The 208 GTI will be powered by a familiar 1.6-litre turbocharged ‘Prince’ engine. In this application, it produces 197bhp with a peak torque of 275 Nm. Mated to a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission which delivers the power to the front wheels, Peugeot claims the hot hatch is able to complete the century sprint in less than 7 seconds before reaching a top speed of more than 225km/h.
To enhance the driving experience of the new GTI, Peugeot has equipped the car with sport springs, anti-roll bars and a re-tuned the steering system. Wrapping around new 17-inch alloys are tires which are 10mm wider at the front and 20mm wider at the rear. The car benefits from larger ventilated brake discs as well.
To celebrate the launch of the car, Peugeot will offer a Limited Edition version in Satin Pearlescent White colour. In addition, the 17-inch wheels are fitted with red aluminum caps while the lower bar of the front grille will bear the colors of the French flag.