Peugeot displays the latest hatchback at the Paris Motor Show 2014, it is 2015 Peugeot 308 GTI. This hatchback car has new features and a turbo engine, but there is the latest news for this hatchback car, 2015 Peugeot 308 GTI will be offered in two versions. The latest news we have quoted from autoevolution page.
Most have interpreted this story to mean that Peugeot has not yet decided or will not reveal which output will be used. But we actually thing both 250 HP (184 kW) and 270 HP (199 kW) hot hatchbacks will be offered. Why do we say that? Because most competitors do this. For example, the Golf GTI has 220 PS in stock form and 230 PS with the Performance Pack, the SEAT Leon Cupra offers either 265 or 280 PS, the Megane RS comes in 265 or 275 flavors and so on.
The super-hot Peugeot’s power will likely come from a 1.6-liter THP turbo engine, the same one used by the RCZ R flagship coupe. Peugeot originally wanted to make the 308 into an R model as well, having even shown a concept (the one in our photo).
It’s worth a quick note that almost all of the 308 GTi’s rivals use bigger 2-liter engines. By continuing to develop the 1.6 engine they co-developed with BMW all those years ago, Peugeot will end up with a lighter car that’s only slightly down on power. We’ve already seen that an RCZ R can be faster than a Megane RS 265, so the 308, which uses a newer platform, should be even better.
The Peugeot 308 GT 5-door with a 1.6 THP engine and a manual has just been priced at €30,450 in France. Besides having to use better engine components for the GTi, they will also have to add a limited slip differential, upgrade to sports dampers, lighter alloys with performance rubber and completely replace the exhaust system. Expect the cost of these changes to push the cost of 308 GTi to around €34,000.