Peugeot 208

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Peugeot 208
2020 Peugeot 208 GT Line PureTech 1.2 Front.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production2012–present
Body and chassis
Class Supermini car (B)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
Predecessor Peugeot 207

The Peugeot 208 is a supermini car (B-segment in Europe) produced by Peugeot since 2012. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The 208 replaced the 207 in April 2012, and the car is currently at its second generation.

Contents

First generation (A9; 2012)

First generation (A9)
Peugeot 208 95 VTi Allure - Frontansicht, 15. September 2012, Dusseldorf.jpg
Overview
ProductionMarch 2012–2019
February 2013–present (Malaysia)
AssemblyFrance: Mulhouse (Mulhouse Plant); Poissy (Poissy Plant)
Brazil: Porto Real (PSA Brazil)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Slovakia: Trnava (Trnava Plant)
Iran: Tehran (IKAP)
Algeria: Oran (PSA Algérie) [1]
Designer Pierre Authier [2]
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
Platform PSA PF1 platform
Related Peugeot 2008
Citroen C3
Citroën C4 Cactus
Citroën DS3
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 5 and 6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,538 mm (99.9 in)
Length3,962 mm (156.0 in)
Width1,739 mm (68.5 in) (ex mirrors)
Height1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Curb weight 975–1,295 kg (2,150–2,855 lb)

The first 208 models were three door hatchbacks produced in November 2011, at the company's new plant in Slovakia. [3] In June 2012, as five-door hatchbacks became available, production of the 208 also commenced at Peugeot's French plants at Mulhouse, and at Poissy. [4]

Peugeot 208 95 VTi Active - Heckansicht, 5. Mai 2012, Dusseldorf.jpg
Pre facelift three door hatchback (rear)
2014 Peugeot 208 Active HDi 1.4 Rear.jpg
Pre facelift five door hatchback
2015 Peugeot 208 Cielo interior.jpg
Interior

The 208, developed under code name "A9", [5] is built on the PSA PF1 platform and the weight is to be reduced by 173 kg (381 lb) (110 kg (243 lb) on average) compared with the 207 [6] and still offer more space than the predecessor.

The boot offers 285 L (10 cu ft) (VDA) of space, 15 L (1 cu ft) more than the 207, and the leg room in the rear seat increases 5 cm (2 in). The design was led by Pierre Authier, with Sylvain Henry as exterior designer.

The interior design is by Adam Bazydlo, and the colour and trim is by Marie Sanou. The car features a tablet computer like screen, and panoramic glass roof surrounded by LED lights. [7] The car is relatively aerodynamic with a drag coefficient, Cd, of 0.29. [8]

Engines

2017 Peugeot 208 Active 1.2 facelift Front.jpg
2017 Peugeot 208 Active 1.2 facelift Rear.jpg
Peugeot 208 facelift (five door)

All the petrol engines comply with the Euro 5 norm and the diesel engines have CO
2
emissions of 99 g/km or lower. In addition to the four cylinder petrol engines carried over from the previous model, from September 2012, the 208 has been offered with two new three cylinder units with variable valve timing – the 1.0 VTi (68 hp) and 1.2 VTi (82 hp).

The 1.0 comes with an advertised fuel consumption of 4.3 L/100 km (66 mpgimp; 55 mpgUS), and a CO
2
emissions value of 99 g/km. A 1.2 L three cylinder is available with a turbocharger designated as the PureTech 110 S&S (available on the GT Line models and the allures) or without designated PureTech 82 S&S (available on the active, VTi, or XS).

This engine is coupled to a five speed manual or a six speed automatic. The 208 GTi is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo (1,598 cc) four cylinder in line turbo petrol Prince engine producing 197 bhp (147 kW) at 5,800 rpm and 203 lb⋅ft (275 N⋅m) of torque at 1,700 rpm, and is fitted with a six speed manual transmission.

This first GTi model has since been replaced by the 208 GTi by PeugeotSport which is directly derived from the limited edition '30ème Anniversaire Edition' which put out 208 bhp with revised suspension and an optional two tone paint job, along with a facelift of the original bumpers and other small changes.

The GTi's Prince engine is shared with the Mini and various Citroëns. [9]

The range of diesel units starts with the four-cylinder 1.4-litre e HDi unit, originally introduced in 2010 for the 207, which provides 50 kW (68 PS; 67 hp) of power coupled, in the 208, with published fuel economy and emission figures of 3.4 L/100 km (83 mpgimp; 69 mpgUS) and 87 g/km. [10]

Trims

The 208 comes with a range of trims and specs. Starting from the entry model as of 2019:


Second generation (2019)

Second generation (UB/UJ/UP/UW)
2020 Peugeot e-208 GT Front.jpg
Peugeot e-208 GT
Overview
ProductionSlovakia & Morocco: 2019–present
Argentina: 2020-present
AssemblySlovakia: Trnava (Trnava Plant)
Morocco: Kenitra (Kenitra Plant)
Argentina: El Palomar
Designer Kevin Goncalves (exterior) [11]
Yann Beurel (exterior) [12]
Eric Dejou (interior) [13]
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Platform PSA CMP (EMP1) platform
Related Peugeot 2008 II
Opel Corsa F
Opel Mokka B
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (e-208)
Transmission
Battery 50 kWh
Electric range 349 km (217 mi)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,540 mm (100.0 in)
Length4,055 mm (159.6 in)
Width1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height1,430 mm (56.3 in)
2020 Peugeot e-208 GT Rear.jpg
Rear view (e208)
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Rear view (208)
2019 Peugeot 208 GT Line PureTech Automatic 1.2 Interior.jpg
Interior (GT Line)
Elektroauto CCS HPC.jpg
Charging Peugeot e208 at a high power charging station
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Engine bay of electric Peugeot 208

The second generation Peugeot 208 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, and officially went on sale across Europe over the summer. [14] A fully electric version, named e-208, was also revealed at Geneva. The 208 offers a choice of powertrains, using conventional petrol or diesel engines, or an electric motor.

Technical

The drivetrains and platform of the 208 are shared with the Peugeot 2008, the DS 3 Crossback and Opel Corsa. [15] [14] The conventional petrol engines branded "PureTech" are all 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated EB2FA with 74bhp, or turbo EB2DT with 99bhp, or turbo EB2DTS with 128bhp, except the versions made in Argentina which use the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated EC5 either petrol-only or ethanol-capable flex fuel for export to Brazil.

The diesel model will come in just one engine variant, a 1.5-litre four cylinder engine producing 73 kW (99 PS; 98 hp). Moroccan buyers have the option of the old 1.6 HDi engine producing 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp). [16] Peugeot have yet to announce the Sport models and what engine they will be using, such as the GTi which has been part of the family of the 208. [14]

However, Guillaume Clerc, the project manager for the second generation 208, stated that development of a petrol 208 GTi ended in 2017, because it was impossible to meet the corporate average CO
2
emission targets with the larger 1.6-litre engine used in the previous generation 208 GTi. Clerc hinted the next GTi could be based on the e-208. [17]

The 208 and e-208 are available with optional advanced driver-assistance systems, featuring adaptive cruise control, lane centering, automatic parking, and blind spot monitoring. Models equipped with a manual transmission feature cruise control down to a minimum speed of 18 mph (29 km/h); the automatic and e208 models can control the car down to a stop. [14]

e-208 (electric version)

Unlike competing contemporary vehicles such as the Renault Zoe and Volkswagen ID.3, the e-208 shares a common chassis with the conventional petrol/diesel powered 208. Peugeot chose this deliberately to enable potential buyers to select the drivetrain that best suits their requirements. [18]

This also allows Peugeot to assemble the e-208 on the same line as the 208, in Travna plant. [19] [20] Compared to the conventionally powered versions of the 208, the e-208 is approximately 350 kg (770 lb) heavier, [14] and has a slightly wider rear axle, to accommodate the battery pack. [19]

The e-208 has a heat-pump controlled 50 kWh battery, a 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) motor, and a 6.6 kW charger. WLTP range is 340 km (211 mi). [21] [22] It is equipped with a CCS Combo Type 2 connector, and can charge at a rate of up to 100 kW from a suitable DC fast charging station.

Charge rate can be 70kW up to 40% state of charge, then decreasing to 50kW. [23] The onboard charger is limited to 7.4 kW, but may be equipped with a three phase 11 kW charger as an option. [24] In the e208, the gear selector is used to choose the level of regenerative braking. [19]

Shortly after it went on sale in October 2019, demand for the e-208 was strong. Peugeot had anticipated making approximately 30,000 e-208 cars per year, 10% of the planned annual production of 300,000 for the entire 208 product line, but 14 of all preorders received were for the e208. Maximum production for the e-208 is 60,000 per year. [25]

The electric e208 was voted "Most Desired Electric Car" in Macedonia at the Golden Steering Wheel awards at the beginning of 2021. [26]

Petrol engines [27]
ModelTypePower, Torque@rpm0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (s)Top speedTransmission CO
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emission (g/km)
Years
1.2 PureTech 75 S&S1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) I3 74 hp (55 kW; 75 PS) @ 5750, 118 N⋅m (87 lb⋅ft) @ 275013.2102 mph (164 km/h)5 speed manual93–982019–
1.2 PureTech 100 S&S1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) I3 100 hp (75 kW; 101 PS) @ 5500, 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) @ 17509.9117 mph (188 km/h)6 speed manual96–1022019–
1.2 PureTech 100 EAT8 S&S1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) I3 100 hp (75 kW; 101 PS) @ 5500, 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) @ 175010.8117 mph (188 km/h)8 speed automatic97–1042019–
1.2 PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) I3 129 hp (96 kW; 131 PS) @ 5500, 230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) @ 17508.7129 mph (208 km/h)8 speed automatic101–1082019–
Diesel engine [27]
1.5 BlueHDi 1001,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I4 100 hp (75 kW; 101 PS) @ 3500, 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 175010.2117 mph (188 km/h)6 speed manual84–922019–
Electric motor (e-208) [27]
Battery capacityPower, Torque0–100 km/h (s)Top speedTransmissionRange (WLTP)Years
50 kWh Lithium Ion Battery136 hp (101 kW; 138 PS),
260–300 N⋅m (192–221 lb⋅ft)
8.193 mph (150 km/h)1 speed automatic217 mi (349 km)2019–

Sales and production

Peugeot announced the 300,000th 208 was produced in February 2013. [28]

YearWorldwide productionWorldwide salesNotes
2011TBA631 [29]
2012242,900 [30] 220,800 [30] Total production reaches 243,600 units. [30]
2013333,800 [31] 334,439 [31] Total production reaches 577,400 units. [31]

Motorsport

208 T16 Pikes Peak

Sebastien Loeb driving the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sebastien Loeb Peugeot 208 T16 Goodwood 2014 001.jpg
Sébastien Loeb driving the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

In April 2013, a 208 T16 was tested by Sébastien Loeb at Mont Ventoux. [32] Loosely based on the shape and design of the production 208, the T16 is a lightweight 875 kg (1,929 lb) vehicle that uses the rear wing from the Peugeot 908, and has a 3.2 litre, twin turbo V6 engine, developing 875 bhp (652 kW; 887 PS) and 0100 km/h in just 1.8s [33] with the aim of competing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

At Pikes Peak on 30 June 2013, Sébastien Loeb used the 208 T16 to break Rhys Millen's record time, set in 2012 [34] on the first fully paved roads in the history of the competition. [35] The previous record of 9:46.164 [36] was shattered, and a new record time of 8:13.878 was set. [37]

The car also won the hillclimbing race, at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2014.

Racing

In 2018, a Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Edition model won the overall award in the inaugural Classic Sports Car Club Turbo Tin Tops Series, for forced induction front wheel drive cars. [38]

Rallycross

Team Peugeot-Hansen won the manufacturers title at the FIA World Rallycross Championship in November 2015. Jérôme Grosset-Janin was runner up in the FIA European Rallycross Championship in the same year.

Rally

Peugeot 208 VTi (rally car) Rajd Polski 2015 Fabio Andolfi.jpg
Peugeot 208 VTi (rally car)

Juha Salo won the Finnish Rally Championship in 2015 and 2016.

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Awards
Preceded by
Citroën DS3 WRC
Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

2013
Succeeded by
Volkswagen Polo R WRC