Winner of the 2015 and 2016 'International engine of the year' award in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category, Peugeot PureTech is advanced 3-cylinder petrol engine technology that offers a drive and performance normally associated with much bigger engines but with significantly improved fuel consumption and CO2 emissions*.
Put simply, a 1.2 PureTech engine gives you the power and performance of a 1.6 litre engine, but the efficiency of a smaller engine.
It’s a product of Peugeot’s 100 years of intelligent, innovative engineering and combines reduced weight materials with the efficiency of applying direct fuel injection to three cylinders.
On some versions we’ve even added Turbo power, optimising torque at all revs and delivering an engine with a unique personality and one which is ultimately designed to give you maximum driving pleasure and responsiveness, at any speed, for less.
*Comparison based on 308 PureTech 1.2 e-THP 110 vs 308 1.6 THP 125
The benefits of PureTech speak for themselves:
And now for the science bit...
Why are 3 cylinders better than 4?
In addition to this an aluminium cast-iron-lined block (for quicker engine warm up), the use of low friction materials and a revised cooling system maximise efficiency, reducing both fuel consumption and emissions.
Engine output and Driving Experience
PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines are designed to be compact and efficient whilst delivering big engine drive and performance. Direct fuel injection, light-weight materials and, in some instances, turbo charging combine to deliver
power and torque.
The power and performance of PureTech ensures a responsive and enjoyable
driving experience, underpinned by the latest technology.
Naturally Aspirated Variants
More compact, the PureTech naturally aspirated 3-cylinder engine reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25% compared to a 4-cylinder engine with the same power. This means you benefit from a reduction in fuel consumption of approximately 1.5 litre every 62 miles, while maintaining optimum driving pleasure.
The 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is developed from the naturally aspirated version but adds a new generation high-performance turbo offering superb low engine speed torque. The PureTech 3-cylinder turbocharged engine reduces fuel consumption and emissions of CO2 by up to 21% compared to the 4 cylinder engine of the same power.
Click on the play button above to watch our video and find out more about how our PureTech engines work.