Peugeot has announced the 208 equipped with a BlueHDI diesel engine has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record
Peugeot has announced the 208 equipped with a BlueHDI diesel engine has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record.
A 1,337.19-mile (2,152 km) distance was covered with 9.45 gallons (43 liters) of diesel, which translates into an average fuel consumption of 141.2 mpg (2.0 l/100km). The French company says this record “confirms the technological excellence of the latest Euro6 BlueHDi Diesel engines and their contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions”.
This performance was achieved at the end of April on a test circuit at Belchamp, France, and was supervised by the French Type Approval Authority, UTAC. The machine used was “a strictly standard” production 208 with a 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car ran for 38 hours and several drivers were used to arrive at this result, each taking a turn of 3 to 4 hours at the wheel.
Additional details can be found at the press release section below.