Peugeot 306

Peugeot 306 three-door (1993-1997)

The Peugeot 306 was a car in the lower middle class, the spring of 1993 to mid-2001 ( wagon and Cabriolet: 2002) was produced.


The 306 was introduced in March 1993 with petrol engines from 40 kW ( 54 hp) and with diesel engines from 43 kW ( 58 hp) and replaced the Peugeot 309 from. During the following model years different engine options from 40 to 120 kW were available.

Initially, the body versions were only available as a hatchback with three or five doors. The two-door cabriolet with four seats was available from April 1994. The car with a fabric roof, which was housed entirely in a top compartment and retractable, was drawn in to its lines of Pininfarina and built in Italy. There were versions with manual and with electro-hydraulic convertible top actuation available.

In October 1994, the four-door notchback followed. In May 1997, the station wagon was called the Break nachgeschoben as part of a facelift.

On the same platform of the 306 builds which also belongs to the PSA Group Citroën ZX on.

In Germany, the 306 is a competitor to the former VW Golf III ( advertising slogan: " The Rival " ), however, was the model in the German-speaking countries was not granted a sales success in France. A total of nearly 3 million copies were built.

Peugeot 306 Saloon ( 1994-1997)

Peugeot 306 Cabriolet ( 1994-1997)


In May 1997, a revision of the car (PSA internal " restyle " ) was performed, with discreet touch-ups especially in the area of the bumper ( round fog lamps, etc. ) as well as in the interior have been made (among other things was the placed by numbers keypad in the center console area immobilizer deleted).

As of June 1999, the Peugeot 306 was ( except for the convertible ) with common- rail turbo-diesel ( HDi ) to order this motor at around two liters capacity 66 kW made ​​(90 hp). Also in 1999 flowed into production an equipping the 306 with side airbags. Special models with sophisticated equipment than the standard versions ( XN, XS, XR / XT, XSi, S16 ) were available, among others, the names of Roland Garros or St. Tropez for the convertible version.

The most powerful model variant was the Peugeot 306 S16, which (as of June 1996) had an output of 120 kW/163 hp and up to 193 Nm in the second edition. By a standard manifolds and a new intake manifold performance over its predecessor by 13 hp could be increased. Unusually for cars in this size category at this time was the 6 -speed transmission.

Also in rallying the Peugeot 306 has been used successfully.

In June 2001 the 306 307 replaced by its successor (combi only 2002).

Rear view

Peugeot 306 Break (1997-2002 )

Peugeot 306 S16 (1997-2001)

Peugeot 306 Cabrio Roland Garros (1997-2001)

Logo of the 306 Roland Garros

Logo of Saint- Tropez 306

Engine variants

  • 2.0i 16V MAXI EVO 1-205 kW ( 280 hp) at 8700/min; first use in motor sports: Rally Alsace - Vogues 1995
  • 2.0i 16V MAXI EVO 2-217 kW (308 hp) at 11000/min; first use in motorsport Catalunya 1997

( Both racing engines based on the engine XU10J4RS )