Peugeot unveils the topping 175bhp 308 GT
Along the new 308 SW, Peugeot will unveil at Geneva the 308 GT powered by the 175bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit seen in the 207 GTi and in the Mini Cooper S.
The engine has been well received by the press and it is a good idea from the French carmaker to fit the turbocharged engine into the 308. It is also fitted with a new 6-speed manual gearbox. The compact model won’t be as sporty as the 207 GTi as the former will be heavier than the latter. 62mph takes 8.3 seconds; Peugeot quotes a top speed of 140mph.
Peugeot applies minor cosmetic changes on this topping version. The lower front bumper panel has a unique appearance which is combined with a rear spoiler. The car overall ride has also been lowered. On the inside, the interior gains an aluminium gear knob and foot pedals and a new steering wheel design. The 308 GT will go on sale from April.