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 New 308 PureTech 1.2 e-THP 110 vs New 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.
The PureTech 1.2l 110hp & 130hp Stop&Start (S&S) engines were awarded the highly prestigious accolade of 'International Engine of the Year 2015 and 2016' in the 1.0l to 1.4l category, with a panel of 84 industry experts from 34 countries coming to the unanimous decision.
Judging Panel Comments on PureTech
PureTech 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder development raced to victory, clinching first place by almost 70 points and forcing Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger unit into second place. It struck a chord with many members of this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards judging panel:
"Peugeot’s turbo triple is a particularly responsive yet economical engine that’s a delight to live with" enthused freelance journalist John Simister.
"Without turbo lag, this three-cylinder gives a lot of power and perfect torque at very low revs, with a harmonious noise throughout the whole range. And the consumption is very low." agreed L’Automobile Magazine’s Christophe Congrega.
"The new PureTech engine from Peugeot is a revelation in terms of refinement, performance and efficiency." said German journalist Thomas Imhof.
The 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is 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.
•1.2l PureTech 130hp S&S (6 speed manual/6 speed Efficient Automatic Transmission EAT6))
•1.2l PureTech 130hp S&S (6 speed auto/6 speed Efficient Automatic Transmission EAT6)