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2016 – PEUGEOT 208 PYRIT

The model is based on the Peugeot 208 GT, with a 1.6 Turbo Flex engine of 173 hp and the exclusive i-Cockpit. Inspired by Greek and individual hedonism, the concept is focused on the various sensations provided by the SportDrive steering, one of the main features of the exclusive i-Cockpit and active agent in the dynamic performance of the 208 GT.The name of this concept is inspired by the stone ‘pyrite’, an iron mineral that mixes the colors yellow and gold and that has isometric crystals apparent, generally like geometric forms. Highlight for the use of Swarovski crystals in the carpets and the traditional rupture in the painting of the bodywork. The project took one year to get ready and follows the line of mineral-based inspiration premiered on the Peugeot Onyx.Technical datI-Cockpit : The i-Cockpit concept is so innovative and unique that it has become a global trademark of PeugeotLED panel : The red LEDs have been replaced by white lights that contribute to a unique ambiance. Similar work was done on the sills, which are also illuminated, increasing exclusivity. In the same panel there is a special finish, with copper stitching that refers to the outer coating of the 208 Pyrit.Sport steering wheel : The steering is accurate and the curves are agile, thanks to the reduced size of the Sportdrive Steering Wheel, which also provides a complete view of the dashboard. In it, Peugeot puts the driver in a position different from the one usually known, allowing him to enjoy the dynamic, sporty and safe behavior, without leaving aside the comfort that the new compact offers.

Engine : This is the first Peugeot Flex turbo, which has no need for petrol spares and is associated with a 6-speed manual transmission, which clearly emphasizes sportiness. With a power of 173 hp alcohol and 240 Nm of torque, this engine achieves maximum torque at only 1,400 revolutions.

Central Multimedia : Positioned in the foreground, the multimedia center at the hands and at the same height of the eyes of the driver and the front passenger offers maximum security, comfort and, of course, technology in a second generation equipment.

Design

The big difference in the design of the 208 Pyrit for the production model is on the exterior of the hatch, marked by the unprecedented breakdown of the copper color produced by adhesives (this coloring was specially created by the Peugeot AmLat design team for this car) mixed with a matte black microtexturized paint. The 17-inch Carbone wheels of the standard hatch get new drapery. The diamond parts gained dark varnish while the graffiti passed through matte black microtexturized paint. To ensure an even stronger visual effect, one of the spokes of the wheel is coated with copper finish for a sporty result with class and exclusivity. To further differentiate this concept car, a set of prototype headlights with flashing LEDs and lanterns with unique design has also been applied. The double exhaust tip has changed its look and receives a copper feel inside to reinforce its exclusivity. For the same purpose, the front grille was coated with copper details for more sportiness. The finish of the seats receives unprecedented manufacture inspired by the Gran Turismo European competition of the 1950s, using high quality natural black leather, combined with embroidered black Alcantara. The same Alcantara was used in the finish of the ceiling and the columns, as well as in the sunshades and the steering wheel cover. Reinforcing the unprecedented customization of the 208 Pyrit, some exclusive accessories come to give even more sophistication to the interior of the car, such as yellow-gold crystals of the Maison Jean-Paul Gaultier pour Swarovski.

2016 – PEUGEOT 308 GTI

– The sporty derivation of the French hatchback has versions of 250 hp and 270 hp with a self-locking differential. Comes to the market in the second half.Peugeot unveiled the 308 GTi a week before officially presenting it at the Goodwood Festival in the UK. The most powerful version of the lion brand hatch that is expected to hit the market in the second half of the year, is distinguished aesthetically by the rear diffuser and glossy black exhaust tips, larger air intakes, extended side skirts and a shiny black front grille.In addition, it benefits from larger brake discs, 380 mm in front and 268 mm behind, with red tweezers. The model is available in six colors: Ultimate Red, Magnetic Blue, Black Pearl Nera, GrayArtense, White Nacre, and Opaque Gray Hurricane. Exclusive to the 308 GTi 270 is the Coupe Franche version, which associates an Ultimate red paint and black Pearl Black.Inside, Peugeot Sport added red black leather trim on the door panels, instrument panel, rudder and gear box handle, GTi signature aluminum door sills, box handle, left foot rest and three panels in aluminum. The 308 GTi 270 has sports seats in leather and alcantara. The 308 GTi is equipped with a 1.6 THP turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with versions of 250 and 270 hp, both with a maximum torque of 330 Nm sent to the front axle through a six-speed manual transmission.

At 1,205 kg, the 250 hp version announces acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds (the 270 hp version is 0.2 seconds faster). The announced consumption is 16.5 km / l and 139 g / km of CO2 emissions. The 308 GTi 270 version has a weight / power ratio of 4.46 kg / hp.There is also the Driver Sport Pack. By activating the Sport button on the center console, the 308 GTi shifts the display lights from white to red, shows complementary information in the center matrix (power, torque, boost pressure, lateral and longitudinal accelerations), enhances the engine’s sound presence and changes the mapping of the accelerator pedal. The base model has 18-inch wheels as standard. Already the most powerful has 19-inch Carbone19 wheels (wearing Michelin Super Sport tires) and a self-locking Torsen-type differential. The 308 GTi is lowered 11mm and has a more direct direction, in addition to a chassis with specific settings, with the possibility of turning the ESP completely off.

2016 – PEUGEOT 308 RACING CUP

Peugeot Sport engineers focused their attention on the Peugeot 308 and the result of their work and ability is the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, the most radical model of the Peugeot line. But they decided to go further by offering a competition version. This step from the road to the track led to the creation of the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. Sculpted by the Peugeot designers, the generous and streamlined forms given to the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup show a competition technology aimed at demanding customers, eager for performance and pilotage. Equipped with the same 1.6 THP engine as the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, the 308 Racing Cup produces 308 hp at this early stage of its development, ie 38 hp more than the road version.Powerful LinesIts appearance, its curves and its aerodynamics, show a thoroughbred character. Based on the Peugeot 308, the model has now been given a muscular and specific style. The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup has been designed to give the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup an athletic dimension, particularly its width, which is elevated to 1,910 mm, or 106 mm more than the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport. Its aerofoil, designed to secure the rear of the vehicle, was directly inspired by the WTCC regulations.Its front and rear bumpers, as well as its lower spoiler, are specific and aim to give you, in addition to its natural aerodynamic importance, an aggressive air. The aesthetics are supplemented by equally specific 18-inch wheels fitted with slick or rain tires (27/65).The technology on boardThe 1.6 THP engine came directly from the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport. Vélizy’s specialists sought new performances to respond to strong competition in the field of competition. Thus, thanks to the turbo of the 208 T16, the PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup has already reached the mark of the 308 hp. The continuity of its development could offer even more radical values.

The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup also picks up elements of its “twin road twin” suspension, such as the pivots or the rear crossbar. On the other hand, to adapt to the competition, the engineers opted for specific parts, such as the 6-piston caliper brakes. The transmission has, in turn, 6 speeds with sequential command and butterflies on the steering wheel. Weight is also a priority. The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup will be between 1,000 and 1,050 kg. The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup will be available at the end of 2016 for customers from around the world. It is intended to succeed the RCZ Racing Cup in Tourism competitions: the VLN (Germany), the CER (Spain), the CITE (Italy), the BGDC (Belgium) or in endurance championships like the ’24H series’.

The model will be presented in Frankfurt

The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup will be present at the Frankfurt Motor Show from September 17 to 27. He will demonstrate his performances in a dynamic way at the Circuit de Paul Ricard (France) on October 24th and 25th, for a presentation on the occasion of the GT Tour final.

Datasheet
Engine

– Type: 1.6 THP from 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport / Turbo from 208 T16
– Power: 308 hp
– Displacement: 1.600 cm3
– Maximum power: 308 hp (minimum)
– Exhaust line: Ø70 mm
– Reservoir: standard
– Power supply: high pressure direct
Transmission
– 6 speeds with sequential command and butterflies on the steering wheel
Chassis
– Structure: Reinforced coil reinforced by welded multipoint (FIA standard)
– Body: Fr and Tr bumper + specific appendices
– Glass: Polycarbonate side and rear windows
– Weight: minimum 1,000 kg – maximum 1,050 kg
– FR / TR Breakdown: 63% / 37%
– Adjustment: Body / Camber / Box Height / Inclination
– Rear Aerofoil / Shock Absorbers (compression + decompression)
– Jack: 3 pneumatic cylinders
Dimensions
– Length: 4.288 mm (without WTCC type airfoil)
– Width: 1,910 mm
– Wheelbase: 2,620 mm
– FR and TR bumpers + specific wings
Aerodynamics
– Front spoiler
– Rear aerofoil according to WTCC rules
Wheels
– Specific wheels 10”x18 ”
– Slick  and rain tires 27/65

2016 – PEUGEOT 308 STYLE

Available from the beginning of the year for Europe, the Peugeot 308 Style special series stands out for the exterior and interior aestheticsThe special series will replace the Active intermediate finish level. It differs from the 16-inch alloy wheels, roof bars (in the SW versions), a ‘Style’ badge on the sides, darkened side and rear windows, fog lights, electrically folding mirrors and bucket seats. Other features include a cruise control system, rear parking assistance, bi-zone automatic air conditioning and Hill AssistIt is available with four engines: petrol 1.2 PureTech with 110 or 130 hp, and a turbodiesel 1.6 BlueHDi with 100 and 120 hp. The most powerful versions have six-speed manual transmission (CVM6)The 308 Style is available in two opaque colors (White Branquise and Gray Hurricane) and in seven metallized shades, highlighting the Ultimate Red, the same as the 308 GTi, which joins Encre Blue, Nacre White, Black Pearl Nera and 3 shades of Gray (Aluminum, Artense and Platinium). The special series can be complemented by the ‘Sport Pack’, which includes side skirts, dual exhaust, pedal and aluminum door sills. Still as optional the model can count on the ‘Pack Tech’, with navigation and rear view camera.

Auto Powertrain Warranty – What Does it Cover?

When you purchased your new car, you might have been too excited about your new ride to really take the time to think about the little extras that came with your car. Take your warranty, for instance. Your dealership included an auto powertrain warranty with your new car. But do you really know what that means? Learn what a powertrain warranty covers, and what it does not. What is a powertrain warranty? This is a warranty that covers a specific section of your car, and nothing else. The powertrain is defined as the engine, transmission and drive train of the vehicle. So, if a problem pops up in the engine, or how it transfers power to the transmission, or how the transmission moves the drive train to move the wheels, it will be covered by the warranty. Who provides the warranty? A powertrain warranty can be provided as either part of the whole of your initial standard manufacturer’s warranty, or it can be a stand-along warranty provided as an extended warranty. In the first case, the provider will be the manufacturer. In the latter, it would be a third party provider. Some people will be under the impression that an extended warranty, purchased from the dealership when the car was bought, will be through the manufacturer. Often, this is not the case, and these “dealer” warranties are also run through third-party providers. How long will it last? The length of your powertrain warranty will depend solely on the provider and the conditions you agree to. There are several lengths available, anywhere from 30 days to ten years. The only way to know how long your coverage will last is to read the fine print on your copy of your warranty information.

Is this enough coverage for my car? Whether this is enough coverage really depends on your comfort level with the risk of other problems, as well as your knowledge of your high quality car covers. The make, model and year of your car can tell you a lot – including whether you should bump up your coverage, or whether an auto powertrain warranty will be enough to cover you. If your car is prone to other problems, you will want to look into more coverage. If not, you might be able to survive with the lower costing warranty. The decision is yours, but it is only a good one if you make an informed choice, based on everything you know about your car, and not just picking the cheapest option. Modern man, arguably, is in love with cars. So it’s not surprising to see hordes of car owners searching for the most up to date car accessories that can improve the performance of cars as well as make cars look hotter. Most car owners have made the art of hunting for accessories a logical and systematic activity. Yet others, particularly new owners, have no clue where to begin. If you are one of these clueless car owners, this article will help you aware of some basic accessories that can enhance your car!

Exterior

If there’s one attention-grabbing aspect of a car, it’s definitely the exterior, particularly those with awesome paint jobs and eye-catching accessories. These days, personalizing the car’s exterior is a hot trend and many people are doing just that. While most people aim for style and flair when they install accessories such as decorative license plates, fender flares, and hood scoops, others take a more utilitarian stance and install sun-guards to protect the rear window, bug shields and of course, special waxes and sealants to protect the paint. Owners can make their interior stand out by using some of the many awesome car seat covers that are available at any custom car shop or online specialty store. Car seat covers are available in a wide range of designs and colors, so you can pick a style that will reflect your personal taste and personality. You can also enhance the interior with custom steering wheels, colorful shift knobs, special mirrors, racing pedals and of course, custom upholstery and floor carpets.

Performance

An owner’s preference on actual performance varies and depends on the car. Some owners may prioritize speed and power, while others may prefer hunting for accessories that make their cars more efficient when it comes to gas mileage or tire wear. To increase the level of engine and drive train performance, some buy specially designed mufflers, carburetors, camshafts and exhaust systems. Any one of the many supercharger kits that are sold today can improve torque and horsepower are also available in the market for those who aspire to turn their vehicle into a high speed street machine!

Electronics

These days, owners equip their cars with accessories that provide entertainment for them and their passengers. Audio sound systems such as CD and MP3 players are common, and DVD players are now commonly found in late model vehicles. Owners are also outfitting their cars with video game equipment, which does a great job keeping the kids busy on long road trips! Electronic accessories also include enhanced vehicle security systems, keyless entry devices, and remote starters.

Custom Wheels

Most car dealers offer customized wheel selections, like chrome wheels, when you buy a new car. Yet many owners want to make their wheels more unique and they discard the stock rims and buy new ones from one of the countless aftermarket specialty shops. There are many variations of rims to choose from ranging from standard chrome rims to the ever popular “spinners” and rims that have neon or LED lights on them. These are just a few of the many accessories that are available to make your car look like a one of a kind specialty car. You can find these and many more accessories in local auto shops and the thousands of merchants who have online stores. Cars are an important part of society. They can provide more than just a way to easily get from one place to another. Many car owners appreciate the personal, or hobby aspects a car has to offer, such as restoring or upgrading the appearance of the car. The exterior appearance is an important first step, and a new paint job or convertible top will be instrumental in completing an upgrade or restoration. However, Simple upgrades to the interior will complete the process of renewing the appearance. Seat covers are the main interior part that will need to be changed. The seats are definitely important for the complete look of a car, and can reflect upon the whole interior. They will also set the color scheme for the rest of the interior, so choosing the right seat covers is usually the first process in an interior restoration or upgrade. A customized interior, with new seat covers, will take a car to a new level of prestige.

Some of the other interior elements that will usually be taken into consideration during car restorations or upgrades are the carpets, door panels, and headliners. These are all points of a car’s interior that are in plain sight. Even someone who is not a car enthusiast can appreciate the importance of these being in top condition. For a complete restoration, the old carpeting, door panels, and headliners will have to be replaces. Likewise, an upgrade would not look complete unless these are upgraded as well. An neglected interior can destroy a look a car, so to complete the process of restoring or upgrading a car, the interior must be paid attention to. Seat covers, headliners, carpets, and door panels should be replaced in order to complete a restoration. Also, exterior upgrades, like a paint job or new convertible top, should be accompanied by these interior upgrades. The interior appearance should be a main priority for a restoration or upgrade, because it will complete the new look of a car. When you rent a car in France through an online broker you will have insurance normally called Collision Damage Waiver or CDW, however, the insurance will have an excess. Excess is the term used to describe your liability should you be unfortunate to be in an accident or if the car is stolen or damaged etc.

This excess for car hire in France normally ranges from Euro 500 to over Euro 1, 5000 depending on the car category that you are renting. It is set high on purpose as the French car rental company would like to sell you an expensive local daily policy, sometimes called super cover, if you take out this additional daily insurance cover the high excess with being reduced to nil. Imagine arriving in France new to the inner workings of car rental companies and being told that whilst you have insurance you will still be liable for a large excess amount should you be unfortunate enough to be in an accident. In this situation particularly after a long flight and family in tow, most people opt for this daily super cover only later realizing how expensive your French car hire turned out to be. This super cover does not come cheap and is one of the main revenue generating streams for car rental companies in France and other countries, the average cost being Euros 7-15 per day again depending on the car category. Even with this extra insurance, you will still be liable for any damage to the cars underside, trees, and windscreens. In some French depots, we have even heard of the supplier checking underneath the car for damage. If you intend to hire a care in France then it is advisable to take out insurance before you go to cover the CDW excess plus any damage to windscreens, tires, leaving you worry-free so you may enjoy that hard earned break. Many companies offer this type of insurance AIG for example. Now be aware that the French car rental company will still swipe your card for the local excess and if an accident you must pay this excess, however after you come home from France you are then able to claim the excess amount back via your insurance policy.