Peugeot claim new long-distance fuel consumption record in France
Peugeot this week has claimed it has broken a new long-distance fuel consumption record.
A standard 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100bhp Stop Start, new Peugeot 208, has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the French Type Approval Authority (UTAC), at a test circuit in Belchamp, France.
An impressive 2,152 kilometres were covered on just 43 litres (9.45 gallons) of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 2.0 l/100km (141.2 mpg).
The new Peugeot 208, due for launch in Ireland this July, now takes its place as the world benchmark for a standard production model powered by an internal combustion engine.
The new record was achieved at the end of April on the Peugeot test circuit at Belchamp in France when a strictly standard production Peugeot 208, with a 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S engine and 5-speed manual gearbox ran for 38 consecutive hours with several drivers used, each taking a turn of 3 to 4 hours at the wheel during the scrutinised test.
On sale from July in Ireland, the new Peugeot 208 offers both exceptionally economical and efficient Euro6 petrol and diesel engines; the petrol range offers remarkably well-contained values from 97g/km CO2 emissions, while 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.
With the introduction of the 3-cylinder PureTech petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines, as well as the new and highly efficient 1.6 litre THP engines and the EAT6 automatic transmission, 20 Peugeot vehicles are now class-leading models for CO2 emissions; five PureTech petrol, three 1.6-litre THP petrol models and twelve BlueHDi models.
Peugeot's environmental performance helped the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group maintain its low-CO2 leadership in Europe in 2014, with average CO2 emissions of just 110.3g/km, in a European market where the average is at 123.7g/km. As an individual brand, the Peugeot product average is 109.5g/km.