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Citroen slashes emissions and fuel consumption for new PureTech engines

The new units will be made available in the C3 and DS3 in 68bhp 1.0-litre and 82bhp 1.2-litre guises.

Depending on the model and the tyres fitted, the PureTech engines will offer a combined cycle fuel consumption between 65.7mpg and 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions ranging from 99 to 107g/km.

The launch of the engines in the UK has already kicked off with the arrival of the 1.2 81PS PureTech unit for the C3 and DS3. This engine replace the previous 1.4-litre unit and offers an 8bhp improvement in power, with fuel economy improved by up to 25% to 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions 35g/km lower at 104g/km.

The 1.0-litre 67bhp VTI 68 will arrive in the C3 next year, replacing the 1.1-litre and delivering an 8bhp improvement in power, with fuel consumption improved 17.8mpg to 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions down 38g/km at 99g/km.

The new PureTech engines deliver their improvements through a range of changes, including downsizing, three-cylinder construction, reduced weight and more compact design, reduced internal friction and optimised combustion.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.