Production Peugeot 208 Achieves Fuel Consumption Record with 141 MPG Average Over 1,337 Miles

A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC. An impressive 1,337.19 miles (2,152 kilometres) were covered on 9.45 gallons (43 litres) of Diesel, with an average fuel consumption of an amazing 141.2 mpg (2.0 l/100km). This record confirms the technological excellence of the latest Euro6 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 production PEUGEOT 208, with the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S engine and 5-speed manual gearbox, ran for 38 hours and covered 2,152 kilometres while consuming little more than 9 gallons 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 scrutinised test.

The PEUGEOT 208 tested was a 'Very Low Fuel Consumption' version, available from the Dealer network as part of the extensive range. With an official Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption figure of 94.2mpg (3.0 l/100km) and low CO2 emissions of 79g/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 convincingly 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 and Autumn in the UK, the new PEUGEOT 208 offers both exceptionally economical and efficient Euro6 petrol and Diesel engines. As regards CO2 emissions, the petrol range offers remarkably well-contained 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 3-cylinder PureTech petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines, as well as the new 1.6 litre THP engines and the EAT6 automatic 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 are class-leading models).

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 helped the PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Group maintain leadership in Europe in 2014 with average CO2 emissions of 110.3g/km, in a European market where the average is at 123.7g/km, and as an individual Brand the Peugeot product average is 109.5g/km.

A video of the record run can be found at www.peugeot-pressepro.com

Peugeot anniversaries in 2015

125 years of producing combustion-engine vehicles – 65 million produced since

120 years making commercial vehicles (1895)

80 years for the 402

60 years for the 403

50 years for the 204

50 years since 40 endurance records were set in June 1965 by the 404 Diesel at Montlhéry

50 years for the J7

40 years for the 604

30 years for the 309

30 years since the 205 T16 won the World Rally Championship

ABOUT PEUGEOT

The PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1810. It was in 1890 that it began producing internal-combustion powered automobiles. Since then, over 65 million vehicles have been produced. Demonstrated through its Brand signature 'Motion & Emotion', PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealers and is recognised for the quality and design excellence of its products.

PEUGEOT UK

The UK is the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, 508, 2008, 3008, 5008 and RCZ, supplemented by people-carriers and four-van range. The 208 is the best-selling Peugeot and the Partner the best-selling van in the UK.

208

Launched in 2012 and enhanced in 2015, the 208 remains the best-selling Peugeot car. It's arrival introduced the pioneering Peugeot i-Cockpit and PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines. The latest versions feature BlueHDi diesel engines capable of just 79g/km – the most efficient non-hybrid car.

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