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Peugeot 208 Achieves 141mpg

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Got some long journeys planned? You could do worse than jump into a Peugeot 208 diesel.

Got some long journeys planned? You could do worse than jump into a Peugeot 208 diesel. The new model, available from June 2015 from Richard Hardie showrooms across the north-east of England, has just recorded an independently verified 141mpg average on a 1,337-mile drive.

Drivers took turns to take on three- and four-hour stints in an exercise overseen by the French Type Approval Authority (UTAC). The car was a Euro 6-compliant, five-speed, 1.6 BlueHDI diesel model tested at the Belchamp circuit in France.

Peugeot said that the tested 208 came with completely standard production spec. Driven for 38 hours, the BlueHDi went through 43 litres (9.45 gallons) of diesel, setting a record for long-distance fuel-consumption for a standard production car.

Ultra-low rolling resistance tyres and a new spoiler helped the petrol station-defying performance. As well as being a fuel-sipper, the car offers CO2 emissions of just 79g/km.

The BlueHDI is the result of a laser-like focus by PSA Peugeot-Citroën Group’s on the environment. The manufacturer claims Europe’s leading position on CO2 emissions across its range, as well as exceedingly low particulate emissions.

You’ll by now no doubt be desperate to make rude gestures at petrol stations, but you’ll need to be a little patient. The facelifted Peugeot 208 won’t hit UK showrooms until this autumn. Until then, you can start to salivate over the rest of the car’s great spec.

Stop/start is standard on all diesel models except the base 75bhp version. That model and the 100bhp BlueHDI diesel will also give you 79g/km of CO2 and an official 94.1mpg – but, obviously, that figure’s for wimps, as our French friends have proved.

Peugeot fell one place to third in BusinessCar's yearly analysis of the UK’s leading manufacturers by eco credentials. Perhaps the new revelations will shake up next year’s figures.

Peugeot is serious about the environment. It’s aiming to reduce its CO2 emissions quickly by fast-tracking the introduction of three-cylinder PureTech petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines. These units, plus the new 1.6 litre THP engines and EAT6 automatic, make five PureTech, three 1.6-litre THP and 12 BlueHDi class-leading models.

Peugeot buyers in the north-east of England can test drive the new Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDI diesel model at Richard Hardie showrooms in the autumn.

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

Both the Sales and Service team at Richard Hardie Durham have helped to support St Cuthbertís Hospice, a local charity offering care services to people with life limiting conditions.

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Posted on: 4th Dec 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have confirmed that from today (Monday 4th December), changes to the driving test are now in effect.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether youíre driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relativeís home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months; rea...

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

Posted on: 26th Oct 2017

Arriving to Richard Hardie Peugeot Centres in January 2018, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is set to make heads turn with its sharp robust design. If you canít wait till January, Richard Hardie Ashington and Durham are holding exclusive preview events in November. See the bottom of this article to book your appointment!