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In Peugeot by Jonathan Humphrey

Coming in June The new Peugeot 208 arrives in the UK. Body styles offered will be 3 and 5 door.

The new cars feature a delightful lighter and stylish European look. The New Peugeot 208 will feature a well chosen range of petrol and diesel engines including the latest stop & start e-HDI Diesels. Peugeot with the new 208 has re-generated the fundamental principles that the 205, 206 and 207 were built.

  • New Peugeot 208 is smaller on the outside, bigger on the inside
  • The new Peugeot 208 1.0i S-cylinder petrol C02 emissions of just 99/km
  • Latest generation e-HDi diesel engines emit COlevels from just 87g/km

The new engines are to feature class leading CO2 emmissions with the start & stop systems being available on all versions.

208 diesel range:

– 1.4l HDi FAP 50kW (68bhp), 160Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 98g/km, 74.3mpg

– 1.4l e-HDi FAP 50kW (68bhp), 160Nm,5-speed EGC, Stop & Start; CO287g/km, 83.1mpg

– 1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92bhp), 230Nm, 5-speed manual , Stop & Start; CO2: 98g/km,74.3mpg

– 1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92bhp), 230Nm, 6-speed EGC , Stop & Start; CO2: 98g/km (1),74.3mpg

– 1.6l e-HDi FAP 84kW (115bhp), 285 (2)Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox, Stop &Start; CO2: 99g/km,74.3mpg

208 petrol range:

– 1.0l VTi  50kW (68bhp); 95Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 99g/km (1) ,65.7mpg

– 1.2l VTi  60kW (82bhp); 118Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 104g/km (1) ,62.8mpg

– 1.4l VTi  70kW (95bhp); 136Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 129g/km  ,50.4mpg

– 1.6l VTi  88kW (120bhp); 160Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 134g/km,48.7mpg

– 1.6l THP 115kW (156bhp), 240/260 (2)Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 135 g/km(1) ,48.7mpg

(1) New 1.0 l and 1.2 l 3-cylinder engines, 1.4 l e-HDi and 1.6 l THP versions available summer 2012

(2) Value with overboost

An extended e-HDi range

Following the launch of the 508 and the new 308 in 2011, the 208 will benefit from e-HDi Stop and Start technology on 4 of its 5 diesel power trains. Rapid, efficient and silent, e-HDi combines reduced fuel consumption and COemissions (up to -15% in town) with maximum driveability.

New generation of 3-Cylinder engines

This new generation of engine is a true breakthrough in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, while offering a good level of performance for the entry-level versions.

Designed by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group and produced at the Trémery production facility in France, the 1.0 l and 1.2 l VTi versions will allow the 208 to offer petrol versions at 99g/km and 104g/km of CO2. These normally aspirated, indirect injection engines have maximum power outputs of 50 and 60kW (68 and 82bhp) at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 95 and 118Nm at 3,000 and 2,750rpm respectively.

Environmental Efficiency

The environmental performance of 208 continues. With 25% of ‘green materials’ (recycled or of natural origin) making up its mass of polymers, it enters a new era in terms of eco-design. As a world first, the rear bumper and the fan assembly are made entirely using these materials. This type of bumper alone will permit a saving in manufacturing of 1600 tonnes of energy a year.

Architectural re-generation

The 208 embodies the principles of agility and efficiency. The initial technical choices make it a vehicle that is light (110kg lighter on average compared to the 207 and as much as -173kg!), with a range that starts at 975kg, aerodynamic (Cd of 0.29, CdA of 0.61), and compact (-7cm in length, -1cm in height). These benefits are accentuated by noticeably increased occupant space, with more room in the rear seats (+5cm at the knees) and a more generous boot space (+15 dm3 in volume), proof of optimised architectural performance.

Stylistic re-generation

The 208 gives form to and refines the new aesthetic codes of the Marque. The ‘Floating’ grille, its light signature, ‘boomerang’ rear lamps and each detail is designed in complete harmony with the balance of the car, structured by a ‘spine’, the impression of which is even visible on the roof. Sculpted, athletic, pure and sophisticated, its style projects the Marque towards a renewed and attractive modernity. The two body styles have been given different treatments, with the style of the quarter panel of the three-door version reminiscent of one of its illustrious older siblings from days gone by.

Ergonomic re-generation

The interior continues the promise of innovation just like the exterior style. A true break from what has gone before, beyond the recognised technical constraints and cultural references, the instruments and controls are entirely intuitive and clear. They are positioned around a small steering wheel, combined with an elevated instrument panel giving information at a glance and a large touch screen. This ‘ensemble’ connects with its occupants and contributes to the practicality, the safety, the quality and purity of the interior design, as well as to the driving sensations.

The Touch Screen: intuitive connectivity

In keeping with its time, the 208 will offer most (more than 80%) of its customers, a 7″ colour touch screen with carefully designed graphics (resolution 800 x 480) and intuitive operation. It allows easy access to the various functions: radio, Bluetooth hands-free kit or music files via a USB connection or audio streaming.

The touch screen is within easy reach and at eye level, for maximum safety, comfort and harmony with the other instruments on the dashboard ensured.

Peugeot Connect Navigation

Navigation will be available for the touch screen system, as an optional extra (for less than £500), placing it in a very competitive position versus other on board navigation systems.

Re-generation of the driving experience

The 208 renews the driving experience, a key factor in the DNA of every Peugeot:

  • – Due to the small steering wheel which provides new ergonomics, the driver experiences a completely new driving agility,
  • – Due to a new level of engineering between comfort and road holding, the result of the historical expertise of the Marque in terms of suspension and the benefits from the compactness and reduced weight of the vehicle.

The new Peugeot 208 will be launched in mainland Europe in the Spring and in the UK in June.