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Peugeot 308 GTi debuts with 1.6-liter engine and up to 270 hp

Just in time for the 2015 Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed, Peugeot unveiled the all-new 308 GTi. Available in two versions with 250 hp and 270 hp, the new hot hatch was developed by Peugeot Sport engineers and features several visual enhancements such as exclusive front and rear ends, full LED headlamps, a black radiator grille with horizontal chequered pattern and gloss black finishing.

In addition, the same motif is found on the air intake, surrounded by sequential LED indicators, red detail strip or chrome on Ultimated Red cars, as well as two front spoilers. Seen from the side, the Peugeot 308 GTi sits 11 millimetres closer to the ground, features 18-inch Diamant alloy wheels on GTi 250 version and 19-inch Carbone alloy wheels for the GTi 270 hp.

Moreover, the GTi 270 version features race-developed 380 mm ventilated discs at the front, mounted on aluminum hubs. Furthermore, the vehicle features a wider 1,570 mm track at the front and 1,554 mm at the rear. The exclusive Coupe France two-tone design will be available exclusively on the GTi 270 version and costs 1,300 GBP, featuring the Ultimate Red colour with Nera Black.

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Peugeot confirms 308 GTI with 250 or 270 hp

Many of you folks were expecting the 308 GTI at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but instead that hot hatch, Peugeot brought the 308 GT. Still, the French manufacturer is working on the 308 GTI and this new model will arrive with 250 or 270 hp. Plans for the new vehicle were revealed during a presentation of the company’s Peugeot Sport arm.

We expect the new 308 GTI to get the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder THP engine used by the RCZ R but also found on the 308 R Concept, developing up to 270 hp (199 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine is capable to push the RCZ R from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, while offering a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.

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2015 Peugeot 308 GTI will make its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot will unveil its new 308 GTI, a high-performance version of the well-known 308 a.k.a. the 2014 Car of the Year. The latest reports indicate that Peugeot 308 GTI will use a 1.6-liter THP engine that will deliver around 250 hp (186 kW).

In addition, the vehicle will feature a stiffer suspension, bigger wheels, larger brakes but also a new design in order to highlight its capabilities. Later in 2015, Peugeot will introduce the 308 R, a more powerful version of its hatchback, which was highlighted by a concept version back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

If you don’t remember, the 308 R Concept was powered by a 1.6-liter THP four-cylinder engine developing 270 hp (201 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

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2015 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition becomes official

After one teaser, Peugeot officially unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition with the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, this new anniversary edition looks much better than the standard version. First of all the vehicle was lowered by 10 mm, while the track was widened by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear.

In addition, the lower stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts, wheel arches and by the 18-inch matt black rims. Behind the wheels we find 232 mm brake discs at the front and Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.

Moreover, the chrome finishers were replaced by matt black, while the front shows new grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. The front wheels show large red Peugeot Sport labeled brake calipers, while the window rear weather strip pays homage to the iconic 205 GTi.

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For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot is planning to reveal a special edition of its 208 GTI. Called Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Anniversary, the new special edition features the British flag on its front grille and will be showcased at the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class.

Unfortunately, there aren’t too many details but we do know that under the hood there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 197 hp (147 kW) and 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque.

The 208 GTI is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 225 km/h or 140 mph.

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The batch of special launch edition of the Peugeot 208 GTi intended for the UK market has already sold out. Of the total 54 cars to be built, all 29 of the cars meant for the UK have found owners. The Peugeot GTI Limited Edition, which was unveiled at the recently held Paris motor show, will be offered together with the standard car during its launch in late May 2013.

It will have a starting price of £20,495. The standard car is likely to be priced at about £19,000.

Peugeot produced 29 units for the UK. The number signifies the years since the original 205 GTi was launched in 1984. Peugeot hopes that with this car, Peugeot will make consumers nostalgic about the iconic vehicle.

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A Peugeot 208 GTi limited edition will be available in the UK for only £20,495. Only 29 examples will be built, standing for the number of years since the original 205 GTi was launched in the UK in 1984. Peugeot has also recently announced its plans for the 208 GTi for 2013. The limited edition vehicles will offer improved specification.

Throughout the world, only 54 vehicles will be sold so it could be safe to say that there will be very high demand for these units.

The cars will have their individual numbers, making them highly exclusive. They’re specified to a high standard with Satellite Navigation. It also marks the first time for Digital Radio (DAB) to be fitted on a Peugeot.

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Peugeot introduced today the all-new 208 GTI, a production version of the 208 GTI Concept unveiled back in February. Set to make its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month, the new car is powered by the 1.6-litre THP 200bhp petrol engine delivering 200 hp and 275Nm.

With these numbers, the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTI hits 100 km/g (62 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds and is able to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds in 5th gear.

Light in weight, at 1160kg, the 208 GTi achieves a real feat by emitting CO2 at just 145g/km. This means that this sporty hatch is with 165 kg lighter than the 207 GTI. In terms of design, there’s nothing new, comparing it with the 208 GTI Concept.

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The production version of the Peugeot 208 GTI will make its global debut this September at the Paris Motor Show. The 208 GTI will be mostly unchanged from the concept, which was unveiled at the Geneva show in early 2012. It is powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-litre engine that the Citroën DS3 and Mini are equipped with.

The GTI is likely to start selling in early 2013 and will be available in either 154bhp or 204bhp, which may be dubbed GTI Racing and could accelerate from zero to 60mph in less than 7.0 seconds.

But Peugeot chiefs said that the car won’t be as focused as the Renault Clio 200. They think that it doesn’t make sense on the business aspect to produce a hot hatch that is heavily concentrated on hard-edged performance.

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Peugeot will only approve the 208 GTI Concept to enter production if it determines that it is the best car in the category, according to director of range Laurent Blanchet. This was said during an interview with Autocar. Blanchet works directly under the supervision of company president Xavier Peugeot. Blanchet told Autocar that Peugeot has started the evaluation process.

He said that it won’t get pass the concept phase until it is better than key rivals like the Renault Clio 200, VW Polo GTI and Mini JCW. He clarified that the brand doesn’t want to make a car similar to the 207 RC or 308 GTI.

Instead, Blanchet wants that the car that will be launched would be a “real GTI” and is genuine as well as modern. He wants that the elements distinctive on the 205 GTI would still be used in the car but they will be shown in a modern way. He clarified that the company isn’t aiming to revive the 205 GTI and instead, seeks to offer the best product in the sector.

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As soon as the Peugeot 208 GTi Concept is revealed, it is instantly characterized as being the performance icon of the 208. It showcases checkered-flag motifs that accent the grille's metal mesh. The lower bar proudly establishes its origin by presenting the French 'Le Tricolour' flag or the Union Jack when in the United Kingdom.

Other characteristic exterior marks include the aero lower bodywork spoilers, lower sill skirt extensions and double chromed exhaust tailpipes that all capture the signature badging. Within the grille, the brushed aluminum 208 GTi Concept logo is found. This logo is also seen on the back rear quarter panels, as a tribute to its well-known predecessor -- the renowned 205 GTi.

The passenger compartment is a real GTi environment, with a quality sports leather stitched steering wheel, which replicates the sides of the gear lever. The interior also features double stitching in the seats and LED backlighting to the surrounds of the innovative instruments. The sports seats are clad with Nappa leather on the outer section while wrapped in cloth in the center with an embossed tartan motif.

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Peugeot's vehicles have not had much success lately but the company is bent on reviving the brand and establishing its current reinvention. With an intention to focus on building sports coupes, Peugeot dropped the iconic GTI badge last year. Peugeot then embarked on a process to launch the Aston Martin-lookalike SR1 Concept design study.

Insiders told Autocar that Peugeot is looking into cutting-edge design and improved driving dynamics.

Eventually, this could lead to the resurrection of the GTI badge for a flagship hot hatch. But the model won't appear for at least another three years. The source also said that the timing has to be right for another GTI model.

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German carmaker Volkswagen is now making the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI -- the new Golf GTI TCR. First unveiled as a concept at the annual GTI meeting in Worthersee, Austria, the new Golf GTI TCR is touted to be the most hardcore, most powerful and the fastest Golf GTI ever. Interested customers in Germany can now order the new Golf GTI TCR at a starting price of EUR38,950 (around $44,356) including VAT.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is basically the street going version of the same-named racing car that won the international TCR racing series two times. It is powered by a version of the carmaker’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver up to 286 hp (213 kW) of max output. Power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the only option -- with a limited-slip front differential.

With this amount of power, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is capable of sprinting from nil to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 5.6 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). However, when a customer avails of a certain option (Vmax), the Golf GTI TCR can go as fast as 162 mph (260 km/h).

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Volkswagen’s hot hatch just got hotter for the 2019 model year with the introduction of a Rabbit Edition. The new 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a special model that pays homage to the heritage of the GTI. It will be available along with three usual trims offered for the 2019 Golf GTI: S, SE, and Autobahn.

Slotted between the S and SE trims, the limited-edition VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is distinguished from the standard models through its looks and features. Available only in four colors -- Cornflower Blue, Deep Black Pearl, Pure White and Urano Grey – the GTI Rabbit Edition boasts of an exterior with a black rear spoiler, 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels as well as LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and black mirror caps. Inside, the limited edition features Rabbit-badged seat tags as well as red-stitched floor mats.

Volkswagen also provided the 2019 Golf GTI Rabbit Edition with a number of systems such as KESSY keyless access with push-button start, Blind Spot Monitor, Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert.

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Quite a number of cars have already reached an iconic status due to many reasons. One of these icons is the Peugeot 504 Coupe that was born in late 1960s. Around half a century forward to this year, the French carmaker is introducing the new Peugeot e-Legend Concept, which will be unveiled in metal at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

According to Peugeot, the new e-Legend Concept represents a future of driving pleasure, in the guise of an iconic vehicle. In its case, the e-Legend Concept is a modern reincarnation of the Peugeot 504 Coupe. In shape and form, it is easy to see that the spirit of the 504 Coupe is living anew in the e-Legend Concept, which features a realistic yet radically modern template.

The new Peugeot e-Legend Concept is both the brand’s technological manifesto and vision into future. After all, Peugeot is seeing future mobility as one that is both electric and autonomous. With the e-Legend Concept, Peugeot is saying that such future won't be boring and can bring stronger sensations.

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Have you been thinking of getting yourself a hardcore Volkswagen Golf GTI? Well, if you have, you might want to hear this first - the track-only TCR version is going to receive a road-legal equivalent in the near future. Watch out for the Golf GTI TCR as it makes its debut on May 9 during the annual GTI meeting, which will be held at Worthersee. Without a surprise, this will be billed as a special edition model. Therefore, there is a good chance it will end up being a limited run hot hatch.

Right now, the only part of the car we could really see would be a section of the car’s rear end, and it is only through an appealing digital sketch that shows off the aggressive fins of the diffuser flanked by a pair of huge exhaust tips. By the looks of it, it seems like the Golf GTI TCR has full LED taillights and it rides on what seems like a set of 18 inch wheels.

Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 2.0 liter gasoline engine dialed to carry out as much as 286 horsepower (213 kilowatts) from 6,800 rpm as well as a peak torque of 273 pound feet (370 Newton metres) that starts from 1,600 rpm. This engine will be paired to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox offered as standard equipment, together with the front axle differential lock. Just to remind you, the track ready model is still a lot more powerful with 345 horsepower and 310 pound feet (420 Nm) of torque.

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Peugeot literally had just released their newest van, the family friendly Rifter, and a couple of hours later, they already have a concept version of it, which is the so called Rifter 4x4 Concept that they have designed to “explore large spaces” and adventures on any type of terrain.

What I have just mentioned isn’t hype. As proof, the all wheel drive was developed together with Dangel. This has a higher suspension compared to the standard model with 80 mm of additional ground clearance. The central console also has a selector where the driver could choose which of the three AWD drive modes he wants to pick.

There’s a 2RM with only front driving wheels for more efficiency, 4RM for when you want the power to be taken exclusively to the rear wheels, which could work on drifting, and last is a Lock mode where the rear axle is locked for maximum traction in extreme conditions.

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Volkswagen recently just announced their first compact crossover for Europe, that is the stylish T-Roc. However, they also made it clear that only the Polo and Golf hatchbacks will be getting the GTI treatment. This means that we should not expect the Passat or Touareg in a Grand Touring Injection variant. With that being said, you cannot stop artists from rendering what they’ve imagined, and this time, it is a T-Roc GTI. That was quick considering that the CUV only made its world premiere a few days ago.

Without a doubt, the sporty version of the T-Roc will get the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the Golf GTI that can produce as much as 245 horsepower. The GTI Performance upgrade is currently available in Europe. But just because VW is not planning a GTI treatment for the T-Roc doesn’t mean it will not have any other variants. And sources say that there may be a chance for a T-Roc R that is a little more powerful with 310 horsepower engine just like the Golf R.

This was because Herbert Diess, VW chairman, said a few months ago that he would like to consider a more powerful all-wheel-drive T-Roc R. To further support this statement, sources that are close to Wolfsburg have told Autocar that the company’s head asked his engineers to build a development car. If Diess sends the go signal, then expect the T-Roc R to go on production, and it should be ready after the Tiguan R’s release. The Tiguan R is another hot AWD that a lot of us are expecting to see, with a five-cylinder 2.5 liter engine just like the Audi RS3 supposedly.

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Recently, we have been hearing news that some of the biggest automakers will not make an appearance at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite being one of the biggest motor shows, they seem to not be getting majority of the best brands - for this year’s event at least.

Normally, we would expect most brands to showcase their new cars here. But according to Automotive News Europe, companies like DS, Infiniti, Peugeot, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Nissan will not be attending the grand event this year. And these brands take up about 20 percent of total sales in Europe.

You must be wondering why then? Firstly, taking part in the biggest shows means spending more too. And the Frankfurt event is probably one of the most expensive events for automakers to attend. Furthermore, spending a lot of money to put your cars on display in these events doesn’t necessarily translate to more sales. So sometimes, these companies lose more money than they expect to earn.

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Not everybody can get their hands on a race car, most especially if they are not a licensed race car driver. But there is one race car out there that anyone can buy: the Peugeot 308 Cup.

Peugeot is notorious for building insane race cars, and they have gained championships in almost every field of motorsport - from Dakar to Le Mans, and many more in between. Group B may be somewhat hard to reach, but if you can give some extra cash to Peugeot, they can give you something that might interest you.

You can have the Peugeot 308 Cup that I was telling you about earlier, as part of your collection, a track toy, or you can even use it to join racing events all over the world. And there are hundreds of tracks you can choose from including the VLN at the Nordschleife and the TCR series.

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