else, a lively, sporty engine and the 153 kilowatt (208 horsepower), turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine is as lively as they come. Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, the drivetrain exploits the chassis’ abilities, making the car a worthy bearer of the “GTi” name.
PEUGEOT 208 GTi boasts efficient, dynamic and precise ride and handling free of unwanted understeer or oversteer. The emotion of driving is palpable from the first turn of the wheels. With its firm, finely adjusted suspension (pseudo-MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear) the 208 GTi is agile and able to follow the road profile precisely as it satisfies your emotions.
Safety and precision
PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s high performance levels call for a braking system to match and that is exactly what it gets with big 302mm-diameter ventilated front discs and 249mm solid rear discs.
Clamped by red, floating calipers, the 208 GTi’s anti-lock brakes have a solid, fade-free feel to give you absolute peace of mind.
PEUGEOT 208 GTi is equipped with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) which can be deactivated.
The complete ESP package includes:
- ASR (Automatic Slip Regulation): helps prevent loss of traction of the driven wheels by applying braking to one or more wheels or reducing engine power.
- EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) which gives maximum braking power if the brakes are applied when a speed threshold has been exceeded;
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) to stop the wheels locking during emergency braking and help keep the car on its intended path and;
- EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) to distribute braking force proportionally between the front and rear axles.
PEUGEOT 208 GTi has standard halogen headlights with rectangular internal structures and light guides and indicators using LED (Light Emitting Diode) flat-guide technology*, ensuring maximum lighting and giving the car a strong, stand-out look.
The daytime running lights and indicators hugging the main beams also use LED technology and give 208 GTi an appealing, feline appearance.
*Flat-guide technology is combined with LEDs (100 per cent Light Emitting Diode lighting).
The tail lights are jewels that also sign-off on the brand’s style, three-dimensional LED* lights that appear as opalescent red claws, captivating and surprising at first sight.
*100 per cent Light Emitting Diode lighting.
PEUGEOT and the environment
PEUGEOT uses its engineering expertise to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions for each of its vehicles and this commitment comes to the fore with PEUGEOT 208 GTi.
In terms of weight, aerodynamics, tyre choice and technological expertise, everything has been done to reduce the environmental impact and move forward in terms of eco-design.
Twenty-five per cent of the materials which make up the mass of polymers
used on the PEUGEOT 208 GTi are recycled or of natural origin. The rear
bumper, for example, is made entirely of green materials such as natural
fibres, non-metallic recycled materials and bio-materials.
Weighing 1,160 kilograms, PEUGEOT 208 GTi emits just 125g/km of CO2 on the combined cycle.# Combined cycle fuel consumption is 5.4 l/100km, 7.0 l/100km on the urban cycle and 4.5 l/100km on the urban cycle.#
#These results are based on NEDC’s standard test procedure to provide customers with a basis for comparison of the performance of vehicles in accordance with ADR 81/02 only. No test can simulate all ‘real world’ driving conditions. Actual on-road fuel consumption is will vary due to factors such as traffic conditions, vehicle conditions and load, fuel quality and how the vehicle is driven. More information at www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au.