2.0 l / 100 km with a standard PEUGEOT 208 BlueHDi: an absolute fuel consumption record.

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 11:13
A 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of UTAC. 2,152 kilometres were covered on 43 litres of Diesel, an average fuel consumption of just 2.0 l /100 km (141.2 mpg). This record confirms the technological excellence of the Euro 6 BlueHDi Diesel engines and their contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

This performance was achieved at the end of April on the PEUGEOT test circuit at Belchamp in France, supervised by the french Type Approval authority, UTAC (Union Technique de l’Automobile, du motocycle et du Cycle). A strictly standard PEUGEOT 208, fitted with the 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S engine and 5-speed manual gearbox, ran for 38 hours and 2152 kilometres while consuming only 43 litres of fuel! In doing so, the new PEUGEOT 208 set an absolute long distance fuel consumption record for a standard production vehicle. Several drivers were used to arrive at this result, each taking a turn of 3 to 4 hours at the wheel during the test. 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 3.0 l / 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 is characterised by the presence of an aerodynamic rear spoiler and the adoption of ultra-low rolling resistance Michelin Energy Saver + tyres. These values are already exceptional, but combined with the dynamic qualities of the new PEUGEOT 208 – compact, light, fun to drive - they offer the potential to go even further. Challenge taken up, challenge won! Associating SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and an additive particle filter in a unique way, the BlueHDi technology demonstrates once again that it is the most efficient and effective Diesel emissions control system on the market. On sale in Europe from June, the new PEUGEOT 208 offers exceptionally economical and efficient Euro 6 petrol and Diesel engines. As regards CO2 emissions, the petrol range offers remarkably well-contained values from 97 g / km while with Diesel, the BlueHDi range is now entirely below 95 g / km. PEUGEOT is rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of all of its vehicles in a tangible way. The accelerated implementation of the 3-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 twelve BlueHDi). These engines meet the demand by the PEUGEOT brand for development that takes account of the environment, with in particular, engines that are ever cleaner and produce less CO2. PEUGEOT’s environmental performance made the PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Group the leader in Europe in 2014 with average CO2 emissions of 110.3 g / km, in a European market where the average is at 123.7 g. This result is achieved without any change in the mix of segments. A video of the record run can be found at www.peugeot-pressepro.com