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Peugeot 309 GTi
About Peugeot 309


Maligned as the ugly big brother of the 205, the Peugeot 309 is actually a very capable car.

Introduced in 1986, the 309 is a 3 or 5 door hatchback, with transverse front wheel drivetrain.

Initially, 1100cc and 1300cc overhead valve engines were available, taken from older Talbot models, along with a Peugeot 1600cc overhead cam engine.

1987 saw the 1.9 GTi arrive. Diesel and Turbodiesel models are also available.

The well balanced handling of the 309 GTi makes it a performance bargain. A factory 160bhp 16v version is available in left hand drive only (GTi16), but the 8v GTi is easily converted to 16v power.

All models have independent front suspension and rear semi-independent trailing arm suspension with torsion bars.

Peugeot 309 GTi
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Positions

If in doubt about whether a part is the right one for your car, the VIN can help. We may ask you for the VIN number to identify the exact age or model of your car.

The following diagram shows you where to find the VIN number for your Peugeot. It is in two places: attached to the bodyshell on a plate (this may also show other information such as the paint colour) and also stamped into the bodyshell.

Derivatives and Engines

Information common to all Peugeot 309 models:
- Front wheel drive
- 4 cylinder Overhead Cam (OHC)

The following table shows the 309 engine derivatives. This may help you identify which part you need.

Model and
Special Editions
Dates VIN Numbers Features Engine
- 85 to 93 - - 1118cc (Talbot)
- - - - 1294cc (Talbot)
- 87 on - - 1360cc (TU3/3A/3S)
Alloy block
- 91 on - - 1360cc (TU3M/FM)
Iron block
- - - Automatic 1580cc (XU51C)
1.6 SRi - - - 1580cc (XU5J/JA/J1)
Alloy Block
Multipoint Injection
1.9 GTi - - - 1905cc (XU9J1/JA)
Alloy Block
Multipoint Injection
- - - - 1905cc (XU9JAZ)
Alloy Block
Diesel - - - 1905cc (XUD9)
Turbo Diesel - - - 1905cc (XUD7TE)
GTi16 (and
Mi16 Conversion)
- - Left hand drive only for GTi16 1905cc 16v (XU9J4)
Alloy Block
Multipoint Injection

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