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PEUGEOT rolls out its BlueHDi technology to the Boxer

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:00

PEUGEOT is completing the roll-out of its range of Euro 6 engines with the large van segment. The PEUGEOT Boxer will now be available with a new range of 2.0 BlueHDi Diesel engines, designed and produced by the PSA Group. BlueHDi technology has been tried and tested in PEUGEOT saloons and SUVs since 2013, treating up to 90% of NOx and 99.9% of even the finest particulates. Not only is it considered the most effective technology on the market for treating emissions; it has the added advantage of optimising fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. At the same time, PEUGEOT has extended the Boxer’s range of new, modern and efficient features, to make life easier for professionals and motorhome fans.

Lower fuel consumption; higher performance

The new range of PEUGEOT Boxer 2.0 L BlueHDi engines offers 3 power levels for the core market:

  • 110 hp and 300 Nm, an increase of 50 Nm compared to the previous engine;
  • 130 hp and 340 Nm, an increase of 20 Nm compared to the previous engine;
  • 160 hp and 350 Nm, an increase of 10 hp compared to the previous engine.

The engines are paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and Stop & Start technology is available across all of the versions.

The BlueHDi engines fitted to the PEUGEOT Boxer mean it now has:

  • record consumption levels for the large van segment, starting from 6.0 l/100 km, with 154g/km of CO2, a reduction of 1.1 l/100 km and 30g CO2 for the 130 hp mid-range version;
  • The same payload and maximum speed;
  •  Acceleration and in-gear acceleration improved by up to 4s for 0 to 100 km/h and 8s for 80 to 120 km/h for the 110 hp version, respectively.

The BlueHDi technology incorporates SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) upstream of the additivated DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). The engine options therefore meet the Euro6 standard with what is considered the most effective pollution control technology on the market.

Their AdBlue 15 l tank provides a range of approximately 10,000 km. It’s easy to fill up with AdBlue, thanks to the external filler flap which is located above the fuel filler and which is compatible with existing heavy goods vehicle AdBlue pumps at service stations.

The PEUGEOT Traveller offers competitive usage costs, due mainly to its best-in-class fuel consumption and maintenance costs which rank amongst the lowest in the segment.

Design focused on quality and strength

The New PEUGEOT Boxer that was introduced in 2014 was the first step in the brand’s ongoing process of improving its large vans.

With design constantly focused on robustness and quality that stands up to use, they are now being fitted with new Euro 6 BlueHDi engines which have been designed and produced entirely by the PSA Group.

The new engines have been made at the Tremery plant in France, which has allowed them to benefit from the proven expertise of a tool that has already made more than 12 million engines. They are based on the latest generation of 2-litre DW Diesel engines from the PSA Group, incorporating the Euro 6 BlueHDi technology that has already been sold in 1 million units.

The 2.0 L BlueHDi has been proving its worth since the end of 2013, particularly in the PEUGEOT 508 large saloon. The 2.0 L BlueHDi versions for the PEUGEOT Boxer have been subjected to more than 10,000 hours of validation on benches and 1.3 million specific driving tests representing different types of heavy commercial vehicle use.

These include:

  • Specific tests to boost the endurance and durability of the turbo and the exhaust manifold;
  • Tests with a 50% greater load than for private vehicles;
  • Tests in climatic chambers at -30°C and 6,000 extra cycles of thermal shocks compared to private vehicles, equivalent to 15 years of heavy use;
  • Specific ground clearance and endurance tests of the exhaust pipe, with post-treatment spraying with water and mud.

New modern, effective equipment

The connectivity of the PEUGEOT Boxer has been enhanced, making it even easier for professionals to make their vehicles an extension of their offices: a holder for a digital tablet or smartphone, a USB connection and a 12V socket on the instrument panel to power them are now available as standard for the Premium Pack finish.

To make life easier at the wheel, the central glove compartment has now been replaced with a double cup-holder, a storage compartment and a compartment for a smartphone with a USB and auxiliary connection, as a standard or optional feature, depending on the level of finish.

The PEUGEOT Boxer now offers improved driving safety and comfort, thanks to a camera which is located at the top of the windscreen for reading signs and displaying them in the centre of the instrument panel, as well as an automatic switching function for the main beam headlights.

From a style point of view, the van version, like the motorhome range, now has a front bumper and door handles in the same shade as the body. Inside, the air vent grilles have an aluminium-coloured band trim.

For motorhome fans, the PEUGEOT Boxer features a shut-off function to preserve the battery life when the vehicle is parked for long periods, as well as new “captain chair” seats, which are even more comfortable.

Finally, the PEUGEOT Boxer now comes with a new ESP system which is specific to back-to-back cabs with an AL-KO chassis. Its calibrations suit a wide range of wheelbases, creating additional options for converting the PEUGEOT Boxer. These applications are available for motorhome or professional variants, up to the heavy versions with 2 or 3 axles.