Compact athletes from France

Cologne, September 8, 2014

The current Peugeot 308 was selected in March 2014 "Car of the Year ". Now donate the French carmaker its successful model in the compact class two sporty variants. Sedan and station wagon ( SW) will continue as a diesel or petrol engine the optional suffix GT.

optical Tuning

The GT version will be realized all lighting functions via LED. 62 LED's in the headlights and turn signals glowing from the inside out to bring light into the darkness. The front turn signals are placed over the additional air intakes on the front. The lacquered in black color exterior mirrors go through in the side glass surfaces. They are installed in the rear area in smoked. The 18 - inch wheels sit in the widened wheel arches are painted in two colors and provided with grooved spokes. The rear view looks widened. In particular, the black diffuser and two exhaust tailpipes are eye-catching.

Petrol engine with manual transmission

But GT is not only a sporty look, because the engines of change in visibility were adjusted. In the sedan and station wagon are two drive set - ups to choose from, one petrol and one diesel. The 1.6 - liter four-cylinder petrol engine with Twin reach-scroll turbocharger, variable intake valve lift and intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment, a power output of 205 hp and 285 Nm of torque. This provides for a sprint assets of 7.5 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. In conjunction with a standard start-stop system, the gasoline engine can cope with a consumption of 5.6 liters. The 205 - hp engine is offered only with a manual six-speed gearbox.

Diesel with automatic transmission

The two-liter diesel engine comes to a maximum power of 180 hp and 400 Newton meters of torque. In the diesel engine is a common rail system operates at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar, which supplies the combustion chambers via Siebenlochinjektoren with the fuel - air mixture. The diesel is used in conjunction with a six-speed automatic. It features the Quick Shift technology, which will enable fast switching and gear skipping. Also, the HDi engine is equipped with a start - stop technique. The average consumption is 4.0 liters with Peugeot to 100 kilometers.

Technical chassis refinements

The suspension ( McPherson front axle, rear axle with deformable cross beam ) is tuned tighter and lowers the suspension front and rear by seven to ten millimeters. The brakes are compared to the series 308 lush dimensioned. The front axle discs with a diameter of 330 millimeters at the rear are 268 mm in the 308 GT and 290 millimeters in the 308 GT SW.

Interior and driver assistance

The interior has a really sporty atmosphere. The seats are standard in synthetic leather and Alcantara. Genuine leather is also available, which is, however, in the charge list. All seams ( dashboard, steering wheel, door panels, gearshift gaiter ) are colored in red. The pedals in the driver's footwell are aluminum GT, the door sill panels in stainless steel. As assistance systems, the 308 among others an adaptive cruise control, a collision warning system with emergency braking function, as well as valet parking and a blind-spot assistant on board. Also the connection between your phone and vehicle is possible on Peugeot Connected Apps.

Sporty and standard add-on option

Not extra charge is the Driver Sport Pack. The driver can activate a button in the center console or switch to standby mode. Is it in focus, change the engine sound, the instrument cluster turns the data displayed red and the steering is firmer and more direct.

Rates and Availability

When the sporty 308-line will be available in the new car configurator is just like the suggested retail prices, are not known. A classic Peugeot 308 costs from 16,950 Euro. The SW estate version is available from 19,450 euros from the merchants. (ml)