The new Peugeot 308 GTi will go on sale shortly priced from £26,555 for the 308 GTi 250 and £28,155 for the higher output 308 GTi 270.
The new 308 GTi is set to target buyers of the Ford Focus ST and the SEAT Leon Cupra, and may persuade potential buyers of the new Honda Civic Type-R away. You will be able to place your order shortly with the first cars expected in October 2015.
The GTi sits some 11 mm lower to the road than a standard 308, it features a wider track at 1,570mm at the front and 1,554mm at the rear. The 308 GTi 250 rides on 225/40 R18 92W Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres with ‘Diamant’ alloy wheel design where GTi 270 comes with 19-inch ‘Carbone’ light-weight alloy wheels shod with Michelin Super Sport 235/35 R19 91Y tyres, it also gets larger front 380mm discs with PEUGEOT SPORT emblazoned solid red four-piston calipers.
Standard equipment includes full LED headlights, sequential LED indicators and the Driver Sport Pack. By pressing the Sport button on the centre console changes the display from a passive white to an engaging red. Additional information is displayed (power, torque, boost, lateral and longitudinal acceleration), there is an enhanced synthesized engine note and the accelerator is remapped to improve response.
The New Peugeot 308 GTi is powered by a Euro6 compliant 1.6-litre THP S&S petrol engine couples to a six-speed manual transmission. There is a choice of two power outputs, 250hp or 270hp. The 308 GTi 250 model can go from 0-62 mph in 6.2 seconds, where the 308 GTi 270 shaves this down to 6.0 seconds – both models have a limited top speed of 155 mph, Co2 emissions of 139 g/km and an NEDC combined cycle figure of 47.1 mpg. Even the torque figure is the same for both models at 330Nm between 1,900-5,000 rpm.
The 308 GTi 270 is equipped with a Torsen limited-slip differential which works in conjunction with the ESP system to ensure making acceleration under all conditions, it also has more powerful brakes.Published 18 June 2015