Peugeot 208 GT: Little devil


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Peugeot raised the bar even further in the compact hatch segment, in which it always traveled with ease, with the launch in Argentina of the 208 GT as part of its renewed range.

This GT version is equipped with the 1.6-liter THP turbo engine with 165 hp maximum power at 6.000 rpm (240 Nm at 1400 rpm) associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

This vehicle combines high performance with accelerations from 0 to 100 km / h in 8,5 seconds and a limited top speed of 217 km / h, providing unique driving sensations.

Dynamic and aggressive in style, this version is rich in details enhanced by the new 17-inch diamond alloy wheels, a new optics with elliptical module and LED daytime running light, black mirror coating and high-gloss black spoiler. double chrome exhaust outlet and new front grille with red accents.

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An exclusive internal atmosphere where the dark tone of the LED-illuminated instrument panel and red elements stand out, a new stitching of the seat upholstery and some parts such as armrests and the black and red leather steering wheel with chrome inlays and plate GT.

The sporty interior is completed by the aluminum pedal boards, door handles, air outlet trims in satin chrome, chrome gear lever, front door step. Another highlight is the onboard panel with Stellar “soft-touch” coating.

In the design of the New 208 GT, various adaptations were made in order to give the new version sportiness and safety:

-Suspension with specific damping law, aiming at a sporty ride.

  • Low-profile sports tire (205/45 R17 88V) Michelin Pilot Sport 3. This is a low-friction compound when driving, optimized to reduce fuel consumption and provide high grip in curves.

  • Direction with greater precision of the center and calibration oriented at high speeds.

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  • 283mm diameter front brake discs and solid discs on the rear wheels

  • “Cornering” function that allows the beam of light from the fog projector to illuminate the inside of the curve with the low or high beams on. This function is activated by activating the turning light, from a certain angle of rotation of the steering wheel, as long as the speed is less than 40 km / h.

  • ESP system with specific calibration to increase control at high speed and aggressive cornering. This program integrates the functions ABS (anti-lock of wheels), REF (electronic brake distributor), AFU (assistance in emergency braking), ASR (anti-skid of wheels) and CDS (dynamic stability control).

-Hill Assist function that keeps the vehicle immobilized for two seconds on a hill exit, giving enough time to go from the brake pedal to the accelerator without the vehicle moving.

THE PEUGEOT 208 GT IN DETAIL

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NEW PEUGEOT 208 PRICES
ACTIVE 1.5: $ 264.800
ALLURE 1.5: $ 292.000
ALLURE 1.5 NAV: $ 295.500
ALLURE 1.6 TIPT: $ 323.900
ALLURE 1.6 TIPT NAV: $ 327.400
ALLURE 1.6: $ 324.300
FELINE 1.6: $ 347.400
GT 1.6 THP: $ 405.600

 

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