PSA Peugeot Citroën 3-Cylinder Turbo PureTech Engine Wins an International Engine of the Year Award in the 2015 Honours

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PSA Peugeot Citroën received an International Engine of the Year award for its 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine.

Peugeot PureTech Engine
The PureTech family of 3-cylinder engines boasts extremely high levels of performance.

PSA Peugeot Citroën received an International Engine of the Year award for its 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine on Wednesday 17 June. The engine was named best in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category, crowning a successful run that has already seen 100,000 units roll off the production line at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France. The honour was bestowed as part of the 17th annual International Engine of the Year Awards, organised by UK magazine Engine Technology International in Stuttgart, Germany.

The PureTech family of 3-cylinder engines boasts extremely high levels of performance, cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by an average of 18% compared with its predecessors. The 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre naturally aspirated versions have been manufactured since 2012 at the French Trémery plant, which has an annual production capacity of 640,000 units. The 1.2-litre turbo versions have been split since 2014 between the Française de Mécanique plant and the Xiangyang plant in China, which have respective annual production capacities of 320,000 and 200,000 units.

In March 2015 at an event attended by French President François Hollande, PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that it would increase the Trémery plant's production capacity by 200,000 units. The announcement followed a surge in demand for the Turbo PureTech engine, which equips the car manufacturer's mid-range models.

The PureTech family of engines is fitted on the Peugeot 108, 208, 308, 2008, 3008 and 5008, the Citroën C1, C3, C3 Picasso, C4, C4 Cactus and C4 Picasso, the DS 3 and DS 4 and also the Dongfeng Peugeot 308S and 408.

Commenting on the award, Christian Chapelle, Vice President Powertrain and Chassis Engineering, said: "With overall average emissions of 110.3 grams per kilometre, PSA leads the European market on the CO2 front. This prestigious prize for our 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine rewards the Group's engineering expertise in petrol engines. It is wonderful recognition of the technological progress we've made through R&D as part of our ongoing drive to lower fuel consumption."

About the International Engine of the Year Award
Organised by Engine Technology International magazine, the International Engine of the Year Award is one of the automotive industry's most sought-after accolades. It is decided by an international panel of 84 renowned motoring journalists from 34 countries, based on their impressions of driving the latest model cars. These tests enable them to rank the powerplants offering the best driveability, performance and fuel economy, as well as the successful application of advanced engine technology.

About PSA Peugeot Citroën
With its three world-renowned brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, PSA Peugeot Citroën sold 3 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. The second largest carmaker in Europe, PSA Peugeot Citroën recorded sales and revenue of €54 billion in 2014. The Group confirms its position of European leader in terms of CO2 emissions, with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2/km in 2014. PSA Peugeot Citroën has sales operations in 160 countries. It is also involved in financing activities (Banque PSA Finance) and automotive equipment (Faurecia).

For more information, please visit http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com.

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Andrew Didlick, Director Communications, Events & Brand Partnerships
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John Handcock, Head of Communications, Citroën UK & DS UK
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Katie Read, PR Manager, Citroën UK & DS UK
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Mike Arnold, Press Officer, Citroën UK & DS UK
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Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Officer
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