Bahrain Confidential drives the new Peugeot 208.
This may be the smallest car I’ve driven in Bahrain. It has a great and “youthful” design – inside and out.
It has a cool and luxurious interior for a small car, using premium materials and all the latest technology.
There’s keyless entry, automatic folding side-mirrors, wireless phone charging, 3-D digital driver display, various choices of ambient lighting, the latest evolution of its trademark PEUGEOT I-Cockpit® 3D … and lots more.
The front seats hug your sides and are comfy, and there’s a huge glass roof (which doesn’t open). There’s not much room for rear passengers – three large adults sitting in the back would be a tight squeeze.
It’s small size, parking cameras, and good all-round visibility makes the 208 particularly easy to park.
The 208 is powered by a 1.2 litre turbo engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission that makes 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque.
There are 3 driving modes and while driving around Manama in ‘Sport’, I found the car responsive and nippy – fun even. The new 208 comes in two trim levels; the entry level ‘Active’, and the top-of-the-range ‘GT’.
- 16” alloy wheels
- LED auto headlamps
- PEUGEOT i-Cockpit. Layout
- 7-inch touchscreen (featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™)
- Cruise control + speed limiter
- Rear sensors + Rear camera
- 17” Alloy wheels
- Full LED auto headlamps
- Digital Cluster
- 10-inch HD touchscreen (featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™)
- Navigation system
- Front sensors
- Lane Keep Assist
- Automatic emergency braking
The 208 is available in Bahrain from BD 7,995.
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