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.
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.
An expected annual production capacity of 320,000 engines.
The new three-cylinder petrol engine is simultaneously efficient, environmentally gentle, compact and modular, featuring:
- 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.
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).