The 308 will be Peugeot’s fi rst vehicle with HDi hybrid technology to be marketed before the end of the decade. This vehicle strengthens the environmental impact of the 308 range and provides concrete evidence of work carried out by Peugeot in this fi eld. This demonstrator features an original body colour (pearlescent white with green overtones), and special trim and equipment to differentiate it from the production hatchback models.
HDi hybrid technology: a significant new step in the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions
For a number of years, environmental efficiency has been at the heart of the development policy of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group. In Europe, where diesel powered cars are the most popular option due to the many technological developments and the fi tment of diesel particulate fi lter systems (DPFS), helping to control fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
Now a signifi cant new step in reducing fuel consumption comes in the form of hybrid diesel technology.
Based on like for like power outputs, this technology offers a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of around 35% compared to a traditional diesel engine.
Further research carried out since the unveiling of the fi rst 307 HybridHDi demonstrator in 2006, have confi rmed the sound judgment of the initial strategic and technical ideas.
The demonstrator presented is a fi ve door 308 Premium Pack version incorporating the most efficient parallel hybrid architecture to date, combined with a 6-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox.
The 80 kW (≈ 110 bhp) 1.6 HDi DPFS diesel engine is coupled with a 16 kW (≈ 22 bhp) electric motor providing an available power of 96 kW, comparable to that of the 308 with a 2.0 litre HDi DPFS 100 kW diesel engine (≈ 136 bhp).
38% gain in fuel consumption in the combined cycle
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 3.4 litres/100 km and 90g/km of CO2, a gain of 38% compared to an equivalent 308 HDi.