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Peugeot introduce 99mpg engine

18 Mar , 2014  

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Peugeot’s 308 hatch has received a boost after the company announced an addition to the engine line up that nudges 100mpg.

After independent tests the new PureTech 1.2litre turbo petrol unit boasts an astonishing 99.1mpg figure while pumping out 130bhp.

That standout figure means the 308 1.2 can motor on for a stunning 1124 miles before needing to pull over for more petrol.

The figure marks a record for a petrol engine, and the 308 was tested with independent witnesses in Spain to check the amazing claimed figures.

Peugeot say the car drove for 32 hours , thankfully by several drivers, before it was forced to stop for fuel.

The figures are achieved using new high pressure direct injection and a newly developed turbo

Available in 308’s from the end of March the 1.2 PureTech achieves a still impressive  61 mpg on a combined cycle, however at 107g/km of CO2 it doesn’t quite manage to sneak into tax band A.

The addition of the 1.2 means the 308 is now available with five petrol and five diesel engines.

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