Peugeot 207 GTi Review

Peugeot 207 GTi THP175

Peugeot 207 Review

Peugeot 207 GTi Review | Part TwoPeugeot 207 GTi Road Test

Peugeot has a reputation for producing aspirational ‘hot-hatches’.

Peugeot has a reputation for producing aspirational ‘hot-hatches’. The 206GTi was almost every ‘boy racer’s’ dream in the eighties and now that those lads have grown up (at least on the outside), they can relive their youth through the latest 207 GTi THP 175, and, no doubt a new generation of driver’s will get the bug, too.

Either way, the latest version of the 207 will not disappoint. It is fast as well as quick - mean and relatively clean, all in one package.

The new GTi has a top speed of 137mph but it’s the getting there (where legal) that’s the fun. It is powered by a 1.6, turbo-charged, petrol engine that produces just over 264Nm or 195lb ft of torque, including 15 lb ft of overboost, which peaks at just 1,600rpm - that’s diesel territory. This allows the GTi to reach 62mph, from a standing start, in just 7.1seconds. However, the grin starts almost instantaneously.

This particular engine has also been used in the recent 207GTi THP150 but has been heavily remapped for extra power - 177PS or 175bhp at 6,000rpm - and performance, aided by the updated, twin-scroll, turbo-charger. The idea was to make a 1.6 petrol engine feel and behave more like a 2.0 unit, whilst retaining the attributes of a small engine and it works. So, it’s hats off to co-developers, PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW.

Peugeot 207 GTi Review | Part TwoPeugeot 207 GTi Road Test
Peugeot 207 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 207 GTi THP 175
Body Type3-Door Hatchback
ColourBianca White
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph7.1 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
Transmission5-Speed Manual
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban28.5 mpg
Extra Urban49.5 mpg
Combined39.2 mpg
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-Years / 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 29/08/07)£14,995

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