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    Todays mags seem to think so...


    Peugeot is preparing to unleash a hot GTi version of its new 208 supermini – and the ingredients are right for it to be one of the most exciting Peugeots for years. We have all the details, and our illustrations show how the standard 208 will be transformed.


    Like the 205 GTi, which was offered with 105bhp 1.6-litre and 130bhp 1.9-litre engines, the 208 will come with a choice of power outputs. The tamer version will feature the same 181bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine as the MINI Cooper S, cover the 0-62mph sprint in less than seven seconds and still return almost 50mpg.


    The interior will get sports seats and GTi badges, while the exterior will feature bigger alloys, a pumped-up bodykit and larger foglights. At the back, a roof spoiler and twin exhausts finish off the makeover.


    The 208 GTi will have plenty of rivals, as the Ford Fiesta ST is due before the end of the year, and there’s an all-new Renaultsport Clio arriving in early 2013. There’s no official release date for the 208 GTi, although we could see it as early as the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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    You can read all about the new Peugeot 208 GTi - and its legendary predecessors - in this week's Auto Express, out 1 February 2012.



    Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...#ixzz1lBm85DjE
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    None of AutoExpress's future models are based on facts, per se.

    They love to speculate and employ photoshop artists to try and improve readership.

    All they do is change the model number (ie. 206, 207, 208. etc.), throw in the tired, old phrase "spiritual successor to the 205" and they have a fresh new article.

    AFAIK, Peugeot themselves have never even mentioned a 4 cylinder engine for the 208 at this stage.

    It would, of course, be great if they built more GTis, but the trend is not promising.
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    Maybe it's the spiritual successor to the 201?
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    The AutoExpress pictures are their usual Photoshop job and are probably inaccurate, if there is going to be 208 GTi.

    Here is some pics of a 208 from Car Magazine. Check out the twin rear pipes.

    http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-...s-the-208-GTI/

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    this is a GT version with the THP 156hp engine

    hopes are up that peugeot is going to use the 200hp version for the RC/GTI version
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