Peugeot 205 GTI - Pocket Rocket - (ENG audio - NL subs)
The 1983 debutant Peugeot 205 now belongs to the cult representatives of the concern PSA. The compact front-wheel drive hatchback with a transverse engine and manual gearbox took a worthy place among the representatives of the class B. The car was produced in more than twenty modifications. First came the five-door hatchback, then the three-door GTi, which was much loved by many, and in 1986 released the convertible.
The compact, agile 205 model was distinguished by good mechanics, moderate fuel consumption and a decent level of comfort. Appearance turned out distinctive and expressive.
The interior decoration and equipment have changed and improved as they were released. For example, the interior of cars of the first years of release is distinguished by pleasant materials, but is not sufficiently soundproofed, compared to later releases.
Peugeot 205 has a well-thought-out saving of useful space. The driver's seat is organized clearly, the instruments are well read, important functions are assigned to convenient steering wheel switches.
Seats have the necessary rigidity and have an anatomical shape (especially in sports versions). The rear seats fold down, due to which increases the luggage compartment.
Stability on the road at the Peugeot 205 is quite reliable, while the sports version is just perfect.
Over the years, the car was equipped with a wide variety of engines. The first copies had petrol engines: 954 cm ³ / 45 hp, 1124 cm ³ / 50 hp, 1360 cm ³ / 60 hp, 1360 cm ³ / 80 hp A little later diesel 1769 cube was added. cm³ / 60 hp
In January 1984, the GTi version comes out with a petrol engine of 1,580 cm ³ / 115 hp. She was in great demand.
In 1986, a GTi version appeared with a petrol engine of 1905 cm³ and 105/122 hp. This charged model is characterized by excellent acceleration, perfect stability on the road and good equipment of the cabin.
In 1989, was restyled Peugeot 205.
In 1991, the range of engines added 1.8 l / 78 hp turbo diesel. Powerful, but rather modest fuel consumption unit.
Almost all Peugeot 205 have the usual 4-or 5-speed manual gearbox. But a small number of cars equipped with a "automatic".
And, of course, you can not ignore the fact that the Peugeot 205 Turbo16 with an engine capacity of 1.8 liters capacity of 432 hp The factory team has repeatedly won various rallies.
At one time, Peugeot also released a limited batch of the 205th model with a turbocharged T16 engine with a capacity of 196 hp. and all-wheel drive. These cars were made exclusively for the homologation of the rally version of the Peugeot 205 and were very different from the production models. Since the mid-90s, the release of Peugeot 205 are beginning to gradually turn off. In 1995, they stopped making cabriolets, and in 1996, hatchbacks ceased production in France. Reliable, convenient, economical to service the car was very popular in Europe. As a result, lasted on the conveyor until 1998.
Small dimensions did not prevent the 205th model to become a big success in the history of the concern Peugeot.