The Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine (110 hp and 130 hp) was named International Engine of the Year in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category, for the 4th year in a row, by the panel of the 20th International Engine of the Year Awards in Stuttgart.
The new-generation PureTech engine offers improved performance, fuel consumption and efficiency, with specific benefits including:
• A 4% improvement in fuel consumption on average compared with the previous generation;
• Improved engine response time thanks to an optimised turbocharger (20% faster increase in torque from 1500 rpm);
• A 75% reduction in particulate emissions through the use of a gasoline particulate filter (GPF), meeting the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) conformity factor of 1.5 set by EU regulations for 2020, three years in advance;
• A more compact structure, to adapt to the new Common Modular Platform (CMP) dedicated to small city cars, core sedans and compact SUVs.
The PureTech 3-cylinder engine is currently manufactured in France (Française de Mécanique plants in Douvrin, Pas-de-Calais and Trémery, Moselle) and China (Xiang Yang plant). In addition to production capacity being doubled in the French plants in 2018, the plants in Tychy, Poland, and Szentgotthárd, Hungary, will also start producing the PureTech engine in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
About the International Engine of the Year Award
Organised by Engine Technology International magazine, the International Engine of the Year Award is one of the automotive industry's most sought-after accolades. It is decided by an international panel of 84 renowned motoring journalists from 34 countries, based on their impressions of driving the latest model cars. These tests enable them to rank the powerplants offering the best driveability, performance and fuel economy, as well as the successful application of advanced engine technology.