Real world MPG figures revealed by Peugeot, Citroen and DS

The PSA Group - which includes the manufacturers Citroen, Peugeot and DS Automobiles - has released the next round of real-world fuel consumption results. A total of 30 models from the French group have now been tested with the 27 results announced today (Wednesday 7th July), joining the initial three from March earlier this year.

Results from a total of 14 Peugeot, 11 Citroen, and three DS models have been published in this round of testing, with a number of the most popular variants included.

In November 2015, as a result of consumer confidence dropping dramatically in the wake of the VW Emission Scandal, the PSA Group announced that it would test its cars with Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS), on a driving cycle carried out on public roads in real-world conditions.

The move aims to offer buyers fuel economy results that are actually achievable, as opposed to those recorded in laboratory conditions on the official NEDC tests, which are well recognised as being unfit for purpose.

The PSA group tests use the same sort of equipment as will be mandatory when new regulations come in over the next few years as Europe makes Real-Driving Emissions (RDE) testing mandatory as part of the vehicle certification process. The procedure and route have been devised in collaboration with two non-governmental organisations - Transport & Environment, and France Nature Environment - and audited by Bureau Veritas, to ensure the results are reliable, reproducible, and reputable.

The measurements were carried out on public roads around Paris, with a balance of different routes - 25 km urban, 39 km rural, and 31 km motorway. Normal driving conditions were used, and passengers and luggage added, along with the use of air-conditioning systems, and routes that didn't avoid awkward climbs.

Gilles Le Borgne, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, PSA Group, said: "The PSA Group has today published real-world consumption data for 30 Peugeot, Citroën and DS models, in line with the commitment to transparency made in October 2015.

"As part of its drive to continuously provide customers with more information, the Group will publish figures for another 20 models by the end of the year and introduce a simulator allowing customers to reduce their fuel consumption depending on driving conditions, thereby lowering their CO2 emissions.

"In 2017, the PSA Group will move to the next level by extending measurements to pollutant emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in customer driving conditions."

Greg Archer, Clean Vehicles Director at Transport & Environment, said: "This real-word test provides more representative information to consumers than new laboratory tests, helping them to choose the most fuel-efficient, low-carbon models."

Model PSA real
fuel economy
Official
fuel economy
Official / PSA
difference
Peugeot 208
1.6l BlueHDi 100
46.3 MPG 65.7 MPG -19.4 MPG
-30%
Peugeot 208
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
60.1 MPG 80.7 MPG -20.6 MPG
-26%
Peugeot 2008
1.6l BlueHDi 100
55.4 MPG 76.3 MPG -20.9 MPG
-27%
Peugeot 2008
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
54.3 MPG 76.3 MPG -22.0 MPG
-29%
Peugeot 2008
1.2l PureTech 82
44.1 MPG 57.6 MPG -13.5 MPG
-23%
Peugeot 2008
1.2l PureTech 110 S&S
39.8 MPG 58.9 MPG -19.1 MPG
-32%
Peugeot 308
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
57.6 MPG 88.3 MPG -30.7 MPG
-35%
Peugeot 308
1.2l PureTech 130 S&S
42.8 MPG 61.4 MPG -18.6 MPG
-30%
Peugeot 308
1.2l PureTech 110 S&S
44.8 MPG 70.6 MPG -25.8 MPG
-37%
Peugeot 3008
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
46.3 MPG 68.9 MPG -22.6 MPG
-33%
Peugeot 3008
1.2l PureTech 130 S&S
37.2 MPG 57.6 MPG -20.4 MPG
-35%
Peugeot 508
2.0l BlueHDi 180 S&S
44.8 MPG 70.6 MPG -25.8 MPG
-37%
Peugeot Partner
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
46.3 MPG 65.7 MPG -19.4 MPG
-30%
Citroen C1
1.2l PureTech 82
46.3 MPG 65.7 MPG -19.4 MPG
-30%
Citroen C3
1.2l PureTech 82
44.8 MPG 61.4 MPG -16.6 MPG
-27%
Citroen C3
1.6l BlueHDi 75 S&S
57.6 MPG 94.2 MPG -36.6 MPG
-39%
Citroen C3 Picasso
1.6l BlueHDi 100
49.6 MPG 74.3 MPG -24.7 MPG
-33%
Citroen C4 Cactus
1.6l BlueHDi 75 S&S
55.4 MPG 78.5 MPG -23.1 MPG
-29%
Citroen C4 Cactus
1.2l PureTech 110 S&S
46.3 MPG 65.7 MPG -19.4 MPG
-30%
Citroen C4
1.6l BlueHDi 100
55.4 MPG 78.5 MPG -23.1 MPG
-29%
Citroen C4 Picasso
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
43.5 MPG 72.4 MPG -28.9 MPG
-40%
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
49.6 MPG 70.6 MPG -21.0 MPG
-30%
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
1.2l PureTech 130 S&S
38.2 MPG 56.5 MPG -18.3 MPG
-32%
Citroen Berlingo
1.6l BlueHDi 100
46.3 MPG 65.7 MPG -19.4 MPG
-30%
DS 3
1.6l BlueHDi 120 S&S
56.5 MPG 78.5 MPG -22 MPG
-28%
DS 3
1.2l PureTech 110 S&S
47.1 MPG 65.7 MPG -18.6 MPG
-28%
DS 4
1.2l PureTech 110 S&S
52.3 MPG 74.3 MPG -22.0 MPG
-30%

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Jul 2016

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