At the 18th International Engine of the Year Awards held in Stuttgart on June 1, 2016, the 1.2-liter Turbo PureTech turbo engine developed by the PSA Group was named Engine of the Year in the category of 1 to 1.4 liters by a panel of international journalists.
The award received for the second time is only the latest achievement for the engine model, which is manufactured at the Frenche de Mecanique plant in Douvrin, France.
Due to the popularity of the family of three-cylinder gasoline engines, PSA Group has decided to increase its production capacity to support the energy transition.
Nearly 370,000 PureTech Turbo engines have been produced at the Douvrin plant since 2014. Additional production capacity for turbo engines will be manufactured at the Tremery plant in eastern France, raising potential annual output to 670,000 engines by 2018.
Reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while optimizing vehicle performance with 120 patents in its name, the turbocharged three-cylinder Turbo PureTech reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 18% compared to its four-cylinder predecessor.
The engine also offers one of the most comfortable driving experiences on the market - even at the lowest speeds - and the best compromise of low speed / power: 130 hp with a torque of 230 Nm.
"Receiving this award for the second consecutive year is a testament to our technological expertise and our efforts to optimize our engines and reduce their environmental impacts," said Christian Chapelle, vice president of powertrain and chassis engineering at PSA Group. While at the same time delivering high-quality performance. "