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EFFICIENCY

One of PEUGEOT's primary concerns as a car manufacturer is its commitment to environmental conservation, which for us goes hand in hand with driving enjoyment.

PureTech ENGINES

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PEUGEOT presents its new range of PureTech 3-cylinder engines, all brimming over with efficiency and cutting-edge technology.

These new petrol engines are lighter and more compact, and this reduction in weight and size results in increased energy efficiency. We've also optimised fuel consumption and minimised friction – two further key factors behind their top-level performance.

PureTech engines offer you a unique level of driving pleasure even at the lowest engine speeds. With a maximum torque of 230 Nm (on the most powerful version) at 1,750 rpm, they offer the best available low speed/high power balance in today's market. And with 95% of the torque available between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm, performance remains first-rate at all times.

But for all their outstanding performance, these new engines are also highly economical, cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25% in comparison with a 4-cylinder engine delivering the same level of power – saving you around 1.5 l of fuel per 100 km without sacrificing one iota of driving pleasure. And it was a PureTech engine that helped the new Peugeot 308 break the world record for the greatest distance travelled on a single tank.

EAT6 AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

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The new EAT6 (Efficient Automatic Transmission 6) gearbox is an automatic 6-speed gearbox that optimises the vehicle's fuel consumption and your driving pleasure.

It was designed to deliver a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions while remaining supremely easy and convenient to use.

Its Quickshift technology offers an extremely smooth ride and one of the fastest gear shifts available in today's market.

This means the difference in emissions between manual and automatic has now been reduced to 5 g/km (iso mounted tyres) – putting the EAT6 in an exceptionally favourable position in terms of both driver enjoyment and fuel consumption.

STOP AND START

When used in our latest generation of petrol engines, e-HDi technology is also known as the Stop & Starti system.

Ideal for driving in the city, the Stop & Start feature automatically stops the engine whenever the car is waiting at a standstill – at a red light, for example, or when confronted with a "Stop" sign. Then, once the driver is ready to move on, the engine restarts gently and instantly.

This is beneficial in any number of ways: fuel consumption is kept under tighter control (-5% less than with a conventional vehicle when driving in dense urban traffic), CO2 emissions are reduced (zero emissions when the engine is stopped) and the car remains silent while waiting.

In short, e-HDi technology allows you to combine environmentally friendly performance with the full measure of driving enjoyment!

And for total compatibility with all driving modes, Stop & Start can also be deactivated.

ENLIGHTMENT

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Say goodbye to excess weight! For the latest models, PEUGEOT has devoted its full engineering expertise to the task of making its cars lighter and more compact. Every freshly designed element, every technology used, every individual component – all carefully conceived to contribute to bringing down the weight of the vehicle.

The end result is a reduction in overall mass that helps keep fuel consumption and CO2 emissions firmly in check – but without any compromise in safety or performance.

CONSUMPTION IN USE

To keep its customers better informed, PSA offers access to an independent, certified measurement of real-world fuel consumption. This initiative is a collaboration between the NGO Transport & Environmenti and the France Nature Environnement federation of environmental organisationsi. Together, they have designed a protocol measuring actual in-use consumption, validated by Bureau Veritasi.

This protocol entails measuring consumption in real traffic conditions over a distance of 92.3km on different types of road surface: city, out of city and highway. Measured vehicles run on open, hilly roads in regular traffic conditions, carrying passengers and luggage and using climate control and heating systems.

The PSA Group is thus demonstrating its transparency towards customers.

FAP

FAP (additive particulate filter) is PEUGEOT's solution for dealing with particle emissions in diesel engines. Virtually all the brand's DHi models come fitted with this technology.

The FAP system is self-cleaning. It treats gases generated by the combustion of diesel fuel and eliminates up to 99.9% of all particle emissions, irrespective of particle size and of the operating condition of the vehicle.

There are two stages to the process: first, particles are caught in a porous filter made of silicium carbide. After a few hundred kilometers, the regeneration stage is reached, in which the particles are incinerated at a very high temperature. The process is automatic and entirely undetectable.