“Charged” version of three-door GTi popular in Europe, the French 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 hatchback was announced at last year’s Paris Motor Show.
A little later we began selling in Europe, and now, when there were rumors about a possible imminent arrival of the sports version of the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi in Russia, it is time to get accustomed to the new product with special attention.
According to the developers, the hatchback 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi is to become a successful successor of the traditions once popular sports hatch 2018-2019 Peugeot 205 GTi, which became in time a true legend.
In many ways the founders of failed ideas and sales in Europe are very brisk, which may indicate the possible occurrence of a new legend.
But between those sports 208 minutes and is not without some drawbacks, able to throw a very rather big spoonful of tar.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, and we shall understand in everything in order.
“Charged” sports hatch should have a sporty, aggressive and somewhat brutal appearance, capable of causing excitement bordering on envy.
And if with the sportiness and aggression from the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi, with stylish and well thought-out design of the plastic body kit, all right, here’s a brutality came complete miss.
The car turned too “fashionable”, the designers for some known only to them one reason, covered with chrome everything that was possible and impossible: the radiator grille, mirror inserts on the bumpers, exhaust pipe, framing headlights … Oh well, covered and covered, it is their decision, but ideal for a sports hatch exterior design will not name.
But the size, in spite of the sporty body kit, save succeeded: length – 3962 mm, width – 1739 mm, height – 1460 mm and wheelbase – 2538 mm.
Curb weight trends, taking into account the full-fill the 50-liter tank is 1160 kg, well, gross vehicle weight must not exceed 1650 kg.
Interior 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi largely reiterates its civilian version, but some notable changes made were still.
First, the wheel has become much thicker and got perforated leather trim, as well as special sports label “zero”.
Second, change the gear knob design.
Third, the instrument panel and other interior elements have received contrasting edging red.
Fourth, pedal expected replaced by aluminum with rubberized inserts, plus there was a dead pedal.
Well, the main change – is the installation of new sports seats with mechanical adjustment and perfect side support, which is exactly lateral support, not its imitation.
This plus the other hand turned negative.
More specifically, the back was much less space in the legs, and landing on the back row considerably complicated.
But the amount of luggage remained: in a normal state, it is equal to 285 liters, and when assembled backseat increases to 1126 liters, plus underfloor quietly placed a full spare wheel.
Technical specifications. For the “charged” front wheel drive 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi French developers have reserved a brand new engine with an index EP6CDTX.
True it is not exactly brand new, but only in part, because it is a direct successor of the very EP6 1.6 THP, that had pretty destroying nerves owners of the 2018-2019 Peugeot 207 the RC .
Filmed in 2010 with the production of motor engineers carefully processed, replace the cylinder head and bad timing, have introduced a whole range of modern technology, and showed to the world EP6CDTX, which, incidentally, has already managed to shine and be tested on the 2018-2019 Peugeot the RCZ .
So – the only one available for the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi engine has four cylinders with a total displacement of 1.6 liters (1598 cm3), equipped with direct fuel injection, turbocharged twin-scroll type, with a maximum of 1.2 bar, the system continuously variable adjustment of the lifting height inlet valves, two camshafts with phase shifters and reliable electric pump liquid cooling system.
After a number of additional enhancements, the engine that meets the requirements of ecological standard Euro-5, received a maximum power of 200 hp
at 5800 rev / minute and torque, which peaks at 275 Nm mark, has already reached at 1,700 rev / min.
These characteristics allow the hatchback 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi smoothly accelerate to 230 km / h.
Very curious about the dynamics of acceleration data: starting acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in ideal driving conditions, race track, take about 6.8 seconds, and the kilometer distance the vehicle is able to overcome for 26.9 seconds.
Now a little about the economy, which is also a pleasant surprise: in a city stream courtesy of powerful new “eats” 8.2 liters of gasoline AI-95, the highway consumption drops to the level of 4.7 liters, and the mixed mode of driving will be 5.9 liters.
Completed 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi is only a 6-step “mechanics” to the migrated gear ratios.
And here we note another obvious negative news – the transfer from CPR slightly longish.
Chassis and suspension got hatchback 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi from its civilian version, but many elements were serious way refined and improved.
In particular, the increased stiffness of the springs and shock absorbers, widened front and rear track, the sub-frame has been strengthened, and the thickness of the anti-roll added 1 mm.
In all other respects as: Front mounted independent struts design with MacPherson type, while the rear used semidependent beam, which has been slightly increased rigidity.
The front wheels were vented brake discs with a diameter of 302 mm at the rear, developers were limited to just drive by 249 mm with a “floating” calipers.
To assist the steering mechanism has been sent migrated electric power steering, or to cope with the high-spirited character of the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi would be extremely difficult.
Prices and equipment. “Charged” sporty hatchback 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi is available in their home country for the price of 24 500 euros.
About prices on the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi in Russia is not known, exactly as there is no accurate information about the date of the start of sales.
Today, the car passes the necessary certification procedures and according to preliminary estimates of experts is expected to arrive in the Russian market in the middle of the summer of 2013.
Predicting the price of new items is difficult, but in France, 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi sold a bit cheaper than the competition in the face of Opel the Corsa the OPC, the price of which in Russia will start with a mark of 945 thousand rubles.
Apparently, this figure will be a benchmark in determining the value of the Russian version of the 2018-2019 Peugeot 208 GTi.