The Dawn Of A New Feline

on Sep 1, 2009

Still remember my previous post with the 'Coming Soon' title??? Here, this is it...

Price at RM113,888 OTR, in my opinion the Peugeot 308 Turbo is the best value for $$$ car around... This baby comes with 6 airbags, a full Panaromic Glass roof, 17" alloys, dual zone climate control, rear aircon vent and not forgetting the awesome 1.6 litre turbocharged engine... This engine is the same as those use in BMW Mini Cooper S... But too bad, Peugeot decided to detune it... Mini Cooper S comes with 175bhp while Peugeot 308 Turbo comes with 140bhp... But the torque figure is exactly the same... 240Nm!!! Peak torque arrives at a freakingly low 1400rpm...

My first impression is the car is really powerful comparing to my Gen2 MME... You can really feel the pulling power (I know you can't compare turbocharged cars with NA, is like comparing apples to oranges... But too bad, I don't have other cars to compare with)... Till now I still don't have the chance to fully test out the power as the mileage of this car is still very very low... Maybe in a few more days I will try to have a blast in this car... But you can definitely feel the G force when you accelerate...

The only downside I find so far is the kerb weight of this car... This car is heavy... If not mistaken is more than 1400kg... You can really feel the mass when you corner... Feeling the weight shifting from left to right or vice versa... Handling wise, I think it lose out to my Gen2 MME...

More to come...

4 comments:

-Celestial- said...

See ~ I guess right..is a peugeot..looks nice and pretty..whose car is it? yours?

Dave said...

yeah you are absolutely right... is not mine... belongs to my wife...

Samuel said...

Time for our 2nd Ulu Yam session? Can bring your dslr along again.

Dave said...

so when you wanna go??? don't forget to introduce your GF... hehe...