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Country of origin:France
Introduced in:2010
Source:Company press release
Last updated:May 25, 2010
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Click here to download printer friendly versionPeugeot returns to the world of the GTi with the launch of the 308 GTi, a sporty hatchback for a new era: enjoyable for day to day driving and environmentally-friendly. Available exclusively as a 5 door model only, it combines a modern synthesis of versatility and driveability.

The 308 GTi has a sporty nature that is in tune with our current times: - well-heeled athleticism for day-to-day driving enjoyment and a high level of onboard comfort at all engine speeds but, stopping short of being a specialist vehicle, yet still able to offer real excitement when its "driver" asks more of it. - environmentally-friendly, combining good levels of performance with fuel consumption of only 6.9 litres/100 km for 159 g/km of CO2.

At the heart of the vehicles sporty nature is the all new 1.6 litre THP 147 kW (200 bhp) engine, launched simultaneously in the RCZ Coupé, a key factor in the overall efficiency of the 308 GTi. Combining a number of innovative technologies - THP (Twin-Scroll turbocharger and direct petrol injection), and VTi (variable valve lift and valve timing) - this engine, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, offers high levels of driveability.

Its maximum power of 147 kW is available from 5500 to 6800 rpm, combined with a constant maximum torque of 275 Nm between 1700 and 4500 rpm, the 308 GTi also offers particularly low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The sound of the engine is also particularly distinctive during acceleration thanks to the adoption of Sound System technology.

The car's chassis has also been adapted to match the characteristics of the engine: fitted with 225/40 R18 tyres, it combines excellent stability at high speed with guaranteed comfort at low speed. 340 mm diameter brake discs at the front and 290 mm at the rear ensure high levels of braking performance.

Outside, the 308 GTi makes subtle play of its distinctive features, meeting the wishes of discerning customers who know exactly what will set heads turning.

The 308 GTi stands out from the rest of the range by: - a bright black carbon-style insert under the front bumper lower skirt (specificity France), - its "Sport" lower front panel derived from the 308 CC, - its lower rear bumper panel with Perla Nera black diffuser, - its rear spoiler, offering additional efficiency at high speeds, - a twin chrome exhaust pipes, - "GTi" badges on the side and rear of the body, - distinctive interior features, aluminium foot rest and gear knob, leather sport steering wheel with aluminium flattened lower edge and thumb rests, piano black fascia, ... )

The enthusiast drivers who will buy the 308 GTi will of course also benefit from an exclusive and sporty vehicle, but also from all of the qualities that have made the five-door 308 hatchback a success, in particular:

- High levels of comfort and convenience when inside the car, thanks to its semi-tall architecture ensuring exceptional interior brightness, visibility (a glazed surface area of up to 4.86 m2) and interior space, not forgetting its stylish and elegant fascia panel, its build quality and its distinctive acoustics...

- Maximum safety thanks to its structure and high-performance means of restraint (5 stars in the EuroNCAP 2009 test), and also thanks to the "Peugeot Connect SOS" system which pinpoints the vehicle's location in the event of an accident (optional at only 290 Euro or standard with WIP Com 3D).

In France, the 308 GTi will be launched on the10th June, priced at 26,900 Euro.

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