Peugeot has shared new photos of the 308 GT along with some new details about the model

Peugeot has shared new photos of the 308 GT along with some new details about the model.

The French company explains the 308 GT, available in hatchback and station wagon body styles, offers “assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications”. The result is “an exceptional on-the-road experience that will delight the most enthusiastic drivers”.

The model was revealed for the first time during the Paris Motor Show last year and features new LED headlights and turning lights, a lacquered black diffuser and twin exhaust pipes at the back, while the Peugeot lion badge has been moved from the bonnet’s leading edge to the front grille.

The manufacturer has used new chassis settings for the model. Ride height has been lowered by 7mm at the front and 10mm at the rear for “a more dynamic drive”. The revised suspension is mated to either a 1.6-liter turbo petrol unit with 202 bhp (150 kW) and 285 Nm of torque or a 2.0-liter BlueHDI diesel engine, generating 178 bhp (133 kW) and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The first one comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the diesel powerplant is equipped with a 6-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission.

The 308 GT hatch needs 7.5 seconds to perform the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration with the 1.6 unit, while the diesel version needs 8.4 seconds for the same sprint. The SW modification is available only with the BlueHDI unit and sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds. The average fuel consumption is rated at 4.66 l/100 km (50.4 mpg) for the petrol variant and at 3.33 l/100 km (70.6 mpg) for the diesel hatch (3.41 l/100 km for the SW).

The Peugeot 308 GT is now available to order with deliveries commencing from March 2015.

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