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PSA Peugeot Citroën inaugurates a new engine production line in France

Philippe Varin, Chairman of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Managing Board, and Denis Robin, Prefect of France’s Pas-de-Calais region, today inaugurated the production line for the new EB Turbo PureTech engine at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën has invested a total of €893 million in the EB PureTech engine family, of which:

  • €455 million in research and development.
  • €438 million in capital expenditure in France.

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An expected annual production capacity of 320,000 engines.

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The new three-cylinder petrol engine is simultaneously efficient, environmentally gentle, compact and modular, featuring:

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  • 110-130 horsepower.
  • 18% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (102g-110g CO2/km) than the naturally aspirated engine versions in the Group’s line-up that are already the benchmark in their category.
  • Significantly reduced weight and size offering top-of-market performance and driveability.
  • Modularity, with 40% of engine components borrowed from the naturally aspirated version.
  • Early compliance with Euro 6.1 emissions standards, which take effect in September 2014.
  • Technological innovation, with 121 related patents filed by the Group.

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The EB Turbo PureTech engine will be introduced initially on the Citroën C4 (110g CO2/km) and the Peugeot 308 (107g CO2/km) in March 2014, followed by the Peugeot 208 (105g CO2/km), and lastly by the Citroën C3 and DS3 (105g CO2/km).

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