A Peugeot 208 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, with 1,337.19 miles covered on 9.45 gallons of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 141.2 mpg.
This performance 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 little more than 9 gallons of fuel. In doing so, the new Peugeot 208 set a long distance fuel consumption record for a standard production vehicle. Several drivers were used to arrive at this result, each taking a turn of 3 to 4 hours at the wheel during the scrutinised test.
The 208 tested was a ‘Very Low Fuel Consumption’ version, with an official Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption figure of 94.2mpg (3.0 l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 79g/km.
On sale from autumn in the UK, the new Peugeot 208 BlueHDi diesel engine range is now entirely below 95g/km.
The PSA Peugeot Citroen Group had average CO2 emissions of 110.3g/km in 2014, in a European market where the average is at 123.7g/km, and as an individual brand the Peugeot product average is 109.5g/km CO2.