Peugeot 308 gets frugal 1.2-litre petrol

Peugeot 308 hatchback 2013 front tracking
Credits: Nathan Morgan
18 Mar, 2014 5:14pm Nikolai Attard

A new 1.2-litre petrol engine is now offered in the 308 hatch, returning over 99mpg on test

The Peugeot 308 is now available with a new three-cylinder engine, available on new models from April. The new 130bhp PureTech e-THP 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine can return a claimed 61.4mpg, with CO2 emissions of 107g/km.

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While testing the new engine Peugeot managed to achieve 99.1mpg while covering a distance of 1124.7 miles on a single tank. The figures mean the 308, which was voted as European Car of the Year 2014, set a new record for economy on a single tank of fuel.

A compact engine design and the latest tech such as high-pressure direct injectors and a new generation high performance turbo, means the 308 powered by the 1.2-litre motor is the most economical petrol car in its class.

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The addition to the engine range means the hatchback is now available with a choice of five petrol engines, with power ranging from 82bhp to 156bhp. Five diesel motors ranging from 92bhp to 150bhp are also available. The new PureTech turbo petrol engine will make its way to the 208 hatchback and the 2008 crossover in the form of the e-THP 110, too.