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New 1.2-litre petrol returns over 99mpg in Peugeot 308 test

Available from the end of March, the new Peugeot 1.2-litre e-THP 130 has an official combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 107g/km. However, in official witnessed tests, the 130bhp 1.2-litre engine set new records for fuel economy in official witnessed tests, achieving 99.1mpg and 1124.7 miles on a full tank of fuel.

This performance was achieved at the Almeria circuit in Spain, officially witnessed by the authority UTAC (Union Technique de l'Automobile, Motocycle et Cycle), and set a new record for fuel economy and distance driven on a single tank of fuel.

The new PureTech joins the 308 line-up alongside a BlueHDi 1.6-litre diesel engine with 120bhp and an official combined fuel economy figure of 91.1mpg and lowest CO2 sector emissions of just 82g/km.

The 308 is available with a choice of five petrol engines (82 to 156bhp) and five diesel engines (92 to 150bhp) while the new PureTech turbo petrol engines are also being made available on the 208 Hatchback and 2008 Crossover with the e-THP 110 in the coming weeks.

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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.