Saturday, October 5, 2013

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI review

The 2013 Peugeot 208 is also available as a sporty GTi since spring.

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

With the Peugeot 205 GTi has rolled around 30 years ago , the small car segment for the first time and presents a new sporty model in this class. Today the competition is bigger, but with the new Peugeot 208 GTi again on the pulse of time . The new design of the 208 is very consistent even in the "civilian" version , as Peugeot GTi is now the crown of the series in terms of design and driving pleasure .

Visually, the Peugeot 208 GTi shows great attention to detail and not only treated with specially designed front and rear apron and rear spoiler , but above all with chrome trim elements around.

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI interior

Standard equipment includes ESP, ABS, six airbags, GTi sport bucket seats in cloth / leather combination , the GTi of the interior including the dash with leatherette upholstery , a sportier look instrument panel including red ambient lighting , a GTi leather sports steering wheel, sports pedals in aluminum electrically adjustable - on folding - and heated door mirrors , 17 " - aluminum wheels, cruise control , a touch screen display including audio system with six speakers , a 2- zone climate control, a rain and light sensor, and much more.

Thus , the sporty 208 GTi presented here from the outside , so it is also in athletic interior further . With the 208 , Peugeot has indeed aligned fittings unit scratch. A high set speedometer in combination with a very small steering wheel and a widely drawn into the interior center console to increase the clarity and ease of use significantly . In practice, this is mainly in the 208 GTi that way. The far top-mounted tachometer is easy to read , and the little leather steering wheel fits perfectly with the sporty appearance of the little Frenchman .

Also, the touchscreen display on top of the center console is positioned perfectly and saves a lot of button salad in the center console. All functions except the air conditioning control can be selected and controlled via touchscreen .

Peugeot has in the interior design also placed great emphasis on detail. The ambient lighting while also falls positively on how the red trim and door panels , in which the door handle of black goes into fiery red . Are also very comfortable sport seats that offer plenty of side support and the fabric / leather combination also look very good .

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

Access to the rear is a bit cramped advised , but also the passengers in the rear seats is room for one car in the small car class . The boot capacity is 285 liters also properly sized , as are the shelves in the interior, in which only the cup holders were not solved optimally , because the bottles tilt at every turn from the holder.

Especially when one savors the performance of the 1.6 liter THP turbo engine in combination with its perfect road holding . The 200 hp (147 kW) turbo may already convinced from the start with plenty of power . Its maximum torque of 275 Nm , the engine already available at 1,700 r / min .

Despite front-wheel drive , the forces are transferred to the road very well without them tugging on the steering wheel like . In just 6.8 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h top speed is 230 km / h It can also fully convince the intermediate sprint of the 208 GTi . Even if you are traveling in top gear at 80 km / h in just 8.4 seconds , you can crack the 120 -km / h mark in the 5th Transition even after 6.8 seconds.

The firm suspension and sporty suspension also fit perfectly to the sport interpretation of little jester . The 208 GTi is perfect and very good on the road and allows very high cornering speeds without having had the feeling that the car no longer follow the same path taken .

However, the 208 GTi is also not too hard on long journeys and comfortable enough on longer stages. The noise level of the 1.6-liter turbo engine always remains discreet . The smooth but very direct steering also fits well with the sporty character , and you can the 208 GTi perfectly circularly around tight curves Articles . Not quite as good to us has only dropped the manual 6- speed gearbox , with the gears need to be sorted with quite some force .

Appropriate to the sporting spirit is the consumption of 7.7 liters is quite alright , but promised by the manufacturers of the 5.9 liters is slightly removed . The sporty design of the vehicle can also insert a more dynamic pace , with a lesser consumption gentler driving style is certainly possible .

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

With just under 4 meters in length, the 208 GTi full play and delight, although there is, of course you would rather go where the power of the 200 hp engine can be deployed better its benefits also in the city.

It's definitely nice that with the Peugeot 208 GTi again following in the footsteps of the 205 GTi and a small car in the program, which offers lots of driving fun. It must also not without luxury and comfort while sporting 208er and can already look forward to the series features a very decent dowry.

Its good performance ratio, the powerful engine and sleek design make the 208 GTi one of the most interesting representatives of the sport compact car guard, who is currently available.

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