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Citroën engine wins an International Engine of the Year award in 2015

Citroën engine wins an International Engine of the Year award in 2015

Citroën’s 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine won an International Engine of the Year award in the 2015 honours on 17th June.

The PureTech family of 3-cylinder engines boasts extremely high levels of performance, cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by an average of 18% compared with its predecessors. The PureTech family of engines is fitted on the Citroën C1, C3, C3 Picasso, C4, C4 Cactus and C4 Picasso, the DS 3 and DS 4.

The engine was named best in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category, bestowed as part of the 17th annual International Engine of the Year Awards, organised by UK magazine Engine Technology International in Stuttgart, Germany. The award is one of the automotive industry’s most sought-after accolades, which is decided by an international panel of 84 renowned motoring journalists from 34 countries, based on their impressions of driving the latest model cars.

Commenting on the award, Christian Chapelle, Vice President Powertrain and Chassis Engineering, said: "With overall average emissions of 110.3 grams per kilometre, PSA leads the European market on the CO2 front. This prestigious prize for our 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine rewards the Group's engineering expertise in petrol engines. It is wonderful recognition of the technological progress we've made through R&D as part of our ongoing drive to lower fuel consumption."