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Peugeot 308 adds new fuel-efficient 3-cylinder 1.2L e-THP engine

The Peugeot 308, recently awarded European Car of the Year 2014, completes its range with the arrival of the new PureTech e-THP 1.2-liter turbo gasoline engine (earlier post), producing 130 bhp (97 kW). In official witnessed tests, it achieved fuel economy of 82.5 mpg US (2.85 l/100 km) and 1,124.7 miles (1,810 km) on a full tank of fuel.

This was achieved at the Almeria circuit in Spain, officially witnessed by the authority UTAC (Union Technique de l’Automobile, Motocycle et Cycle). A standard production model Peugeot 308 Hatchback, specified with the new PureTech 1.2-liter e-THP 130 turbo gasoline engine with a manual six-speed gearbox was driven for more than 32 hours to consume the 51.4-liter contents of its fuel tank.

Available in vehicles produced from the end of March, the Peugeot 308 1.2-liter e-THP 130 has a rated combined drive cycle fuel economy of 51.1 mpg US (4.6 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 107 g/km.

The engine boasts a new compact design and includes high-pressure direct injection (200 bar) of the fuel system and a new generation high performance turbocharger (turning at 240,000 rev/min).

The new 308 is also available with a BlueHDi 1.6-liter diesel engine with 120 bhp (89 kW) and a combined drive cycle fuel economy of 75.8 mpg US and lowest CO2 sector emissions of just 82g/km.

The new 308 is available with a choice of five gasoline engines (82 to 156 bhp) and five diesel engines (92 to 150 bhp); the new PureTech turbo gasoline engines are being made available on the 208 Hatchback and 2008 Crossover with the e-THP 110 in the coming weeks.



One step closer to the 100 mpg IVEV?


Gasoline: ~50 mpg
Gasoline HEV: ~75 mpg
Diesel: ~75 mpg
Diesel HEV: ~100 mpg

However, the last step does not seem to be an option that customers are interested in.

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