On 5 June 2013, PSA Peugeot receives “the International Engine of the Year Award” in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany.
Presented by Engine Technology International magazine, the prestigious 2013 Award went once again to the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation by PSA Peugeot.
The Award particularly honours the 200 hp version offered on the Peugeot RCZ, 308 CC and 308 GTI, which delivers turbocharged output of 147kw and peak torque of 275 Nm, with carbon emissions of 139g/km on the Peugeot 208 GTi.
The 1.6-litre version caps an entire family of petrol powerplants, ranging from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and from 95 to 200 hp. Equipped with the latest technologies, including direct injection on the turbo version, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, the family improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.
The engine family, produced at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France, now forms the core of Peugeot’s petrol offer.