New Peugeot 308 achieves record fuel consumption image

The new generation of the Peugeot 308 has recently managed to achieve the best fuel consumption in its class for C-segment hatchbacks after it burned just 2.8 liters of fuel every 100 km.

The 2014 Peugeot 308 has recently won the 2014 European Car of the Year award and since then, we have started hearing more and more about it. The most recent news with the Peugeot 308 is involving a small 1.2 liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, named the PureTech e-THP, which is producing a total output of 130 HP (96 kW). With this engine under its hood, the 308 managed to burn an impressive 2.8 liters (99.1 mpg UK / 82.5 mpg US) of fuel.

The vehicle has been tested at the Almeria circuit in Spain and it was driven for more than 32 hours to empty the 51.4 liter fuel tank, covering an impressive distance of 1,810 km (1,125 miles). The Peugeot 308 in question had a six-speed transmission and there is no need to say that in real traffic conditions the result would be different, but this is still an important achievement. On the diesel part, the carmaker tested a 1.6 liter BlueHDi four-cylinder, with 120 HP (88 kW), which managed to burn 3.1 liters of fuel / 100 km (91.1 mpg UK / 75.8 mpg US).