8.10.2012 New 208 exceeds 90mpg in MPG Marathon
Two Peugeot 208s that entered the MPG Marathon 2012 have achieved an average fuel economy exceeding 90 mpg.
Over a demanding route that included a wide range of roads and terrain across England and Wales, the 208s were among the top 4 in the MPG Marathon overall, one using just 3.91 gallons (17.77 litres) over the 370 mile route.
Driver Chris Russon from Trinity Mirror Regional Newspapers commented: "While this year’s MPG Marathon was as demanding as ever, I was delighted with the performance and economy of the Peugeot 208, especially achieving the 93.4 mpg average when 83.1 is the figure for the official Combined Drive Cycle.
"The 208 has a very comfortable environment and over distance I became completely at one with the driving position, characterised by the new smaller steering wheel. Its quality feel and controls fell perfectly to my hands and made for a relaxed journey, despite the many driving challenges we faced."
The two new Peugeot 208s entered are the most economical cars in the 208 range, with only 87g/km of CO2. Fitted with the 1.4-litre e-HDi engine, the diesels have a combined cycle fuel economy of between 83.1 mpg. As detailed in Next Green Car’s Peugeot 208 review, the new 208 is the most important Peugeot in 20 years with its sub-1.4 litre capacity engine and high fuel economy. While only launched in June, the 208 has already attracted over 15,000 orders.
Newspress, Next Green Car
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