Three to four

Peugeot has revised the 208 and exerts Disclaimer: The new 110-horsepower gasoline engine has only three cylinders. The equally powerful VW Polo continues to focus on the classic four combustion chambers. Comparison of small cars

Lack of popularity can not really accuse the Peugeot 208 now. In just over three years, the French have built at least one million copies of her small car. Despite the success of the 208 now underwent revision and is compared to the most popular German small car VW Polo. From the outside to a changed lighting graphics as well as a grille in 3D design recognizable, the little Frenchman visually ff gained whistle K?. When space in the interior of the little lion but everything remained the same.

Peugeot 208: Overworked small cars compared

That means: Like the Polo offers Peugeot 208 forward a decent space while it is cut significantly scarcer in the rear. For this, he has caught up with the safety features with the optional City Emergency Braking (including the first deliverable reversing camera for 520 euros) for the Polo. For this VW demanded 505 euros - and for the reversing camera again 275 euros.

They are available only with a radio (for example, "Composition Color", 205 euros) and the 170-euro connectivity package. When driven Peugeot-top equipment version "Allure", the cornering light is standard. This has the VW Polo in the "Highline" equipment also at no extra charge on board. On the way the front seats of the French offer more lateral support than the VW cushion. However, its backrest can not be adjusted continuously, unlike those of the Polo. In terms of connectivity the Peugeot with standard Mirror-Link technology is waiting for. For this, at least 530 euro charge are due at VW.

Against 740 euros extra is at 208, an automatic emergency call system for unskilled and non-emergency assistance on board while the VW Polo must fit here. PFIF? Fig, but not for everyone, because depending on the stature and steering wheel position the fixtures are covered in part, the arrangement of the speedometer and tachometer above the relatively small steering wheel.

The new, PureTech 110 Stop & Start-called engine has 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo with direct fuel injection 110 hp and maximum torque of 205 Nm at 1500 / min. VW relies on a displacement and output the same four-cylinder turbo, but delivers 175 Nm significantly less torque.

In the top speed of Peugeot 208 Pure Tech 110 Stop & begin (190 km / h), however, according to factory as well just behind the VW Polo 1.2 TSI (196 km / h) as in the acceleration to 100 km / h (Peugeot 9.6 seconds VW 9.3 seconds). As you might expect, to get in practice with two little good from the spot, but says the Peugeot unit seemed a bit more spontaneously and also acts as a trail-revving.

Peugeot 208: 110 PS petrol engine with three cylinders

For this, the VW can come up with a six-speed gearbox, while Peugeot has to make do with five switching stages. Nevertheless, the Frenchman will be more economical 4.5 liters of Super per 100 kilometers to 0.3 liters than the German competitor, according to EU standard. As before, the Peugeot with great maneuverability, which has a positive effect especially on curvy terrain like.

Here he is in his element and suggests kicking a hook at a time. This applies to a similar extent for the VW, the slightly softer springs on bad roads. 110-PSgasoline the candidates cost almost the same amount (18,000 Peugeot, VW 18,075 euros). Standard on both are a rear parking aid, alloy wheels and audio and air conditioning. In addition, the Peugeot has the Polo the standard light and rain sensor and a touch ahead.


Peugeot 208 PureTech 110 Stop & begin
VW Polo 1.2 TSI
engine3-cylinder, 4-valve, Turbo,4-cylinder, 4-valve, turbo, direct injection
capacity1199 cm31197 cm3
power81 kW / 110 hp at 5500 / min81 kW / 110 hp at 5000 / min
Max. Torque205 Nm at 1500 / min175 Nm at 1500 to 4000 / min
transmission5 speed transmission6 speed transmission
L / W / H3965/1739/1460 mm3972/1682/1453 mm
wheelbase2538 mm2470 mm
tare1140 kg1060 kg
trunk285 - 1076 l280-952 l
acceleration10-100 km / h in 9.6 s0-100 km / h in 9.3 s
top speed1190 km / h196 km / h
EU consumption14.5 l / 100 km S4.8 l / 100 km S
CO2-output1103 g / km110 g / km
base Price18,000 €18,075 €
1 factory specification

Our conclusion

With the facelift of the Peugeot 208 has won noticeable. The new engine goes well with the lively character of the handy small car. If he can keep his promise savings, a later test will show. The decor is rich, the price confidently. The VW Polo offers more space, a six-speed transmission and more comfort. Potential customers can get an idea since the 18th of June. On this day the facelifted Peugeot in this country celebrated its market debut.