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You can now race with your very own Peugeot 308 Cup

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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2018 Peugeot 308 Facelift to offer new safety suite, 8-speed AT and diesel variant

After Peugeot 308’s sole image was revealed a few weeks ago, the French marque is now sharing more information about its new five-door hatchback. The diesel-powered 308 GT will be receiving a new 8-speed automatic gearbox plus minor tweaks inside and out according to the latest update.

Considering the “new facelift”, this is also the most understated exterior makeover we’ve seen on a Peugeot in recent years. The changes on the LED lights are not very noticeable but the redesigned hood somehow makes up for the lack of novelty. There’s a new bumper design on top of that which is visible enough along with its slightly modified vents and new fog lamps.

Unlike what we expect, the most significant element of this new update goes under the hood. Peugeot discloses there will be a new 180-hp diesel variant of the 308 GT and that it will feature a special 8-speed automatic transmission. Developed in collaboration with Aisin, this new gearbox will provide the 5-door hatch with a smoother and more efficient response as compared to the former 6-speed variety.

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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi hot hatch arrives in November, prices start at £26,555 in UK

For the first time since the 1990s, the Peugeot GTi badge will be making a comeback with the upcoming launch of the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport high-end performance hot hatch. The Peugeot 308 is already known as a winner, as evidenced by the prestigious 2014 European Car of the Year it had received.

Now, this hatch is turned into a high-performance model thanks to the extensive development of Peugeot Sport, a team of Peugeot sport engineers with vast expertise and success in the field of performance road car and international competition.

A 308 with the GTi is quite exceptional, as the letters -- an acronym of Grand Tourer Injection -- are only featured on high-performance Peugeot vehicles. Interestingly, the French brand already etched a name in the hot hatch segment with the introduction of GTi cars like the 205 GTi and 309 GTi.

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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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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.

Read the entire article Peugeot confirms 308 GTI with 250 or 270 hp

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.

Read the entire article 2015 Peugeot 308 GT Hatchback and SW unveiled ahead of 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.

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

The new Peugeot 308 has been named as 2014 ‘Car of the Year,’ as awarded by a jury of 58 journalists coming from 22 European countries. Around new 30 models that are now on sale from carmakers in North America, South Korea, Japan and Europe during 2013 were eligible for the 2014 ‘Car of the Year’ crown.

The jury selected seven finalist models that pre-selected in December and the new Peugeot 308 came out on top to receive the accolade. The new 308 is the fourth Peugeot model to receive the ‘Car of the Year’ award, following the 307 (2002), 405 (1988) and 504 (1969).

Build in Sochaux, France, the new 308 was rolled out in in Europe during the last four months of 2013 and in the United Kingdom in January this year. Peugeot will start its production and sales in China in early 2015.

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Peugeot is expanding its medium-car range with the new and entirely redesigned Peugeot 308 SW estate car. The Peugeot 308 SW now boasts of an attractive stance with a sleek and sporty look. Bearing dimensions of 4.58m in length and 1.47m in height, the new Peugeot 308 SW comfortably tops customer expectation and requirement in the sector, as it is able to offer enough volume, roominess, versatility and practicality – thanks to its class-leading boot capacity of 610dm3 (VDA 210 standard).

The new Peugeot 308 SW features stylish and clean lines and offers a practical and clutter-free purpose-designed space. As attractive as it is, the Peugeot 308 SW is also simple and effective in terms of modularity, thanks to seats that can be folded with a single action from inside the boot and perfectly flat floor.

Like the new Peugeot 308 hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 SW is also underpinned by the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that optimizes weight savings while providing improved dynamic efficiency. The new Peugeot 308 SW is around 140kg lighter than its predecessor, paving way for improved overall driving experience. The Peugeot 308 SW could be availed at launch with Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines.

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Peugeot is now selling the critically acclaimed Peugeot 308 in the United Kingdom. Bearing a very desirable design, excellent environmental performance and best-in-class driving dynamics, the Peugeot 308 has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Car of the Year 2014 award. From development to sales, to customer service and to ownership, the Peugeot 308 is certainly a car worth purchasing.

“Last year was a huge success for our business, and the arrival of the New 308 – plus a number of other great cars – ensures 2014 will build on that solid foundation,” remarked Tim Zimmerman, Managing Director of Peugeot UK.

Underpinning the new Peugeot 308 is the innovative Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which has incorporated 116 patented technologies. This new architecture has made the new 308 to be lighter than before, with weights savings of up to 140kg compared to its predecessor.

Read the entire article 2014 Peugeot 308 now available in the United Kingdom with a price of £14,495

The Peugeot 308 five-door hatchback has received a 5-star rating from the Euro NCAP. The vehicle scored five stars in all four categories: adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist. Euro NCAP conducted the safety tests using the new stiffer protocol for allocating results.

The Peugeot i-Cockpit in the New 308 also features a compact steering wheel for agile response, head-up instrument panel, large 9.7’’ touch screen and the tall central console.

It also features several connected services through the Peugeot Connect Apps, based on mobile internet technology. The ergonomics of the touch screen allows apps to be easily accessed and used intuitively.

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Peugeot had to present its 308 R Concept before was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) because some of its photos had leaked. Powering the new concept car is the same 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine used on the RCZ R. This gives the car the ability to deliver 270 bhp and 330 Nm of torque from 1900 to 5500 rpm.

The front wheels get the power through the six-speed manual transmission and Torsen differential. Because of these figures, Peugeot put in a top-performing braking system that came with Alcon discs (380 mm in diameter and 32 mm thick on the front and 330 mm and 2 mm at the rear). The braking system is concealed at the back of a set of 19-inch bespoke wheels covered in 235/35 R19 tyres.

When it comes to design, Peugeot is offering a new carbon fiber bodykit that has a restyled front bumper with large air intakes, a front bonnet with two air vents, side skirts, exterior mirrors built using carbon fiber too, a new rear roof spoiler and a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and two tailpipes.

Read the entire article 2013 Frankfurt: Peugeot 308 R Concept looks even better in real life [Live Photos]

Few leaked photos made Peugeot unveil its 308 R Concept ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). As we said yesterday, the new concept car is powered by the same 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine found on the RCZ R and capable to pump out 270 bhp and 330 Nm of torque from 1900 to 5500 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed manual transmission and Torsen differential.

Due to these numbers, Peugeot installed a high performance braking system featuring Alcon discs (380 mm in diameter and 32 mm thick on the front and 330 mm and 2 mm at the rear). The braking system is hidden behind the 19-inch bespoke wheels wrapped in 235/35 R19 tyres.

In terms of design, we find a new carbon fiber bodykit featuring a restyled front bumper with large air intakes, a front bonnet with two air vents, side skirts, exterior mirrors shaped in carbon fiber as well, a new rear roof spoiler and a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and two tailpipes.

Read the entire article Peugeot 308 R Concept unveiled just in time for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is now taking orders of the new Peugeot 308 compact car at a price lower than Volkswagen Golf, the current leader of the compact segment in Europe. The Peugeot 308 will have a starting price of EUR16,450 (petrol) in Germany, lower than the base tag of the Golf at EUR17,175.

The Opel Astra and the Ford Focus have starting prices of EUR16,770 and EUR16,450, respectively. The diesel variants of the Peugeot 308 will have a starting price of EUR19,550.

PSA is counting on new models like the new 308 and the new Citroen C4 Picasso minivan to boost its vehicle sales in Europe. The current 308 is the Peugeot brand second best-seller unit in Europe after the 208/207 subcompacts, according to market researchers JATO Dynamics.

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Peugeot has unveiled its second-generation Peugeot 308, a model expected to drive the French carmaker’s goal of cultivating a more upmarket brand image. The new Peugeot 308 offers significant improvements in fuel efficiency, driving dynamics and overall quality. Measuring just 4.25 meters in length and 1.46 meters in height, the new Peugeot 308 is slightly shorter and lower than the outgoing model.

The French carmaker’s newest small family car rides on the latest EMP2 platform engineered by Peugeot’s parent PSA for use on several future C and D-segment cars bearing Peugeot and Citroën badges. The new underpinning has provided Peugeot’s designers the opportunity to endow the new 308 with a more dynamic shape than the outgoing model, while providing weight saving and dynamic benefits. The new platform also features lower engine-mounting positions, which allows the new 308 to bear a more aggressive, sharper front-end design with a lower bonnet.

The new small family car now offers a roomier interior, featuring a boot space of 470 liters below the parcel shelf. The exterior of the new 308 feature a design that incorporates elements of the latest 208, with references to the sleek Peugeot Onyx Concept car unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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Peugeot is launching the new 308 in the UK market. The Peugeot 308 features all the latest styling elements on the Peugeot 508 and the SR1 Concept Car. Since the launch of the 308 in September 2007, more than 900,000 models have been sold worldwide. The 308 is the second most popular Peugeot model in the UK with over 84,000 vehicles sold.

Buyers of the new Peugeot 308 have three body styles to choose from: Hatchback, CC and SW. It is also available in four multi-model trim levels: Access, SR, Active and Allure. A range topping hatchback and CC THP 200 model will also be offered in a single GT trim level. The New Peugeot 308 has an elegant and modern look courtesy of the latest LED headlamps and running lights.

The new model still has the dynamic and emotional strengths of the original Peugeot 308. In fact, these qualities were enhanced with the introduction of more efficient engines and Peugeot’s innovative micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology, its latest generation technology.

Read the entire article 2011 Peugeot 308 Facelift: official details, photos and specs

The framework of the lifestyle market has experienced a number of significant revisions since the opening of the Peugeot 307 CC in 2003. Cabriolets with a foldable rigid roof have become more acceptable compared to those with the more vulnerable soft top. The 307 CC is the main household vehicle for more than half of the customers.

The car is chosen for it intelligent design and for its styling, but it is also welcomed in everyday use for its comforts, specs and riding pleasure.

Replacing the 307 hatch and SW variants, the 308 offers all the advantages of its successful predecessor but at the same time enforces a new identity, up-to-date sensation and strong individuality. Although it gets the most out of the original advantages of the 308 it still exemplify the 307 CC spirit and the Peugeot'd coupe-cabriolet proficiency.

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The carmaker has announced the pricing for the latest Peugeot 308 CC to begin at less than £20,000. The 1.6-liter VTi 120 entry level in Sports trim will fetch a sticker price of £19,495 when it becomes available this June although the carmaker will be offering 100 special edition versions beginning May ahead of the car's main introduction.

The GT100 models will come with the most potent engine in the range, the 1.6-liter THP 150.

All the GT100 models will receive the top spec GT trim that comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors and the Airwave neck heating system together with special edition GT100 mats, badging and door sills in chrome.

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The latest Peugeot 308 RC Z, which will begin selling in the by May 2010, will be equipped with a Mini Cooper JCW 1.6 turbo unit that could generate about 218bhp. The latest model looks similar to the concept which was shown first at the Frankfurt show back in 2007.

The slight differences include toned down headlights, a less exaggerated curve along the bottom of the side windows and the shedding of the centrally located exhaust exit.

The proportions are almost equal. The production version will keep the typical Zagato-style roof protuberances and multi-spoke wheel design seen in the concept model. The 308 RC Z will be a front-wheel drive vehicle and will come with a price tag much lesser than the Audi TT. 

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These are the first images to have been released of the Peugeot 308 sporty version, the GTi. This model is offered exclusively as a five-door model which is quite unusual for a sport-oriented car. To distinguish the 308 GTi from the regular versions, it has received some technical and styling upgrades. This car will be the first to have the GTi badge that will be used all over Europe, not only in the UK.

Powering the 308 GTi is the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, which delivers 200hp, and has from 5,500 to 6,800 rpm, and a constant 202.8 lb ft of torque (275 Nm) between 1,700 and 4,500 rpm. 

This engine, which is also found on the Peugeot RCZ and the Citroen DS3, offers low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Its average fuel rating is 34.1 mpg (6.9 liters/100 km), while its CO2 emissions level is at 159 g/km. 

Read the entire article 2010 Peugeot 308 GTI priced from €26,900