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Peugeot 208 hits 141mpg in long-distance fuel consumption record

Date: 05 May 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Peugeot claimed it has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, achieving 141mpg over 1337.1 miles using a 208 powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine, at the Belchamp test circuit in France.

The record was supervised by the French Approval Authority. The firm said its "strictly standard production" 208 with the 1.6-litre 100 Blue HDI S&S engine and five-speed manual gearbox ran for 36 hours with several drivers being used to achieve the result, driving in stints of between three and four hours at a time.

The 208 goes on sale in the UK from this autumn. The French  car maker said the model tested emits 79g/km of CO2 and returns 94.2mpg on the official cycle.

Peugeot said its entire range of 208 diesel engines drop below the 95g/km of CO2 benchmark while the most frugal petrol model emits 97g/km of CO2.

The firm finished in third in this year's BusinessCar greenest car makers analysis behind Volvo and Toyota.