Excitement is back. GTi is back.
This is the PEUGEOT 208 GTi : sporty, stylish and equipped with the latest technology to give you a sensational driving experience. With a lively 153kW (208hp) turbo engine at its heart, it’s the beating pulse of passionate performance.
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!
With new textured paintwork, muscular contours and a powerful 208 hp (153 kW) engine, the sophisticated restyling of the 208 GTi revives the legend and passion of PEUGEOT’s GTi badge.
Designed around you, the unique PEUGEOT i-Cockpit - compact steering wheel, head up display panel and 7" touch screen - gives you a deeper connection with the new 208 GTi.
Drive with precision, feel the response of the throttle and enjoy the ease of ergonomic, intuitive controls.
Right from the start, you'll become one with this car.
The swift response of the six-speed manual gearbox in the 208 GTi gives you first-rate acceleration and pick-up.
The sporty 153 kW turbo engine, the core of the Peugeot GTi legend, puts the new 208 GTi on the grid alongside a host of worthy predecessors. Precise, powerful and ready to spring into action, it’s built for a truly athletic performance.
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 the side of the black gloss rear skirting with chrome detailing, the trapezoidal double exhaust affirms controlled power.
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 round trip Paris-Bordeaux-Paris. For over 120 years, we have continued to demonstrate our motorsport success, winning across multiple disciplines and events.
An intense, feline front face dominates the appearance of the 208 GTi, with LED indicators, LED daytime running lights and new two-tone black and chrome headlights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The spirit of a legend, revived with contemporary style. The PEUGEOT 208 GTi blends energetic sportiness with the taut, stylised aesthetic of an athlete.
The impressive front face of the 208 GTi has been contoured and sharpened for more muscular definition – a hint of the power beneath. To enhance the effect, the imposing radiator grille and its surround are now fully integrated into the bodywork.
The lion claw motif is a symbol of the PEUGEOT brand – and here it’s intensified in red LED 3D rear lights.
New style headlamps give the 208 GTi a sharp, sleek, feline appearance that stands out from the crowd. It uses flat guide LED technology, which ensures precise light and impressive visibility in all conditions.
From the ground up, sporty 17” 'Carbone' alloy wheels set the tone.
Wider tracks and eye-catching red brake calipers evoke the power and performance of the GTi spirit, while the checkered chrome radiator grille creates an unmistakable sporting connection.
There’s no mistaking the athletic pedigree of the 208 GTi. Lovers of sporty cars will be delighted by its red brake calipers, GTi badging, spoiler and double chrome exhaust tailpipe.
A new textured paintwork option creates an instant, striking impression, turning heads as you drive. Distinctive and premium, these colours reflect changes in light, emphasising the contours and dynamic styling of the PEUGEOT 208 GTi.
More durable and easier to care for than traditional matte paints, textured paint offers greater resistance to micro-scratching and frequent washing.
Inside the PEUGEOT 208 GTi, you’ll find intuitive design, ergonomic controls and outstanding attention to detail. Every element comes together to give you a thrilling driving experience, without sacrificing comfort.
Natural and intuitive, the ergonomics of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit put everything easily and comfortably at your fingertips. The head-up instrument panel and compact steering wheel give you precise steering and a driving experience that's exciting, instinctive and safe.
Cleverly positioned to ensure your eyes stay on the road, the head-up instrument panel is accentuated with a red LED surround, a matte and gloss checkered background and retro-style needles illuminated in white. All the essential information, right where you need it.
Run your hands over the full grain leather sports steering wheel and feel the quality. Teamed with the compact dimensions of the 208 GTi (less than four metres), it gives you an agile, exceptionally easy-to-handle experience – the perfect recipe for true driving pleasure.
Perfectly positioned and accentuated in red and black, the 7” touch screen gives you access to a wide range of functions, including navigation, music streaming and Bluetooth™.
Make yourself comfortable in the supportive sports seats and enjoy a natural driving position. Your hand will settle instinctively on the satin chrome and red gearknob – a stylistic code that reinforces the race pedigree of the 208 GTi.
When you get behind the wheel of the 208 GTi, you’ll see that every detail enhances the GTi world.
There’s red contrast stitching on the sports seats, armrests, gear lever gaiter and leather handbrake as well as a red LED instrument dial surround and red PEUGEOT lettering on the aluminium door sills.
Great technology enhances the experience of driving the PEUGEOT 208 GTi – it’s kitted out with clever, intuitive features to help you enjoy every journey.
The 208 GTi is bursting with technology. Its multi-function colour touch screen acts as mission control, providing access and finger-tip control of all the car's audio, communications and navigation equipment.
USB and Bluetooth™ functionality is supported for most other smartphones, accessed from the 7" touch screen.
The moment you move off, the excitement is palpable. With its finely tuned running geari, its stiffened suspension and its tracks widened by 10 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear, the PEUGEOT 208 GTi follows the contours of the road with precision and agility to deliver an emotionally satisfying driving experience.
In combination with the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit and its compact steering wheel, and with improved car-to-ground connecting components and optimised weighti to ensure enhanced responses, the wheelbase of the new PEUGEOT 208 GTi offers the ideal synthesis of comfort and sporty road holding, providing genuine driving enjoyment.
Why waste fuel if you're waiting at a red light or in traffic?
PEUGEOT's Stop & Start system senses when you come to a halt and stops the engine – then starts it again as soon as you want to move off.
It means you use less fuel and produce up to 15% less CO₂ while driving in the city.
When the brake pedal is released, the engine is instantly restarted, with no noise or vibrations.
Advanced safety features ensure the PEUGEOT 208 GTi is as safe as it is athletic. Enjoy a nimbler, more precise experience with total peace of mind.
The high-level performance available from the PEUGEOT 208 GTi calls for a specially tailored braking system. Efficient, easy to measure and with specially enhanced heat resistance and ventilated discs (302 mm in diameter at the front, 249 mm at the rear) gripped by a Red floating caliper, the brakes on the PEUGEOT 208 GTi offer safety at all times.
One of the most advanced safety features available, ESP gives you added peace of mind:
Drive with confidence, knowing that you and your passengers are protected with six airbags as standard. Driver and front passenger protection includes two front and two side airbags, while two front and rear curtain airbags protect those in the front and rear seats.
With its finely tuned running gear, stiffened suspension and tracks widened by 10 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear, the 208 GTi follows the contours of the road with precision and agility.
The GTi legend is, above all, a lively, sporty engine. The 153kW turbo petrol engine block is a sensational machine.
The figures match up: the 208 GTi goes from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds and can cover 1,000 metres in just 26.5 seconds. Pick-up is equally impressive: it goes from 80 - 120km/h in six seconds in fifth gear.
With a turbocharged 1.6 THP petrol engine delivering 208 hp, the New Peugeot 208 GTi was designed for outstanding performance.
The kerb weight of the 208 GTi is just 1,160 kg, giving it an excellent weight/power ratio of 132W/kg. It also achieves CO2 emissions of just 125 g/km and has a combined drive cycle of 5.4 l/100km.
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.
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 compact steering wheel? You don’t need to decide – just enjoy the drive.
Every PEUGEOT benefits from the company's expertise in reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Weight, aerodynamics, tyres, technological excellence – no effort has been spared to reduce the car's environmental impact and break fresh ground in eco-design. For example, 25% of the polymers used in the 208 GTi are derived from recycled materials or materials of natural origin, while the rear bumper is made entirely of natural fibres, non-metallic recycled materials and biomaterials.