During this year Geneva Motor ShowPeugeot launched the most efficient diesel car in the world. It was the facelifted Peugeot 208, equipped with a 1.6 liter HDi engine.
To prove its credentials, Peugeot wanted to homologate the performance of a car traveling until its tank gets empty. This way, at the end of April, on the Peugeot test circuit at Belchamp in France, 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 (1,337 miles) while consuming little more than 9 gallons of fuel, the equivalent of only 2 liters/100 km (117 mpg).
In doing so, the new PEUGEOT 208 set an absolute 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.
This version is characterised by the presence of an aerodynamic rear spoiler and the adoption of ultra-low rolling resistance Michelin Energy Saver+ tyres.
The car will be available on sale from june in Europe and from Autumn in the UK, together with the entire facelifted range of the Peugeot 208.