The engine line-up for the new 2012 Peugeot 208 has been confirmed for the UK with a choice of five diesel and five petrol engines.
It’s been a couple of months since the 2012 Peugeot 208 was revealed, but Peugeot has finally confirmed the extensive engine line-up for the 2012 208, and unsurprisingly the focus is on economy and emissions, with four of the diesel engines available hitting the increasingly uncredible 99g/km, and the smallest petrol engine managing the same feat.
The 68bhp 1.4 litre diesel manages to be very frugal when it comes to emissions – especially with stop-start fitted – with emissions of just 87g/km and an average of 83.1mpg. But without the stop-start the figures rise to 98g/km and 74.3mpg. That’s the same as the 1.6 litre diesel with 92bhp, with the most powerful 115bhp version still managing 99g/km and 74.3mpg. All of which makes you think the figures are of little relevance in the real world.
Of the five petrol engines on offer in the new 208, the new 1.0 litre three-cylinder is the eco star, with 99g/km 65.7mpg. The 1.2 litre offers 82bhp with 104g/km and 62.8mpg, the 1.4 litre offers 95bhp with 129g/km and 50.4mpg, the 1.6 litre with 120bhp gets 134g/km and 48.7mpg and the 156bhp version 135g/km and 48.7mpg.
Plenty to choose from, although no news yet on a 208 GTI. The new 2012 Peugeot 208 goes on sale in June.
New Peugeot 208 (2012) Photo Gallery
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