Sporty version of the 308 comes to France - but it's more likely to be badged GT here
28 May 2010

Peugeot has launched a GTI version of the 308 - but the model won't be coming to the UK.

The Peugeot 308 GTI will only be available in France where the GTI badge doesn't hold the same prestige as in the UK. Peugeot UK has been offered the model, but if it arrives here it would be more likely to badged as a GT.

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The GTI receives a styling upgrade over the standard 308 along with the the 197bhp 1.6 THP engine from the Peugeot RCZ. It sends power to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The 308 GTI can get from 0-62mph in 7.7sec. It s CO2 emissions are rated at 159g/km, while the combined fuel economy is 41mpg.

A revised suspension systems lowers the car by 10mm; styling upgrades include 18-inch alloy wheels, new front and rear spoilers, GTI badging and twin chrome exhaust tips. Inside, there's an aluminium gear knob and a leather sports steering wheel.

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24 May 2010

[quote Autocar]but the model won't be coming to the UK.
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So why tell us about it ?

DKW

24 May 2010

So why tell us about it?

Some people have an interest in things which extends beyond their back yard.

24 May 2010

It will be interesting to see if Peugeot have given the 308 GTi some of the 'verve' that we are told the RCZ and to a lesser extent the 3008 and 5008 have, or if its still as much fun as the rest of the 308 range.

I have to say that 41 mpg from a near 200 horse power mid size hatch is impressive though.

24 May 2010

i hope its built better than the 207 S16 i recently viewed at a show room very dissapointed

24 May 2010

It might have 197bhp but what's with 'The 308 GTI can get from 0-62mph in 7.7sec'...

That's a bit wimpy innit?! The new Polo GTI is faster than that, in fact the Mk4 Golf GTI had a quoted time about the same, and that was with 150bhp about 6 years ago (I'm not being a VW fan here, just using it for reference). Hardly worthy of the GTI name, especially on a Pug.

24 May 2010

[quote AlexF512]It might have 197bhp but what's with 'The 308 GTI can get from 0-62mph in 7.7sec'...

That's a bit wimpy innit?! The new Polo GTI is faster than that, in fact the Mk4 Golf GTI had a quoted time about the same, and that was with 150bhp about 6 years ago (I'm not being a VW fan here, just using it for reference). Hardly worthy of the GTI name, especially on a Pug.

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Exactly why, as the article says, we won't be receiving it with a GTi badge!

24 May 2010

[quote Autocar]but the model won't be coming to the UK.
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Is that because they know its cr@p?

I cant think of any other reason they wouldn't launch it in a country where hot hatches are so popular.

24 May 2010

Hasn't anyone told Peugeot this isn't the 1990's!, back then that would have been a good car, quick , funky even, but in this Century it's not even average, they should take a look at their TT clone and try and make GTI out of that design.

Peter Cavellini.

mfe

24 May 2010

So 197 BHP doesn't make it the most powerful GTI on the market but it's still within reach of the Golf GTI and Honda Type R on power ! If it handled as good as a 306 GTI power wouldn't matter so much but I suspect it doesn't and that's why we wont be getting it over here !

26 May 2010

Don't you think the GTI monicker has had it's day?, almost 200bhp?, most hot hatches(because that's what GTI's are called nowadays) have at least 240bhp are lighter, most are better built (forgotten about dodgy electrics have we?) and the shape is beginning too date, most rivals have moved on shape wise,maybe because they've shown us it in White makes it look rear heavy shall we say, but it's certainly not a competitive car anymore, Renault have seen to that i think.

Peter Cavellini.

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