The new Peugeot 208 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75hp with Stop & Start (S&S) has an official NEDC economy figure of 94.2mpg, equating to 79g/km CO2.
There are two models, in both 3 and 5 doors, priced from £14,995 and £16,195. The new model becomes the most economical non-hybrid car on sale in the UK, and every diesel version of the new 208 is below 95g/km of CO2 (benefiting from £0 VED and £0 Road Tax).
Other models utilising the same 1.6-litre BlueHDi engines are also available with three power level choices: in 75hp, 75hp S&S, 100hp and 120hp S&S.
The 75hp, 75hp S&S and 100hp S&S are coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 75hp and 100hp achieve 80.7mpg. The 120hp S&S is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and produces just 94g/km of CO2.
The PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Group in 2014 had average CO2 emissions of 110.3g/km, in a European market where the average was 123.7g/km.
Peugeot combines an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and an additive particle filter in its BlueHDi technology in order to achieve cleaner emissions.
In May 2015, a production new Peugeot 208 achieved a record averaging 141mpg over 1,337 miles. A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S Peugeot 208 set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the French Type Approval Authority, UTAC, when 1,337.19 miles were covered on just 9.45 gallons of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 141.2mpg.
Peugeot took overall victory in 2015 MPG Marathon with a 208 diesel 5-door hatchback. Driven in real-world driving conditions over 385 miles, the 208 achieved an average fuel economy of 104.5mpg. It had the highest MPG figure of any car taking part in the event, with a 29% improvement over official (EU Directive 80/1268/EEC) Combined Drive Cycle economy figures.