Peugeot 208 GTi: Used car test –

Little angel or little devil?

200 hp! Is the Peugeot 208 GTi a tip as a used one, or does the bad awakening come?

Dhe emotions rotate just above idle speed at the sight of the white French. For a 200 hp and 1.2 ton light compact car, this GTi surprisingly leaves its viewers cold. Inside a little more oho effect: Here GTi emblems, bright red colored trim parts and sports seats with meaty side bolsters provide more flair.

Used Peugeot 208 GTi 200 THP

The sound matches the lamb-like appearance

Peugeot 208 GTi

The 1.6-series Turbo already presses under 2000 tours. The 208 PS version delivers more torque, but only pushes later.

Not far from the dealer, Toyota Dello in Ahrensburg (near Hamburg), there are winding country roads where we let the 270 Newton meter 1.6 a bit off the leash. The sound fits the pious lamb appearance, acoustic tamper is alien to the turbo four-cylinder. No complaints from our side about it, instead recognition that the engine already delivers decent thrust below 2000 revs and does not appear to be constricted even at speeds beyond the 6000 mark. The 208 GTi is always shifted manually. Working on the gear lever, like the steering, is not an ultra-precise matter. But the gears slide in well from the first to the sixth. All in all, driving feels like a well-rounded thing. What is also due to the chassis, which we would not have assumed excessive hardness, it would have been installed in the 68 with 68 hp.

Technical specifications
engineFour-cylinder / front across
Valves / camshafts4/2
Displacement1598 cm³
power147 kW (200 hp) at 6000 rpm
Torque275 Nm at 1700 rpm
Speed ​​limit230 km / h
0-100 km / h6.6 s
Tank / fuel50 l / super
Gearbox / driveSix-speed manual / front wheel
Length Width Height3962/1739/1460 mm
Trunk volume285-1076 l
Empty weight / payload1210/440 kg

The devil is revealed in the GTi by Peugeot Sport

In a narrower curve it suddenly tingles in your stomach. Because the innocent GTi suddenly cheeky turns the bottom. Again, but now without ESP (attention, really means out here!). In fact, the chassis is designed to oversteer so that you have to take the countersteer yourself without electronic support if you don’t want to be overtaken by your own rear. There’s not that much excitement in the Polo GTI. Peugeot even added later. As the GTi by Peugeot Sport, the 208 really mutates into an evil devil that uses less than 20,000 euros, thanks to harder chassis, seat shells, limited slip differential, special ESP tuning and Brembo brakes.

Conclusion by Stefan Novitski: The 208 GTi looks inconspicuous and doesn’t overdo it with its sportiness. The powerful engine and the fun driving behavior ensure long-lasting enthusiasm. Despite the high new price, the processing is only mediocre. Judgment: 3.5 out of five points.

Test consumption8.0 l S / 100 km
CO2209 g / km
inspection250-400 euros
Liability (15) *496 euros
Part comprehensive (23) *144 euros
Fully comprehensive (22) *746 euros
Motor vehicle tax (Euro 5)90 euros
Spare parts prices **
alternator901 euros
Starter (AT)308 euros
water pump445 euros
Timing beltnot applicable, timing chain
Rear silencer593 euros
Front left fender, painted766 euros
Brake discs and pads514 euros
* Online tariff of HUK24 insurance: approval in Hamburg, driver only policyholder and partner (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, damage-free class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax.


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