Peugeot 208 1.6 eHDi EGC ALLURE Review

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
25 Jul 2013

Introduction, Exterior

Peugeot has made some rather decent super minis in recent memory. Their 205, 206 and 207 all made quite a dent in the global sales charts with their numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Now, Peugeot is aiming to recreate that success with the brand new 208. And on first impression, it looks like they’re on the right path.



At first glance, the new Peugeot 208 is quite a handsome and elegant hatch. With its tense and focused expression, the front fascia is rather menacing. It kind of makes you wonder if that was deliberate to make up for its smaller overall dimensions.

Moving beyond the front, the entire car is well proportioned. The design is properly managed with smooth flowing lines that run along the side and converges fluidly with the rear bumper. The long radio antenna on the roof adds to the cutesy nature of this hatch that makes one  think of a full-sized RC car. 

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Engine Capacity 1560cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 16.0:1
Bore x Stroke (75 x 88.3)mm
Power 92bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 230Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 84.4 bhp per ton


Acceleration 11.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 183 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 26.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type 5 Door Hatch
(L x W x H)
(3962 x 1739 x 1471) mm
Wheelbase 2538 mm
Kerb Weight 1090 kg
Boot Capacity 285 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 743 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs