H Peugeot έδωσε σήμερα τις πρώτες λεπτομέρειες και φωτογραφίες από την έκδοση παραγωγής του Peugeot 208 GTi, το οποίο θα κάνει ντεμπούτο στην έκθεση του Παρισιού. Το 208 GTi είναι φαρδύτερο κατά 10 mm μπροστά και 20 mm μεγαλύτερο από την τρίθυρη έκδοση. Διαθέτει LED φλας και νέο bodykit αποτελούμενο από νέο μπροστά προφυλακτήρα, μαύρη γρίλια με χρωμιομένες λεπτομέρειες, αεροτομή, διαχύτη, διπλές χρωμιομένες απολήξεις εξατμίσεων, αλουμινένια διακοσμητικά, ζάντες 17″ με ελαστικά 205/45. Τα φρένα του αποτελούνται από αεριζόμενους δίσκους μπροστά 302 mm και 249 mm πίσω με κόκκινες δαγκάνες.
Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν σπορ δερμάτινα Nappa ή υφασμάτινα καθίσματα σε μαύρο και κόκκινο, χρώμα, LED κόκκινος φωτισμός, αλουμινένια μαρσπιέ με το λογότυπο της Peugeot, σπορ κοφτό τιμόνι, βουρτισμένα αλουμινένια, κόκκινα και μαύρα γυαλιστερά διακοσμητικά και αλουμινένια πεντάλς. Διαθέτει το σύστημα Park Assist, αλλά και την οθόνη αφής 7″ με συνδεσιμότητα USB, AUX και Bluetooth και έξι ηχεία. Στο επιπλέον εξοπλισμό, μεταξύ άλλων υπάρχουν θερμαινόμενα καθίσματα, πανοραμική γυάλινη οροφή, διζωνικός αυτόματος κλιματισμός, cruise control και υποβραχιόνιο στα μπροστά καθίσματα.
Το 208 GTi έχει εμπνευστεί από το 205 GTi και ο Laurent Blanchet, διευθυντής των μοντέλων της Peugeot, είχε δηλώσει ότι η Peugeot δεν θα έμπαινε στη διαδικασία να κατασκευάσει ένα αυτοκίνητο σαν το 208 GTi, αν αυτό δεν ήταν καλύτερο από τους ανταγωνιστές του. Στην ίδια κατηγορία με το 208 GTi βρίσκονται τα VW Polo GTΙ, Seat Ibiza Cupra, Fiat Punto Abarth, Opel Corsa OPC, Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio RS και Mini JCW.
Μηχανικά θα φορά τον turbo 1.600αρη απόδοσης 200 ίππων με 275 Nm ροπής. Σε συνδυασμό με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 7 δευτερόλεπτα, ενώ τα πρώτα 1.000 μέτρα τα κάνει σε 27 δευτερόλεπτα. Τα 80-120 χλμ/ώρα, με 5η ταχύτητα τα κάνει σε λιγότερο από 7 δευτερόλεπτα. Ζυγίζει 1.160 κιλά και έχει εκπομπές CO2 145 γρ/χλμ με το ESP να βρίσκεται στον βασικό εξοπλισμό.
Παράλληλα η Peugeot για να γιορτάσει το νέο GTi της, ανακοίνωσε και την συλλεκτική έκδοση 208 GTi Limited Edition. Θα βγει στην αγορά σε μόλις 50 μονάδες και θα είναι διαθέσιμο αποκλειστικά σε λευκό χρώμα έχοντας ένα ειδικό ταμπελάκι.
Θα φορά μαύρες γυαλιστέρες 17″ ζάντες με κόκκινα διακοσμητικά με την κάτω γραμμή της μάσκας να είναι λευκή και να φέρει τα χρώματα της γαλλικής σημαίας. Στο εσωτερικό θα υπάρχει το σύστημα πλοήγησης και μια ένα ειδικό ταμπελάκι με τον αύξων αριθμό της έκδοσης.
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208 XY, 208 GTi, refined seduction
In Spring 2012, Peugeot rejuvenated the multipurpose Supermini car segment with the launch of
the 208. This new model revolutionises the customer choice with its compactness, elegance,
occupant space, equipment, style … At its wheel, the driver discovers a driving pleasure the like
of which they have not experienced before.
The 208 is now also looking toward the Premium segment … with the 208 XY and 208 GTi which
combine intrinsic qualities with those of comfort, versatility and occupant space. These two
distinctive versions make their mark with strong and differentiated expressions. Furthermore,
the 208 XY begins a new story within the Marque; that of cars with an exclusive and refined
“With the 208 XY, Peugeot begins a new chapter in its story. With the 208 GTi, it re-generates an
Laurent Blanchet, Peugeot Product Range Director
“The style of these two cars intensifies the energy of the 208 with their more imposing posture, but also
through the care taken over every detail.” Gilles Vidal, Peugeot Style Director
Intended for busy individuals with high expectations, the 208 XY and 208 GTi benefit from
sophisticated choices of the materials and colours employed. Their dynamism is expressed first of all
by their external identity, specific and immediately recognisable, due to their characteristic posture.
Defined on a widened track by 10mm at the front and 20mm at the rear, these three-door models
are specially identified by bodywork components which enhance the overall effect. With wheels
that hug the arches, with body sills and wing extensions they enhance the visual appearance of
these two cars.
Particularly enchanting, visible both day and night, the light signature of the front face is refined by
the 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 the 208 XY and 208 GTi with an iris.
These lamps frame a special 208 grille. The slightly widened chromed bead gives a prominence to
the XY where on the GTi the mesh contributes to the dynamism, making the lamps stand out. This
mesh is, in fact, different on each model. On the 208 XY, the chromed grille has three horizontal bars
overhanging the black lacquered bar. On the 208 GTi, the gloss black grille draws the eye with
bright chrome inserts, which reinvent the sport chequered flag effect but in 3D.
The end result is a front appearance which is technological and endearing while being,
Attention to detail has also taken precedence in the design of the passenger compartment, to create
a most pleasant environment. This applies even when stationary as it becomes evident at first
glance when the door is opened, revealing the aluminium sill stamped with the Peugeot name. Dark
colour schemes exist throughout the upper section, on the dashboard capping covered in
polyurethane PVC and overstitched, the seat trims and special details … the 208 XY and 208 GTi
offer unique ambiances, styled according to their lead mascot colour identity, respectively purple
All the senses contribute to the pleasure of discovery. You admire, you inhale, and you touch the
material, the finishes and the spectacle of the equipment. Like a designer dress, the passenger
compartment ‘wears the signature’ of its creator in detailing and specifically the overstitching. It
runs over the enveloping seats, the full grain leather steering wheel, the gear lever gaiter, the leather
handbrake lever as well as the armrests in Prestige polyurethane PVC and the dashboard capping.
This houses a high-mounted instrument panel with innovative and distinctive light signature.
Echoing the LED functions of the headlamps, the dials are surrounded with satin chrome beads
backlit by LEDs, whereas the needles move on a brushed aluminium background.
The passenger compartment is also punctuated with carefully designed components. So, the vents,
the side decorations of the touchscreen, the dashboard decoration, the steering wheel insert, the
seat belts, the front and rear door crossbars all blend with the same interior ambiance. The
aluminium pedal bracket and footrest provide the final touch to this technological and refined
“The 208 GTi and 208 XY are striking and clearly defined, reflecting the image of the customers for
whom they are intended. This vision that has guided us throughout the project, has the desire to create
an XY signature that will become identifiable over the journey of time.”
Pierre Authier, 208 Design Style Director
208 XY, urban chic and exclusive
Whether it be Monday, at 7am, where already a buzz reigns over the town, Thursday, 6pm, when
the streets fill as offices close for the day or Saturday, at 9pm, when the town hums with the parties
organised at various locations. Constantly on the move, the modern city beats to the rhythm of the
pulses of its activities. Whatever the situation, the 208 XY moves around, with a stylish and dynamic
The appealing attraction of the 208 XY enchants instantly. Adorned in its new colour ‘Purple Night’,
among the six colours available, running from the front bumper to the special skirt of the rear
bumper, its body is punctuated with chromed details, subtle touches of Purple on the Peugeot logos
and the central wheel caps. The mirror casings, the foglamp trims, the window trims and the rear
skirt bead are dressed in bright chrome. On the quarter panel trim and the centre pillar, touches of
gloss black complete the image.
The grille combines these finer points of appearance. It brings together the gloss black of the bar
with the bright chrome of the bead and the grille. The finely designed 17” diamond-Anthra Mercure
multi-spoke wheels house in their centre an alloy wheel cap with Purple edging. At the rear, on the
tailgate bears the ‘XY’ signature logo designed with dynamic graphics. Roof decals are available for
personalisation, and the 208 XY offers an identity unlike any other in this sector – high on being
With a ‘light, bright’ appearance, the passenger compartment is a perfect reflection of the exterior.
The materials and appearance are ‘tied’ together with Purple overstitching. A chrome embellishment
covers the door trims, the vents and the side decorations of the screen. Enhanced by these touches,
the metallic bronze Prestige polyurethane PVC dashboard brings together the touch interface and
the instrument panel with a graduated bronze-black decoration.
The seats are trimmed in Mithy cloth, Prestige polyurethane PVC and Alcantara. At the driver’s feet,
the aluminium pedal bracket and footrest are accompanied by a mat of superior quality, edged with
bronze cord overstitched in Purple.
This sophisticated and luxurious ambiance can be personalised with a range of special trims. After
choosing between the Club Nappa leather, in black or bronze, and the black Club Nappa leather
combined with a padded Alcantara make-up giving an exclusive and dynamic treatment, the 208 XY
is even more intensely individual.
“From the outset we had a vision of colour, this Purple Night, which punctuates the bodywork and the
interior of the 208 XY. Exclusive, it symbolises perfectly the refinement of this vehicle.”
Anna Costamagna, 208 XY and 208 GTi Design Stylist
The passenger compartment is not just luxurious; ergonomic, it is fully at the service of the driver.
With their hands placed naturally on the small bronze perforated full grain leather steering wheel,
they can control with their fingertips the large 7” touchscreen with extended connectivity (jack
socket, USB and Bluetooth).
Uninterrupted, from their home to the workplace, their favourite music is played from a portable
device by streaming and with a high level of quality, due to the six-speaker system.
Having arrived at their destination with no wrong turns due to the navigation system, they simply
have to activate the Park Assist. Rare in this vehicle segment, this technological equipment
magnifies the compactness of the 208 XY to make driving in town considerably easier. Parking is
now automated and becomes a pleasure. After activating the Park Assist, the driver selects the
manoeuvre to be carried out on the touchscreen, parallel parking on the left or right-hand side of the
road. Using ultrasound sensors, those of the front and rear parking assistance plus two side sensors
at the front, the Park Assist measures the size of the spaces available until an adequate space is
detected. The 208 XY then parks instinctively and automatically, by acting on the electric parking
assistance. Relieved of this task, the driver simply has to check the progress of the vehicle and its
surroundings… Almost magic!
To set off once more to conquer the city, nothing could be easier. They simply call on the
intelligence of the Park Assist again.
In addition to the dynamic cornering lighting, the alarm, the heated seats, etc., this equipment can
enrich an already extensive range of equipment: panoramic glass roof with ambiance backlighting,
dual zone automatic air conditioning, speed limiter/cruise control, armrest for the front seats
incorporating a storage space, … it is an extensive, luxurious environment.
The 208 XY is also available with a range of powerful engines1, enhancing the natural efficiency of
1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 5-speed manual gearbox, 98g of CO2/km
1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 6-speed piloted gearbox, 98g of CO2/km
1.6 e-HDi 115 FAP, 6-speed manual gearbox, 99g of CO2/km
1.6 VTi 120, 5-speed manual gearbox, 134g of CO2/km
1.6 THP 155, 6-speed manual gearbox, 135g of CO2/km
“When the teams created the 208 XY for the first time, they were won over immediately. Everyone,
men and women alike, succumbed to its charm, its spirit, its allure of luxury.”
Anne Laliron, 208 XY and 208 GTi Project Manager
1 Data currently being approved
208 GTi, re-generation of the legend
Peugeot has made its mark in the history of motor sport. Whether through its models, its success in
competition or its infamy through advertising and promotions, the Marque’s DNA has the best genes
for creating the modern performance GTi. The expectation was simple: to create a playful and chic
sports car, a contemporary interpretation of the legend that is the Peugeot GTi.
“With the 208 GTi, our objective was to produce an engaging sporty performance driving pleasure, an
experience that speaks immediately to all enthusiasts: performance, power, reactivity, and an aura of
respect and desire. While the 205 GTi was naturally our inspiration, the 208 GTi is its modern
interpretation.” Gaetan Demoulin, Peugeot Customer Synthesis Manager
At first glance, the eyes are impressed initially by a presence, with a vehicle which affirms its
identity: sporty and refined. The Satin Pearlescent White colour2 adorns the whole of the 208 GTi,
including its special spoiler.
There can be no doubting the sportiness of the bodywork. Crossing the gloss black rear skirt, the
exhaust emerges with a trapezoid chromed double tailpipe, an innovative design emphasising the
uniqueness of this model. The chromed trim strip decorates the window lower edge culminating in a
signature accent that pays tribute to the illustrious 205 GTi. Furthermore, the quarter panel trim
proudly bears the GTi logo, in bright chrome accentuated in red highlights.
Regardless of the colour chosen, this red punctuates the vehicle: on brake calipers, grille lower bead,
Peugeot lettering on the tailgate and on the grille. In addition, the mesh of the grille has a 3D
chequered motif, with chromed inserts in the gloss black grille.
The whole is subtly enhanced by the touches of bright chrome on the foglamp trim surrounds, the
grille upper trim and the door mirrors.
Opening the doors reveals a passenger compartment which reflects the paintwork. From the sill,
with the name Peugeot embossed, the passenger compartment is notably sporty. It has a
stimulating colour scheme combining red, black and satin chrome. With red GTi overstitching
throughout, the interior is striking, down to the smallest detail.
Resolutely sporty, the seat combines full grain Club Nappa leather and the Caro Weave cloth, made
dynamic by a red line. The dashboard, with a taut black polyurethane PVC covering 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.
2 Colour of the limited edition, 6 colours are available in the range
The driver is well supported in the cossetting seat structure, harnessed with black seat belts with red
edging fasten, so that the driving position is clear and comfortable. The feet naturally find the
aluminium pedals and footrest naturally, the heels in contact with the top-of-the-range mats with
black surround, overstitched in red. Intuitively, the hands rest on the small black full grain leather
steering wheel, perforated and with red overstitching. The right hand easily and naturally finds the
aluminium gear lever knob, with red side insert, or the overstitched leather handbrake lever.
The red leather marker on the steering wheel pointing straight ahead, the thumbs well supported,
the GTi logo is only waiting for one thing … ignition!
“The 208 is an excellent base for developing a sports hatchback. We have worked with particular
attention on the steering response, the chassis dynamics and the rigidity of the suspension. The 208
GTi successfully combines performance, safety and driving pleasure.”
Marie Beaumont, 208 GTi Dynamic Synthesis Manager
The 208 GTi delights its driver with an incisive driving experience due to the involving chassis
dynamics, providing superb driving sensations. Springs, calibration of the shock absorbers, anti-roll
bar, enhanced front subframe and rear crossmember rigidity, plus that the suspension and wheels
are specific to the vehicle.
Agile and reactive, the 208 GTi balances from one turn to the next with complete precision.
Controlled by the steering the settings of which have been revised to increase firmness, the front
suspension returns the information perfectly and responsively. The rear suspension is also well
tuned for safe and involved driving.
Fitted with 205/45 tyres, the 17″ diamond Carbon wheels, with Storm paint and matt varnish, house
302mm ventilated discs at the front and 249mm at the rear. Cooled by dynamic air intakes, they
provide controlled and incisive braking.
The 1.6 THP 200bhp petrol engine expresses itself through a reworked exhaust system. As soon as
the ignition is switched on, it emits an appealing sound note that delights the ears, at all engine
speeds. Coupled with a manual gearbox with six close-ration gears, the engine draws the full
potential from this chassis. With its maximum torque of 275Nm and its maximum power of 147kW
(200bhp), the 208 GTi3 has the potential of acceleration to the highest level. 0 to 60mph (0 to
100km/h) is reached in less than 7 seconds, 0 to 1000m in 27 seconds. The in-gear reacceleration is
equally impressive, with the 208 GTi accelerating from 50 to 75mph (80 to 120km/h) in less than 7
seconds in 5th gear.
3 Data currently being approved
This performance benefits from the improvement achieved lightening the weight of the vehicle. Light
in weight, at 1160 kg, the 208 GTi achieves a real feat by emitting CO2 at just 145g/km.
A playful sports car, powerful and safe, with an enchanting sound, which is also a practical
hatchback … the 208 GTi delights its driver every day, the (fully disengageable) ESP watching over
A Limited Edition 208 GTi
The arrival in the Peugeot range of a new GTi is always a major event, particularly in the segment of
the 200 series. To celebrate this event, Peugeot has developed a fully-specified Limited Edition with
only 50 vehicles available.
Adorned in exclusive Satin Pearlescent White, this highly limited-numbered edition rides on special
17″ diamond alloy wheels with Onyx Black paint coated in gloss varnish. The wheels centres are
fitted with an aluminium cap with a red surround. The lower bar of the grille, which is also white,
bears the French flag.
Inside, the exclusive owners will have Satellite Navigation and the HiFi pack specificied as standard,
and a numbered plaque will remind them every day that they are members of a very exclusive club.
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markets and continued its range enhancement. The Marque is reaffirming its environmental commitment by
deploying e-HDi diesel micro-hybridation and launching three full diesel hybrid HYbrid4 models in 2012.
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