Peugeot 208 : prix, électrique... Toutes les infos

NEW PEUGEOT 208. In electric or thermal version, the Peugeot 208 is one of the best-selling cars on the market, here is all you need to know.

[Mis à jour le 30 mars 2021 à 14h30] The Peugeot 208, in electric or thermal version, is still one of the best-selling cars on the French market, but also in Europe. According to the latest figures, Peugeot’s small city car is the best-selling car on the continent during the first two months of 2021. Good news for the brand which launched a change of identity a few weeks ago in order to to export a little more internationally.

It was during a two-day test, at the beginning of October 2019, that we were able to test this new Peugeot 208. On the roads of the Comporta region, in Portugal, Peugeot invited us to try several versions of the second generation of its city car. On the program: 75 and 130 horsepower petrol engines, the 100 horsepower BlueHDi diesel version, as well as the famous 136 horsepower electric Peugeot e-208, equipped with the exclusive GT finish. So what is this new generation of the Peugeot 208 worth? Find our opinion by clicking on the image above.

Peugeot revolutionizes its 208! The city car is in fact based on the new CMP platform from the PSA Peugeot Citroën group (also called e-CMP for the electric version), and adopts a completely new design. The car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. What new features has Peugeot introduced on this model? What are its original equipment? Here is the main information to remember about this new version of the Peugeot 208:

  • The car passes the bar of 4 meters in length. A first in the history of the brand’s city cars! The 208 therefore follows the evolution of the market with this expansion. No 3-door version will be marketed, and this new Peugeot 208 will only be offered in 5-door bodywork.
  • Peugeot has equipped its new 208 with high-tech equipment, with a 3D holographic head-up digital instrument cluster, a touch screen on its dashboard (3 different sizes from 5 to 10 inches depending on the finish), or even a small sporty steering wheel. The trunk size is reduced by 20 liters compared to the previous generation (265 liters for the new 208).
  • The new Peugeot 208 is marketed in 2019. Its arrival on the automotive market and in Peugeot dealerships takes place in October.

The second generation Peugeot 208 can be configured with different engine types. It is mainly sold with gasoline engines. Peugeot is in fact relying on three versions of its PureTech petrol engine. In diesel, only one engine is offered on the new Peugeot 208. Note that all these engines meet European standards Euro 6.d for gasoline and Euro 6.d-temp for diesel, according to Peugeot. Finally, an electric version will also be offered in 2020. Here is the detail of the engines of the new Peugeot 208 below:

  • In essence, the new Peugeot 208 is equipped with the 1.2L PureTech engine. This gasoline engine is offered in 75 horsepower on the entry-level models of the new 208, and in 100 or 130 horsepower on the other models. These more powerful engines can be fitted with an EAT8 automatic transmission. The BVM6 6-speed manual gearbox is only offered on the Peugeot 208 petrol 100 horsepower.
  • In diesel, the new Peugeot 208 is therefore only marketed with the BlueHDi 1.5L, which develops a power of 100 horsepower for 250 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. This new 208 diesel is equipped with the Stop and Start system and the BVM6 manual gearbox.
  • The electric version, called Peugeot e-208, has a range of 340 kilometers (according to the WLTP cycle) with a 50 kWh battery. Power will be 136 horsepower in Sport mode. The torque available from 0 km / h will be 260 Nm. This Peugeot e-208 will be able to cut from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds, and 0 to 50 km / h in 2.8 seconds! Note that this electric version will be heavier, with 1,455 kilos on the scale. Complete recharging will last 16 hours on a conventional domestic socket, 5.15 hours with an 11 kW three-phase Wall Box, and 8 hours with a 7.4 kW single-phase Wall Box. On a public 100 kW fast rechareg terminal, 80% of the charge can be recovered in 30 minutes, according to Peugeot.

The new Peugeot 208 will be marketed with five trim levels. We will thus find the new 208 with the entry-level Like finish, then with the Active, Allure, GT Line and finally GT finishes for the top of the range. This latest GT finish will only be available with the Peugeot e-208 electric version. It will add specific 17-inch rims, and gray Alcantara Gréval trim on board. It will also share specific features with the GT Line finish, which can be configured with all Peugeot 208 models. Numerous driving aids will also be available as standard or as an option on the new Peugeot 208. Here is the list of driving aids for the new 208:

  • Full Park Assist
  • semi-autonomous level 2 driving with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance
  • driver attention alert
  • automatic emergency braking with detection of pedestrians and cyclists up to 140 km / h
  • active lane departure warning, or collision risk alert
  • automatic high beam switching, extended sign recognition
  • blind spot monitoring
  • electric parking brake

Note that this new Peugeot 208 received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. The car received a 91% rating for protecting adults on board, and 86% for protecting children. It is on the safety of vulnerable users (pedestrians, among others) outside the vehicle that the 208 disappoints. The car has indeed received a score of 56% in the Euro NCAP test on this point. It received a score of 23.2 out of 36 for pedestrian protection. The 208’s safety equipment and other driving aids received a rating of 71%.

The new Peugeot 208 was officially presented on the Lion stand at the Geneva Motor Show. 208 GT Line, 208 Allure, 208 GT and even the electric 208 (officially called “Peugeot e-208”) were present. Peugeot hits hard with this new 208, which focuses above all on a seductive and sporty design. Claw lights at the front and at the rear, hooks on each side of the shield, name of the car on the hood, sporty line: the new generation 208 changes completely and adopts a new design. Design, interior, roominess, technology with the i-Cockpit, storage, finish: the new Peugeot 208 is to be discovered from all angles with our photo file!

The Peugeot 208 operates a nice move upmarket, and logically sees its prices rise compared to the previous generation. The price list published a few days before the car’s release shows that the basic version is sold from 15,500 euros. Please note: to get a 208 well-equipped and as attractive as those we have been able to try, we will have to pay at least 20,000 euros in our opinion, in order to have at least the Allure finish, equipped with more advanced equipment and a better quality finish.

Buyers ready to pay the price will turn to the Peugeot 208 offered in GT Line, at a price of 21,500 euros minimum with the gasoline engine of 75 horses. With the 130 horsepower PureTech petrol engine, it will cost 26,300 euros. Finally, the Peugeot e-208 electric version is offered from 32,100 euros, and reaches 37,150 euros with the GT finish, only available on this model. A price from which we must deduct the 6,000 euros ecological bonus that buyers of electric vehicles can take advantage of. Find below the complete price list for this new Peugeot 208:

Finish / Engine 1.2L PureTech 75 BVM5 1.2L PureTech 100 1.2L PureTech 130 EAT8 1.5L BlueHDi 100 BVM6 e-208

Peugeot 208 Like

15 500 euros

18 000 euros

Peugeot 208 Active

17 500 euros

18,700 euros in BVM6

(20,400 euros at EAT8)

22 300 euros

20 000 euros

32 100 euros

Peugeot 208 Allure

19 200 euros

20,400 euros in BVM6

(22 100 euros at EAT8)

24 000 euros

21 700 euros

33 300 euros

Peugeot 208 GT Line

21 500 euros

22,700 euros in BVM6

(24,400 euros at EAT8)

26 300 euros

24 000 euros

35 600 euros

Peugeot 208 GT

37 150 euros

The Peugeot 208 is also available on leasing from 129 euros per month, always with a first rent of 2,400 euros. The interview is offered in this LLD offer which is spread over 49 months. The electric version of the Peugeot 208 is available from 199 euros per month, maintenance included, with a first rent of 1,990 euros (after deduction of the ecological bonus and a conversion premium of 2,500 euros) . The offer requires a commitment over 49 months.

The new Peugeot 208 has been on sale since October 6, 2019 in the dealerships of the brand’s network in Lion. The first deliveries to customers should not be too late now, since the French manufacturer had announced a few weeks ago that they were scheduled “for the end of November” according to our colleagues from L’Argus. The electric Peugeot e-208 should be delivered to the first customers at the end of January 2020. A few more weeks of patience, then! Note that it is also possible to try the new 208 in the Peugeot network dealerships, for buyers still undecided.

The new Peugeot 208 will therefore be measured against the Renault Clio 5. As a reminder, the Clio has dominated the market for several years, and Renault intends to retain its leadership position with the fifth version of its city car. So, will the 208 manage to take the title of the best-selling car in France from it? has drawn up a first comparison between the two flagship models of this year 2019. Exterior design, interior, dashboard, driving position, equipment, driving aids, ergonomics, touch screen, storage, price: we have spent each of their characteristics reviewed to compare the new Peugeot 208 and the Renault Clio 5. The Peugeot 208 vs Renault Clio 5 match in pictures can be found above! Note that these two models are both among the 35 finalists for the 2020 Car of the Year election, the results of which will be communicated at the opening of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020.

The sporty version of the 208, the famous GTi, should not a priori be renewed on this model, new rules of polluting emissions oblige … Unless Peugeot launches an electrified version more powerful than its e-208 equipped with the equivalent of 136 horsepower. Note that rather than the initials GTi, this version could rather adopt the suffix PSE, for Peugeot Sport Engineered.


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