Peugeot 205 Rallye

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The Peugeot 205 is a supermini car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 1983 to 1998.

The Peugeot 205 Rallye was launched in 1988 and stayed in production until 1992. The car was engineered and produced by Peugeot-Talbot sport. This edition of the 205 was positioned as a cost effective alternative to the 205 GTI, retaining its sporty character, but being less expensive to buy or maintain.

To achieve this, Peugeot used a derivative of the TU-series engine used in the post-1987 205s, which was designated TU24. The engine is essentially the same engine as was in the 1.1 litre 205 with the cylinders bored out to a total engine displacement of 1294 cc, a sports camshaft and twin Weber carburetors. The 1.3 litre engine produced 103 PS (76 kW; 102 hp) at 6800 rpm. The car got the 1.6 GTI front suspension with ventilated brake discs, and the 1.6 GTI rear axle with drum brakes.

The 205 Rallye was completely stripped of almost all soundproofing, electrical systems or other luxury items, bringing down the weight to no more than 794 kg (1,750 lb). Its minimalistic equipment, together with the high revs needed to unleash all of the engine’s horsepower gives the 205 Rallye a very spartan character and makes it a difficult but rewarding car to drive hard, which is one of the reasons it is now very popular among 205 GTI enthusiasts. Peugeot expected to build around 5000 Rallyes. In the end 30,111 Rallyes were produced, even though they were only sold in certain mainland European markets (including France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands).

The distinctive aesthetic features of the 205 Rallye include the squarer wheel arches (which are different from GTI arches), the steel body-coloured wheelrims and the rainbow-coloured Peugeot-Talbot sport decals on the front grille and the tailgate. They were only available in white. The Rallye was sold with a reduced-weight interior with the Peugeot-Talbot sport logo embroidered in the front seats.

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Model

Peugeot 205 Rallye

Production

1988-1990

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1294 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Double Carburator

Power (hp)

103

Power (kw)

76

Power (@rpm)

@6800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

120

Torque (@rpm)

@5000 rpm

0-100km/h

9,6

Top Speed (km/h)

190 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

118 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,6

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

790 kg

Length

3705 mm

Width

1572 mm

Height

1355 mm

Wheelbase

2420 mm

Front Track

1400 mm

Rear Track

1336 mm

Boot Space

215

Tire Size

165/70 R13

Front Brakes

247 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

180 mm Drum