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The Peugeot 208 will feature the latest generation e-HDi diesel engine emitting 87 g/km CO
2
and a new 1.0i 3-cylinder petrol engine emitting just 99 g/km .

The new Peugeot 208 arrives in the UK in June 2012 and it will be available in two distinct body styles, three and five-door, with an extensive range of petrol and diesel engines including an all new 3-cylinder petrol power unit and the latest generation of Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines.

It will achieve average CO 2 emissions 34 g/km lower than the 207 thanks to its latest generation engine technology and the use of the e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start System on virtually all versions.

With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87 g/km of CO 2 (delivering fuel economy of 83.1 mpg) and doesn’t exceed 99 g/km.

The 208 also introduces a new range of 3-cylinder petrol engines, 1.0 and 1.2-litre VTi, with a range starting at 99 g/km CO 2 (delivering 65.7mpg).

The 208 diesel range consists of the following models:

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    1.4l HDi FAP 50kW (68 bhp), 160 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; CO
    2
    : 98 g/km, 74.3 mpg
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    1.4l e-HDi FAP 50kW (68 bhp), 160 Nm, 5-speed EGC, Stop & Start; CO
    2
    : 87 g/km, 83.1 mpg
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    1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92 bhp), 230 Nm, 5-speed manual, Stop & Start; CO
    2
    : 98 g/km, 74.3 mpg
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    1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92 bhp), 230 Nm, 6-speed EGC, Stop & Start; CO
    2
    : 98 g/km,74.3 mpg
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    1.6l e-HDi FAP 84kW (115 bhp), 285 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox, Stop & Start; CO
    2
    : 99 g/km, 74.3 mpg

208 petrol range:

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    1.0l VTi  50kW (68 bhp); 95 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 99 g/km, 65.7 mpg
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    1.2l VTi  60kW (82 bhp); 118 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 104 g/km, 62.8 mpg
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    1.4l VTi  70kW (95 bhp); 136 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 129 g/km, 50.4 mpg
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    1.6l VTi  88kW (120 bhp); 160 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 134 g/km, 48.7 mpg
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    1.6l THP 115kW (156 bhp), 240/260 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO
    2
    : 135 g/km, 48.7 mpg

Following the launch of the 508 and the new 308 in 2011, the 208 will benefit from e-HDi Stop and Start technology on 4 of its 5 diesel power trains.

Designed by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, the 1.0 l and 1.2 l VTi versions will allow the 208 to offer petrol versions at 99 g/km and 104 g/km of CO 2 . These normally aspirated, indirect injection engines have maximum power outputs of 50 and 60 kW (68 and 82 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 95 and 118 Nm at 3,000 and 2,750 rpm respectively.

The 208 has 25% of ‘green materials’ (recycled or of natural origin) making up its mass of polymers. As a world first, the rear bumper and the fan assembly are made entirely using these materials.

The 208 is 110 kg lighter on average compared to the 207 with a range that starts at 975 kg, along with a Cd of 0.29.

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