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quoteThe Peugeot 207 GTi is a fabulous HOT HATCH You’ve heard about it. Maybe even dreamed about it. But the actual experience of getting up close and personal with one of the hottest hatches around is sure to leave you lost for words. Not that any are needed. The 207 GTi’s powerful, purposeful stance and rapid but smooth performance speak for themselves. Let your eyes absorb every inch from the broad, aggressive front grille to the purposeful spoiler on the tailgate. Turn the key and listen to the crisp note of the twin sports exhaust. And if all that doesn’t take your breath away, its impressive performance will. The twin scroll turbocharger on the new 175bhp engine gives you a rapid response, taking you from standstill to 62mph in a blistering 7.1 seconds. While the perfectly balanced chassis and up-rated suspension provide the kind of precise, unflappable handling you’d expect to find in a serious driver’s car. Especially if that car’s a Peugeot GTi. Just one word and three little letters that really do say it all.

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Even standing still, there’s plenty to admire about the Peugeot 207 GTi. The powerful lines and wide track instantly let you know it means business. As do the stunning, 17-inch Pitlane alloy wheels. To us, it’s all about purity of purpose. That’s why we’ve strengthened the dynamic silhouette with discrete front spoilers, and added subtle sideskirts. It’s also why we’ve matched the distinctively Peugeot front grille with a muscular bonnet and set it off with chromemounted front fog lights. And it’s the reason behind giving the Peugeot 207 GTi chromed twin exhausts along with flat wheel arch surrounds derived from Peugeot’s World Rally Car. We didn’t lose our focus when it came to the finer details either, designing in satin black ‘B’ posts and satin chrome door mirrors as a finishing touch. All pure performance-inspired design. And pure Peugeot GTi.






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Want to know what it’s like to feel totally in command? Slide into the 207 GTis body hugging, alcantara-trimmed sports driver’s seat, adjust its height and rake until you’re in the perfect position, set the automatic dual-zone air-conditioning* to just the right level, then sit back and see for yourself. One of the first things you’ll notice is the excellent view of the road ahead, courtesy of the large windscreen, along with the extra privacy provided by the dark tinted side and back windows*. You’ll also appreciate how everything’s been carefully laid out to maximise your driving comfort and control. How the fully adjustable, unique sports steering wheel is wrapped in leather, the way the aluminium gear knob fits snugly into the palm of your hand. In fact, every look reveals something special. Spot the meticulously laid-out soft-touch dashboard with its three chrome-ringed, black sports dials and its ergonomically



Peugeot 207 GTi - iNSPIRED PERFORMANCE

What does it take to create a hot hatch that’s as sensational as the legendary Peugeot 205 GTi was in its day? In reality, quite a lot more than you would think. More technology, more advanced safety features. And even more inspired thinking. Take the engine. We figured that two heads would be better than one, so we made the decision to combine our considerable technical expertise with the best of BMW’s. The aim? To build a powerplant that set new standards in its class for technology, dynamism and economy. The results speak for themselves. A remarkably refined Peugeot 207 Gti 1.6 litre, 175bhp engine with direct fuel injection for a more even mix of fuel and air (which translates as more power), ‘valvetronic’ variable inlet valves to optimise torque at low revs and power at high revs, plus a twin scroll turbocharger which produces an impressive 240Nm of torque from as low as 1600rpm. The overboost feature raises the torque to a breathtaking 260Nm on full throttle, should you need an extra burst of power for overtaking. So what does that mean on the road? Quite simply, exceptional driveability and exhilarating responses – a car that performs effortlessly throughout the rev range, so you don’t have to keep dropping down through the slick, 5-speed manual gearbox to get the best out of it. Of course it’s one thing to be able to produce power, and quite another to be able to control it. Which is why our engineers also invested a great deal of time in up-rating the brakes, chassis and suspension. For greater, fade-resistant stopping power they fitted larger brakes, front and rear (302mm and 249mm). The advanced suspension system they devised features modified springs and shock absorbers, plus a unique anti-roll bar up front. At the rear it includes modified shock absorbers and different settings. All of which adds up to some incredible road-holding – as you’ll find out if you ever disable the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to put the Peugeot 207 GTi through its paces on a track day. Sophistication, power and dynamism in one. How can you


Peugeot 207 GTi - Equipment and accessories

Specification • 3 door body style • Sport front styling with front fog lights • Sill extensions • Twin front spoilers • Boot spoiler • ‘Lion Grey’ finish to front grille • Body-coloured side rubbing-strips • Satin chrome finished door mirrors • Body-coloured door handles • Twin chrome-trimmed sports exhaust • 17" Spa alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distributor (EBFD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) • Speed related power assisted steering • Driver SMART airbag, front passenger SMART airbag with deactivate switch, front side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags • Side impact beams and door padding, • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts • 2 x rear seat 3-point ISOFIX location mounts • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and ASR (Traction Control) • Insurance groups 15E (20 group) 26E (50 group) • Ultrasonic alarm with 2nd plip key (Thatcham approved - Cat 1) • Rolling code transponder immobiliser (Thatcham approved - Cat.2) • Clarion RD4-1 stereo radio / mono CD player with steering wheel remote control • Air-conditioning and pollen filter • Lockable glovebox with light • Aluminium finish gearknob with leather gearstick gaiter • Aluminium finish pedals • Aluminium front door sill kick plates • Alcantara / cloth seat trim • Carpet mats • Double optic headlights with clear polycarbonate lenses • Sports front bucket seats with integrated head restraints



Sometimes, mere human reactions simply aren’t fast enough. That’s why the Peugeot 207 GTi is equipped with an impressive array of intelligent safety features in addition to its Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), enabling it to think ahead on your behalf. If you’re braking in an emergency, for example, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD) will instantly kick in to help you stay in control and on course, even through bends. Other electronic sensors in the system are also programmed to detect the slightest threat of instability, triggering the appropriate responses from the Traction Control (ASR), Dynamic Stability Control (CDS), Low Dynamic ESP (LDE) or the Understeer Control Logic (UCL) before a serious problem arises. As a further safety measure, the Peugeot 207 GTi is the first Peugeot to feature our innovative Steering Stability Programme (SSP). This links the car’s variable power steering with the ESP to improve braking on slippery or uneven surfaces, dramatically cutting braking distances (by up to 3 metres at 80mph) and giving you more control than you’d think would be humanly possible. And those aren’t the only hidden powers the Peugeot 207 GTi has to protect you and your passengers. As you might expect, it also boasts a comprehensive list of passive safety features including six airbags, fasten seatbelt alerts on all four seats and two ISOFIX mounts in the back so you can carry tiny VIPs in complete safety. All of which has earned the Peugeot 207 GTi a five star Euro NCAP adult safety rating, with an additional four stars for child occupant safety and three stars for pedestrian safety – a total of 12 stars, which is the highest of any car in its class. With the Peugeot 207 GTi, what you can’t see, can save you.