The new Peugeot 208 range already features a wide choice of efficient petrol and diesel engines, but now the lowest CO2 version arrives on UK shores, with emissions as low as just 79g/km – making it the best-performing non-hybrid on the market.
The revised engine line-up means all versions of the 208 meet stringent Euro 6 emissions standards, made possible with sophisticated BlueHDi technology ensuring every diesel version of the new 208 is below 95g/km of CO2. 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 and can reach 106mph. They are priced from £14,995 and £16,195.
The French company is rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of all of its vehicles with the implementation of 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. Twenty Peugeot vehicles (five PureTech, three 1.6-litre THP and twelve BlueHDi) are class leading in their power class for CO2 emissions.
These meet the demand by Peugeot for developing more environmentally friendly engines, in particular those that are cleaner and produce less CO2. The company’s environmental performance helped the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group maintain leadership in Europe in 2014 with average CO2 emissions of 110.3g/km. The average in Europe is at 123.7g/km. As an individual brand, the Peugeot product average 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.”