Peugeot introduced today the new performance 308 GT versions of the Hatchback and SW models. As expected, these models arrive with a new design consisting on a new front grille that features the Lion emblem (moved from the bonnet to the grille), top-of-the-range headlights fitted with 62 LEDs, new direction indicators, black lacquered door mirrors, tinted windows, new side sills as well as a new set of 18-inch Diamant wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres.
The rear end features a lacquered black diffuser, new twin exhaust pipes and the GT signature which is integrated into the tailgate. The GT signature is also found on the front grille and wheel arches. The 308 GT arrives with a new and exclusive ‘Magnetic Blue’ exterior colour, which is historically reserved for French competition vehicles.
The sporty theme is continued at the interior where the models feature roof lining and upper window finished in anthracite, aluminum pedals, stainless still finishers in the door sills and red stitching on the upholstery trim, dash, door panels, gear knob and floor mats. The steering wheel is also unique to these models and arrives with perforated leather trim and GT badge.
Other touches include the new colour ‘Redline’ (dominated by black and red) of the touchscreen display. New chassis settings are also exclusive to these models, while the ride height was lowered by 7 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear. Under the hood, there is a four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP petrol engine that produces 205 hp and 285 Nm of torque available between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm.
The engine is offered as standard with Stop&Start and returns a fuel economy of 50.4 UK mpg (5.6 l/100 km) while CO2 emissions are 130 g/km. Peugeot also offers a 2.0-liter BlueHDi diesel engine that produces 180 hp and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, bolted to a sic-speed automatic transmission (EAT6). This engine has a fuel consumption of 4 l/100 km (70.6 UK mpg), while CO2 emissions are just 103 g/km.
In addition, Peugeot offers as standard the Driver Sport Pack , which amplifies the engine noise, adds a firmer and more responsive power steering, offers a mode responsive acceleration pedal mapping and a more responsive operation of the EAT6 gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles. The Driver Sport Pack settings can be turned off for those who prefer a comfort-oriented drive once in a while.
Furthermore, the 308 GT arrives with the Driver Assistance Pack, which includes various driving aids such as Dynamic Cruise Control, Emergency Collision Alert System and Emergency Collision Braking System. Peugeot will introduce the new 2015 308 GT at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, while deliveries will begin in January, 2015.