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Peugeot 207 S16 announced

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Peugeot has revealed the slightly shouty Peugeot 207 S16

The last few days new from Peugeot has been all about the Toyota recall mess and having to drag in a pile of 106s for the sticky throttle fix.  So it’s nice to report a new car from Peugeot instead (particularly if you’re in to boy-racer Peugeots) with a limited edition Peugeot 207 on offer.

Peugeot has announced the Peugeot 207 S16 to celebrate its domination of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the last three years, and of Kris Meeke in winning the 2009 IRC drivers’ title. So that’s what you’re getting – a rally-inspired 207  - certainly as far as the paint job goes. Performance-wise it’s passable, but you won’t win many rally stages with 120bhp on tap.

The 207 S16 is based on the 207 Sport 1.6 VTi 3dr and comes with a 1.6 litre, 120bhp VTi which will do 125mph flat out, 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds and average 47mpg. You get a Bianco White paint job, 207 RC Cup body kit, 17” Hockenheim Alloys, SP Sports mesh grille and  dark tinted windows. You also get (cue fanfare) a plaque signed by Kris Meeke.

In case you’re wondering about the Rally Graphics, these are on a ‘If you want them you can have them’ basis, so you can opt for the car in white without the go-faster blue and red graphics. But as this car is probably aimed at the younger driver (the insurance will be do-able if not cheap) it seems likely most buyers will opt to shout.

The 207 S16 gets an extra £1200 of extra equipment over the bog-standard Sport and comes in at £14,695, or add an extra £684 if you want leather.

Only 250 207 S16s will be made, so if you want a shouty 207 you should probably hustle along to your local Peugeot dealers.


By Cars UK