The iconic Peugeot GTi (Grand Tourer Injection) badge has returned to the medium car segment for the first time since the 1990s, with first deliveries of the new ‘308 GTi by Peugeot Sport’ early November 2015.
The 308 GTi offers customers a striking new interpretation of the 308’s sleek exterior design, enhanced sports-oriented interior detailing and an unparalleled driving experience.
Powered by a state-of-the-art 1.6-litre THP petrol engine with Stop&Start (S&S) technology, the 308 GTi is available in two high-performance power outputs – 250hp and 270hp. Environmental credentials are class-leading, with CO 2 emissions at just 139g/km, while official Combined Cycle fuel economy is 47.0mpg.
Both models weigh in at just 1205kg, enabling the 308 GTi 250 to sprint to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds, with a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.82kg/hp. The 308 GTi 270 sets a new segment record for power-to-weight – at just 4.46kg/hp – and reaches 62mph in a mere 6.0 seconds flat.
The 270 GTi features Torsen® limited-slip differential as standard. Designed to improve cornering by channeling the torque to the wheel with the greatest traction, it also makes it possible to drive faster around corners, with enhanced grip and handling.
The 308 GTi boasts purposeful new styling, sitting 11mm lower to the ground than its siblings. Aggressive new front and rear design elements have been added, with six distinctive exterior colours available – new Ultimate Red, Pearlescent White, Magnetic Blue, Nera Black, Cumulus Grey and Hurricane Grey. For the most eye-catching look, a ‘Coupe Franche’ two-tone design is exclusive to the 308 GTi 270, contrasting Ultimate Red with Nera Black.
Standard equipment on the 308 GTi includes Driver Sport Pack. Also standard is red ‘PEUGEOT’ lettering on the grille, sports side skirts, new twin exhaust system with black diffuser, GTi badging, full LED headlamps, front LED sequential indicators, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, PEUGEOT Open & Go (keyless entry & push button start), satellite navigation and DAB digital radio. The GTi 250 has 18-inch ‘Diamant’ alloy wheels while the GTi 270 the larger 19” ‘Carbone’ lightweight alloy wheels.
The PEUGEOT 308 GTi 250 is priced from £26,555 on the road, while the PEUGEOT 308 GTi 270 is priced from £28,155.