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26/06/2014 | Paris

The 16th International Engine of the Year Awards were held on 25 June at the 2014 Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. At this latest ceremony, PSA Peugeot Citroën won its eighth consecutive Award in the 1.4 to 1.8-litre category.

Presented by the specialised UK magazine Engine Technology International, the prestigious Award once again honours the 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation with BMW Group.

Belonging to the Prince engine family, the 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine is offered in 155 hp and 200 hp versions and has recently been launched in a 270 hp version to equip the new Peugeot RCZ R.

Featuring the latest technologies, including direct injection, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, this engine improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.

Manufactured at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin in the Pas-de-Calais, the various versions of this engine constitute the core of the Peugeot and Citroën petrol lineup, alongside the new generation of EB PureTech 3-cylinder engines.

On this occasion, Christian Chapelle, Vice President Powertrain and Chassis Engineering said: "This award serves as wonderful recognition of the technological advances that PSA Peugeot Citroën’s R&D teams are making on petrol engines manufactured in France. It attests to the qualities of this 1.6-liter engine, especially the 200 hp version developed in cooperation with BMW, which is particularly superior in terms of drivability and fuel economy."


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