Peugeot cars feature the International engine of the year
The 200 bhp engine that powers the RCZ Sports Coupe and Peugeot 208 GTi has 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.
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 Citroen and BMW group, and was presented by Engine Technology International Magazine.
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.