2L/100 in a standard Peugeot
A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S Peugeot 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the French type approval authority, UTAC (Union Technique de l’Automobile, du motocycle et du Cycle). In total 2,152km were covered on 43 litres of diesel, an average fuel consumption of just 2.0L /100 km (141.2 mpg).
In doing so, the new Peugeot 208 set an absolute long distance fuel consumption record for a standard production vehicle. Several drivers were used, each taking a turn of three to four hours at the wheel.
The Peugeot 208 tested was a “Very Low Fuel Consumption” version, available from the dealer network as part of the range. With an official combined fuel consumption figure of 3L / 100 km (94.2 mpg) and low CO2 emissions of 79 g / km, it takes its place as the world benchmark for a standard production model powered by an internal combustion engine.
This version has an aerodynamic rear spoiler and ultra-low rolling resistance Michelin Energy Saver + tyres. It also combines SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and an additive particle filter in a unique way.
On sale in Europe from June, the new Peugeot 208 petrol range offers remarkably low values from 97g/km, while with diesel, the BlueHDi range is now entirely below 95g/km.
Peugeot is rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of all of its vehicles in a tangible way. The accelerated implementation of the three-cylinder PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, as well as the new 1.6-litre THP engines and the EAT6 transmission, now places 20 Peugeot vehicles at the best level in their power class for CO2 emissions (five PureTech, three 1.6-litre THP and 12 BlueHDi).
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