Compactness and lightness

The reduced front overhang (- 6 cm compared with the 207) and the shorter rear overhang (- 1 cm) , alongwith the reduced weight of the vehicle, directly benefit improved proportions, agility and everyday practicality (parking, manoeuvres, etc.).

To obtain a maximum reduction in the weight of the vehicle, a true "hunt to eliminate excess weight" took place at the same time to create, overall, a "virtuous spiral", favouring fuel consumption, passive safety and the dynamic performance of the vehicle. Each component designed, each technique used, each part of the vehicle, etc. has been considered with this in mind, by every member of the project team working on the vehicle: aluminium front beam-absorber, size of the front subframe, laser welding of the roof, extensive use of VHSS and UHSS (Very High Strength Steel and Ultra High Strength Steel) panels, soundproofing of the engine at source, etc. Finally, the Peugeot 208 weighs 110 kg less than the 207 with the same 1.4l HDi engine, up to 173 kg less with the entry level petrol engine of comparable power; in short, a feat which allows the Peugeot 208 to start from a weight of 975 kg!
Peugeot 208 (2013)
2013 Peugeot 208

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    Air filter and passenger compartment filter
    Refer to the servicing booklet for details of the replacement intervals for these components. Depending on the environment (e.g. dusty atmosphere) and the use of the vehicle (e.g. city driving) ...

    Changing a bulb
    The headlamps are fitted with polycarbonate glass with a protective coating: do not clean them using a dry or abrasive cloth, nor with a detergent or solvent product, use a sponge and soapy w ...

    Manual mode
    When the vehicle has moved off, select position M to change to manual mode. - Pull the lever towards the + sign to change up a gear. - Push the lever towards the - sign to change down a gear. The ...