208 GTI
Excitement is back. GTi is back.

GTi IS BACK! It’s the worthy heir to the 205 of the same name. The New Peugeot 208 GTi carries years of expertise, innovation, and commercial and competitive success.

208 GTI

Excitement is back. GTi is back.

208 GTI

GTi IS BACK! It’s the worthy heir to the 205 of the same name.

The New Peugeot 208 GTi carries years of expertise, innovation, and commercial and competitive success.

The worthy successor to the hot hatch that was the 205 GTi, the Peugeot 208 GTi is a head-turning 3-door model that delivers bold lines, a dynamic interior and powerful performance, making it a stand-out addition to our Small Car range.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE 208 GTI

GTi IS BACK! It’s the worthy heir to the 205 of the same name. The New Peugeot 208 GTi carries years of expertise, innovation, and commercial and competitive success. With its bold lines, dynamic interior and powerful performance, this car exudes character and ambition. 30 years after the launch of the 205 GTi, the passion and the legend is back!


1: REINVENTING A LEGEND

The New Peugeot 208 GTi is the modern incarnation of the legendary original hot hatch; the 205 GTi. It retains the unbridled sense of fun, direct steering and road-holding that made the original a classic. Plus it embraces the levels of comfort and safety demanded of a modern day car.

Learn more about the GTi Story.

2: MOTORSPORT HERITAGE

Since day one, Peugeot has succeeded on the world stage when it comes to motorsport. In fact, Peugeot won the world’s first motorsport event, a reliability trial from Paris to Rouen in 1894.

We followed with another victory a year later in the world’s first speed race from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris. For 120 years, we have continued to demonstrate our motorsport success, winning across multiple disciplines and events.

Learn more about the GTi Story.

3: SPORTING GENES

With its checkerboard grille, enhanced with Peugeot lettering, its red brake callipers and diamond-effect alloys as standard, the 208 GTi proudly shows off its sporty genes.

Its compact design is emphasised by the enlarged wheel arches, the unique side skirts and elegant chrome-finished rearview mirrors.

On either side of the black gloss rear skirting, with chrome detailing, the trapezoidal double exhaust affirms controlled power.

Learn more about 208 GTi's Exterior

4: QUALITY AND REFINEMENT

With its head-up display and small steering wheel, the 208 GTi offers the driver comfort and intuitive access to the controls. The driver's hands rest naturally on the small steering wheel, in full-grain perforated leather with red stitching.

The driving position is straightforward, with the left hand instinctively drawn to the satin-finish chrome gearstick.

Learn more about 208 GTi's Interior

5: 147kW TURBO ENGINE

Equipped with a 1.6 THP (turbo high pressure) 147kW petrol engine and a reworked exhaust line, the 208 GTi exudes power from the very start.

This engine coupled with the lightweight chassis, accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in fewer than seven seconds.

The engine features advanced technology such as variable valve timing on inlet and exhaust valves and variable valve inlet lift.

Learn more about 208 GTi's Performance

THE GTI STORY

A product of everything we have learned from past sports cars and 120 years of motorsport success, the Peugeot 208 GTi delivers bold lines, a dynamic interior and powerful performance. Excitement is back. GTi is back.


MOTORSPORT HERITAGE

The Lion brand has always been passionately involved in motorsport. Peugeot shares some fundamental core values with the world of sport: dynamism, a sense of beauty and style, team spirit and endurance.

All these values are exhibited perfectly and brilliantly in the various disciplines of motorsport, from rallies and rally-raids to circuits and endurance events.

Its sporting exploits have not only won Peugeot wonderful trophies, but have also ensured that its cars are recognised for their reliability.

Since day one, Peugeot has succeeded on the world stage when it comes to motorsport. In fact, Peugeot won the world’s first motorsport event, a reliability trial from Paris to Rouen in 1894.

We followed with another victory a year later in the world’s first speed race from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris. For 120 years, we have continued to demonstrate our motorsport success, winning across multiple disciplines and events.

Below are some of our key motorsport successes.


WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Peugeot dominated the World Rally Championship in the mid-80s and again in the early 2000s. The 205 T16 won successive championships in 1985-86, and the 208 WRC won a hat-trick of championships in 2000-01-02.

This rally success led to Peugeot’s legendary ride and handling in road cars such as the 205 GTi, 206 GTi, 207 GTi and now the 208 GTi.

24 HOURS OF LE MANS

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an iconic event. Despite being regarded as the toughest endurance test in the world, Peugeot has conquered this event numerous times.

We first won the event in 1992 and again a year later with a historic 1-2-3. Our third victory came in 2009 in a diesel-powered 908.

PIKES PEAK

The legendary Pikes Peak is America’s second oldest motorsport event but is better known for its danger and the fearlessness of the drivers who tackle it. The 405 T16 powered Peugeot to victory in 1988 and 1989, setting a new course record both times.

The 1988 win by Ari Vatanen was the inspiration for the famous short film ‘Climb Dance.’ Peugeot returned to the Peak in 2013 where Sebastien Loeb smashed the previous year’s record time by 92 seconds in a 208 T16.


REDEX RELIABILITY TRIAL

In 1953, a reliability trial around Australia, the Redex Trial, was held for the first time. It went down in the annals of automotive history, and the mythology of Australia, as one of the harshest long distance motoring events ever run. It had everything – controversy and crashes, heroism and hedonism, mechanical magic and mayhem.

While most people thought you needed a big car to win in a big country, Peugeot defied the odds with a stunning victory in the 203. This cemented our reputation of reliability and made Peugeot a household name in Australia.

INDIANAPOLOS 500

The Indy 500 is one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport events. Peugeot marked its name firmly in motorsport history when we became the first non-American manufacturer to win the event in 1913. We followed this with two more victories in 1916 and 1919.

DAKAR

The Dakar Rally (formerly Paris-Dakar) is the toughest cross-country rally of all. After its successful stint in the World Rally Championship, Peugeot turned its attention to this famous event, winning four consecutive years from 1987-88 in the 205 T16 and 1989-90 in the 405 T16.

Dakar has now traded the dunes of northwest Africa for the tracks and trails of Latin America which are every bit as punishing for competitors and their machines. 25 years after their last victory, Peugeot is returning to Dakar in 2015 with the 2008 DKR.


SPORTS CAR GARAGE

The 208 GTi is the latest in an impressive line of Peugeot sports cars produced for the road. Our feats in motorsport have ensured that these special Peugeot cars carry the DNA of renowned ride and handling to deliver a thrilling drive for anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel.


HOMAGE TO THE 205 GTi

Almost 30 years after its launch, the 208 GTi brings the 205 GTi legend back to life. This flagship model set the benchmark for handling and roadholding, and to this day the 205 GTi is still lauded as one of the greatest hot hatches ever.

In homage to its illustrious predecessor, not a single detail has been overlooked, from the "GTi" stamped rear badge in red and chrome to the iconic rear spoiler, extending the dynamic profile of the silhouette.


206 GTi 180

Hot on the heels of the three-times World Rally Champion 206 WRC, the 206 GTi 180 took up pole position in the dynamic 206 range. Beneath the distinct yet understated exterior styling, lies a nucleus of refined technical excellence. The 3-door silhouette houses the muscles that give this car its sporty name and performance.

Large 17” alloy wheels, a wide rear spoiler and a twin chrome-plated tailpipe indicate the car’s energetic temperament, while its full-body, coloured exterior fittings (bumpers and side rubbing strips) and exclusive carbon finish reflects its top-of-the-range character.

207 GTi

With a proud sporting heritage across our ‘20’ series, it was only natural that Peugeot would create a GTi version of the 207. The 207 GTi continued the legend of small sports cars to the delight of driving enthusiasts.

Its sophisticated technology, the result of Peugeot expertise, creates a car that is both versatile and exceptionally user-friendly. It is a hat hatch that appealed to both stopwatch purists and devotees of upmarket sports models.


306 GTi-6

The 306 GTi-6 from the 1990s embodied the same spirit of fun found in the 205 GTi, and was just as rewarding to drive. A powerful engine, a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox and some subtle chassis revisions ensured it was the spiritual successor to Peugeot’s original hot hatch, until the introduction of the subsequent ‘20’ series GTi models.

402

The 402, produced from 1935-42 was Peugeot’s first truly aerodynamic car to be mass produced and is known as the ‘Sochaux Rocket’ (Sochaux is one of Peugeot’s main factories).


CONCEPT CARS

Peugeot have produced a number of performance concept cars in recent years. The SR1 celebrated Peugeot’s 200-year anniversary in 2010 and introduced Peugeot’s new styling direction. The 100% electric, roadster-styled EX1 has set new start-from-rest acceleration records, and proves that Peugeot’s electrical engines are high performers.

Its cutting-edge aerodynamics, ultra-light structure and 2 powerful engines make the EX1 the fastest electrical vehicle in the world. The Onyx concept is Peugeot’s supercar for the 21st century. It’s the creation of craftsmen who have been inspired by the world of motor racing to use bold, innovative materials both inside and out. The result is an exciting combination of stunning looks and supercar performance.


EXTERIOR DESIGN

The launch of the 208 GTi brings the Peugeot GTi legend right up-to-date. Feast your eyes on the dynamic contours and glistening chrome highlights of the tailgate and 3D grille engraved with dynamic Peugeot red. The remodelled headlights and the GTi’s signature rear spoiler add an exciting finishing touch.


LIGHTING SIGNATURE

The 208 GTi’s halogen headlights are housed in distinctive rectangular blocks beneath the clear cover. They feature the latest-generation guide technology to improve visibility. The curved indicator strips and daytime running lights are both LED and frame the main lights, giving the car a personality all of its own.


FRONT GRILLE

With its GTi chequered-flag design 'floating' front grille, enhanced by striking red Peugeot lettering, and piano black and chrome inserts, the 208 GTi unabashedly shows off its sporting genes.


GTi SIGNATURE

The GTi badge sits prominently next to the rear side window in a striking red and chrome design – evoking memories of the ground-breaking 205 GTi.


RIMS

The 17" aluminium diamond-effect rims really set the tone. The GTi spirit is back, and evident in the red detailing – even on the brake callipers.


ECO-DESIGN

A total of 25% of the polymers on the 208 GTi comes from recycled or natural material. The rear bumper, in particular, is made entirely from recycled materials, which is a world first.


INTERIOR COMFORT

As you take your seat in the 208 GTi, it’s the contemporary styling you notice first – sporty but with no compromise on quality. The striking dark colour schemes are brought to life by dynamic red highlights across the doors and dashboard. Each component, from the seat belts to the steering wheel insert, adds to the unique GTi theming.


UNIQUE DRIVING POSITION

With its head-up display and small steering wheel, the 208 GTi offers the driver comfort and intuitive access to the controls. The driver's hands rest naturally on the small steering wheel, in full-grain perforated leather with red stitching.

The driving position is straightforward, with the left hand instinctively drawn to the satin-finish chrome gearstick.


TOUCHSCREEN WITH SATELLITE NAVIGATION

Think of the 208 GTi's 7" multi-function colour touchscreen as mission control – it's where you call the shots on all the car's audio, communications and satellite navigation equipment. The screen gives you finger-tip control of the radio, music player, hands-free Bluetooth™ and the sat-nav.


INSTRUMENT PANEL

The 208 GTi’s instrument panel is raised above the dashboard so you can see it comfortably without taking your eyes off the road. The red LEDs around the gauges add an extra touch of GTi spirit, along with the chequered-flag dial backgrounds of black and aluminium.


INTERIOR DETAILING

The black and red trim inside the 208 GTi gives it an unmistakably sporty feel. The red stitching on the full-grain leather and fabric upholstery also features on the black textured dashboard.

Racing red also blazes from the rims around the instrument dials, around the air vents and the graduated colouring of the door handles.


SPORT SEATS

The leather / cloth seats in the 208 GTi are as great to sit in as they are to look at. Giving you all the support you need from true sports seats, they feature the red stitching you’ll see throughout the car, together with bold red panels and an extra red strip.


RED STITCHING

There’s red stitching throughout the 208 GTi – as well as giving the interior a distinctly modern look, it recalls Peugeot’s legendary racing heritage. You’ll find it on the seats, the leather steering wheel, the gearstick surround, the doors, the dashboard and the handbrake – even the top-quality floor mats.


SPORTS STEERING WHEEL

Take your seat in the 208 GTi and it’s impossible to keep your hands off the small sports steering wheel with its black, full-grain perforated leather finish and dynamic red stitching. Audio and navigation controls are arranged within easy reach on either side of the sturdy central hub and it’s all rounded off with the GTi badge at the bottom.


SAFETY

When you drive a 208 GTi, you'll feel safe, thanks to a combination of superb road-holding, a substantial protective frame and multi-feature ESP braking system.


ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)

The 208 GTi comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce over steer. It keeps the car on course by reducing engine power and braking individual wheels.


AIRBAGS

To keep you as safe as possible, the 208 GTi has six air bags as standard – two at the front and four along each side.


CRUISE CONTROL + SPEED LIMITER

Don't worry about going too fast in your 208 GTi – just set the speed limiter and the car will keep you within speed limits. And you can relax on long drives by activating the cruise control to help you stay at a constant speed.

Both the cruise control and speed limiter are controlled from the steering wheel or the touchscreen and let you have up to five pre-set speeds.


IMPACT PROTECTION

The frame of the 208 GTi is designed to absorb the force of an impact, while the steering column will collapse to help prevent injury.


PERFORMANCE

The 208 GTi purrs into action as soon as you turn the key. Weighing just 1,133kg and powered by a 1.6-litre 147kW turbo petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox, the 208 GTi can take you from a standing start to 100km/h in less than seven seconds.


ENGINES

The GTi legend is based first and foremost on a quick and sporty engine, delivering new driving sensations and a more eco-friendly performance.

PETROL

147 kW 1.6 TURBO MANUAL 6 SPEED

  • Combined Consumption (L/100 KM) 5.9
  • City Consumption (L/100KM) 8.2
  • Highway Consumption (L/100KM) 4.7
  • CO2 Emissions (G/KM) 139
  • Emissions Class C
  • Cubic Capacity (CC) 1598
  • Max Power (KW @ RPM) 147 @ 5500
  • Maximum Speed 230
  • 0 to 100 KM/H 6.8

147kW TURBO ENGINE

Equipped with a 1.6 THP (turbo high pressure) 147kW petrol engine and a reworked exhaust line, the 208 GTi exudes power from the very start. This engine coupled with the lightweight chassis, accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in fewer than seven seconds.

The engine features advanced technology such as variable valve timing on inlet and exhaust valves and variable valve inlet lift.

Another advantage: this efficient and dynamic road behaviour also plays the economy card. Over a combined cycle, the 208 GTi only consumes 4.7 l/100 km and emitts a respectable 139g/km of CO2.


INTERNATIONAL ENGINE OF THE YEAR

The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that powers the Peugeot 208 GTi has won the prestigious “2013 International Engine of the Year Award”.

Developed in co-operation by PSA (Peugeot/Citroen) and the BMW Group, the engine won the award in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category.


SUSPENSION

The 208 GTi has a very special suspension system. The shock absorbers have been reinforced, its braking system strengthened, and its ESP system adapted, which means you have better driving position and more traction.

This gives you a more controlled driving experience and better balanced suspension for even greater driving pleasure.


HANDLING

What makes the 208 GTi so great to drive? It could be the specially tuned suspension with firmed-up shock absorbers. Perhaps it’s the tailored electronic stability program and improved road holding. Or could it be the superb driving position with its smaller steering wheel? You don’t need to decide – just enjoy the drive.


POWER/WEIGHT RATIO

Lightweight at 1,133 kg, the Peugeot 208 GTi boasts an excellent power/weight ratio of 130 W/kg. Its close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox enables high-performance acceleration, both from standing and in-gear.


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