|European econoboxes and hot hatches.|
In this week's post I'll introduce you to cars from both sides of the English Channel.
First is the Peugeot 106, a popular French hatchback available from 1988 until 2003. There were two "phases" in the production run, the first from '88 until '96 and the second from '96 until '03. In the first year of production the engines, which ranged from 1.0l to 1.6l, were equipped with carburetors which was changed to fuel injection in subsequent years. In its 1996 entry level trim it sported a 1.0l, four cylinder engine rated at 49 horsepower. One hundred kilometers per hour was reached in a leisurely 19.2 seconds and if you kept it floored it would eventually reach a top speed of 150kph (93mph).
|Peugeot 106 (from shpock.com)|
|Peugeot 106GTI from TTAC article linked below.|
|Rover 200BRM ©Rover/Newspress|
Follow these links for more on the cars featured in this week's post:
- The Truth About Cars article on the 106GTI
- Evo magazine article on the 106GTI
- A bit about BRM (British Racing Motors)
- Interested in a used Rover 200?