(PRWEB UK) 12 March 2014
Peugeot’s brand new range of advanced diesel and low-capacity petrol engines will be premiered at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The French car manufacturer will showcase its BlueHDi diesel engines and PureTech petrol engines, as well as other technical innovations at its stand until the show closes on Sunday, 16th March.
Peugeot’s eco-friendly BlueHDi engines are designed to reduce NOx emissions and optimise CO2 emissions. They are initially set to appear on the Peugeot 508, 308, and 308 SW, which will also be given its world premiere at the Geneva Palexpo.
The technology uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a particulate filter to reduce the NOx emissions produced by the manufacturer’s e-HDi engines by up to 90%. It also eliminates 99.9% of particulates and optimises fuel consumption. Visitors to Peugeot’s stand will be able to see the technology close-up for the first time before it’s progressively introduced to all diesel models in Peugeot’s range.
The manufacturer’s stand at the Geneva Palexpo will also host its new PureTech e-THP three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines. The 1.2-litre 110 and 130bhp PureTech engines deliver optimised performance levels, producing the best low-speed torque/maximum power available on the market. They also provide 21% reduced CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, compared to engines capable of the equivalent power and drivability.
Peugeot will also display its latest concept cars at the car event, with the Peugeot 308 R Concept and Peugeot 2008 HYbrid Air Concept just a couple of the models featuring its ground-breaking technologies.
The sporty 308 R Concept is a sleek hot hatch designed to show off Peugeot’s high power 270bhp 1.6-litre four cylinder engine. It provides optimal performance and efficiency, delivering 170bhp per litre and CO2 emissions of 145g/km.
A specially modified 2008 Crossover will demonstrate Peugeot’s innovative HYbrid Air technology. It uses two power sources to provide motorists with greater driving efficiency whilst on-the-go – a combination of its PureTech petrol engines and compressed air.
The system uses the compressed air gathered during the recovery of energy used in braking and deceleration, to reduce the amount of C02 emitted by the vehicle, and improve fuel efficiency.
To find out more about the Peugeot technology, concept cars and production cars on display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, visit: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/geneva-motor-show/.
To learn more about Peugeot’s concept cars, go to: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/concept-cars/.
Notes to editors:
To request additional information, please contact public relations manager Steven Fahey on:
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Founded in 1882, Peugeot is an international car manufacturer. It produces a range of production cars, business vehicles and innovative technologies. Peugeot’s model range currently features the 207, RCZ R, 3008, 308, and more.
About Geneva Motor Show
Held annually in Switzerland, the Geneva Motor Show is one of the motoring industry’s most respected events. Each year car manufacturers from around the world use the event to premiere their latest cars, concepts and technologies to global audiences.