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Peugeot 308 sets fuel economy benchmark

Peugeot 308 sets fuel economy benchmark

The new award-winning Peugeot 308 has set the bar high when it comes to fuel economy for a production car.

It seems winning European Car of the Year 2014 was not enough for the Peugeot 308, which has now recorded a record 99,1mpg and 1,124.7 miles on a full tank of fuel - thus becoming the new benchmark in its sector for most economical vehicle with a petrol engine. 

The achievement was recorded at the Almeria circuit in Spain and was witnessed by the Union Technique de l'Automobile, Motocycle et Cycle authority. 

Its performance was possible thanks to the PureTech 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine under the bonnet, which is twinned to a manual six-speed gearbox. The car was driven for 32 hours to consume the 51.4-litre contents of the fuel tank, with several drivers taking to the wheel. 

The model is also available with a benchmark BlueHDi 1.6-litre diesel engine, capable of 120bhp and a combined drive cycle fuel economy of 91.1mpg. This is possible while emitting sector-low levels of 82g/km CO2. 

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