When you know you are going to spend a week with the Peugeot 308 GTi 270 HP your heart tells you that it will be seven days of fun and filled with emotions. I have to admit that I wanted to get to the controls of this compact sports developed especially by Peugeot Sport. The Current Engine we had already tested at the Circuit of Jarama, but on this occasion we will have more time and intimacy to know the background.
it is well known that the majority of vehicles that pass through the hands of Peugeot Sport are synonymous with sportiness and performance. For its history go mythic patterns that need no introduction such as Peugeot 205 T16. In addition to the rally, has also gone by competitions such as the Dakar (Peugeot 2008 DKR), the 24 hours of Le Mans (Peugeot 908 HDi) and of course still making street vehicles very special as the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th or the fact that today we have between hands.
In its segment as close today as the compact, there is to be a product round to highlight and that is what he has tried to do the French brand. In the list of rivals more direct find the Honda Civic Type R, Renault Mégane RS (previous generation), Volkswagen Golf GTI or the newly renovated SEAT Leon Cupra. The common characteristics in these sports are the front wheel drive and a large dose of fun. What will be the 308 GTi 270 HP to the height?
The first time that you saw this vehicle on images we dared to judge that was discreet, too much for the concept I was looking for. However, when we met with him in person we like your presence. In the eyes of the least observers could pass for a Peugeot 308 normal (as the 308 GT that we have already tested), however, the GTi has a series of details that make the difference. It is worth not to have a prominent chin spoiler like the Type R, but we may recognize you by a number of elements.
Many have seen this model in the promotional photos with the bodywork, two-tone thanks to the painting ‘Coupe Franche’ which combines red and black. Our unity, however, carries the color Grey Artense, a tone that we had not seen up to that time and that looks good in this model. Details in red and in black are dealt to put the note of contrast. Of this last color it is precisely the enormous 19-inch alloy wheels equipped standard with a 270-HP. With an eye-catching design, let you see a few brake calipers red who pray “Peugeot Sport”.
In the front we will see the badge lion framed in the grill, an aspect which we can see from the finish, GT and opposed to the least sporting (they have it on the hood). Both sides look feline and transmitted by the headlamps with LED technology series. Below the outlet of central air-a detail in red and to the side a few small fins that give hints of its sporty nature. In the lateral extend some sideskirts prominent and some flared wheel arches.
the rear of The 308 GTi is one of our favorite parts, and part of the blame is what awaits you in your lower area. rear diffuser will be the differential element and is painted in black color. If we add that welcomes two exhaust outlets round, the combination is sensational. If you continue climbing you’ll notice that the lower part is much wider than the top. In this we find the pilots on the rear, also LED’s and with the design already known which is intended to remind us of the shape of a lion’s claw when you step on the brake pedal.
passenger Compartment is restrained
When we opened the doors, their thresholds, the entries “Peugeot Sport” and “GTi” we anticipate that within us expects something different. Our view focuses on the sports seats bucket, combining Alcantara and simulated leather of black color and have red stitching, making contrast. This pattern is repeated in the rest of the – trimmed interior, giving the GTi a sporty look and a bit sinister.
Peugeot i-Cockpit is also present in this model, the famous and controversial driving position of the French brand. As in other mounts, we find a steering wheel of reduced dimensions and in low position, but on this occasion you will have a specific treatment, perforated leather, red stitching and the initials GTi. In the meantime, the box of instruments is in our view just above.
aluminum pedals, the shift lever of the same material with detail red or door frames complete the list of special equipment. From here, there will be a few changes with respect to the rest of the versions of the range 308. The dashboard remains uncluttered of buttons and all the infotainment focuses on the touch screen of 9.7 inches perfectly integrated into the environment.
we will Not go into details because its operation is exactly the same that we detail in the proof of the 308 BlueHDI 120 HP. And yes, the controls for the air conditioning continue to be through the screen, that detail that we do not entirely convince . In general we note that the the quality of the cabin in this model increased dramatically, with materials pleasant to the touch and a simplicity that aesthetically.
As the external dimensions are exactly the same, habitability is maintained intact in the GTi. A quick review: 4,25 meters long, 1.80 meters wide, or 1.46 meters high and a wheelbase of 2,62 meters. In summary a seats, front spacious and sports thanks to the bacquets and rear seats fair, in the same vein that in other compact. For its part, the trunk continues with 420 litre capacity, correct given its sporty character.
270 HP of pure fun
In the motor is missing some lid insonoizante more racing
But I don’t want to follow aburriéndoos with this type of data, since the Peugeot 308 GTi has been designed to have fun. As you know the Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport is offered to the customer in two power levels: 250 and 270 HP. In both cases the engine is the 1.6 THP S&S, a four-cylinder turbocharged that we have already seen in other models in the range. For this occasion you receive a special treatment that includes some elements reinforced as connecting rods, pistons, or segments.
From the beginning of the test I commented that our unit is the most prestacional of the two. With 270 HP and 330 Nm of torque this 308 GTi is willing to leave a good taste in the mouth of everyone are put to their commanders. Your sheet tells us that speeds of 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 250 km/h. It is not surprising taking into account that this model has a weight fairly low and he throws on the scale the number of 1.280 kg (something above the 308 normal).
is available Only with manual change of six speeds
the two versions of The GTi will only be available with the manual change of six speeds. This has a logical answer, and that is that this case has been reinforced to withstand the 330 Nm that delivery. On the other hand, the system Start & Stop that incorporates the mechanical turbo will help reduce the consumption of the compact sports car. Approvals some non-negligible 6 l/100km, while emissions of CO2 stood at 139 g/km, Later we will see the optimism of this data and as it will be impossible to achieve.
Effectiveness and good performance
After this broad overview of the features of the Peugeot 308 GTi 270 HP, we have to accommodate in your bucket and press the button in the center console that gives life to your mechanical. A roar content reaches the interior, it has done a good job with the insulation, but equally we would ask that is filtered a little bit more of that purr. We will see later, with the Sport Mode… In the first few meters we realize what a good fit it has been done in the engine, the middle area of the cuentarevoluciones is very full and stretched that to taste.
power is very useful, which also errs on the side of lazy at low times and we are still noticing push almost up to the court. In the same way, it is quite order to give doses and easy to modulate thanks to the touch precise throttle. The change manual of six-speedis has been reinforced and is tuned more sporty. But nothing exaggerated or radical, even we can find your touch something soft and we thought that it would be better for something more than stiffness. When we move in , a stretch of twisty your virtues come to light.
Because although we have not mentioned before, this version of the 270 equipped with series limited-slip differential Torsen, which is an element that will give the do of chest. In the slow corners more demanding it will be when this system is working at full capacity, making the power delivery is as effective as possible and there is no loss of traction. Also influences the fact that the 308 GTi is 11 millimeters closer to the ground that the normal. This much power needs some control, and that’s what will bring the team sport brakes, which is administered by Brembo.
through the 19-inch alloy wheels we come to see the calipers painted in red color, which are four-piston, and whose records reached 380 millimetres in front and 268 millimeters behind. The response of these brakes is simply amazing, it is easy to get the knack of it, and in addition behave well with the requirement, without that we notice symptoms of fatigue. The variant of 270 HP riding these brakes, and the tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport, that will help to keep your line.
With “S” Sport
But if you find yourself in one of your preferred roads, and what you’re looking for is to extract the maximum performance you have to do is press the button “Sport” located in the center console below the gear lever. All of a sudden the instrumentation is dyed in red, the sound comes to us more clearly to our ears, and the 308 GTi sharpen their knives. Thanks to this mode grows, so does its aggressiveness in a notorious way, and also your tenacity.
Enabled this to what Peugeot calls “Driver Sport Pack”, modifying parameters such as the accelerator, which reacts at the slightest insinuation, the ESP will give us more margin before entering and the roar of the engine will come more clearly to the cab. This has an explanation, since what this system does is that the speakers modulate the sound to get amplified. Is a solution with artificial leaves us with a taste both sweet and sour.
There is that to recognize that every time we activate for ourselves and our companions we draw a smile, but on the other hand sometimes we crave too simulated. What I do is real (and a delight) is the hiss ravin that gives us when we go to change gear at higher revs. The other drawback we found to this Sport mode is that when the instrumentation gets red we can not to see where the high part of the cuentavueltas, that disappears to be of the same color. We have to trust our senses.
to Clarify that the use of the term ‘bipolar’ is not something derogatory, but one of its biggest advantages. The Peugeot 308 GTi has two poles and that makes it a perfect companion. For the day-to-day we find a car usable, and the consumption not as high as expected. As media we get 8,8 l/100km, comprehensible to the usage that we have given. In addition to making driving something more efficient, we have obtained a non-negligible 6.8 l with which we are satisfied.
The advantage is that the Dr. Jekyll to become Mr. Hyde whenever we want. The balance leaves us with a good taste in your mouth and one of the distinctive elements is suspension. For the 308 GTi has been especially put to the point and find most profitable. It is hard yes, but also annoying for everyday use or on long journeys. The same feelings we take with us of your address, which we find that it transmits quite a bit.
We come to the end of the test, and our main conclusion is that if you’re looking for a compact with athletic skills, the Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport should be on your list of possible candidates. Aesthetics does not differ too much of your brethren that are less potent, but will have some elements that are distinctive and mark the diferecia. In the interior pass something like, as we will have the majority of items that we would find of series but is added to specific components.
Where to really find the difference is in their behavior and performance. The engine 1.6 THP S&S, we will offer 250 or 270 HP of power and a lot of, a lot of fun. It is fast, but is also controllable and that’s what makes is usable daily or that we can take advantage of in circuit. The suspension is outstanding or consumption nothing exaggerated performance, are some of the factors that you will end up to convince.
In the more powerful version also incorporates a limited-slip differential Torsen, 19-inch alloy wheels and a team of brakes more effective. The version of 250 CV part of 30,000 euros, while the one that we tested this week with 270 HP reaches to 32,500 euros. If it’s worth a price premium of € 2,500 for the more powerful variant is a judgement call to leave it in the hands of our readers. Of what we can be sure of is that this model is one of the most effective that we have tested.
Equipment Peugeot 308 GTi
Peugeot 308 GTi 250 HP
- alloy Wheels Diamond 18-inch spare wheel type cookie
- Outline of moons chrome
- power outside Mirrors and thermal
- Mirrors and door handles in body color
- Moons rear tinted
- Headlights Full Led
- rain Sensor and lights
- Seat type bucket “Peugeot Sport”
- Climate control bizona
- Kia Bluetooth hands-free + USB + Jack
- touch Screen of 9.7 inches
- electric parking Brake
- Driver Sport Pack
- parking Sensor front and rear
- interior Mirror photosensitive
Peugeot 308 GTi 270 HP
- Equipment GTi 250 HP
- alloy Wheels Carbon the 19-inch kit, anti-puncture
- limited-slip Differential Torsen
- Upholstery-specific Alcantara / fabric seat
- Brembo Brakes with oversized
Prices Peugeot 308 GTi in Spain
|1.6 THP 250 CV||Manual 6v||30,000 euros|
|1.6 THP 270 HP||Manual 6v||to 32,500 euros|
the Opinion of the editor
- Performance notable for a compact
- sports Behavior
- Usable in the day-to-day
- Aesthetic something discreet
- Heating in the touch screen
- Instrumentation red in Sport mode
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