Peugeot Introduce New Efficient Engines

15th September 2014

PEUGEOT is rising to the challenge of defining ever-greener motoring by unveiling new Euro 6-compliant versions of its most popular models.

Fitted with technically advanced three-cylinder PureTech and 1.6-litre THP four-cylinder petrol engines, and with ultra-low emission BlueHDi diesels, all are equipped with Stop & Start (S&S) technology. They make PEUGEOT vehicles among the most environmentally efficient models in their respective categories.

Each engine is coupled with PEUGEOT's highly effective, robust third-generation Efficient Automatic Transmission 6 (EAT6) transmission. Even more impressive is the fact that this performance has been achieved while ensuring the highest standards of driving pleasure, in keeping with PEUGEOT's core philosophy.

The introduction of the new engines has reduced the average weighted CO2 emissions of PEUGEOT's European range to 111.2g/km, as measured at the end of May 2014. That's compared with 115.1g/km at the same point in 2013, making the Brand one of Europe's cleanest automakers.

Meanwhile, PEUGEOT is continuing in its efforts to achieve the goal of 2L/100km (141mpg) by 2020, turning the spotlight on its innovative 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator at the Paris Motor Show next month.

Earlier in 2014, the 110hp and 130hp turbo engines were added to the PureTech family of next-generation three-cylinder petrol engines. They made their debut on the PEUGEOT 308, voted 2014 Car of the Year.

Previously equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the PEUGEOT 308 1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S is now available with a new EAT6 six-speed automatic gearbox. A paddle-shift option is also available as part of a Driver Sport Pack. This is the first time that the PEUGEOT Stop & Start technology has been combined with automatic transmission for a petrol engine.

EAT6 has already been used with 2.0-litre BlueHDi engines. Designed and developed in partnership with AISIN AW, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality automatic transmissions, the new system offers the highest level of comfort and convenience: Quick Shift technology ensures fast, smooth gear changing, with a state-of-the-art converter ensuring effective drag reduction. Efficiency is improved by reduced internal friction and the use of lock-up clutch converters to prevent slippage.

The PEUGEOT 308 1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 achieves fuel consumption of 57.6mpg and 114g/km of CO2 - an improvement of 45g/km over with the previous 1.6-litre VTi 120 model. The 308 range will expand to include the 1.2-litre PureTech 110 S&S turbo by the end of the year, boasting consumption of 61.4mpg and 105g/km of CO2.

To find out more about the fantastic new engine range available at Peugeot, contact your local dealership today.