Peugeot’s 1.6-liter Engine Wins 2013 International Engine of the Year
Developed in cooperation with BMW, the 1.6-liter powerplant won the much-coveted award in the 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter category. Built at the Francaise de Mecanique plant in Douvrin, France, the engine powers the 308 lineup as well.
In addition, the mill can also be found in BMW's F20 114i, 116i and 118i models and the F30 316i and 320i EfficientDynamics variations of the 3 Series.
Introduced in 2004, the engine known under the “Prince” codename was fitted for the first time in the Peugeot 207. Later, the direct-injection unit was mounted on a wide range of PSA Peugeot Citroen-developed vehicles, including the Peugeot 508 and the Citroen DS3.
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Albeit somewhat throbby, the 156bhp version of this unit is said to propel the massive Peugeot 508 sedan(roughly same size as the Ford Fusion) up to 145-150mph(230-240km/h) according to some reports.
It indicates not only the number well above 138mph, the official data of this vehicle, but also the sheer flexibility of whole thermal aspects.
I do hope the award-winning 200bhp version would be adopted to the Peugeot 508 sedan/wagon range in near future!!