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Peugeot 308 GT: Sports compact with synth and red light area

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Peugeot 308 GT in the driving report
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M with 18 prizes like the choice for the car of the year 2014 and more than 250,000 sales in Europe alone, the Peugeot 308 has already met the most important expectations of its fathers. From March, a new sports version with two engine and two body variants will further accelerate the success and the trend towards higher-quality models.

Peugeot 308 GT with 205 hp, without i

was enough for the predecessor 200 hp still to be included in the GTi Club, but the new top version of the Peugeot 308 has to forego the icing on the cake despite five more petrol hp. In terms of performance, too, it does not quite come close to the original meter VW Golf GTI with its 220 or 230 PS, but is slightly above it in terms of equipment and price (29,950 to 29,575 euros). So GT is like a big tour, and more power and power reserves are always welcome. Especially since both are now also available for the 34 centimeter longer Kombi SW with a generous 610 to 1,660 liters of cargo space.

The standard equipment with full LED headlights, navigation system and parking aid is similarly generous. In addition, the lowering by 10 mm, a leather-Alcantara mix on the inside with red decorative stripes and the directly appealing electric steering underline the dynamic claim. Even the small, low-lying steering wheel of the Peugeot 308 GT with its perforated leather cover is reminiscent of karts, but makes it more difficult to see the instruments.

Peugeot 308 GT with sports button, sound generator, red light

Especially the very cultivated, quiet two-liter diesel with 181 hp and 400 Nm gets the sound generator with additional loudspeakers a full, rich sound that completely superimposes the typical combustion noise. Besideshe takes on the gas willingly and turns up to well over 4,000 rpm, whereby the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on the Blue HDi, sometimes downshifts too hectically. Otherwise it harmonizes well with the high-torque diesel of the Peugeot 308 and the chassis, which is only slightly bumpy on short waves despite the slight lowering.

Sport type GTI to follow in autumn

So a good basis for the sports type Peugeot 308 GTI with the 270 hp turbo from the RCZ-R that will follow in autumn - as the icing on the cake, so to speak. Only when it comes to the price question do the many prices seem to have gone to the head of the French: The GT without i is not only more expensive than the Golf GTI, but also than the Ford Focus ST . It doesn't have 205, but 250 hp, is also available as a diesel and also as a station wagon.

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