Peugeot 208 GTi could have 230bhp

James Baggott

Peugeot hot hatch fans worried the 208 GTI won't live up to its predecessor's legend can take solace in one fact - the man leading the team behind the engine choice put the 1.9-litre in the 205 GTI!

Philippe Merckx is in charge of Peugeot's 100-strong engine design team and his workforce is currently testing prototypes of the next GTI. So what engine does he prefer?