Monday 11 December 2017

World's 'meanest' engine due in Peugeot 208

Economical: The new Peugeot 208 1.6-litre engine will consume just three litres every 100km, the company claims.
Economical: The new Peugeot 208 1.6-litre engine will consume just three litres every 100km, the company claims.
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Peugeot say they will have the world's most economical internal combustion engine on sale here for July.

The 1.6 litre diesel (100bhp) in the marque's revamped 208 supermini consumes just three litres every 100km, they claim.

There is also a 75bhp (5spd) and a 120bhp (6spd) version of that engine.

And emissions range from 79g/km to 94g/km.

Petrols include a 1.0 litre 68bhp, a 1.2 litre 82bhp/110bhp, a 1.6 litre 165bhp and the top-performing 1.6 litre 208bhp.

It's all part of a facelifted 208 range - there is a GT and special GTi - which will be shown at Geneva.

They have tweaked the looks front and back as well as upgrading the cabin.

MirrorScreen functionality has been added to the touchscreen entertainment system; it now mimics your smartphone. The 7ins touch screen is standard from Level Two.

The GT and GTi follow later in the year, most likely on special order.

The GT (3dr, 5dr) has 17ins diamante alloys, black door mirror shells, chrome window surrounds and exhaust tailpipe.

The high-performance GTi (by Peugeot Sport) has lower suspension, Brembo front brakes, limited-slip differential, wider tracks, 18ins wheels, bucket seats and red mats.

  • As well as showing its new Superb, which we reported on extensively here last week, Skoda will also have its Fabia Monte Carlo and the powerful Octavia vRS 230 at the Geneva Show.

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