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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Mini
Production years: 2013, 2014, 2015

Back in the mid-'80s, Peugeot introduced the 205 GTi, and the world of hot-hatches changed forever; it was the car that offered the most thrill on the buck.

After that successful model, Peugeot focused more on comfortable cars than on sporty hot-hatches. The 206 GTi and the 207 RC didn't stand at the same level as their ancestor. But the 208 came to reclaim the kingdom of its niche segment with the introduction of the 208 Gti.

First of all, Peugeot tried to show the little car's muscles, which was evident on the front bumper, with its reversed trapezoidal grille surrounded by a chromed rim. On its sides, the carmaker installed a pair of fog-lights in chromed rims. The 208 was available in a few body versions, but the GTi version was exclusively a three-door hatchback. The extended roof-spoiler completed its unique design for the 17" light-alloy wheels and the twin, squared-looking exhaust. To be sure that every bystander would know what was all about the car, the carmaker installed a set of chromed badges with red GTi behind the rear side windows.

But the unique details didn't stop on the exterior. They continued on the inside where Peugeot installed front bucket-seats with high-bolstered areas to support its occupants during high-speed cornering maneuvers. The flat-bottom small steering wheel sported a GTi badge, and the red trims on the instrument cluster and center stack confirmed that it was a particular vehicle.

Under the hood, Peugeot installed a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that provided 200 hp. The carmaker paired it exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox. The lowered and stiffened suspension helped the little hot-hatch feel lively on tight corners, and it was the closest Peugeot 205 GTi sibling. Maybe even better.

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PEUGEOT 208 GTI 2013, 2014, 2015
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.6L 6MT (200 HP)
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PEUGEOT 208 GTI 1.6L 6MT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6MT (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
147 KW @ 5800 RPM
200 HP @ 5800 RPM
197 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
203 lb-ft @ 1700-4500 RPM
275 Nm @ 1700-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
143 mph (230 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
156 in (3962 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/58.5 in (1,481/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
99.9 in (2537 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2557 lbs (1160 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3638 lbs (1650 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Highway
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
Combined
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
139 g/km
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