Peugeot 208 GTI already came on the road and there have been many questions, how this model is different from its predecessors Peugeot GTI 206 and 207? Can say with certainty that there is little replay value in the quality of the car in terms of ride quality and road safety.
Peugeot 208 GTI is a car with a tiny body and a powerful engine, hoping at least to entertain the driver but not passengers. There is a strong competition in this class of cars as the main rivals are Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio and Golf. What are the main features of this new car?
Line four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 1598cc, maximum speed 220 km / h, carbon emissions 139g/km., 1160 kg curb weight and a 6-speed gearbox.
If we compare a Peugeot 208 GTI with Mini Cooper S will notice smoother throttle and lower engine noise, but note may be mentioned that the gear ratios are well organized. Peugeot 208 stands very well on a cross-country roads, because it is very flexible on a narrow and bumpy road, though it rides quite firmly into holes and ridges.
The automaker Peugeot has a reputation as one of the leading cars in its class - a classic hatch. To the above before we can add rapid acceleration of this model from 0-100 km / h in just 6.8 seconds. Very similar parameters as the ratio of price to extras have recent concept cars GMC Acadia and Ford Focus.
Compared to previous versions in the suspension, Peugeot 208 GTI stands quite firmly on the corners. Can not very noticeable crafted exterior design conforming fully to the latest fashion trends. The background of quite clean vision may be noted as the rear lights, which are very similar to a boomerang, and the front of the car stands out grille that seems separate from the body. Model is produced with 17-inch wheels, red brake calipers and two chromed dropout. Interior cabin is more sporty, the seats are covered with leather and steering wheel is small.
The interior is in line with the proportions of the car., Rear seats fold and two-seater car is done so at the expense of increased storage space.
Some drivers find this flaw, but the proximity of the steering wheel to the feet is also quite uncomfortable for older people. Another drawback is that the touch screen and displays on the dashboard are quite mixed, and some even hide from the handlebars. The extras that go with the base model are: radio DAB, Bluetooth and parking sensors. Peugeot 208 GTI major contribution to environmental protection. The concept is to produce parts of the car from waste materials.
For example, the rear bumper, wheel arches, trunk and seats are made from recycled materials. Aerodynamics of the body is a factor of optekaemost SCX 0.61, the least resistance to air and hence lower fuel consumption. Occupant safety is at the forefront of model Peugeot 208 GTI.
The car has 6 airbags options. For the front seats have 2 front, two side and two curtain and rear passengers to set three-point airbags. Mobility of the Peugeot 208 GTI is achieved by standard ESP last generation. There is a function for wheel slip, control their stability and electronic brake distribution.