Peugeot 308 CC Gets New 1.6 Liter HDI Diesel Unit
The 8 valve unit develops 112 HP (at 3,600 rpm) and has a peak torque of 270 Nm (at 1,750 rpm) with an overboost function which increases the latter to 285 Nm while meeting the new Euro 5 emission standards.
It is based on its 1.6 liter 110HP, 240Nm predecessor but 50% of its components have been redesigned in order to achieve the aforementioned values. It has also inherited the diesel particulate emission filter (FAP), with a service life of 180,000 km. As a comparison, the old unit had 110 HP and 240 Nm of torque (260 during overboost).
The 308 equipped with this engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox will take 12.2 second (yawn) to reach the first hundred and, if pushed (why would anyone want to do that?) will reach 191 km/h. On the upside this version of the car returns a combined fuel economy in the EU cycle of 5.3 liters/100 km (44.4 mpg US/53.3 mpg UK).
The fresh engine (aka HDi 112) can be mounted on the Sport and SE trim levels and the whole package can be yours starting from around EUR 24,000.