Peugeot Australia will lead the transition to Euro 6-compliant vehicles in Australia. The roll out of Euro 6-compliant powertrains will be driven by the adoption of PSA’s efficient yet powerful range of PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines.
This roll out will coincide with model updates or full model changes and will commence with a new Euro 6 turbo-diesel for 508 GT models, replacing the previous Euro 5 2.2 litre turbo-diesel.
The new 2.0L turbo-diesel BlueHDi drivetrain develops 133kW and 400Nm to propel the vehicle to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds.
Compared to the outgoing 2.2L Euro 5 turbo-diesel the new drivetrain slashes fuel consumption to 4 litres of fuel per 100km (down 1.3L per 100km), reduces C02 emissions to 105 grams per kilometre (previously 140g/km) yet maintains a sub 9 second sprint to 100km/h.
The new drivetrain is due to arrive in Australia late in quarter three, with final pricing to be confirmed closer to introduction.
The 508 will join existing Peugeot 308 models, featuring PSA’s award winning PureTech turbo-petrol and BlueHDI diesel models, as Euro 6 compliant.
John Startari, General Manager of Peugeot Australia, said that the marque is committed to offering practical, powerful, efficient and low emissions drivetrains across as many models as quickly as possible.
“With over 125 years of drivetrain development and engineering experience this is our opportunity to leverage PSA Peugeot’s lead in development and rollout of powerful and efficient drivetrain technology,” said Startari.
“The Peugeot 308 range was the first to receive PSA’s awarded PureTech and BlueHDi range of drivetrains in Australia and they are proving to be winners with customers, with over 85 percent of all 308 vehicles sold specified with the Euro 6 drivetrains,” said Startari
In 2014, Peugeot globally offered 20 vehicles at the lowest levels of CO2 in the world in their power class, placing the marque in the top 3 of the European CAFE rankings with a record average of CO2 emissions at 109.5 grams of CO2 per km.