2L/100 in a stan­dard Peu­geot

Motor Equipment News - - DIESEL PARTS & SERVICES -

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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