The 2019 Peugeot 208 GTI Special Edition has finally arrived, and it has AEB and LSD. This an even more exciting car than the well regarded current model, Peugeot has dubbed this latest version of their hot hatch as the Definitive Edition. There are a host of driver focused modifications, and now autonomous emergency braking (AEB) has been added, which is a first for the Peugeot GTi variants. Let’s take a closer look at what this model has to offer to whet your appetite and help you make an informed purchase.
A Very Special Send Off
This very special 208 GTI variant has been created in part as a send off for a celebrated model that has been a strong seller here in Australia for the last five years. It’s due to go out of production by the end of this year, and now we can get our hands on the ultimate version. However, demand will high as the supply has been strictly limited to just 20 units for sale locally. So, what will the lucky, dedicated petrolhead get for their money?
The 208 GTi Special Edition
This limited edition is sold at a premium, but the extras are well worth the additional outlay. The power output from the 1.6 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine is still 153kW, but some upgrades have reduced the 0-100km/hr speed to only 6.5 seconds. This extra speed has been found by fitting a Torsen limited slip differential to improve traction. This works well for straight line sprints and for more demanding twists and turns. There is also a new exhaust system that produces a better engine response across the entire rev range.
Handling Improvement Galore
There is a revised suspension system that has been lowered by 10mm, widened by 22mm at the front axle and by 16mm at the rear axle. This gives the 208 GTi SE a wider planted stance and increased stability for more demanding driving. However, the Peugeot engineers have not stopped there, the wheel alignment, camber, damper, and spring rates have all been specially modified for the SE variant. The whole handling package is capped off with a set of unique 13mm wider 18” alloy wheels that are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
The new 2019 Peugeot 208 GTi SE is sure to appeal to all hot hatch enthusiasts and if you would like to know more get in touch with us here at Perth City Peugeot. As an authorised Peugeot dealership, we have an impressive selection of new cars available for sale including the latest Peugeot 208 GTi models. We would love to invite you to join us for a no obligation test drive, and you can try out the thrilling 208 GTi for yourself. Our sales team members are standing by to advise you on the latest Peugeot 208 GTi price, discuss finance options or answer any of your remaining questions.