official press release photo 9th Oct 97 & Brochure Cover
The Peugeot 106 Rallye Series
2 was produced as a homologation special edition model and consequently
only limited numbers
were manufactured to satisfy international motorsport regulations.
Production of the second Rallye model began in March 1996 at Peugeots
factory in Aulnay, France and it ceased in October 2000 to
make way for the production of the Rallye 16v model sold in several
Originally Peugeot never intended to release the
Series 2 model in the UK, although after pressure from the UK consumer
market approximately 500 right hand drive models were imported from
France, available in Bianca White and Indigo Blue. It was launched in
the UK at the London Motor Show in October 1997. From that time
onwards, it was officially sold for a price tag of £9895 for
one year by Peugeot dealers up until the end of 1998 with the last
Rallye being registered in January 1999. The S2 Rallye 16v was
never sold in the UK but a few models have been imported
instantly became the most exclusive performance 106 model ever launched
by Peugeot in the UK, as there are
1081 S1 RALLYES, 5201 XSi 1400cc, 796 XSi 1600cc and 5468 GTi models
registered (DVLA 2002). There are currently only 2 black LHD RALLYES
registered in the UK (2002).
Bianca White, Indigo
Blue and Black Series 2 Rallye's
It was quite clear from the
development of the Rallye that Peugeot intended this car for the true
driving enthusiast. Based on
the fundamentals of the 106 GTi, the Rallye as of course had the frills
replaced with the thrills. Just like the 106 Rallye Series 1 before it,
the Series 2 version has little use for luxuries - just
the bare essentials!
'Hit the gas and the
Rallye zooms off at a blistering pace no matter which gear you're in'
The Rallye is fitted with a high performance
TU5J2 1587cc 8v
engine that is a slightly more tuned version of the earlier 106 1.6 XSi
engine also fitted to some Peugeot 306 models. This engine is unique to
the Rallye and is not fitted to any other Peugeot
model. It produces 103bhp at 6200rpm and gives 97lbs/ft of torque at
It provides immense power and effective torque up
to 7,000 rpm - giving endless acceleration through the gears. Although
the S2 engine is not as high
revving as the one used in the S1 Rallye, it is much more flexible and
produces raw performance characteristics that none of its rivals can
match. A high power to weight ratio of 119bhp/tonne helps
give a top speed of 121mph, 8.5 sec 0-60mph, and fantastic mid range
The Rallye is fitted with a MA 5-speed gearbox, the
same as the one used in the 1.6 XSi. It shares the same gear ratio's as
the S1 Rallye gearbox but
different crown and pinion wheels give the S2 a final drive ratio of
4.06. The gearing specification allows the Rallye to reach 62mph in 2nd
gear and 116mph in 4th when standard size wheels and tyres
'It could teach expensive
sports cars a trick or ten about handling'
Auto Express, 1998
Suspension & Brakes
The highly successful suspension layout of the S1 Rallye has been
tweaked by Peugeot for use on the S2 Rallye. The front design is very
similar using the same size 22mm anti-roll bar, the only
difference being a new drop link upper fixing point on the strut
casing. The Rallye and GTi have identical front and rear suspension.
Rallyes with the power steering option have slightly different drive
shafts, hubs and top mount position.
The rear suspension has been uprated by fitting a larger 24mm anti-roll
bar whilst the torsion bar size stays the same as the S1 at 19mm.
The front braking system has changed from the Bendix
calipers used on the S1 to ATE calipers on the S2.
The calipers are very similar and still use 247mm ventilated discs.
The major change on the rear is the disc brakes fitted to the S2
Rallye. It is fitted with the same rear disc set up as a lot of other
Peugeot and Citroen performance models such as the 205 GTi, 306
Rallye and Xsara VTS.
'B roads are the Rallye's
& Car Conversions, 1998
Looking every inch the part with its exciting shape, Peugeot Sport
livery and white steel wheels the Rallye really does stand out from the
crowd. Easily distinguished from any other 106 model as the
Rallyes exterior has more purpose and character. Available in three
door only and coloured in either
Indigo Blue or Bianca White in the UK, the Rallyes
exterior helps make
it such an intoxicating car on the road. In Europe and some other
countries, the Rallye was also available in black, red, silver and
bumper, side skirts and arches, rear bumper
shares the same body kit design as the 106 GTi and Quiksilver but with
a few subtle differences. The front and rear bumpers are fully painted
to match the body
colour where as the GTi has black plastic rubbing strips on the
bumpers. The front spot lights have replaced with small circle grilles
that can be removed to aid brake cooling.
tailgate and bonnet Peugeot Sport Decals
Rallye goes without a rear spoiler, painted wing mirror covers, painted
door handles and door rubbing
strips that are fitted to the GTi. The most identifiable feature of the
Rallye is the Peugeot Sport livery running down both sides, on the
bonnet and on the rear boot.
Alloy wheels are replaced with light weight Michelin Sport steel wheels
painted bright white. These wheels are 6x14" making them half inch
wider than the steel wheels fitted on the S1 Rallye.
Bodywork Colour Codes
P0WP - Bianca White
P0GJ - Indigo Blue
'Give the 106 some stick and
there is little its rivals can do to keep up'
The interior of the Rallye has been designed upon the standard 106
Series 2 layout, and hasn't really evolved that much from the S1
Rallye. However, it does incorporate certain features that
distinguish it from any other 106 model:
> lightweight royal
> blue instrument
> blue lettering on the
and front door cards upholstered in special Phoenix
cloth incorporating Peugeot Sport logos.
> Rallye badge above
The interior is minimal and basic to save weight so
there are no GTi features such as electric
windows or air conditioning. A lot of the interior plastics fitted to
the GTi have been removed which means a lot of metal (body coloured
white or blue) is showing inside the cabin.
It demonstrates unflappable
poise and grip with all four wheels working in total harmony'
S1 Rallye created a phenomenon when
launched into the hot hatch market, the S2 Rallye has picked up the S1
credentials and taken
them to the next level.
Written by Mark
Yates, July 2004
Updated by Duncan Conway, December 2005