Peugeot says a new version of its 208 diesel pumps out just 79g/km of CO2 – the best emissions performance of any non-hybrid on the UK market – thanks to selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Similar engine technology is also available in the 308 hatchback (82g/km) and 308 SW estate (85g/km)
Peugeot’s revised engine line-up means all versions of the 208 meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, and all 208 diesels emit less than 95g/km of CO2, allowing them to benefit from £0 VED and £0 Road Tax. There are two 79g/km models in Active and Allure trim levels, in both 3 and 5 doors, powered by the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75hp with Stop & Start (S&S) technology. These 79g/km models are capable of achieving 94.2mpg (Combined Drive Cycle), can reach 106mph and are priced from £14,995 and £16,195.
Other models using the same 1.6-litre BlueHDi engines are also available with three power level choices: in 75hp, 75hp S&S, 100hp and 120hp S&S. The 75hp, 75hp S&S and 100hp S&S are coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 75hp and 100hp achieve 80.7mpg, while the 75hp S&S has economy of 94.2mpg – which is a record for the segment, and in the market. The 120hp S&S is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and produces just 94g/km of CO2.
Peugeot says it is rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of all of its vehicles with the accelerated implementation of both the 3-cylinder PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, as well as the new 1.6-litre THP engines and EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission.
PSA Peugeot Citroen Group reports that its cars have the lowest average CO2 emissions of 110.3g/km, in a European market where the average is at 123.7g/km. The average for the Peugeot range is 109.5g/km.
Mark Pickles, Marketing Director at Peugeot UK, explained: “We pride ourselves in producing engines that reduce emissions without compromising performance and driver enjoyment, while optimising fuel consumption. The new 208 79g/km is the industry class leader and reinforces the Brand’s commitment in continually pushing the boundaries of technology for both petrol and diesel engines.”