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Peugeot 405 Mi16 - best ever Peugeot Sport cars

Although it’s neither a hot hatch nor a GTi, the Peugeot 405 Mi16 is still more than worthy of its place in our Peugeot Sport road car top 10

Although it’s neither a hot hatch nor a GTi, the Peugeot 405 Mi16 is still more than worthy of its place in our Peugeot Sport road car top 10 – and not only because of the great TV advertisement that literally took our collective breaths away back in the eighties with its Top Gun soundtrack. 

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Powered by a 1,905cc, 158bhp 16-valve engine, the 405 was a bit of a Q car in a world of plain junior-exec saloons. Its discreet bodykit told those who knew that this was no ordinary 405. When the driver found a worthy road, those traditional Peugeot hot-handling traits shone through with an involving chassis, direct steering and a balance previously unseen in its class.

Specifications

Engine: 1.9-litre in-line 4cylPower: 158hp/6,500rpm Torque: 176Nm/5,000rpm Transmission: Five-speed manual, front-wheel driveWeight: 1,085g Top speed: 137mph 0-62mph: 8.6 secsBuilt: 1987-1992

Top 10 best ever Peugeot Sport cars

  1. Peugeot 205 T16
  2. Peugeot 205 GTi
  3. Peugeot 106 Rallye
  4. Peugeot 306 Rallye
  5. Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport
  6. Peugeot RCZ R
  7. Peugeot 309 GTi
  8. Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport
  9. Peugeot 205 Rallye
  10. Peugeot 405 Mi16
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