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New Peugeot 208 GTi

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by Prince, 23 February 2012.

  1. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    I have just seen this and have got to say (even though I'm not really a Pug fan) that the spec looks great and so does the car! 200bhp in a tiny little car. It's about time Peugeot made something worth while.

    New Peugeot 208 GTi

    For anybody that just wants to see how pretty it is...

    Peugeot 208 GTi Gallery

    So what do we think?
     
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    to me still no that nice looking,
    however should go a bit better than their previous Gtis
     
  3. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    Specs look interesting. Ugly as hell though...
     
  4. pyap

    pyap Full member

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    Hi everyone haven't been on for a while. As I work on peugeots I have had a little info on this the gti 208 won't be released untill late this year. It will have the same engine in as the RCZ has in now. Personally i think the 160 diesel engine puts the 200 bhp petrol to shame. I think it has a hefty price tag too 18k plus, I will keep you posted on anything else I find out about it.
     
  5. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    It is a hefty price tag and I certainly wouldn't pay it, but it does look like fun. I wonder how it compares to the Citroen DS3 to drive.
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Not my cup of tea. I don't like it.
     
  7. BluntyR5GTT

    BluntyR5GTT Guest

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    is it me or are most hatchbacks virtually all looking like a corsa now? not a fan tbh and 200bhp is about the norm now for these modern heavy hatchbacks.
     
  8. thexav

    thexav Pro Tuner Staff Member

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    That should be pretty good, I think I could be turned to Peugeot for one of these! What will renault do to respond though? It should be an interesting battle.
     
  9. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    Yes yes, agreed. Slow/10.
     
  10. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    I quite like it actually. And if it is that much lighter than the 207 it should be quick and agile.

    I wonder if renault will go turbo for the next clio sport?
     
  11. Loz

    Loz Torque King

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    Cheers mate & welcome back. :D
     
  12. u697040

    u697040 Newbie

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    My 207 GTI with re map pumps out 210BHP and 330NM torque and I love it cos people think they are slow and don't handle well. How wrong many a BMW/Audi driver has been! Limited slip diff, miltek exhaust and stage 2 re-map next.
    The new 208 being lighter and a higher power starting point should make an interesting car to tune.
     
  13. Charliep

    Charliep Torque Junkie

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    Alfa GTV & 33
    I look forward to tuning it as well as the Diesel version. The much lower weight will set it apart from the rest of the field.
     
  14. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    Cool! How much do you reckon you can get out of the 1.6? Do you think it would be worth upgrading the intercooler, http://www.fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/index.php?_a=product&product_id=1339

    must be fairly highly boosted to get that hp out of a 1.6.
     
  15. u697040

    u697040 Newbie

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    Stock internals are good for 250 BHP and 400 nm although at that point you are on the limit without upgrading the pistons crank etc. TBH though 230 BHP and 360 nm from a stage 2 remap with decat/ and uprated intercooler would be plenty for a FWD hatch weighing 1250kgs. Stick in the longer 5th gear ratio and your looking at 0-60 in under 6 and a top whack of over 155 mph. Scary in what is a shopping car!!

    Sorry buddy, your post got stuck in the moderation queue because you quoted a member with a URL posted. For the record, new members need 10 posts before being allowed to post any URL's or photos.

    T9 man
    Moderator.
     
  16. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    give me a 206 over the new 207 or 208! too big and too bulky! although i wouldn't mind the power plant
     
  17. Charliep

    Charliep Torque Junkie

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    The 208 GTI is about a passenger lighter than the 206 GTI 180.
     
  18. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    it looks too big and bulky. if i wanted a big and bulky car then i'd buy a jeep or hummer h3. which you can buy used for the same price! you can buy a e46 m3 for £6500
     
  19. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    EFA. :cheesy::p:)
     
  20. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    erm top gear proved you could buy a e46 m3 for 6500! you can even buy a mercedes slk for that too, or how about a evo8? skyline r34? audi a4, honda integra, honda s2000 etc. the list could go on!
     
  21. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    No they didn't. Richard Hammond bought an E36 M3 for the Germany trip, and an 840i (iirc) for the 'what can you by for less than a Nissan Leaf' challenge he did with Jeremy Clarkson.

    E46 M3s haven't reached that kind of price yet, unless they are high mileage and abused beyond their life.
     
    Last edited: 16 March 2012
  22. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    but it showed a car park full of cars for what they found for less than 6500 and the e46 was one of the cars there.
     
  23. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    just googled and the e46 m3 is 11 years old!
     
  24. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    To be fair I do agree, there are some serious performance bargains arriving at the 6k mark these days. Meganesport R26 for a start.
     
  25. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    so why would ya spend 6500 on a crappy modern peugeot? when you can buy a much nicer car. and how much is the new 208 gti?
     
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