Performance and style offers remarkable fuel efficiency
The showroom success enjoyed by the award-winning Peugeot 308 looks set to reach even greater heights with the arrival of a new dynamic flagship – the stunning 308 GT.
Available in Hatchback and SW body styles, both models offer assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lower ride height.
The result is an exceptional on-the-road experience that will delight the most enthusiastic drivers. The enhancements clearly embody Peugeot’s continued move up-market, highlighted by the 308’s recognition as the 2014 European Car of the Year.
The new Peugeot 308 GT retains all the elements which have made the 308 range such a huge commercial hit throughout Europe. This includes the striking exterior design, innovative i-Cockpit cabin, versatile interior and high perceived quality. Remarkable engine efficiency, with high fuel economy and ultra-low emissions, is also part of the 308 GT package.
The 308 GT’s unique design quality is immediately obvious – it presents a great aerodynamic and stylistic purity, most notable where the black lacquered door mirrors merge with the tinted windows.
Visibly widened by its side sill finishers, the 308 GT sits on 18-inch ‘Diamant’ wheels, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres. Their fluted spokes and engraved motif are also available on 308 GT-Line models, and it’s been fitted with top-of-the-range headlights made up of 62 LEDs.
To deliver maximum enjoyment, the 308 GT features enhanced new chassis settings. Ride height has been lowered by 7mm at the front and 10mm at the rear for a more dynamic drive. The revised suspension is mated to a choice of high-performance engines, one petrol and one diesel, that both meet stringent Euro 6 emissions standards.
The four-cylinder 1.6-litre THP 205 Stop & Start petrol engine is specified with a six-speed manual gearbox to make the most of its 285Nm of torque, available between 1,750 and 4,500rpm.
This high level of performance is combined with well controlled CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, from just 130g/km and 50.4mpg.
The four-cylinder 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel engine also offers a high level of performance. It delivers its maximum power of 180hp at 3,750rpm and its maximum torque of 400Nm at 2,000rpm.
All 308 GT cars have a 6-speed transmission. The ‘EAT6’ is an abbreviation for ‘Efficient Automatic Transmission’ 6-speed.
The PEUGEOT 308 GT is now available to order with deliveries commencing from March 2015.
The PEUGEOT 308 GT range
308 GT – Hatchback Combined Econ CO2 Max Speed 0-62mph
1.6L THP 205 S&S 50.4mpg 130g/km 46mph 7.5secs
2.0L BlueHDi EAT6 180 S&S 70.6mpg 103g/km 136mph 8.4secs
308 GT – SW
2.0L BlueHDi EAT6 180 S&S 68.8mpg 107g/km 135mph 8.6secs