Today 09/29/2016 - 05:38:00 PM
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Philippe Varin, Chairman of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Managing Board, and Denis Robin, Prefect of France's Pas-de-Calais region, today inaugurated the production line for the new EB Turbo PureTech engine at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France.
PSA Peugeot Citroën has invested a total of €893 million in the EB PureTech engine family, of which:
Series production is scheduled to begin in March 2014, with an expected annual production capacity of 320,000 engines.
The new three-cylinder petrol engine is simultaneously efficient, environmentally gentle, compact and modular, featuring:
The EB Turbo PureTech engine will be introduced initially on the Citroën C4 (110g CO2/km) and the Peugeot 308 (107g CO2/km) in March 2014, followed by the Peugeot 208 (105g CO2/km), and lastly by the Citroën C3 and DS3 (105g CO2/km) in July 2014.
The engine will be manufactured in France to equip vehicles assembled at PSA Peugeot Citroën's European car plants. In 2015, its manufacture will be extended to China to supply local market. It will play a critical role in driving the Group's international expansion.
Integrating the most advanced environmental technology, the EB Turbo PureTech engine will enable PSA Peugeot Citroën to strengthen its leadership in low-carbon-emission vehicles.