Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308

The world has gone hatchback crazy!! Seriously, there are so many hatchbacks out or coming out that we have hatchbacks coming out of our ears. There’s the popular Ford Fiesta , the ever-changing Fiat 500 , the Audi A1 , and the Volkswagen Golf , just to name a few! Now, Peugeot has unveiled the official details on the most powerful 308 ever. The new 308 GTi will be available as a 5 door model only and will go on sale on June 10th, priced at 26,900 €.

The new 308 GTi is powered by the same engine as the RCZ Coupé: an all new 1.6 liter THP 200 bhp engine mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. The car makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 7.7 seconds and the 1000 m standing start in 27.8 seconds, but at the same time has a fuel consumption of 6.9 liters/100 km and a CO2 emission of 159 g/km of CO2.

The car’s exterior is distinguished by: a bright black carbon-style insert under the front bumper lower skirt (specificity France), "Sport" lower front panel derived from the 308 CC, lower rear bumper panel with Perla Nera black diffuser, rear spoiler, offering additional efficiency at high speeds, a twin chrome exhaust pipes, "GTi" badges on the side and rear of the body. The interior gets aluminum foot rest and gear knob, leather sport steering wheel with aluminum flattened lower edge and thumb rests.

Press release after the jump.

Peugeot 308 RC-Z - best spy shots ever

Peugeot is preparing the official launch of thePeugeot 308 RC-Z for the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is getting of more and more of "its clothes" showing us the goodies.

This latest spy shots reveal that the production version might get the concept’s "double bubble" roof. The RC Z version will get the same engines as the 308, including the top of the line, a 250 hp one.

Peugeot will put the car on sale in 2010.

Source: WCF
Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe spied

The French automaker, Peugeot, will bring their own version of the Audi TT to the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The production Peugeot 308 RC Z was caught working all the bugs out in testing, before the car’s official debut.

The design of the RCZ strongly reminds us of the concept as well as some of the familiar 308 design cues: like huge, sweptback headlights and the oversized front grille. The concept is powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6 Liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 218 HP. The production version will receive a naturally aspirated 1.6 Liter gas burning engine that will put out 120 HP; there will also be a 1.6 Liter turbocharged four banger as well as a complete range of turbo diesel power plants.

Source: Carscoop

Here’s a new reason to wish the French sold cars in the U.S. Peugeot showed up to the Frankfurt Motor Show two years ago with the 308 RC-Z , a concept coupe based on it’s 308 series of small cars. Now it’s coming back to Frankfurt this year with the production version.

Unlike many production cars, much of the concept’s lines are rumored to be unchanged. This includes elements like the dual cowl top, large rear glass area, and sweeping roofline.

The top end 308 RC-Z should come with the same 218 hp 1.6-liter engine from the concept. Pricing should start at around £20,000 (about $29K at direct current rates.) That’s not too bad considering a base Audi TT coupe with 197 hp starts at about £25,000.

Source: AutoExpress
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Although Eibach is a German tuner and it supposed to present a German car, the tuning company unveiled its latest customization programme for the French vehicle Peugeot 308 SW. The tuner fitted the vehicle with a new set of alloy wheels but also with a new suspension system which lowers it with up to 30 mm, improving in this way the ride quality but also the looks. Of course all the parts have TUV approval.

After the first official images that surfaced the internet this morning, Peugeot revealed the official details and images of the 2009 308 CC, the 307 CC replacement.

Peugeot 308 CC

The 308 CC has a prominent shape and spectacular LED rear lights that use “red light curtain” technology to create a unique signature for the car by day and by night.

The door panels also have an exclusive design, incorporating an elegant yet dynamic and robust metallic inner door handle. The sporty steering wheel, the special finish of the instrument panel and the “black lacquer” centre console complete this theme.

Peugeot 308 CC

Two dynamic and flexible engines power the 308 CC through a six speed manual gearbox, unless an automatic gearbox is preferred. The two engines are the 1.6 litre THP 110 kW (150 bhp) turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and the 2.0 litre HDi FAP Euro 5 103 kW (140 bhp) diesel engine, the latter being also particularly environmentally-friendly.

Press release after the jump.

Peugeot revealed the first official images of the 308 CC that will go on sale in the spring of 2009. As you can see from the images, the design is clearly inspired by the 308 RC Z Concept that debuted last year.

With almost same dimensions as the 3 and 5-doors hatchback versions, the 308 CC will also keep the same engine line-up with a diesel hybrid version to also be offered.

Stay tuned, more details will follow.

Peugeot will unveil the CC (Coupe-Convertible) version of its latest 308 in the spring of 2009. Spy photographers caught a prototype of the future convertible testing in southern France.

The new 308 CC will feature the same front-end design as the hatchback version and will get a retractable hardtop that folds in two parts.

Car’s dimensions (length and width) won’t differ much from the 3- and 5-door hatchback.

Under the hood Peugeot will keep the same engines as in the hatchback version, but a diesel hybrid version will also be offered.

Source: Evo

The intrepid husband and wife team drove a completely standard Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback on a 25 day, 9,000 mile journey around the coast of Australia. During the record breaking journey they broke two world records by recording an unprecedented 1192 miles on just 60 litres of diesel fuel and an average fuel consumption of 90.75 mpg.

The Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback now holds the World Record for both the highest average fuel consumption on a journey, a record previously held by a Peugeot 307 hatchback, and the record for the furthest distance travelled on a full tank of fuel.

John Taylor, one half of the economical driving duo explained the unusual journey: “We were very aware of the strong environmental credentials of the 308 before we set out on this journey; but we had no idea, however, that it would be such a record breaker. For us, the Peugeot 308 is the perfect family car; it can comfortably seat five adults and during our 25 day trip, the boot space proved itself too, swallowing up all of our necessary luggage.”

Jean-Philippe Collin, Peugeot’s director announced at the Lisbon auto show that the 308 RC Z concept will go into production. Even if he gave no name for the model, he announced we will see the production version in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and sales will begin in 2010.

The production version will be one of the first models that will feature the CAP 2010 strategy. With an distinctive style created by "Style Peugeo" center, the model will keep the same distinct details of the 308 RC Z concept.

Based on the 308, the Peugeot 308 RC Z concept was unveiled in 2007 at the Frakfurt Auto Show, being a model with an sporty design, impressive performances, but in the same time very economical.

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