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Awards | 05 06 2013
Peugeot cars honoured at the International Engine of the Year Awards

The 200bhp engine that powers the new Peugeot 208 GTi and RCZ Sports Coupé has just been awarded the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany.

peugeot 208 gti engine awarded engine of the year

Presented by Engine Technology International magazine, the 2013 award went once again to the accomplished 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation by PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Group.

The award particularly honours the 200bhp engine which also powers models in the 308 line-up (GT and Coupé Cabriolet), and delivers its turbocharged output of 147kw (200bhp) and peak torque of 275Nm, with carbon emissions of just 139g/km on the Peugeot 208 GTi.

The 1.6-litre version caps an entire family of petrol powerplants, ranging from 1.4-litres to 1.6-litres and from 95 to 200bhp. Equipped with the latest technologies, including direct injection on the turbo version, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, the family improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.

The engine family, produced at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France, now forms the core of Peugeot’s petrol range.

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 judged by an international panel of 76 renowned motoring journalists from 36 countries, who apply their impressions from 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.

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