Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1
The hottest Peugeot 308 to date, the 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi, will launch locally in the first quarter of the year.
There will be two versions of the French hot hatch sold in Australia, but both will come powered by a pumped-up 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, and the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox only.
The range will open with the Peugeot 308 GTi 250 (that number is a reference to the metric horsepower output – we’ll call it 184kW and 330Nm) at $44,990, while the more powerful 308 GTi 270 (200kW/330Nm) is a $49,990 proposition.
The 308 GTi 270 is set apart from its sibling by the addition of a Torsen limited-slip front differential, along with larger 380/268mm brake discs, 38mm/41mm four-piston callipers, 19-inch ‘Carbone’ wheels and 235/35 Michelin Super Sport.
The 250 gets 18-inch ‘Diamant’ wheels and 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 3 rubber.
Read our review of the Peugeot 308 GTi.