Peugeot has confirmed plans for a 308 GTi which will have either 250 or 270 HP. Could be offered as a wagon as well.
Peugeot has confirmed plans for a 308 GTi which will have either 250 or 270 HP.
The 308 GTi has been spied several times undergoing testing and now Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin has confirmed the model is in the works to sit above the recently unveiled 308 GT. At a recent presentation of the company's performance arm Peugeot Sport, a slide was shown revealing the 308 GTi will have either 250 HP (184 kW) or 270 HP (199 kW), figures which have also been confirmed by Bruno Famin.
Chances are the engine in question will be a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter THP turbo sourced from the RCZ R where it puts out 270 HP. The aforementioned 308 GT packs a lesser version of the same engine with 205 HP (151 kW) and can also be had with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter BlueHDi diesel rated at 180 HP (132 kW) but don't expect this in the 308 GTi.
An official launch will likely occur at a major auto show next year and Peugeot could decide to offer the 308 GTi as a wagon as well. Further down the line, there could also be a range-topping 308 R (likely hatchback-only) as previewed by the namesake concept with even more power.