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Old 25-11-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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My car of the day, Peugeot 308 R

Peugeot are set to to announce it's rival to the Focus RS with it's 308 R. In order to access the hot hatch market in which the Audi RS3 and Focus RS currently dominate; the 308 R will certainly need more power than Peugeot sport's current 1.6 litre engine can produce. That engine currently produces 266 BHP so to compete at the highest level Peugeot will need to at least match the Focus RS's 345 BHP. There's also a strong possibility the 308 R could feature a hybrid power train like the one you see pictured here, a bigger cooled battery drive and faster gear shifting auto box coupled with a tuned chassis could make this 308 R an interesting proposition indeed. While Peugeot hasn't announced any intention of making the 308 R hybrid which does 493 BHP it's likely that a detuned petrol version to produce 400 BHP which will certainly beat the Focus RS and put it on par with the A45 AMG and Audi RS3. Now that would put the cat among the Pigeon's.



So would you:

Avoid it?
consider it?
short list it?
or buy it?



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Old 25-11-2016, 09:51 AM   #2
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Hope they mix the sector up but can see prices sinking quicker than the Titanic and unless very keenly priced at the outset a few cold feet.
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Old 25-11-2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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I really like the look of that
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Old 25-11-2016, 09:59 AM   #4
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Old 25-11-2016, 10:22 AM   #5
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I don't like the colour scheme but otherwise I really like that!
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Old 25-11-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
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The 'R' could they not have thought of a different name? granted typre R etc..... but already peeps will say about the Golf R etc.....

certainly a nice looking car (except the red on the wheels) it does look alot like the mk7 golf with a focus rs bumper
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Old 25-11-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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Aggressiveness of the body looks great. Not liking those wheels at all though.
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Old 25-11-2016, 11:53 AM   #8
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It competes on the style stakes anyway
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Old 25-11-2016, 12:58 PM   #9
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I like it except the two tone.
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I like it, make it, shake up the segment and offer the alternative. Price it reasonably and I think they could be onto a winner.
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