31 Oct '13, 6am

PureTech Turbo engine production line opened by PSA Peugeot Citroen, to serve C4 and 308 first

PureTech Turbo engine production line opened by PSA Peugeot Citroen, to serve C4 and 308 first

PSA Peugeot Citroen has officially opened the production line for its new EB Turbo PureTech engine at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France. Series production is expected to begin in March, with a targeted production capacity of 320,000 engines a year. For now, the engine will be built in France to power PSA vehicles assembled in Europe, but its manufacture will be extended to Latin America and China in 2015 to supply their local markets. The new turbocharged PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine produces between 110 and 130 hp, and is claimed to offer 18% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (102-110 grams per km) than its naturally-aspirated counterparts. Besides being light and modular (40% of its parts are shared with the non-turbo versions), it complies with Euro 6.1 standards, which take effect from September 2014. The Citroen C4 and Peugeot 308 wil...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2013/10/31/puretech-turbo/

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