Peugeot 208 GTi, Test (Part 2)

In a dynamic presentation in France, I looked at some sections of the Monte Carlo rally of the "Peugeot 208 GTi" (, and even sections without cars that could be lit. This time I took more into the plan. Calm down and take the car to Peugeot..

One of the purposes of the long test is How useful is tea every day?, Or if it is the beginning of our personal ruin. Anyway, I've mixed other driving styles that I am trying to think of as a 208 GTi customer. Homologa 5.9 l / 100 km. On pick-up, average 10.8 l / 100 km depending on computer. Ofuf!

As always, I put my computer at zero. Because my consumption is practically always lower than the consumption of colleagues who previously drove a media car. The deposit was full, and the adventure began in this little feline.

Peugeot 208 GTi

200 HP engine (for 1,160 kg)

The weight / power ratio is very favorable for 208 GTi. In fact, compared to his predecessor, less than 90kg, CV 25 or more, 35Nm or more. Now we are 270 Nm In An exaggerated postureThat is, for a limited number of seconds. The engine was developed between PSA and BMW.

It accelerates at 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and has a tip of 230 km / h. More importantly, recovery, The third overtake (80-120 km / h) is really fast, but in long marches it is defended unlike the atmosphere. The fifth on the freeway is not needed at all.

Clio RS EDC (automatic), which is very similar to its rivals, has one-tenth of the acceleration, and the Ibiza Cupra and Fiesta ST consume only a tenth of the power. The two Frenchmen have the best top speed. In terms of consumption, 5.9 l / 100 is a common value to Ibiza and Fiesta. Corsa OPC is slow and consumes more than others.

Peugeot 208 GTi

As we saw in the previous section, the suspension has been modified in some ways to make the chassis harder and suspension effective and responsive compared to the normal 208. The behavior of the car is very neutral.. It does not give offensive surprises.

The only unusual thing during all the hours I drive is that I am aggressively driving more than 30 km / h on a slightly slippery wet pavement in the city. It does not have the excessive width of the tires (205/45 R17), but of course, which vehicles do not skate more with rain?

Stability controls are all or part of them. You can disconnect completely.. It is not particularly disturbing when it is active and can live together unless it is carried out suddenly. It is very easy to drive everything with minimal responsibility.

Peugeot 208 GTi

Neutral and noble GTi

By this I mean that someday you should not think that if you had to leave the car to an 18-year-old brother who had little experience, you would kill him with that car. We can also leave our car to our mother, and she will just say that she makes more noise than 208. Again, It is not a radical car..

Suspension coordination is effective but not inconvenient, and if you put a charcoal plan, I would like to give a little harder even if it is an extra blow. For example, the Clio RS is more difficult to pause and the Fiesta ST is more agile.

We can also make a long journey with him without rupturing the spine. It is comfortable.. The exhaust sound does not turn into a nightmare. There is no loud noise because there is no membrane to deliver engine noise to the passenger compartment. The exhaust gas emits a few more decibels It is not irritating..

Peugeot 208 GTi

Can I use it every day?

You will need to look at consumption. In France, we have already confirmed that consumption in aggressive driving has more than doubled, but we drove. That way.. If we want to get old, we can not drive like this every day.

I respect the changes recommended by the computer and tried to practice normal driving. You must include a lightning journey in AVILLA without having to continue on the highway of destiny. I always go to the country and catch up with someone who is ahead of me. According to the computer, 7 to 9 l / 100 km in the section.

They spent about 50 liters, about 500 liters, a little reserve money. Almost 9 l / 100 km, Compared to 7.7 l / 100 km declared by the computer. Quieter driving makes it easier to do less than 7 liters and more than a 200 horsepower car.

Peugeot 208 GTi

It happens on many turbo engines. Very sensitive to use. According to the given cane. Of course, if you do not rush the revolution, the engine will be relieved in a little longer gear. Sixth on the highway, 120km / h means less than 3,000 RPM. More consumption on cruise.

How it has Speed ​​controlWe can choose either a limiter (you can keep the limiter) or a regulator (you can keep the rhythm). Frequent use of restrictors helps to reduce consumption in order to avoid fines accidentally. It is more reasonable to approach approved consumption with normal operation.

Want more feedback? Spritmonitor has five units (see Power_s = 190 & powerunit = 2 for more information). At least 6.36 l / 100 km, the most, 9.79 l / 100 km. Average 7.35 l / 100 km. Computers always reduce the consumption of real computers. If you look at the most efficient driver, you can adjust or improve your accreditation 5.9 l / 100 km five times.

Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot 208 GTi driving

In sporty driving, it still lacks something of precision in the direction. But generally How happy is the small steering wheel. There is no need to make so many hands and cars in the old town of Avila easy and natural. And in the park, I will tell you what.

It is a very short car that is easy to park. EssentiallyBut, if we do not want to take the risk, the parking sensor is optional for our friends. Perfect for small parking spaces.The length is 3.96 meters, the width is 1.74, and the height is 1.46. Useful data if you need to find a parking space.

I did not like it so much in driving very slow in traffic jams because the clutch pedal was a bit difficult. At low rotational speeds, we do not react quickly if we ask the engine a lot of effort. It works much better in high regimes.In any case, there is no explosive response.

Peugeot 208 GTi

Gear change has nothing to do with the previous PSA model, allowing precise guidance, quick driving and realistic touch. They changed the aluminum handles recently carried by Citroën and Puugeot. The man he has is a little big, but he feels good.

Increasing the driver's armrest will be appreciated on long cruise lines that do not need to be changed even if they are a bit sick when entering steps 2, 4, or 6. Because it is a turbo engine with a flat torque curve, I can stand the march well.. You do not have to reduce it to overtake on the highway.

On brakes, they are the most powerful to have a range of 208. And I think they are very fit. In France, the car gave a lot of strength and I could not feel the fatigue. The most common of these tests was to lower the Lions (N-VI) port. Engine maintenance is insufficient. 9% slope (seconds).

Peugeot 208 GTi

The third speed is ideal for passing. At low speeds (60-80 km / h), the engine travels at a sufficient speed and is actually 150 km / h until it is pulled to rotation. On the other hand, measurements may not It is the record holder when passing..

The most nervous moment of the test was the curve in the past in return for support and stability control was involved. With the same segment of the car without such a setting, the reaction of the car would have been more violent. Come on, it must be. It is difficult to put him in trouble..

I also like in France No electronic differential is required. The motor block is not violent to the exit of the slow curve and hardly loses traction and does not lose grip faster on the curve. Most Rievers have an electronic solution to reduce traction loss (brake fryer).

Peugeot 208 GTi

It is a perfectly valid car every day, including traveling to college, working or watching our partners. More prudent than cars with similar approaches, But when it should be, and without giving strong emotions (good or bad) is effective. Healthy intermediate term between sport and pragmatism.

It is also suitable for long trips, consumption can be reasonable, convenient, and does not penalize passengers. Of course, in the backseat of over 1.70 meters you begin to become justito. Not in 2008, not in 208. 208 GTi.

I have not seen why a brand can not offer a more radical version with 220-230 horses and more powerful settings. The chassis can do more.. 208 GTi R? There is a possibility. You can certainly find potential customers when price increases are included and your personality is high.

It will continue …