Peugeot 208 exceeds 90mpg in marathon

The event held earlier this month involves a route which includes a large variety of roads stretching across England and Wales.

The 370 mile route challenge was participated by two Peugeot 208 models. Both of these cars used the line-up’s 1.4-litre e-HDi diesel engine connected to a five-speed EGC automatic gearbox.

Officially with this engine the 208 averages 83.1mpg on the combined driving cycle. However after both 208s completed this year’s MPG marathon, both of the superminis exceeded an average fuel economy above 90mpg, with one model reaching as high as 93.4mpg. The same Peugeot used just 3.91 gallons of fuel after the 370 mile journey.

The Peugeot 208 with the e-HDi diesel engine is available on several specifications including Access+, Active, Allure and Feline models. The unit is the greenest engine in the 208 range and is already made tantilising with its low CO2 emissions figure of just 87g/km. This makes the car exempt from road tax.

Other engines available for the Peugeot 208, including the basic 1.0-litre VTi petrol engine achieve CO2 emissions of just 99g/km or less, and therefore also bring exemption from paying road tax.

The Peugeot 208, which launched to the UK back in June this year, has already achieved over 15,000 orders in this market since it went on sale.

The supermini is still available to order at Perrys Peugeot Dealerships found in Aylesbury, Blackburn, Bolton, Milton Keynes, Nelson and Portsmouth.