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.
It covered 1,337.19 miles (2,152 kilometres) on 9.45 gallons (43 litres) of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 141.2 mpg (2.0 l/100km).
Peugeot said the record confirmed the “technological excellence” of the latest Euro6 BlueHDi Diesel engines and their contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
The record 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 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 just over nine 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 three to four hours at the wheel during the scrutinised test.
The Peugeot 208 has an official Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption figure of 94.2mpg (3.0 l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 79g/km.
On sale in the UK from the autumn, the new Peugeot 208 offers both Euro6 petrol and diesel engines. The petrol range offers emissions from 97g/km while with diesel, the BlueHDi range is now entirely below 95g/km.
Peugeot says it is rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of all of its vehicles. The accelerated implementation of the three-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, says the manufacturer.